Aftermath of battle of Hoengsong, involving elements of U.S. Army 2nd Infantry Division, during Korean War
Hoengsong Korea Date:1951, March 7 Duration:3 min 46 sec Sound:NO SOUND
On Feb. 12 and 13, 1951, elements of the U.S. Army 2nd Infantry Division, including 38th Infantry Regiment, suffered severe losses in combat with superior Chinese forces, near Hoengsong,during the Korean War. Photos shot three weeks later show the carnage on a frozen battleground. Remnants of a destroyed U.S. field piece are surrounded by fallen U.S. Army soldiers frozen on snow-covered ground. A severely damaged U.S. halftrack sits in the dirt. An unidentified jumble of burned out war machinery. Damaged 20mm dual mount anti-aircraft guns. U.S. Marines, of the 7th Regiment, in full field gear, entering the area for the first time since the February battle. They march over a snow-covered road, past remnants of the U.S. Army convoy that was fighting its way out of the area besieged by Chinese forces on all sides. A destroyed U.S. Army truck. Sign next to wreckage reads:"38th I.FL Co CP." A fallen American soldier frozen in a rice paddy. Smoke rising from Korean village buildings burning in background, above terraced landscape. More views of wrecked equipment and fallen soldiers. A mountain pass in the background. A destroyed truck. Suddenly black smoke starts rising in the background. A U.S. Marine standing near an M46 Patton tank. More debris and destroyed trucks.
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