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The LineCombat in Korea, January-February 1951$
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William T. Bowers

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780813125084

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813125084.001.0001

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Retreat to Wonju

Retreat to Wonju

2d Infantry Division, 1–6 January 1951

(p.40) Chapter 2 Retreat to Wonju
The Line
William T. Bowers
University Press of Kentucky

As the U.S. I and IX Corps were sent to the south of the Han River as a result of the Chinese New Year's Offensive which led to the abandonment of Seoul, North Korean forces attacked the II and III Corps of the ROK. Since General Ridgway expressed his belief that giving way to the center would entail danger for the American forces in the west and for their logistical base at Pusan, the 2d Infantry division—which was still recovering from its previous losses in its North Korean encounter in November—proved to be the only available backup forces. The December 1950 Command Report of the 2d Infantry Division illustrated how these forces were able to regain strength, train replacements, and reinforce the ROK forces as well as protect the Eighth Army.

Keywords:   I and IX Corps, Seoul, Chinese new Year, ROK forces, General Ridgway, Eighth Army, 2d Infantry Division

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