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Gimpo International Airport
Gimpo
Gimpo
International Airport (Korean: 김포국제공항 [kimpʰoɡuktɕ͈eɡoŋhaŋ]), commonly known as Gimpo
Gimpo
Airport (IATA: GMP, ICAO: RKSS) (formerly Kimpo International Airport), is located in the far western end of Seoul, some 15 km (9 mi) west of the Central District of Seoul. Gimpo
Gimpo
was the main international airport for Seoul
Seoul
and South Korea
South Korea
before being replaced by Incheon International Airport in 2001. In 2015, 23,163,778 passengers used the airport, making it the third largest airport in Korea, as it has been surpassed by Jeju International Airport.International Terminal at Gimpo
Gimpo
Airport, Seoul, South KoreaThe airport is located south of the Han River in western Seoul
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International Air Transport Association Airport Code
An IATA airport code, also known as an IATA location identifier, IATA station code or simply a location identifier,[1] is a three-letter code designating many airports around the world, defined by the International Air Transport Association
International Air Transport Association
(IATA). The characters prominently displayed on baggage tags attached at airport check-in desks are an example of a way these codes are used. The assignment of these codes is governed by IATA Resolution 763, and it is administered by IATA headquarters in Montreal. The codes are published semiannually in the IATA Airline Coding Directory.[2] IATA also provides codes for railway stations and for airport handling entities. A list of airports sorted by IATA code is available. A list of railway station codes, shared in agreements between airlines and rail lines such as Amtrak, SNCF
SNCF
French Rail, and Deutsche Bahn, is available
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339th Fighter Squadron
The 339th Flight Test Squadron is a United States Air Force unit based at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia. It is part of the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, with a mission to certify aircraft as worthy to return to service
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Korea Under Japanese Rule
Korea under Japanese rule
Korea under Japanese rule
began with the end of the short-lived Korean Empire in 1910 and ended at the conclusion of World War II
World War II
in 1945. Japanese rule of Korea was the outcome of a process that began with the Japan–Korea Treaty of 1876, whereby a complex coalition of the Meiji government, military, and business officials sought to integrate Korea both politically and economically into the Empire of Japan. A major stepping-stone towards the Japanese occupation of Korea was the Japan–Korea Treaty of 1905, in which the then- Korean Empire
Korean Empire
was declared a protectorate of Japan. The annexation of Korea by Japan
Japan
was set up in the Japan–Korea Treaty of 1910, which was never actually signed by the Korean Regent, Gojong.[6][7][8] Imperial Japanese rule over Korea ended in 1945, when U.S. and Soviet forces captured the peninsula
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Mitsubishi Ki-51
The Mitsubishi Ki-51
Mitsubishi Ki-51
(Army designation "Type 99 Assault Plane". Allied nickname "Sonia") was a light bomber/dive bomber in service with the Imperial Japanese Army
Imperial Japanese Army
during World War II. It first flew in mid-1939. Initially deployed against Chinese forces, it proved to be too slow to hold up against the fighter aircraft of the other Allied powers. However, it performed a useful ground-attack role in the China-Burma-India theater, notably from airfields too rough for many other aircraft. As the war drew to a close, the Japanese began using them in kamikaze attacks
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Korean War
Military stalemateNorth Korean invasion of South Korea
South Korea
repelled Subsequent U.S.-led United Nations
United Nations
invasion of
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USAF
Department of Defense Department of the Air ForceHeadquarters The Pentagon Arlington County, Virginia, U.S.Motto(s) "Aim High ... Fly-Fight-Win"[7] "Integrity first, Service before self, Excellence in all we do"[8]Colors Ultramarine
Ultramarine
blue, Golden yellow[9]          March The U.S. Air Force
U.S. Air Force
 Play (help·info)Anniversaries 18 SeptemberEngagementsSee listMexican Expedition (As Aviation Section, U.S. Signal Corps) World War I
World War I
(As Aviation Section, U.S. Signal Corps
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Korean People's Army
The Korean People's Army
Army
(KPA; Chosŏn'gŭl: 조선인민군; MR: Chosŏn inmin'gun) is an institution of the Workers' Party of Korea, and constitutes the de facto military force of North Korea. Under the Songun
Songun
policy, it is the central institution of North Korean community. Kim Jong-un
Kim Jong-un
is the Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army
Army
and Chairman of the Central Military
Military
Commission. The KPA consists of five branches: Ground Force, the Navy, the Air Force, the Strategic Rocket Forces, and the Special
Special
Operation Force. The Worker-Peasant Red Guards also come under the control of the KPA. The KPA faces its primary adversaries, the Republic of Korea Armed Forces and United States Forces Korea, across the Korean Demilitarized Zone, as it has since the Armistice Agreement of July 1953
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Military Air Transport Service
The Military Air Transport Service
Military Air Transport Service
(MATS) is an inactive Department of Defense Unified Command. Activated on 1 June 1948, MATS was a consolidation of the United States
United States
Navy's Naval Air Transport Service (NATS) and the United States
