MiG Alley to Mu Ghia Pass

Memoirs of a Korean War Ace


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About the Book

Cecil G. Foster was born in Midland County, Michigan, on August 30, 1925. He endured economic and emotional hardship during his youth, living in a poor environment, losing his mother before he was six, and being separated from his brothers, sisters, and father. He joined the Army Air Force in 1943 as a private at the height of the World War II buildup and retired in 1975 as a lieutenant colonel. During his 32 years with the Air Force, Foster served in several different capacities—pilot, celestial navigator, radar-navigator-bombardier, intercept director, and squadron commander. A major focus of this work is Foster’s Air Force career in the Korean War where he was one of the highest-scoring aces of the air war. His record of nine MiGs destroyed places him twelfth on a list of 38 aces. Every one of the aircraft he destroyed was shot down in the area known as “MiG Alley,” a small section of airspace along the Yalu River, which separated North Korea from China.

About the Author(s)

Cecil G. Foster has been awarded over twenty decorations, including two Silver Stars. He divides his time between Henderson, Nevada and Missoula, Montana.

David K. Vaughan is a retired Air Force officer and educator. He lives in San Antonio, Texas.

Bibliographic Details

Cecil G. Foster with David K. Vaughan

Foreword by Dolph Overton

Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 159
Bibliographic Info: photos, index
Copyright Date: 2001
pISBN: 978-0-7864-0995-2
eISBN: 978-0-7864-5025-1
Imprint: McFarland

Book Reviews & Awards

“An involving, personal look into one of the countless people who have staked their lives to serve and protect the United States of America. Highly recommended”—Midwest Book Review.