Combat Operations of the Korean War

Ground, Air, Sea, Special and Covert

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About the Book

This reference work provides information on all known military operations carried out under United Nations command as part of the Korean War, from June 1950 through 22 July 1954.
Following an introductory history of the Korean War and a precise chronology of all Korean War operations, entries are arranged by operation name in five sections: primarily ground operations, primarily air operations, primarily sea operations, specialized operations, and covert and clandestine operations.
For each operation, information includes dates, objectives, units involved, place within the greater strategy of the war, and outcome.

About the Author(s)

Paul M. Edwards is the founder and executive director of the Center for the Study of the Korean War at Graceland University’s Independence, Missouri, campus. He is a Korean War veteran and author of 13 works on military history. He lives in Independence.

Bibliographic Details

Paul M. Edwards
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 199
Bibliographic Info: 33 photos, maps, appendices, chronology, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2010
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4436-6
eISBN: 978-0-7864-5812-7
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vii

Abbreviations and Key Words      ix

Preface      1

Introduction      5

Brief History of the Korean War      11

Brief Chronology of Korean War Operations      19

Operations      27

I. Primarily Ground Operations      29

II. Primarily Air Operations      85

III. Primarily Naval Operations      97

IV. Primarily Specialized, Experimental, Training, Feint, and Administrative Operations      109

V. Covert and Clandestine Operations      153

Conclusion      169

Appendix 1. United Nations Command Participants      173

Appendix 2. United States Ground Troops in Korea      175

Appendix 3. Communist Forces Involved      176

Appendix 4. Korean War Campaigns      178

Bibliography      179

Index      183

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