BATTLE OF KOREA: Anzio in Reverse

The concentration of U.S. fire laid down on the enemy around the Hungnam evacuation perimeter dwarfed anything ever seen before in Korea. As the beachhead dwindled to a few square miles, with only rear guards of the 3rd and 7th Divisions fighting ashore, U.S. self-propelled guns, howitzers, heavy mortars and flak wagons put out a tremendous weight of metal per mile of front. Behind them, the Seventh Fleet's warships sent in their own barrage from the battleship Missouri (whose nine 16-in. guns can fire one-ton projectiles more than 20 miles) and from cruisers, destroyers and rocket ships. Overhead were swarms...

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