United States
Air Force's Air Transport Command
Air Transport Command
(ATC) into a single joint command
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C-54 Skymaster
The Douglas C-54 Skymaster
Douglas C-54 Skymaster
was a four-engined transport aircraft used by the United States Army Air Forces
United States Army Air Forces
in World War II
World War II
and the Korean War. Like the Douglas C-47 Skytrain, the C-54 Skymaster was derived from a civilian airliner, the Douglas DC-4. Besides transport of cargo, the C-54 also carried presidents, prime ministers, and military staff. Dozens of variants of the C-54 were employed in a wide variety of non-combat roles such as air-sea rescue, scientific and military research, and missile tracking and recovery. During the Berlin Airlift it hauled coal and food supplies to West Berlin. After the Korean War it continued to be used for military and civilian uses by more than 30 countries
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68th Fighter Squadron
The 68th Fighter Squadron
68th Fighter Squadron
was one of the longest-serving fighter squadrons in U.S. Air Force history, remaining active almost continually for 60 years. Known as the "Lightning Lancers", on the morning of 27 June 1950 pilots of the 68th Fighter-All Weather Squadron flying the North American F-82 Twin Mustang
North American F-82 Twin Mustang
made history by achieving the first aerial kill of the Korean War. The 68th was most recently part of the 347th Wing
347th Wing
at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. It operated General Dynamics F-16
F-16
Fighting Falcon aircraft conducting air superiority missions
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Lavochkin La-7
The Lavochkin
Lavochkin
La-7 (Russian: Лавочкин Ла-7) was a piston-engined Soviet fighter developed during World War II
World War II
by the Lavochkin
Lavochkin
Design Bureau (OKB). It was a development and refinement of the Lavochkin
Lavochkin
La-5, and the last in a family of aircraft that had begun with the LaGG-1 in 1938. Its first flight was in early 1944 and it entered service with the Soviet Air Forces
Soviet Air Forces
later in the year. A small batch of La-7s was given to the Czechoslovak Air Force
Czechoslovak Air Force
the following year, but it was otherwise not exported. Armed with two or three 20 mm (0.79 in) cannon, it had a top speed of 661 kilometers per hour (411 mph). The La-7 was felt by its pilots to be at least the equal of any German piston-engined fighter
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Osaka
Osaka
Osaka
(大阪市, Ōsaka-shi) (Japanese pronunciation: [oːsaka];  listen (help·info)) is a designated city in the Kansai region of Japan. It is the capital city of Osaka Prefecture
Osaka Prefecture
and the largest component of the Keihanshin
Keihanshin
Metropolitan Area, the second largest metropolitan area in Japan
Japan
and among the largest in the world with over 19 million inhabitants
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35th Fighter Squadron
The 35th Fighter Squadron is a United States Air Force unit, assigned to the 8th Operations Group, stationed at Kunsan Air Base, South Korea. The squadron operates the General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft conducting air superiority missions. The 35th FS is one of two squadrons of Block 40 F-16C/Ds at Kunsan, flying the Fighting Falcon since 1981. The 35th is one of the oldest squadrons in the United States Air Force, its history dating to 12 June 1917, when the unit was activated as the 35th Aero Squadron.[1]Contents1 History1.1 World War I 1.2 Inter-war years 1.3 World War II 1.4 Korean War 1.5 Pacific Air Forces service2 Lineage2.1 Assignments 2.2 Stations 2.3 Aircraft3 See also 4 References4.1 Notes 4.2 Bibliography5 External linksHistory[edit]This section needs expansion. You can help by adding to it. (July 2015)World War I[edit] The 35th Fighter Squadron heritage dates back to 12 June 1917, when the unit activated as the 35th Aero Squadron
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Ilyushin Il-10
The Ilyushin
Ilyushin
Il-10 (Cyrillic Илью́шин Ил-10, NATO reporting name: "Beast"[3]) was a Soviet ground attack aircraft developed at the end of World War II
World War II
by the Ilyushin
Ilyushin
construction bureau. It was also license-built in Czechoslovakia
Czechoslovakia
by Avia
Avia
as the Avia
Avia
B-33.Contents1 Development1.1 Production2 Design2.1 Technical description3 Operational history3.1 Kemlitz incident[6]4 Operators 5 Aircraft on display 6 Specifications (Il-10) 7 See also 8 References8.1 Notes 8.2 BibliographyDevelopment[edit] From the start of Eastern Front combat in World War II, the Soviet Air Force (VVS) used the successful ground attack aircraft Ilyushin
Ilyushin
Il-2 Sturmovik, powered by the Mikulin AM-38
Mikulin AM-38
inline engine
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Boeing B-29 Superfortress
The Boeing
Boeing
B-29 Superfortress is a four-engine propeller-driven heavy bomber designed by Boeing, which was flown primarily by the United States during World War II
World War II
and the Korean War. It was one of the largest aircraft operational during World War II
World War II
and featured state-of-the-art technology. Including design and production, at over $3 billion it was the single most expensive weapons project undertaken by the United States
United States
in World War II, exceeding the cost of the Manhattan Project
Manhattan Project
by between $1 and 1.7 billion.[4][5] Innovations introduced included a pressurized cabin, dual-wheeled, tricycle landing gear, and an analog computer-controlled fire-control system that directed four remote machine gun turrets that could be operated by a single gunner and a fire-control officer
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