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1ST MARINE DIVISION - FMF SPECIAL ACTION REPORT - VOL 1 (5 OF 11) APPENDIX 4 - ENEMY OPERATIONS PIRS 3G-43 - 8 OCTOBER 1950 - 15 DECEMBER 1950 Korean War Korean War Project Record: USMC-1150 CD: 14 United States Marine Corps History Division Quantico, Virginia Records: United States Marine Corps Unit Name: 1st Marine Division Depository: National Archives and Records Administration Location: College Park, Maryland Editor: Hal Barker Korean War Project P.O. Box 180190 Dallas, TX 75218-0190 http://www.koreanwar.org
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  • 1ST MARINE DIVISION - FMF SPECIAL ACTION REPORT - VOL 1 (5 OF 11) APPENDIX 4 - ENEMY OPERATIONS PIRS 3G-43 - 8 OCTOBER 1950 - 15 DECEMBER 1950

    Korean War

    Korean War Project Record: USMC-1150

    CD: 14

    United States Marine Corps History Division

    Quantico, Virginia

    Records: United States Marine Corps

    Unit Name: 1st Marine Division

    Depository: National Archives and Records Administration

    Location: College Park, Maryland

    Editor: Hal Barker

    Korean War Project

    P.O. Box 180190

    Dallas, TX 75218-0190

    http://www.koreanwar.org

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    2, ENE:.!Y OPERATION JURII\'G p:;RIOD.

    a. Surn_me.ry •

    ( l) Tho tank-Jed l:~~i thdra,.,ral from HAGA::i.U-, .H..l. got under i:Jay in ce.rly mbrn1ng c.s our forces mo.' cd out 1n1 tially E'cgflinst slight res~str.nc;:; thv.t quickly stiffened. RS the enomy def:;rJtcd from fa_vornblo high gro11:nd nlong both sides of tho HSR, D;.:i'ing tho morning, hu.viost rasist-anco came f'row the high ground to tho JL'._8t. .h. st:!'ong pock0t of ro_R1Stnn(~·~ ·FnE __ .encountered at SAlTGGARl:-RI, holding up the c.dvc.nce ur.til the enemy could b2 cl±'ivvn out by elr a;.1d ground o.tt::.cks. -,.i0athor thC:t clo~ied ·in lt:.-:;6 in the· J;JCrioC. slovrecl C.or.~r_n .F. it' str_ik2's and limited tho ad.vcu1.cc of" :ror1vn.rd. clements to ::': point sor.tc four or fivt miles from YOTC-:--RI 2s tl!c por.:ioc1 ended. AI -r;ornoon act~on ·nas m>lrk€!0. bY hc~vy hs .. nd-to'-h,and :fighting. As tho J,.cr,_ding clcmcntri n:ovod out of 1-:.AGAR1~_RI £>.n cn(my con-centration in t.h.:: high grom1a: to tho eP st 'orne hit by [! _ co~bincd 21r and groru1d o.ttack thf'_ t dispc:rs~\:,~~,..., i~~~ ·After· tlltJ patrol moved. bnc.K to ~..~.--::1:·_:-.-~ ~- .. ,..L, o. second stront-_,er ::-.tt~_ck ;_,_r.:-cs st..-_;5c.C~. -S.!1.0thcr relief :po.trcl helped to -:l.ri'J·:;; t· ct. tl-.!.~ cnc::rry r_nct ths g~r1.no I:ngin2cr .. : ::tc.cb:ncn t tr,c·r~ Wit!', its equipment ·v:LS niOVOd to C:-::;::~"f-~C_·-:_:....,.··~.,..

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    2nd Enginec~< Sl'>cei~l Brigade (ESi3) "at )Iung-. U1J.Jll ·Par~ to the et'fcq;"pciu~sc Na-.t:to-rt~i ~ \\rho vvas bmp16ycti ,as n e-tc:Vodo:ro .i climbed thG mast of tho Shintmc-n:tJ.rU ~.nd made a ·Skc"tch.ind1catirlg tho J.bciation ot guard-posts •. This infol'llla';ion, plus in-formation on supplies, cquip:ttant, ·nnd per~ Ronnel p~.ssing through the Port tacili ties J •ms passed on to Koroo.n contnct~ by bu1'1al in a tin can r::-~t H dosj.gn&tt:rd~ spot. ':'his espionage ring shows connections >tith the Japc.n Cor.m:unist Party (JC?) Subject sttvo-doY'o htlR bocn returned. to ~C1kjio fOY' fur-ther invo?tigAtion. ·

    5. El1EVIY CA?hlliLITIES AT E!:!:C OF ERJOD,

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    "Headquarters Harine Divj:s_iQJ.1 7 Fleet Hari;ne -Force Post Office, San ,Franci~co, Ca1ifornia

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    "5. December 195C

    Period covered: C418DO."- G51800 Docon:ber l95C

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    l. EHEHY .GIT'JriTION Ar; EHD OF ?ERIOD.

