RAAF 77 Sqn

Meteor Mk 8


22nd June 1953

 Kimpo South Korea
F/O J. R. Coleman (RAF)

Aircraft hit by 37mm shell while pulling out from a rocket attack on a target over North Korea. Left rudder pedal useless, electrics gone   nursed crippled machine back to friendly lines, ejected at 10,000ft over friendly territory using Martin-Baker Mk.1E. Aircraft crashed a few miles east of Seoul, and recovered by helicopter.

photo via Charles Mac Kay