The Korean War

The Korean War is the forgotten war of the 20th century. Maybe it was because it took place so soon after the end of of World War II, or maybe because it ended in a stalemate and to this day that stalemate has not been resolved. For whatever reason it was a war that no great movie(other then the TV show Mash) were done about it, there was never much discussion about it. But for the 5,720,000 US troops who served, of which 36,995 died and another 103,235 were wounded it was every bit a war.

Major Events

 

 

1950

Causes

What were the causes of the war

June 25, 1950

The North Koreans Invasion

The war begins with an invasion

1950

Washingtons Response

How did Washington respond to the invasion

June 30, 1950

Task Force Smith

Oe of the forces on the ground was battalion led by Colonel Smith

1880

American Deployment

American forces began to deploy to South Korea

1950

Walker Commander

General Walker became the commander of US troops

1950

Pusan

The American forces managed to hold the lines in Pusan

1950

Inchon

The Inchon invasion changed with face of the war

September 1950

Operation Killer

A push North by UN forces

September 25, 1950

Seoul Recaptured

Seoul was recaptured by UN forces.

1950

The Push North

The UN forces pushed deep into North Korea.

1883

Chinese Intervene

The Chinese forces surprised UN forces by intervening

1884

Chinese Attack

The Chinese began an offensive against UN forces

November 1950

Chosin

The American forces were almost trapped near the Chosin Resevoir

1951

Ridgeway Takes Command

General Walker was killed and Genera Ridgeway too command

January 1951

The Line Stabilizes

A bill to give more Civil War veterans pensions

1887

Operation Roundup

The UN forces began to take the offensive again

April 5, 1951

MacArthur Fired

President Truman fired General MacArthur

1951-53

Stalemate

It became clear that a stalemate had developed

1951-1953

Peace Talks Begin

Peace talks begins. They lasted 3 years.

July 27, 1953

Peace Agreement

A final armistace was reached to end the war.