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    b. Point of cont2ct.

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    c .. IC.en1:;ification and Oretcr of Eattla.

    P'·i· oa;;tured [• Decuiub::_,r• at Bagaru-ri claimed to be from the 23Cth Fegt, "77th Div, 25th CCF Cor;Js. He stated that the entire Corps rrohahly c.onsisting of the 76th_, 77tb. s.nd 78th Jivisions, was in this area, prnb2,biy bct"r...:cn Ragaru-ri and Koto-ri.

    2. El'EMY 0PERATI2!'S DL1UEG PERIOD.

    a. Summary.

    Enerr:y aotivitios lr,rorc at a J2inimum during the day vi th no engq;ements reported anVivhcre in thl~ DiviRion 8t?Oto:r. ·"£he most s1~1ficant reports revealed at l~ast several hundred enemy moving north and 1-rest toltard Yud.run-ni and then cutting southwes"'S :for a possible by-pass of tho HngarJ-ri arer:. anC. morG southern intercept of our 11.32:1. Also, liuring the day vchlcle tracks·~rossing the Chasin P..csorvo1r cast of Yudam-ni ,,~Grt. ro-ported. Reports of enemy betlJeon Hagaru-ri and Koto-ri py alr indicated 11 ttlo cnsmy a.ctivitv bv troon movement ,,rhi.lo olosG e.e:r:tal rcoonnaissEmce or the raod betveen Koto~ri and Chinhung-ni continued to point out. many unoccupied. dof.e:nsivo positions overlooking and. covering the MSR. Air and. 2-.rtillcry strikco uero continued ag21nst on

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    ., (4) Anti-Tank_ Units'.'' Negative.

    (5) Armoo:-ed find Motorized. Units.

    G-2, lst Ear Div:. Cn~my convoy of undetermined s_izc hit by pight heck-lei's at f)V .;~·es, north: of YUDA1'1-NI. One ·truck dGStroyod.

    X Cor·os: -~t cf;r,•Jec road from southern tip F~san Reservoir to CV'8259. Road ehowS muCh uso; mfmy trcv.;ka but no acti-Vity obscrvo!Jroximt.toly 2000 CCF in fox ~'ales

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    (9) Other Eloments! Nognt1ve.

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    \ieathcr forecast for J5240C - 062400: Cloc.r to fatv .sc"at.tcrca. clOuds ovc;r. entire arcO ..• Visibility 8' ~ 12· miles lessening to 6 miles in haze by midnight. Resorvotr area. Visibi-· li ty will bo 2 -- 3 milus .in hto~ze until C9co· when_ it will lC~crcE:se to 8 - 12 miles. No p::-e-cip1 t&t1on. 1·1tnds rr·~ 8 - 12 miles • ~oVJ.l.Il.iHlUill temperature tonight lC degrees. 11ax1mum tcrnpera-turp :tomorro"t·.r 0C· dogrQos, llcscrvoir ai'ca. M.i..nimturr te:npcre.tu:.:'c tonight mj_nus t~n d_cgr~e.~. Maximum tetnpera.ture tomor-ro:tr, 2C degrees. Hoon-riso OoOC. Hoonoet 1356. Sunrise 0737. Sun-set 1705.

    OCUOO.L 118< . .-:,cher 8.1/ nungnc.m Senior High School rcport&dly · spre~d_ me: J lcl ous communistic prope.ganda tp t.he. sf,Ude.p"f:;S, and. persUad.ed at least ·nine {9) ·s·tudcntS t;o' jotn the Noi'th Korean Peoples Army -(:NKPA),. Subj set teacher currently holds the posit;ion of "-dmln:tstrative Education Sub-Section Chief at; tl!G Hungnarn City Hall. · In-VG.stigation complctcQ.. 0-nd rcooDrJ.cndation for re-moval o! said. 6ft' lcial fitts be.ep passed· on to Hl;IDgnarn Civil. Affa.1.rs O,f:fi ~D.r ... ·

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    HAG~U-Rt - H~l1.H_U!.JG-, .a;-:is .. 9Y everY- m}.c .. .u~·s possible 111th an estimatQd. -t1;o C:OF div.isions HJ.lpported by an urtdcterminod arn·ount of artillory,

    (2") Att~.ck tbi- ,,'~thdmwing ol0mDnts of the division from flll ·sides at··any time ,;ith an· ostir.:tatod six CCF divisiOns sUpported by nn un-dotcrmincd amount. qt' a,.r,tlllery anSi.' armor.

