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William T. Bowers

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780813125640

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813125640.001.0001

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Cuting the Uijongbu Road

Cuting the Uijongbu Road

187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team, 26–28 March 1951

(p.178) Chapter 8 Cuting the Uijongbu Road
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William T. Bowers

University Press of Kentucky

On 26 March, the 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team (RCT) resumed its attack to cut the enemy escape route. The action that took place on Hill 228 is illustrated. About the same time that Company F moved north to attack Hill 178, the 3d Battalion moved up on line south of the 1st Battalion and began its attack on Hill 228. Elements of the 1st Battalion moved forward to support Company I's attack on Hill 228. On 26 March determined enemy resistance had again prevented the 187th Airborne RCT from cutting the Uijongbu road and trapping the Chinese. On the morning of 27 March, patrols from the 2d Battalion indicated that the enemy threat on the northern flank was reduced. The attack to the east was to continue. Soon after dawn, the 3d Battalion, with Company K in the lead, resumed its advance up Hill 228. The plan of attack for 28 March called for the 1st and 3d Battalions to seize Hills 322 and 299. After these objectives were secured, the regiment would continue the attack to Hills 507 and 519. An assessment of Operation Tomahawk is provided.

Keywords:   Uijongbu road, 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team, Hill 228, Chinese, Operation Tomahawk, 3d Battalion, Hill 322, Hill 299, 1st Battalion

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