The Korean War

An Exhaustive Chronology

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About the Book

This reference work is the definitive chronology of the Korean War. It covers in-depth the day-by-day events, major and minor, of all combatants, including the United States, Great Britain, South Korea and other U.N. allies; North Korea; China; and the Soviet Union. Truly comprehensive, it details the war in the air, at sea and on land, with the actions of participating units, commanders and civilian leaders. Sixteen appendices provide significant statistics and supplemental information, including Medal of Honor recipients, U.S. naval vessels, units and commanders of each American military branch, carrier deployments, casualty figures and aces. There are 464 photographs accompanying the text.

About the Author(s)

Bud Hannings oversees Seniram Publishing Incorporated, a company specializing in U.S. military history, and has written several major reference books for McFarland. He lives in Glenside, Pennsylvania.

Bibliographic Details

Bud Hannings
Format: hardcover (7 x 10 in 3 vols.)
Pages: 1106
Bibliographic Info: 464 photos, maps, appendices, bibliography, indexes
Copyright Date: 2007
pISBN: 978-0-7864-2814-4
eISBN: 978-0-7864-5107-4
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Volume 1

Foreword, by General P.X. Kelley, 28th Commandant, USMC (Ret.)      1

Preface      3

Prologue: The Prelude to War      7

Acronyms and Abbreviations      15

Chronology: January 5, 1950–September 22, 1950      23

Volume 2

Chronology: September 23, 1950–November 12, 1951      403

Volume 3

Chronology: November 13, 1951–September 6, 1953      803

Appendices

1. Eighth Army, Order of Battle      975

2. Major Combat Events      981

3. United Nations Command, Senior Military Commanders      983

4. U.S. Air Force Commanders      985

5. Medal of Honor Recipients      988

6. Major U.S. Air Force Units      994

7. U.S. Marine Units      997

8. U.S. Naval Vessels      999

9. U.S. Naval Air Units      1002

10. Carrier-Based and Non–Carrier-Based Squadrons      1003

11. U.S. Naval Vessels Sunk or Damaged in Action       1009

12. Numbers of U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Personnel Killed and Wounded       1013

13. U.S. Aces of the Korean War       1014

14. U.S. Army Command Strength       1016

15. U.S. Army Battle Casualties       1017

16. Foreign Nation Forces       1018

Bibliography      1021

General Index      1025

Military Units Index      1069

Book Reviews

“detailed…an excellent purchase”—Booklist;
“comprehensive…useful…recommended”—Choice;
“highly recommended”—The Midwest Book Review;
“Hannings’ work easily can become a cornerstone reference about one of the most difficult and misunderstood wars in recent history…appendices…provide significant statistics and supplemental information…it is an impressive work”—Leatherneck Magazine;
“subtitle is certainly correct…extensive details for each day about combat, administrative, diplomatic, and political operations, events, issues, and themes…this important work will probably be the definitive chronology…for some time to come”—ARBA;
“Bud Hannings’ long awaited history of the Korean War has arrived, and it was well worth the wait…exhaustive research…meticulous attention to detail”—Infantry Magazine;
“meticulously constructed record…valuable…gives readers an intimate look at combat…recommended”—Reference Reviews.