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    (3) Hcinfarcc :the _above capebili_tiea at any time with GGF and NK units ~f undetermined strength.

    ( '~) Condu~t small scale he.ras~ing attacks.

    b, Discussion and ·Analysis.

    (l) The enemy has sho;m no inclination to attack our forces at; .2AGARU-RI, p)"obably choosing to lrcu.-lch h:ts ccttacks tu"1d conduct h~a defense. S~!OlUltaneously ap 'th.e DivJ.sioh' uhdCl"-takes tho slaM wi thdr9Jfith t~~ :!_)o:_-:_ibility o.f :·.ri oqunl · number of rGinforccmontB still u:1'J )rcfil"mCd --~ ·--~~--~~~~-~ d .. ~~~ ~~~n- ~nmh1nrA . ;1t11 l.l.Lhi~t;;~~bi:tt;.· ~~~r-rr~G&6f, ... f~~;·l~C:t;t1c~:l t1es 1 strcngt~1·on8 his_ f~t-t2.ck cn~"'\r.bi::!_i:·~y

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    C3)·~~6'c.crit troop- Iiiovem·~mt a~d -·n:-hiclG sightl.ngs il'ldicato thnt tho cnooy is undertaking· large· scale. reinforcement of this arev... The ne;riod f)VRr' whtr.h t.!"1nP.n. nh-sc!'\t.ations lkwc been made ~is such ~8- ;;; ~ilw the ·entrance alr .ally ititc. the CHOS!N Reser-voir area of. considera'bl,e nt,llll):iors, Su.0h a · reinforcement capability will hc·wo ~:in impor:tant bearing on the succos·s bf our rr.1sc1on, ;)ith ::~~~'1-8:Y" ~l~~iV~~~-a;: .:tncrce.se in enemy units V

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    PERJODI C Ii'.TELf..lG::NC,E PEPORT llO: 41 ,,..

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    ,. (l) Tho following code n~r.bcrs of CCF

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    One P'ol reports that the 39th Army, desig-nated in mid-October tll8 "55th Ur.it", >Je.s. re-designated o/a 24 Ncv tho 11 \:i~ntsin Un~t".

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    obsorvod B,e>r:o CCF from l24th :Jiv r.t CV 5658 •. Ee.d old and worn uniforms, CCF officer said l24th ~lD.B ordc~_t;d.' 'to take }-lu1.G-r . .EL-RI by 5 Dec c.nd. CE':P-l;uro 6, CCII trv.oli:s lo8ded ,.,1 th supplies. 021515 this group bogan congregating at ZiillONG (?) f'or t.hn d'Y'1VP. nn HAGh~1li-MT- rrh8.C.A 'tr'nrlnA h:"r_.(l r~o ~uppli~s ;;;; ;;1i. - - - -- · ------ - --"- ·

    ( Comcy10nt: 4, occ \-.roul:-d htJ clo ~cr for l24th, Tho feet of no supplie-s and old uni-forms is consisten~ w1th knmm OCB of the l24th. Supposed to have bc~n.oommittcd YS 8th Ar;n1~y. This "1ns first tri~? fo.(· t;h1t: KLO.)

    ~. sUmmary 4

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    • s;.K£R ~0 DIVISION 2FI"CI.h.L >~ithin the Divlsio_ri soct9r· during tho period occur:i'od w9s:t of BAGrlRU-RI ;rhcrc the _enemy. made late. attempts 'to c·ut Off· roi!.r eler:1cnts o:f the oth; 7th 1'\Ud llth HerinG a ns they. . . neared. the _comp~b4~f~ni_ --of .n9vcn.)n~ tc HAG~~.u-· HI... Tvm qrt_illcry bntt~ricS co..:ug.l-tt heavy onemy_ attackS before dE-.~,vn ·rron· v.n undetermined niunbor o:f enony, · The a tt~ cks >Ibro thro•,.rn off

    ,--. and the con1io )/ COrllPldt Gd the throB-day

    ( ordora.·d ,;ithdre.>rard tnovonont of m:cny CCF troops :from Hl"KSL-PJ:.. ~he fnl s-sion i p ropo~todly to s over our Hsu at 1-I.AJG:· DONG { CV 58~D) • ''horc nrc v.lrcaely in thect vicinity r.n ostimr.tod eoo CCF troops. s:rho onctny has prov-~oiiSl:r bc.::n nctivc against tho HSR no1•th of n;.~Jor-: DG~TG, v;.tth a bridge out nt CV 555-~P c.ml, .~'- r::tilroe.d bridge blow:n ~t, CV 565·.1~. J'"\.ri r'.tt.::.npt +:o clo.se; ~ho piss l·_rO.ing to KOTC~~:-: froo the south h:-'s been r:w.c1.c with n sog!:wn t of the n_ ... rrm:-1 ro.~c~ blown •.

