Kadhafi battles rebels on military, diplomatic fronts
Libyan strongman Moamer Kadhafi and rebels seeking his downfall were Thursday battling each other on the military and diplomatic fronts, as government shelling rocked the edge of a key oil town.
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The Greek Expeditionary Force (GEF) in Korea (Greek: Î•ÎºÏƒÏ„ÏÎ±Ï„ÎµÏ…Ï„Î¹ÎºÏŒÎ½ Î£ÏŽÎ¼Î± Î•Î»Î»Î¬Î´Î¿Ï‚, abbreviated Î•ÎšÎ£Î•) was formed in response to the United Nations appeal for assistance in the Korean War. It comprised a reinforced Hellenic Army infantry battalion and a Royal Hellenic Air Force (RHAF) flight of 7 transport planes. The seven C-47s of 13th Flight, with 67 Air Force officers and personnel, departed from Elefsis air base at 08.30 of 11 November 1950. They belonged to the 355 Transport Squadron, known for its participation in the recent civil war. The majority of the officers and NCOs of this first mission were experienced airmen, veterans of the Middle East campaigns of WWII and the Greek Civil War. On 3 December 1950, the first Greek aircraft landed on Korean soil. Immediately the Greek flight was attached to the 21st Troop Carrier Sq. (later renamed 6461 TC Sq.) of 374th Wing of the USAF, based initially at Daegu. From 14 May 1951, the flight was based at Kimpo air base where it remained until 23 May 1955. During its time in Korea, the Greek Flight carried out 2916 missions, comprising air evacuations, transports of personnel, prisoners drops of supplies and ammunition, replenishment of allied bases and collection of operational information. In total, its planes carried 70568 passengers, including 9243 wounded. It logged 13777 flight hours. Losses included 12 officers and NCOs, and 2 C-47s. Originally, the Greek government intended to send a brigade to Korea, but with the …
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