On July 10, 1952, the 58th FBW activated and absorbed the personnel and equipment of the 136th FBW. The 58th had some assets in Japan and some in South Korea until August, when the entire wing moved to Korea. The 58th FBW tested a "reinforced wing" concept in the spring of 1953, taking on the support and administrative functions of the 49th FBW while exercising direct control of both the 58th and 49th FBGs. In three-months, the reinforced wing flew 10,422 combat sorties and delivered more firepower than two separate wings with a full complement of personnel.
Itazuke AB, Japan, July 10, 1952; Taegu AB, South Korea, August 1952-.
On Sun, 22 Nov 1998 Updated: Spt 21, 2004 Don Putnam firstname.lastname@example.org DESCRIPTION: 58thFtr Grp(ww2) 58th Ftr-Bom Wg.(Korea) Note: following by Bob James The reunion of the 58th was started by the people who were the first cadry when the 58th was formed in WW11. They later included us from the Korean era and now we include anyone who ever served in the 58th and the three squadrons: 69th, 310 and 311. Also included are those currently on active duty serving in any of the units. E. R. James Email address Go to Top
On Sat, 7 Dec 1996 HBaker1432@aol.com wrote: I was in the 49th, and 58th Fighter Bomber Wing. I spent most of my time at K-2 in Wing Operations. Pilots were flying F-84's over targets on the Yalu River, Long time ago!! Hal Baker--Cary
Regarding your request - I was assigned to the 69th Fighter Bomber Squadron, 58th Fighter Bomber Group, based at K-2, Tageu, (sp?), Korea. I arrived there in the first week of July 1952. The 58th had just been reactivated, replacing the 136th, a National Guard outfit. On my 71st combat mission, I was hit and downed by an anti-aircraft gun on January 15, 1953. We were part of a max effort, three or four day series of raids against the bridges at Sinanju. I ditched in the Chongchon river and was caught less than a half hour after I went down. On September 5, 1953, after 235 days in Communist hands, I was repatriated at Freedom Village. I attended the dedication ceremonies for the Korean War Memorial. The memorial is a very, very impressive sight - a must see for anyone visiting D.C. Being an '84 pilot, I was a little disappointed to see only a few '84 etchings on the wall. While I was there, there were 2 F-86 outfits, 1 F-80 outfit and 3 F-84 outfits. The '84s were doing the lions share of the interdiction and close air support. As the Korean War is often termed the Forgotten War, the F-84 is the forgotten airplane. Roger Warren wrote: Go to Top