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    yri6-6: Artillery reports suspectcc. . enemy CP e.t cy c868~-N. X Qor;os: C1vi11 n rc;oorts 3 different CPs in Y~;JG .... C .. ¥G-~ ri ( ::n7 1;;02} op 3 Dec •

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    { 5) Aruore_cl End Hotorlzcd.. Units • . X Corps: At CEall(}JIJ' (CA •1529) Gnemy V_oh i cl os strtu1g Out ov cr thirty in1~os ooving south. &>.t o32o3c, 20 or these .vchiclos struck by dr, l·!orc strikes being made.

    (6) Artillery, ;.;cgati vc.

    ll th Harincs · report bridge bl01m by enemy vicinity CV ~772.

    0·:::1730 - V1,I0-6: ~t CV 655~.i:P enst.:;rn t.c.lf of bridge blotm out; •,·rill teko rrrjor rcpnirs,

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  • Korean War Project USMC-00106422

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    • X Corps: Civilicn reports .. (C-3):. Lc.rgc nur.1ber of CCF movecc· from

    . _SUOH .. 'CI.NG-NI ( CV 23 :·"o) to I"?2·:i'i:G-!·n

    .. (0V 2635) c1ur1ng night :5-l, December.

    O·~l60Q- ;;_;:?{ CO_r-J?S~ · _Civi~_iun to_lcphone opcrntor intercepted messllgc thr.t 2,coc COF >trc moving south frolJl EIJ':rG-NI (CV !3659), . : •. · · · . . ..

    . J?~irch'?').~. ~tt~cKinl.ssion. a¥r1nst grouPs mov1ng cc.~t trom Rr:;~_:.,U-:1.! along ronCf to1.vc.ic~-- IlAJON-DCrG ct·.llecl for_ Q;a·>~O,

    7th Inf AO.:?;ePOrtS mH~Y CcF moving east from H':JKS!J-RI to,•ri'u>d HAJQtT-DQ;TG (CV 58\)0). l;!issi,an to c.ut HS]'1.

    041?30 - V;W-6:. Friendly, B;i:tillery fl:>.ed, 1n·t:;o lCC' enemy_ .at CV 5Lt58rr ,.' ct1.nsed 2C a·aSt-la,ltt'es. · · -

    l:;nemy troo:t'n3 sql;itt$red .Hlcrig ridge fror:1 CV 5442H

    6to. 5480 •. 5C CCF in

    buildincs ·at"', v· 5::')62i(L v:rere f'ired on l;:ly artillery, ~1~rO direct' hl ts Hl"~icl:~ accounted for many enem~.r c.asu

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    Period covered.:

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    a. Sec overlays.

    b. Point of cont~ct,

    5th .EL.~.'1Ci' 7th cv -0::175 Elong HSR to CV 5C73 .. 3rd- Bn·J 1st Hr-Y.: E .. ~Gl •. R-.'~P.J c.rer. lst H--- r: KO'rti-RT ::>nc1 ~HT;n . .:Tfl\Tf1_T·TT . ·-- --.- ----- ----- ---·-- ~- ....

    c. Id.entifioation and Order of 3cttlc. (l) lst l!urincG: 2 pons cldmed to be

    f'rom 2nd- and 4th Ens,. 16th Brigc:..de. PO~-E ··sui--rendered, :'O"s stRtetl that Brigade arrived, KOTO-RI are~ 29 .. 'Tov, i!ission to set up block-ing positions and to foro perimeter nround. approach to west, Also states the strength of the Bna ~.:ere l50C-lSCC Fend thr-t of the '3rigE,:.d:e was 5CCO - 6000. Fnd ·15C ce.sual ti2s night of 29 l!ov. Reports thc•.t 3C0 troops h~.d deserted this tmit. SRid only s·IT\:;1_11 units o:r company size tvere probing llSP to South. Hnd no know~ ·ledge of units to l'orth anc. hc.d no associ~.tion bet1orcen the 16th Brigndo ?.nd those unito.

