By William M. Leary
Korean struggle 50th Anniversary Commemorative Edition.
Title is from a citation, spoken through William H. Tunner in 1948. Chronicles the position of the strive against shipment Command through the Korean conflict below the command of significant basic Tunner. includes copyright material.
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Many aircraft remained grounded until late May. Fortunately, a significant number of modified C–119s were available to permit a major airlift of ammunition to Korea beginning on May 20. The Chinese launched a vicious offensive in mid-May when some 175,000 men struck C–119 unloads at an airfield near the frontlines in Korea, June 1951. 30 the Eighth Army. N. forces responded with a massive artillery bombardment. X Corps alone received authorization to fire 250 rounds per gun per day, requiring the delivery of 20 truckloads of artillery ammunition per hour.
Also, C–119s from the 314th Troop Carrier Group airdropped an additional 460 tons of supplies. While McClure was grateful for the help and commended both units, he was unable to hold the position and had to retreat southward. Air operations shifted to Chungju, 25 miles south of Wonju. Again, only 25 C–47s could use the 2,000-foot strip of frozen mud that had been hastily leveled by army engineers on a high bank at the bend in a river. Eighth Army’s needs for gasoline, however, became so critical that a decision was made to attempt C–46 operations into Chungju.
The next three days, however, saw a maximum effort by Combat Cargo Command. C–119s and C–54s left Ashiya in the mornings, flew to Yonpo, then made two shuttle runs between K–27 and Pusan or Taegu before heading back to Japan. At the same time, C–46s were flying from Brady to Yonpo to Pusan, then returning to Japan. In all, Tunner’s airlifters flew 393 sorties from Yonpo during the three days of concentrated effort, hauling out 2,089 tons of cargo, 3,891 passengers, and 228 casualties. The 314th Troop Carrier Group led the way with 176 sorties.