Korean War

USS Iowa Decommissioned.

by Daniel Russ on June 2, 2012

      She had nine 16 inch guns, twenty 5 inch guns, eighty 40mm anti aircraft batteries, forty-nine 20 mm cannons. She was 45,000 displaced tons, 887 feet long, 108 feet wide, and carried 2637 crew and 151 officers. She was the lead vessel of her kind and the only Iowa class battleship ever […]

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Korean War Political Cartoons

by Daniel Russ on November 30, 2011

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Excogitations On The Start Of The Korean War

May 15, 2011

The Korean War flared quite suddenly and American troops were caught unprepared and poorly equipped. This shows you that poor US intelligence has been a problem for a long time. No one on this side of the world guessed what the Koreans would do. Some background: From 1910 to 1945, Korea was occupied by a […]

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60 Years Ago This Month, The Korean War Began. Also Known As The Forgotten War.

June 14, 2010

WAEGWAN, South Korea (AP) — The old soldier stood erect on the riverbank, his cane at his side, a baseball cap emblazoned “2nd Infantry Division” square above his brow. He looked out, then turned away from the slow, silty Naktong. “I’ve seen this river before,” Carroll Garland said. “I don’t want to remember. Too many […]

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Captain Walt Whitman Bundy, Hero In Korean Conflict. A Signal Corps Scout Who Saved His Own Men During An Ambush.

June 10, 2010

Awarded posthumously for actions during the Korean War The President of the United States of America, under the provisions of the Act of Congress approved July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Captain (Signal Corps) Walt W. Bundy (ASN: 0-2053977), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with […]

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Thoughts On The Forgotten War.

February 6, 2010

This was the first war where jet powered fighters engaged each other in dogfights. Our primary jet fighters were the F-84 Thunderjet, F9F Panthers and Cougars, and the F-86 Sabers. The Chinese flew the Mig-15, and the Yak 9. Heavy and medium bombers were used, particularly the B-29 Superfortress. The helicopter came into its own as a troop mover and a medevac platform, in particular, the Sikorsky H-19 Chickasaw made famous by MASH. This was a bad start for prisoners of war in the Cold War as well. The Chinese executed a lot of POWs and innocents thought to be pro America or simply anti- Communist. It was a war where news footage was more present and coverage more complete. But when it ended, a war weary America had no parades for the veterans. It has been named The Forgotten War for a reason. the DMZ stretches across Korea west to east, 4 kilometers wide, utterly and totally militarized.

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Grumman F9F Panther, The United States Navy’s First Successful Jet Fighter

December 28, 2009

“The Navy accepted a total of 1,388 F9F Panthers. The Navy and Marine Corps Panthers that were deployed in Korea, flew about 78,000 combat sorties. On November 9, 1950, the Panther became the first carrier jet to engage a jet-powered enemy; a “Mig-15 of the Chinese Peoples Republic.”

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Korean War Public Information Film On Artillery

October 2, 2009

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MIG Alley. A Story of Numbers.

July 26, 2009

“History is written by the victors.” -Winston Churchill

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