    (2) p1J, CHili In ':'£cl, cnptur0d 3 ~ccomber 1 mile IT'' !IA.GAR,_'-RI, olc.inod to be from JiQrtflr Qq~th fln ........ -~Q_5th CCF ;..r·ty '1egt.

    Forner Chin~se. ~J?.t1onc,list 1 he stnted 305th crossed Y.h.L[J _about a mGnth :;go. and w~.lkcd to the. gencrcl.l are_.::. t..rher·v captured on 0220GQ Docombcr>.

    ' Ste.t8d RegiiOlent ru'.il 3 battalions of 4 companies oaoh. Doesn 1 t knor.-v about other com-panics but said his company ~c.ad 16C mon and 10 of-ficers. Thinks otbors about thu same. 3C5th w~s never in oombat_ illl'til 2 Dcccnbcr.

    1.fcw.ponc of eor:.pe .. ny inc~-L~.d.ed t;.,1 o '60mm mortars 1..ri th e. rlflo for e2.ch Sf uc:.d le.?.dcr and offj_cer. Ho sr .. id he sr:.',v tt:.rco B~mo .H.rty (mortrr) pieces in regiment.. ;~1 enlisted.

    / ,,PfENDIX IV .TO ,HN:::X B.-.K'!:E TO ciVISIO;·! . AC':'IOI'' REPORT

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    :I M~,~w•~w I • AFFI:lll)!X tv- TO ;t.:.;d some enumy resistance to fo!'1on\rd cl:;r:::.ents 't·,~as still to be expected e.lthough 1::-.test·e.ir reports sto..ted tho c.ron. to thC:: ront of the column rNna gentJrally. c1onr. Re~;wrts c_s ihe_po:'iod close~ still pointed to cndlny- troop con-ccntrntlons sou~h, weGt n.nd north, ifi th ~{'"J:;;..Ji).-:,;r nm,r ..:ncmy-hold~ No reglii,;cntr ... l reports of cncm;y ros1stc~ncc

    ·ucro r..vaili"-~blc n.t the Und of thL: period.

    (2) 7ho ener:1y 11ns genorr.lly r;uict through-out the rost of tha dlvisicn zont~, ~r.ri th r;cided reports of enciily aCtivity south r..nd "t'li"CSt of KOTO-RI being rccc1vod. The Gne;ny is ;;ell .entrenched. r:cround. the ~ructnl i.JHSS south of KOTO-RI, >ii th c.n estimated two com:pc.nics in the high ground nro~nd the pass reported by c .lst En, lst Ilrrrineq_ pntrol on 2 December. Addi tiono_l road blocks and blown bridges were also rOportod bilt>lCCt\ CHW!iiNG.:.lli and KO':'O-RI, wl th enemy movement l"eported iiuring the period both e::tBt c.nd vCf.li;; qt· the l

  • Korean War Project USMC-00106427

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    021850 -· VH0;_6: "1r destroyed a house victnity CV -5~7613 bcl~cvcd to be an ener.~y CP.

    ( 3) .h.nt1-} ... 1rcrt.'ft' tefonses.

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    G2185G - Vl!0-6: _;\; 5:3'1402; two t~nk-~ a nil q11e_ ·truck Wh'f ~h' ·han- hoen knocked out nrc

    - ~millg usBci b'y thG' Onoby -~.8 !r· rdt,_d . biock •. _ T~is blcck is heing .covered -by ~J:C froops in positions :tt_ cV· 5374 -03-Hl-2. 3ridgc at CV 5:57bi, blovn :out. ' '

    .li:PPEEDIX IV ~o AlTI·l"::X BAK;::E AC'i!O!: C\E.FO"T

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    • b1VISIO}! SH'CJAL ' ;..,. X Curps.:.- Bridge-.. ·2 miles. DQ1"th of .:il{I).J'CN-DOKG .blown; • ·- ·

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    ·. :. '·'·· .ilut·:i\t mv· 5456L3; rorcd block oovered ,... 'by.CCi' at this pcint •.

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    021806 - X Corps: Air states ro~ds jammed with ·1: ·, · mf.tl1.1' ·erlem:y tr--oops moving cftSt Et BA

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    021850'- v1W-'6: Annroximnt'clY soc enemy vicini-ty CV 5476~ .5477 9'nd.5577, In. the high grouna·cv 5880 observed cpprox1m:>.tely 500 · tro·ops, At CV·; i59BC·t

  • Korean War Project USMC-00106429

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    enemy mov1ngback into valley in vicinity av 51-;19. .Patrol engaged a· force or' some 300-500. e1;1~my in. this ·vici!)ity on l Dec, enemy was forced. to withdraw; Enemy had el,abors,tely prepared .positions 'along entire valley, centered around school-house •. 4v1dence that enemy is using much U$ equipment,

    A vorps: At o.;;:i3Co. ail' .struck troops and buildings CV 527?. At 031345 air attacked 100 enemy in C'Jf .4178. At 031345 l5.CCF came out ~f hills to surrender due to the air strike.

