Accession Number : ADA290790

Title :   The 24th Infantry Division's Naktong River Crossing in September 1950.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis 1 Aug 63-18 May 64,

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s) : Hurst, John E.

PDF Url : ADA290790

Report Date : 18 MAY 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 130

Abstract : Less than three months after the United States had committed herself in June 1950 to containing world communism by meeting North Korean aggression with armed might, General Douglas MacArthur executed one of his most masterful strokes of tactical genius. He struck with the U. S. 10th Corps in an amphibious assault landing more than one hundred miles to the rear of the forward elements of the invading force along the Pusan Perimeter. On 16 September, another operation of equal importance but with much less publicity was initiated. The U. S. 8th Army launched an offensive to break out of the defense perimeter behind which it had been humbled for better than a month. Spearheading this drive north from the gates of Taegu to Waegwan on the Naktong River were the 5th Regimental Combat Team and the 1st Cavalry Division which cleared a corridor so that the 24th Division could be committed across the river to the west and north. It is the story of the 24th Division's Naktong River crossing with which this thesis is concerned.

Descriptors :   *AMPHIBIOUS OPERATIONS, *ARMY OPERATIONS, *NATIONAL DEFENSE, NORTH KOREA, MILITARY OPERATIONS, MILITARY HISTORY, FORWARD AREAS, UNITED STATES, ASSAULT, ATTACK, THESES, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, DIVISION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, RIVERS, MILITARY PLANNING, CROSSINGS, WESTERN SECURITY(INTERNATIONAL), COMMUNISM, COMMUNIST COUNTRIES.

Subject Categories : Defense Systems
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Humanities and History
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

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