WAR AT SEA: Charley Able to the Rescue

Along the wedge of east coast battlefront jutting up towards Wonsan, Communists last week overran two key hills in a night attack. On the U.N. side, artillery was short and the South Korean infantry manning the position was in trouble. Offshore, the destroyer De Haven was on hand, but not much help. A Navy lieutenant in his gunfire spotting position ashore barked into his telephone: "Our artillery is so low that we'll be throwing C-rations at them unless we get a Charley Able [heavy cruiser] or at least another Dog Dog [destroyer]."...

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