    2000 .CCF' .reported, at CV 4'7?3. Believe air has beim called •

    • VMO:..q: Observed scattered. ·troops from dV 5552\rS "CO 6164~.' ~li vv 5361 and 4858 2nd Bn, lst Marines attacked enemy in farm ~puses and ~renches.

    ( 031725 TAO: 5tl;l and 7th.Harines c~nvoy 3-4

    miles out of l'.AG.illu-RI at C31630 get ting excell,ent air support. ·

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    lst'Bn, lst Y~rines: v~V1ll&n picked up on ~0 Nov at YONGSU JANG CV 5~49, sa1i! he was picked up by 1'50 CCF on night 27 l'~ov to scrv.e as guiCtc :for blowing rail,road brl. dge. Did not reaCh br,idgc. Reconnoitered 1st En area and then cut over into mountains where escaped .the nc·xt morning. He said tho CCF tr:oops. were armb8 t~ri th rifles, pistols, and five hand grenades each. They also 11aa. sovcral· boxes about 12 lnchcs by 5 inches by s· inches con-taining demolition, (Possibly mines).

    Tank Bn: 2 CCF, l NK and a civilian re-oonnoi tre.d bridge si tc yesterday after-noon prior to· blo1-ring it up:· last night~ lihen'the enemy moved during the night to bloiv the bridge he set up machine gun at the most favorable position to screen tlce d.omolition Work. After the bridge lead been· pertially blmm tho enemy >ri thdrcw lee.ving 6 deed. A pressure chS:rge ~>.r.n.s used to cave in tho sccond spfm. Bric.ge passable to jGep.

    APF:S::NDIX. IV TO ;.ENS:~ :t ;,,K":L"_ ?0, Div= SION, ~FECI.AL ACTION fCFOF.T

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    b. Enemy Combat Efficfoncy • . :: j

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    'leather For.ocast C312f.C c ~1eco : Partly 'cl~udy to irJ()stiy clear.· 'risib~:f.Hy .

    7 - 10 mi:Lcs CJ>cqpt 3 ;_ 5 miles .fornoon haze. 1Hnds light ve.riablc, Maximwh tcmpore.turo today 42; maximum -tqmperatux"G tonlorrow 45;. minimum tc:npore.turo tonight 29. Reservoir Area: Same oxcept.partly cloudy to occasionally cloudy. :V...ax1mu,.'TI t·empcratur-..:: todt~.y 26 degrees;,. maximum temperature tomorrow 3G dogroo s. !Upimum tempera turo toni~ht lf d~grcc,s.

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    4. COUN';;~~IETELLIGENCE .

    . Nogativo.

    5, ENEEY CA?.'UIILI'~·rr;{ -~'" EED OF PSRIOD.

    a.. Enymy Courses of ..:',.ctio·n.

    (l) Atte.c)l: :front an:". ::l.&nks o:f tho Di-vision and attachod. l}n1+;s wi~h ftn-~cst:lmated five CCF Divihoris sup!;)ortOd by an imo.C>tcrml.nc\1 e.mount of artillery and armor.

    {2) .. lmpod3 our pl~nndd. l·Y11JnarawP.l south along the HSR with an estimated ·t,oro divisions supported by an undetermined amoimt of artn:..cry.

    (3) Roinforoo the abovo capabilities with .CCF and Nr£ units of un~oterm1ncd strength at any Ume;

    {4) Co.nduct small scale. harassin!) air attacks. '

    b, Discussion r,nd Analysis,

    {l) Dcspi te tho h2£'.vy nnCl hiE?;hly ,)ffoct-ivc air attacks which the enomy his been subjbctod

    A.E?L!IDIX IV ':'0 .ht·H'!Z..X- B~KtR TO DIVISION SI=ECiilL AC':'IOf{ REFORT

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    ~([email protected][J$$I~J!l • • 1: AHENt!x IV TO ;.}l!I'EX l;l;,;c£:."' TO DIVISION SFECIAL • l :~::~t:"':~P:UDJ\l1~NI for th~ past; .. two days; IE_ his prlmc capability is stili that of attack-~ ing to destroy l.i'N Forces in thj.s arcc.-. ·Un-W questionably his ab1:lity to- launch full scare ~-- attacks against this D;l.yis~oq, J;w.s _been grca;tly F rc!iuceQ_ by his lo:ss_eS ovc.r the past few days, ~ _ yet ho still has a highly effoc_ti vo_ and . ;F mimerically superior force· with which· to con-CC: ·· tinuc his mission, His mobility and:i.nd0pen-~ - donee of ligistical suyport operates in his

    favor even as it militates. against thG accom-plishment of our ordered >~i thdrawaL

