The First Battle of the Natkong Bulge
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS COMBAT STUDIES INST
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During late July 1950, the US 24th Infantry Division conducted a retrograde action against advancing North Korean forces. By early August, the 24th Division had reached its final defensive position along the Naktong River Line. On the night of 5-6 August, elements of the North Korean 4th Infantry Division crossed the Naktong River and pressed toward Obong-ni. Local counterattacks by the US 24th Division contained the attackers but could not destroy the North Korean bridgehead. Fighting seesawed until mid August. From 17-19 August the 24th Division and the US 5th Marine Regiment attacked and destroyed the enemy. Keywords History Case studies Military operations Tactical analysis Battles Military tactics Tactical warfare Korean War Naktong Pusan perimeter Infantry Retrograde Defense riverine Reserves Counterattack.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics