By William M. Leary
Korean warfare 50th Anniversary Commemorative Edition.
Title is from a citation, spoken via William H. Tunner in 1948. Chronicles the function of the wrestle shipment Command through the Korean warfare lower than the command of significant normal Tunner. includes copyright material.
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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. This rapid rate of fire quickly depleted Eighth Army’s stores of ammunition. Combat Cargo initiated a maximum effort on May 20. Between May 20 and June 10, Henebry’s airlifters delivered 23,825 tons, mostly artillery shells, to Korea. Lt. Gen. James A. Van Fleet, commander of Eighth Army, later said that the airlifted artillery ammunition had been a decisive factor in stopping the Chinese offensive.
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With roads into the city virtually impassable due to heavy snow and guerrilla activity, the 2d Infantry Division, commanded by Maj. Gen. Robert B. McClure, needed to be resupplied by air. C–47s from the 21st Troop Carrier Squadron managed to land on the tiny airstrip near the city, bringing in 115 tons of urgently needed cargo and flying out the wounded. 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.