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    • APPENDIX IV TO ~NNEX B~KER TO JIVJSION SrECIAL ACT!pl: RBFORT

    DlSTR!BUTi:ON:

    DG ALC C/S G--1 G--2 G-:3 G-4 Mj FSCC 1st I-iAH lst Mar 5th Mar '7th Mar 11th Mnr let Tk En lst Engr Bn lst SF En 1st Sig Bn lst ComServGrp let Scrv Bn let. Ord: Bn

    . l!AG-12: · Rcn co· X Corps 3rd Inf Div 7th Inf Div

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  • Korean War Project USMC-00106433

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    • APENLIX IV TO ill'icH;x E.~KER TO DIVISION SFEC:AL ACTIOH REFORT

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    --Headquarters lst Hr:rinc _Division, Fleet !4urin.o Force

    Fleet Post Office, San Francisco, Ce.lifornia

    . 2: rov: jnl · .: Snr 0054-50

    2 December 1950

    PERIODIC INTELLIGEKCE REPoRT NO. 39

    Period covered: Oll80o - o2180CI December 195o

    !Uti': AHS L75l KoREA 1: 50, COO

    l ~ ENEHY SITTJAr::toN AT END OF PERIOD

    a. See overlays.

    b. Point of cont2ct.

    UnchE.ngcd.

    c. Identifications.

    A 7th Infnntry Divis :.on source ind~ic8tod that the 70th and 80th CCF Divisions were operat-ing against u.s. Units east of the CHOSIH Reser-voir. llo ne;;, units "JDre identified in the Divi-sion zone during the period,

    2, ENE:r.Y OPERATIOHS DURING PERIOD.

    a. Summary.

    · fl) The enemy resisted fiercely the move-mont of the 5th and 7th Earinus'from YUDAH-NI

    . tow[",rd RAGA..."qU-RI as he fought 2._:·determ1ned, nttack-ing defense Of the J!ISR, defending from favorable high ground positions i"nd n ttr.oking our forces vi -clously from nll sides. The two regiment .convoy 1 s foremost element was reported by acrli'.l observer f'.t 021600 as being at CV 4273, approximc.t, ly !'our miles ~outh o:r J:.'UDi,H-NI cc.nd some rive miles west of HAG.il3U-RI. Tank led, the movement uns stopped by a blov.m-out bridge:, vihilG numerous rond craters and rand blocks still rcmrcin rclong the J.!SR to HAGARU-RI. Tho enemy lc.shod out again throughout -the night in 2.n. obvious attempt to overrun our positions as he struck in coordinated attacks from tho south, southlorest, west and north e.gnin st both the 5th E'.nd 7th Harines, continuing the attack throughout tho day in conjunction vith his stubborn defense of high ground defenses. Dcspi to this dof'ense and tho .:~tt['_cks, our nd-vance contin4.ed. for so:no 4, GOO yL'.rds dur.:i.ng tho day. Heavy air strikws ,,,ere conductucted ag~,inst the. enemy as observers cont:!.nu.:ui to report a do-tense in force 1•!1 th nn estimnto6. one tO t1--.ro enemy divisions blocking thQ route to HAGARU-RI. Heavy fighting und intense enemy t'i!'c me. rk8Ci tho

    A.?PSNDIX IV TO .'lJI'~'R'{ B;.K-;:t TO DIVISION SEECI.AL ACTIO~! 3.I:PORT

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    the day's activities .•.. .'I:he main force of. tho '61ttack dLtr1ng tho night l..,Hs throlt;rn from the north anct nor'l:hweet by an c~ti.mated two battalions, With another two battallons hit-·ting .~rom the _aou:t.h and, ·West, The day smr close fighting on all sides of tho friendly ror,OE!, , High],ight od. d1,1ring the priod WAS the junction of convoy elements with Fox Company, 7th Har1ncs 1 Which had J:~een cut o:t since the countero'ff'ensi ve· began.

