KIM IL SUNG

 

ON ORGANIZING AIRCRAFT-HUNTING TEAMS

Order No. 238 of the Supreme Commander

of the Korean People’s Army

December 29, 1950

 

To ensure that the ground forces combat the enemy aircraft more effectively, I issue the following order:

1. Every corps commander, military commissar, division commander, regimental commander, political worker; and every deputy corps commander, deputy division commander and deputy regimental commander, for artillery, shall take air defence measures as required by military regulations, and at the same time organize two to three aircraft-hunting teams in each infantry regiment by January 5, 1951.

The aircraft-hunting teams shall be armed with large-calibre machine guns, anti-tank guns with special devices, Goryunov heavy machine guns, rifles, captured weapons and other types of weapons.

The aircraft-hunting teams shall have mobile firing positions near villages, in military posts, by the roadside and in places where military movement is under way and where the enemy air action is frequent.

2. An aircraft-hunting team shall have a force of one platoon selected from among volunteers.

Special training shall be given to the team members and demonstration lessons started on the day of their arrival at the firing position. They should be taught how to build firing positions (primary and alternate), how to signal, how to give the words of command, how to identify friend and foe, how to aim and shoot at different types of aircraft.

Lessons for the team shall be given right at its firing position.

3. The members of aircraft-hunting teams shall be accorded an additional pay which will be half as much as their basic pay and shall be provided with cotton-wadded clothes and shoes and better meals.

4. A rifleman (or a gunner) or an individual soldier who shoots down one enemy plane shall be awarded the National Flag Order Second Class of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the rest of the crew the National Flag Order Third Class; a rifleman (or a gunner) or an individual soldier who brings down two enemy planes shall be awarded the National Flag Order First Class and the rest of the crew the National Flag Order Second Class; and a rifleman (or a gunner) or an individual soldier who brings down three enemy planes shall be awarded the Title of Hero of the DPRK and the rest of the crew the National Flag Order First Class.

A rifleman (or a gunner) or an individual soldier who shoots one enemy plane and damages it shall be awarded the Order of Soldiers Honour and the rest of the crew the Distinguished Service Medal.

The privates, noncommissioned officers and officers of an aircraft-hunting team who shoot down more than three enemy planes in three months shall be permitted to visit their homes (their families and relatives) on a 15-day leave.

5. This order shall be made known to all servicemen and the need to combat enemy aircraft intensively shall be explained to them.

6. The implementation of this order shall be reported to me in writing by liaison officers by January 8, 1951, and the division commanders shall report the result of the work of the aircraft-hunting teams to me directly every month.

 


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