Anything, Anywhere, Any Time: Combat Cargo in the Korean War by William M. Leary PDF
By William M. Leary
Korean warfare 50th Anniversary Commemorative Edition.
Title is from a citation, spoken through William H. Tunner in 1948. Chronicles the function of the wrestle shipment Command throughout the Korean battle below the command of significant basic Tunner. comprises copyright material.
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Tunner directed all C–119s, C–54s, and C–46s to Yonpo to undertake the most concentrated airlift operation of the war. The tempo of the airlift started slowly on December 12 and 13 when 340 tons of matériel were flown out of Yonpo. The next three days, however, saw a maximum effort by Combat Cargo Command. C–119s and C–54s left Ashiya in the mornings, flew to Yonpo, then made two shuttle runs between K–27 and Pusan or Taegu before heading back to Japan. At the same time, C–46s were flying from Brady to Yonpo to Pusan, then returning to Japan.
Airdrop missions also continued, with the 314th Troop Carrier Group registering 614 sorties. Most of the airdrops were routine, but several came in response to emergencies. The most dramatic of the emergency airdrops took place in mid-February. Strong Chinese forces had encircled three battalions of the 23d Infantry Regiment, a French battalion, and the 1st Ranger Company at Chipyong-ni on Eighth Army’s left flank. On the night of February 13/14, the Chinese launched a series of fierce attacks against the American-French positions.
By late afternoon, the bridge was in place. S. ” The next day, December 11, the column reached the safety of the Hamhung-Hungnam perimeter, having completed one of the most successful fighting retreats in military history. For their contribution to the success of this operation, the 21st Troop Carrier Squadron, the 314th Troop Carrier Group, 23 Marines gaze at the gap in the bridge over the Funchilin Pass that must be spanned to permit them to bring out their equipment. The next day, December 10, 1950, the men are crossing on the treadway bridge that was airdropped to them and that they have installed overnight.
Anything, Anywhere, Any Time: Combat Cargo in the Korean War (008-070-00758-4) by William M. Leary