Canadian Swordsman – An RCAF Fighter Pilot in Korea
by Peter J. Robichaud
Another relatively unknown topic – airmen of the USSR in Korea.
The Soviets secretly employed their pilots on combat missions over Korea, in MiG-15s painted with North Korean markings.
This was suspected but officially declassified only recently.
Some 52 Soviet pilots achieved "Ace" status by shooting down 5 or more aircraft.
Depicted here is one of those Soviet pilots and one of the highest scoring aces of the Korean War, Lt. Col. E.G. Pepelyaev in his red nose painted MiG-15. He is being pursued by an F-86F Sabre- possibly being flown by a Canadian.
This painting, Titled "Soviet Jet Aces Over Korea" is now owned by the Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum in Halifax, Nova Scotia. It is also an acrylic on stretched canvas,15 x 30 inches.