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Fw: Korean War, One Mans Perspective.
Thanks for the reference. It is online at:
http://www.army.mil/cmh-pg/books/p&d.htm by James F. Schnabel, U.S. Army
Center for Military History
The Japanese 'fleet' was commanded by Adm. Takeo Okubo. Since the US hired
foreign crew to man American vessels, things get somewhat cloudy. If an
American vessel is manned by Japanese, is it an American or a Japanese ship?
BTW. ROKA Capital Division took Wonsan days before the Yanks landed. It is
sad that after 50 years, we still don't have an honest, goodness history of
the Korean War. I know Ed Evanhoe and Col. Haas have been trying to be
honest (i.e., no flag-waving), but we have a long way to go.
I find the US Army history series more factual than many of the books
written by so-called 'academic historians' - e.g., Appleman's book on the
----- Original Message -----
From: Mike Davino <email@example.com>
Sent: Sunday, February 20, 2000 3:53 PM
Subject: Re: Korean War, One Mans Perspective.
The Japanese contribution was not limited to LST's.
The USN only had 10 minesweepers in theater to support
the Wonsan operation, so 8 Japanese minesweepers with
contract Japanese crews were also employed. One of
the Japanese manned minesweepers sunk when it struck a
mine on 17 Oct 50. According to the US Army History
"Policy and Direction: The First Year," the mines
were three meters beneath the surface and
unfortunately the Japanese minesweepers had a draft of
3.2 meters. The State Department told MacArthur to
keep this incident quiet.
--- Tom Hickcox <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> At 10:09 2/20/00 -0500, Don Gill wrote:
> >The 1st Marine Division, landed at Wonsan,
> >October 26th and despite the Japanese not being a
> member of the UN and having
> >a World War II peace treaty to the contrary, most
> of the LSTs we were on were
> Maybe treaty considerations were the reasons the
> Japanese role wasn't
> mentioned widely. This is the first I have heard of
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