Major Allison is head of the Oral History Unit, Marine Corps History and Museum Division, Quantico, Virginia.

Articles by Fred H. Allison

Lieutenant Curtis Dosé lines up his F-4J Phantom II fighter for a landing on the USS Constellation after having downed an enemy MiG-21 over North Vietnam. Philip E. West’s painting is titled Silver Kite 211, the call sign for Dosé’s aircraft.

Full Circle

By Fred H. Allison
December 2020
From air combat over North Vietnam to closure in present-day Hanoi: a story of reconciliation and the healing of old wounds.
PHOTOS COURTESY OF LIEUTENANT COLONEL JOHN S. PERRIN, U.S. MARINE CORPS (RETIRED)

Perfecting Close Air Support in Korea

By Major Fred H. Allison, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
April 2006
In the late summer of 1950, the U.S. Army twice called on Marine Corsairs and Leatherneck infantrymen to reverse North Korean offensives and save the Pusan Perimeter.