BATTLE OF KOREA: Siege & Race

Kimpo airfield was easier than expected. As the U.S. Marines moved west from Inchon toward Seoul, the only defense of Kimpo (South Korea's best airfield) was a brave but hopeless charge by several hundred green Communist security troops. The marines waited until the screaming Reds were a few yards away, then mowed them down. Said a sweating U.S. staff sergeant: "It was just plain murder."

Within hours, a U.S. helicopter landed at Kimpo, carrying high brass, and soon the big airlift transports were coming in (see below), adding more to the 4,000 tons of supplies shoved in by the Navy...

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