Photographs taken by Jack Harker around Kimpo airfield: Korea 1953

The following are a selection of the Kodachrome slides taken while then F/Lt Jack Harker (O3602) was serving with 77 Squadron RAAF as Engineering Officer (approximate dates: January 1953 to June 1953). Copyright © JM Harker.

Most comments were taken from writing on the cardboard mounts (with possible transcription errors due to me), comments in square brackets are mine.

Meteor Taking off, Getting Unstuck Kimpo

Two Of Our Meteors Korea

Meteors Taking Off

Meteors About To Take Off Korea

[Meteors after raid, pilots climbing out?]

Meteors 77 Sqdn

Meteors Moving Out of Revetments For Strike

Kimpo Strip Korea from 4000 ft Oct '53

F86 ‘Sabres’ Taking Off Korea

Famous 77 Squadron Hqrs

Meteor 77 Sqdn [Halestorm]

Tea Club Maint Sect 77 Sqdn Converted C46

Double Exposure Ruined [but useful closeup views]

[Group of Meteors on runway]

[Meteors lined up, servicing?]

[Meteors at Dispersals/being prepped?]

[Meteors being readied]

[US Corsair on nose: closer view]

[Kimpo runway: Meteors forming up. Sabres to right.]