Addition to the 1953 timeline: 10-18 June 1953, the battle for OP Harry was fought and held by several UN companies:
"The enemy forces employed against Outpost Harry during the period 10-18 June were tabulated by Intelligence Sections to be substantially as follows June 10-1l - a reinforced CCF regiment of approximately 3,600 CCF; June 11-12 - a CCF regiment of approximately 2,850; June 12-13 - a reinforced CCF regiment; June 13-14 - an estimated 100 CCF; June 14-15 - an estimated 120 CCF; June 15-17 - negative; June 17-18 - a CCF regiment.
"Several UN companies involved took up to 80% casualties. Declassified information about Outpost Harry now shows that "hold at all costs" meant a high price in human lives. From June 10 to the 18th, the casualty figure was 15th Infantry Regiment - 68 KIA, 343 WIA, 35 MIA; KATUSA - 8 KIA, 51 WIA, 7 MIA; Greek Force - 15 KIA, 36 WIA, 1 MIA. Attached and supporting units 5th RCT - 13 KIA, 67 WIA, 1 MIA; 10th Engr. Bn. - 5 KIA, 23 WIA; 39th FA - 5 KIA, 13 WIA. Armored personnel carriers and tanks were used to evacuate the WIAs and the KIAs in the aftermath of each attack. Replacement companies and engineers also joined in carrying the dead and wounded down the hill so they could be transported on to an aid station. When fighting, Markley noted, medical attention often had to wait. Buddies helped each other, often giving first aid until the medics arrived. The 15th "Can Do" Infantry Regiment held Outpost Harry at a dear price against overwhelming odds. This action prevented a CCF breakthrough just before the truce. From June 10 to June 18, the entire 74th CCF Division was utilized against this position and at the end of the engagement was considered combat ineffective. Overall, the enemy casualties at Outpost Harry were KIA (counted) - 223; KIA (estimated) - 1450; WIA (estimated) - 3800.
More information about Outpost Harry and the effort to "hold at all costs" can be found in declassified information originally kept at 15th Infantry Regiment headquarters" (http://www.theforgottenvictory.org/old/battles.htm).
For an outstanding picture: http://www.grunts.net/album/army/opharry_night.html
OP Harry Survivors Association: http://btainc.com/OPHSA/
Ed Evanhoe <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
KOREAN WAR TIMELINE 1953
USS Princeton launches 184 sorties, establishing a single-day Korean War record for offensive sorties flown from a carrier.
Navy and Marine Corps aircraft fly 910 sorties——the highest combined number for a single day.