Accession Number:

ADA149118

Title:

The Battle of Sukchon-Sunchon: Defensive, Encircled Forces; Allied Forces: 187th Airborne, RCT. Enemy Forces: North Korean, 239th RGT, 20-25 October 1950

Descriptive Note:

Student paper

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS COMBAT STUDIES INST

Report Date:

1984-05-23

Pagination or Media Count:

97.0

Abstract:

In October 1950, the 187th Airborne RCT staged a model airborne assault on the North Korean towns, of Sukchon and Sunchon, with the objective of intercepting retreating North Korean forces and UN POWs. The American forces at Sukchon came under heavy attack from the North Korean 239th Regiment until the British 27th Brigade, leading the UN ground advance, relieved the airborne forces. Although the airborne drop itself was a success, the operation came too late to intercept any other North Korean elements.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE