A Republic of Korea soldier, left, and an American officer search the pockets of a dead Communist soldier left behind by retreating Communist troops during U.S. Marines' counterattack against enemy in hills near Yongsan, Korea, on Sept. 4, 1950, in the Korean War. An enemy tank, one of several knocked out during battle, burns in the background. (AP Photo)
“Fiery Destroyer—As the First Marine Division advances in Korea, the flamethrower is used to deny communist infiltrators a hiding place.” 5 May 1951 From the Photograph Collection Marine Corps Archives & Special Collections OFFICIAL USMC PHOTO
5 September 1951 - Holding their trousers high, Marines ford a stream while on patrol in the 'Punchbowl Valley' area of the eastern front in Korea. The Marines encountered no resistance on the patrol and United Nations troops gained control of the area.
A marine air-observer team guides a marine Corsair in for a strike on an enemy-held hill. The “black Corsairs” were highly praised by army and marines alike for their precision strikes on targets and their extremely close support of forward units.
Korean War American Soldiers Canvas Print / Canvas Art by Everett
as american and south korean troops crossed the parallel chinese chairman mao zedong received a plea from kim il sung for direct military help. mao would cooperate under the circumstances that the soviets would provide air power which stalin agreed to do.