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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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Hill 312

Hill 312

1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 28–30 January 1951

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(p.118) Chapter 5 Hill 312
Source:
The Line
Author(s):
William T. Bowers
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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813125084.003.0005

The I and IX Corps on the west moved forward from their Line D positions when they were in search of the Chinese while the X Corps took on the North Korean forces at the center. As reconnaissance forces were not able to locate enemy concentrations near Line D, I and IX Corps initiated Operation Thunderbolt in January 25 across the front of both corps. As IX Corps went on to the west, X corps had to maintain contact. IX Corps experienced strong resistance as the 1st Cavalry Division's 8th Cavalry Regiment moved to Yangji-i from Paegam-ni. The Chinese were surprised by how the 5th Cavalry Regiment passed through the 8th to Kumnyangjang-ni, and the 5th then shifted north towards the road to Kyongan-ni. Near Hill 312, the 5th Cavalry Regiment's 1st Battalion encountered the enemy forces. This chapter illustrates how Major Gibson interpreted the battalion's encounter.

Keywords:   1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, Hill 312, Major Gibson, X Corps, IX Corps, Yangji-i, Kumnyangjang-ni, Kyongan-ni, Operation Thunderbolt

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