BATTLE OF KOREA: Over the Beaches

The enemy knew that a U.N. landing was hanging over him. His spies had spotted U.S. and South Korean troops embarking from Pusan. The planes and ships that raked his coasts, on west and east, foretold an invasion. But the enemy did not know where the main amphibious blow would fall.

The mighty battleship Missouri steamed far up Korea's eastern shore, fired 16-in. gun salvos on Samchok, important port and rail town. South Korean commandos raided the beach above Pohang. Then South Korean marines struck at Kunsan on the peninsula's west coast. But that, too, was a feint. The enemy did...

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