Accession Number:

ADA165924

Title:

Operation CHROMITE (INCHON), Offensive, Amphibious Assault, Joint, 15 September 1950

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

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

Report Date:

1984-05-23

Pagination or Media Count:

124.0

Abstract:

At dawn on 15 September, 1950, the US X Corps, MG Edward M. Almond commanding, began landing over the difficult and treacherous beaches at Inchon, on the west coast of Korea, more than 150 miles north of the battlefront, and west of Seoul. Strategic surprise was complete, although a 2-day preliminary bombardment had warned the few NKA detachments in and about Seoul. The 1st Marine Division swept through slight opposition, securing Kimpo airport. The 7th Infantry Division, following the Marines ashore, turned south, cutting the railroad and highway supplying the NKA in the South, and Seoul was surrounded.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE