Assault from the sea : the amphibious landing at Inchon by Curtis A. Utz

By Curtis A. Utz

1st variation, 1st printing, 1994. calmly used replica in very good situation.

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One such Marine, Major Edwin H. Simmons, a veteran of World War II Pacific land37 ings, grew concerned when the LVT in which he was embarked cut across several boat lanes. Simmons pulled out his map, sought out the LVT driver, and asked him if he had a compass. ” Many of the other amtracs were manned by inexperienced crews and because the craft had been hastily pulled out of storage some lacked radios and other essential equipment. Despite these handicaps, company-grade Navy and Marine officers took the initiative to restore order and put the troops ashore at the best locations.

Admiral Struble’s Joint Task Force 7 comprised forces from 9 nations, including 230 warships, amphibious ships and auxiliaries; the 1st Marine Division and the 7th Infantry Division; 21 aircraft squadrons; and special amphibious, engineer, logistics and UDT units. His subordinate, Admiral Doyle, was responsible for executing the actual assault and getting the Marine and Army troops ashore. As laid out in Joint Task Force 7 Operations Plan 950, Struble divided his command into six components. The aircraft of the Fast Carrier Force (Task Force 77) flew fighter cover, interdiction and ground attack missions.

NA 80-G-419911 cause even before the cruiser could return fire, attack aircraft obliterated the offending guns. In the next 75 minutes, the destroyers hurled over 1,700 five-inch shells into Wolmi Do. The cruisers reentered the fray and as Marine and British Fleet Air Arm pilots spotted targets, they blasted positions near Inchon and on Wolmi Do. ” The Advance Attack Group, then in the Yellow Sea, stood in toward Flying Fish Channel. Near dusk and sixty-five miles from the objective, Commander Clarence T.

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