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Re: Timeline 1950
hello, as u know im working on the histroy project...
i was wondering if u can send me the copy where everything is good and
corrected because i need to know order to put the information in my project
From: Ed Evanhoe <email@example.com>
To: korean-war-l@UKANS.EDU, korean-war-l@UKANS.EDU
Subject: Timeline 1950
Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 08:45:40 -0600
The following is a scratch timeline for 1950. I'll be posting this, plus
1951, 1952 & 1953 timelines on KOREAN-WAR.COM so students can get a better
idea of the Korean War battle chronology. Would appreciate additions to
andcorrections feedback from list members to this and following timelines
KOREAN WAR TIMELINE 1950
North Korea invades South Korea with 135,000 men, initiating the Korean
President Harry S. Truman deploys the 7th Fleet to waters off Taiwan to
prevent the spread of the conflict in Korea to other Far East waters.
First air victory of the war. A 68th All-Weather Squadron F-82 shoots down
a North Korean Yak fighter. Two more enemy planes are destroyed in this air
Fifth Air Force's 3rd Bombardment Group sends 18 B-26 Invader light bombers
against Heijo Airfield near the North Korean capital of Pyongyang: 25 enemy
aircraft are destroyed on the ground; one Yak fighter is shot down.
First U.S. infantry unit arrives in Korea: 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry
Regiment, 24th Infantry Division. Along with Battery A of the 52nd Field
Artillery Battalion, it comprises Task Force Smith.
Off Chumunjin, on Korea's east coast, the USS Juneau helps destroy three of
four attacking North Korean torpedo boats.
Battle of Osan. First U.S. ground action of the war: Task Force Smith (406
infantrymen and 134 artillerymen) engages and delays advancing North Korean
People's Army (NKPA) units.
Fifty-seven Army nurses arrive in Pusan, Korea. They helped establish a
hospital for the wounded. Two days later, on July 8, twelve Army nurses
moved forward with a mobile Army surgical hospital (MASH) to Taejon.
Aug. 4 -
84,478 U.S. troops participate in the defense of the Pusan Perimeter,
including the U.S. Army's 1st Cavalry Division, 2nd, 24th, and 25th
Infantry Divisions, and the 1st Provisional Marine Brigade.
Inchon Landing (Operation CHROMITE). U.S. and allied forces land U.S.
Marines and U.S. Army troops at Inchon.
Inchon Operation and Liberation of Seoul. U.S. and allies re-capture Seoul
on Sept. 27 after a week of fighting.
Pusan Perimeter breakout. Eighth U.S. Army (EUSA) breaks out of the Pusan
Perimeter. Four U.S. divisions (1st Cavalry Division, 2nd, 24th and 25th
Infantry Divisions) participate.
War's first airborne operation. Seventy-one C-119s and 40 C-47s of the Far
East Air Force's (FEAF) Combat Cargo Command drop 2,860 paratroopers of the
187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team (RCT) at Sukch'on and Sunch'on north
of Pyongyang. Only one trooper killed and 36 injured in jump. Paratroopers,
in association with ground forces driving north, kill or capture about
6,000 North Koreans during this operation.
Chinese Communist Forces (CCF) launch their first phase offensive of the
First all-jet combat in history. An F-80 Shooting Star of the 51st Fighter
Interceptor Wing shoots down a MiG-15 fighter near Sinuiju in a 30-second
FEAF B-29s and Navy aircraft attack Yalu River bridges in attempt to
isolate the battlefield.
Nov. 25 - Dec. 15
CCF Counteroffensive in North Korea. Seven U.S. divisions participate (1st
Marine Division, U.S. Army's 1st Cavalry Division, 2nd, 3rd, 7th, 24th and
25th Infantry Divisions).
Nov. 27 - Dec. 9
Battle of the Changjin (Chosin) Reservoir. The encircled 1st Marine
Division fights its way southward from the Chosin Reservoir to the port
city of Hungnam.
Hungnam Operation is complete——the U.S. Navy evacuates 105,000 U.S. and
Republic of Korea (ROK) forces.
Ed Evanhoe, PO Box 916, Antlers, OK, 74523-0916
Author: DARKMOON: Eighth Army Special Operations in the Korean War
Life member: Special Forces & Special Operations Associations
Web site: http://www.korean-war.com
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