Key Dates

of the North Korean Air Force
25 Oct 1945    Sinuiju Aviation Unit established
5 June 1946    Sinuiju Aviation Unit reformed as a military organization
1946    First North Korean pilots begin fighter conversion training
20 Aug 1947    Air Force officially established
25 June 1950    North Korea attacks South Korea
29 June 1950    First air-to-air victory claimed
26 Nov 1950    China enters Korean War in support of North Korea
27 July 1953    Truce formally ends Korean War
1961    Military co-operation treaty signed with USSR
July 1961    Mutual Assistance treaty signed with China

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