Title: 20th Anniversary of the Air Force
Has No Title
Stamp Serial#
649 
KPC#
C-408 
MICHEL#
676 
StanGib#
817 
Scott#
687 
Date of Issue
10/01/1969 
Quantity
1,000,000 
Denomination
10 won 
Design
McDonnell Douglas F-4D Phantom II jet fighters 
Designer
Kang Choon-whan 
Image Area
33mm*23mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
5Ąż10 
Paper
Granite paper; unwatermarked
Printer
Government Printing & Mint Agency of the Repubic of Korea 
Description
The 20th anniversary of the Korean Air Force falls on October 1 this year.

Following the liberation of this country from the Japanese rule, expatriate Korean pilots returned home from their oversea exiles and began an undertaking to create our own air force. Subsequently, on September 13, 1948, our air force was started as an Army Aviation Unit with a few L-4 planes received from the U.S. It was still at its fledgling stage when the Korean War was broken out in 1950. During the war, it had to carry out combat missions while undergoing trainings and treading through a thorny path, it has grown up and has become a modern and formidable air force as it is today, equipped with the most sophisticated Phantom fighters and other up-to-date equipment, forming an air-tight defence line against possible air attack from north. It is because of this formidable Air Force that stands on vigilant guard day and night that our people rest reassured despite the intensifying provocative actions by the North Korean Communists who are frantically looking for a chance to invade the south.

The Ministry of Communications issues two stamps in order to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Korean Air Force which has grown up as the most powerful air force in the Far East in the face of various challenges and hardships.