Korean War Legacy Project

John Halliday


John Halliday enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1950 and traveled to the Korean peninsula in 1952. In this interview, he explains his work calling in air strikes during the war as well as the difficulties he faced in the severe winter of 1952. Of particular note were Halliday’s unusual interests in completing college courses during the Korean war: at night and under the strains of candle light, he completed calculus courses from the University of California, Berkeley.