    · (2). At .. the ~a:me f1me-l1t.tle enemy co.ntact was recorded throughout the remainder of the. Division zone. The focal point in the HAGARu..:ru:· arc

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    DECUSS!F'E' • SECRET dF:t'I:HDIX IV TO AKNEX BAK:::R TO DIVISION S:t'ECidL icT:-;-ot: RT':'FORT

    b, Enemy Tactics and lfeapons or other l!iatcr1el, ·

    Negaj;i.ve.

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    020930

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    in· 4175 !:"om tho HLR as o:t; 020440. ·Enemy ·oountor~tt~.ck continues •. . . .. . . . .

    "' - 'Arhllery.AO:. ·observed 500 enemy at . m;IDJNG-NI CV. 5376, . Ro~d· block ~t

    5374T bpin~ _cqvcred._ by ?nGmy fl"'om high 'grbur\d,- · CV 5373GHS and 547\IGLH. ·

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    ··. 020645 "I" Cqwpany on left flank al-most comj;>lete:tyoverrun. 2nd Bn, 5th

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    15 August 1951

    COM}UU~DING OFFICERS

    Lieutenant Colonel Walter L. J. Bayler (Col)

    Lieutenant Colonel Ethridge C. Best (Col)

    Major James E. Webb, USMCR 5th MCRD Bldg 4, Henderson Hall Arl~ngton 8, Virginia

    MaJor.Robert BarrY. USMCR 4th MCRD -. Room 816, Cit~ Centre Bldg 121 N. Broad Street Philadelphia?, Pennsylvania

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    1? Nov 44 - 28 Aug 4.5

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    COMMANDING OFFICERS

    MASG-42

    Major Stewart B. 0 1 Neill, Jr. (Ret 1d) - LtCol .

    3681 Jewell Street San Diego 9, California

    Major Ernest R. West (Col)

    Colonel Lawson H. M. Sanderson (BrigGen}

    l Jan - 20 Feb 43

    21 Feb - 24 May 43

    25 May 43 - 23 Feb 44

    Lieutenant Oolonel William D. Roberson 24 Feb (Col)

    3 -J.!ar 44

    .... Colonel Frank D. Weir 4 Mar - 13 Mar 44

    Colonel Lawson H. !!". Sanderson 14 Mar - 11 Sap 44

    Lieutenant Colonel William D. Robe~son 12 Bep 44 - 1 Mar 45

    Lieutenant Colonel Nathan T. Post 2 Mar 17 Mar 45

    Lieutenant Colonel Owen A. Chambers 18 Mar - 2 Jun 45

    Colonel Thomas J. McQuade (Ret'd} -Col

    525 E. Washington Street Charles Town, West Virginia

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    COMMANDING OFFICERS

    M.ASG-44

    Major DA~iel W~ Torrey; Jr~ (Col)

    10 Jan 43

    Lieutenant Colonel Edward B, Carney 11 Jan - 27 Oct 43 (Col)

    Major Daniel W. Torrey, Jr.

    Lieutenant Colonel Edward L. Pugh (Col)

    28 Oct - 8 Dec 43

    9 Dec 43 - 5 Jan 44

    Lieutenant Colonel Daniel W. Torrey, Jr. 6 Jan- 21 Jan 44

    Colonel Harold R. Lee

    Lieutenant Colonel Daniel W, Torrey,

    Lieutenant Colonel Milo G, Haines (Col)

    Colonel Luther s. Moore

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    15 August 1951

    COMMANDING OFFICERS

    AWG-2

    Captain Ira Brock (LtCol)

    Lieutenant Oolonel Robert 0, Bisson (Col)

    Major Evans Spalding, USMCR 9th MCRD, Room 311 U, S, Court of Appeals Bldg' 1212 North Lake Shore Drive Chicago lO, Illinois

    Major Ira Brock

    Major Frederic Solomon, USMCR o1.1n M.CRD Bldg 4, Henderson Hall Arlington 8, Virginia

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    9 Feb - 26 Dec 44

    27 Dec 44 - 24 Jan 45

    25 Jan - 2 Apr 45

    3 Apr 45 - time of surrender

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    15 August 1951

    WING COMMANDERS, WORLD WAR II ..

    9th MAW

    Colonel C. F. Schilt (MajGen)

    Brigadier General L. G. Merritt (Ret 1 d) - M.ajGen

    West Columbia, South Carolina

    Colonel L. T. Burke {Ret 1d)

    200 W. Desoto Street Pensacola, Florida

    Brigadier General H. D. Campbell (Ret 'd) - Ma.1Gen · Highgate Springs, Vermont

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    17 Jun 44 - 16 Feb 45

    16 Feb - 2? ~pr 45

    23 Apr - time of surrender

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