Marines - Accounts of the Korean War
The Battle Report... Korea 1950

 
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Introduction

The Battle Report was an oral history newsletter published out of Nashville, Tennessee, beginning in September of 1989.  The newsletters were devoted primarily to the Korean War from June of 1950 through July of 1953, concentrating on Marine and naval operations, and covering those Army operations that affected the Marines, or wherein Marines and Army were jointly involved, such as on the Pusan Perimeter in August of 1950 and at the Reservoir during the winter of 1950.  Copies of The Battle Report were donated to the Korean War Educator by past editor Ray L. Walker of Tennessee and Sallie Dalton of West Virginia.  We're looking for more issues and would appreciate hearing from readers who might have back issues.  Contact Lynnita.


 

Volume/Issue Contents

  • Volume 1, No. 1 (courtesy of Ray Walker) (PDF File)

    • Close Air Support: Navy/Marine versus Army/Air Force - a study of the close air support provided by the Navy-Marine system in the Korean War - pp. 2-3
    • The First Amphibious Assault - excerpts from the book, The Sea War in Korea, published by the Naval Institute.  The article tells about the Army's first amphibious assault at Pohang. - pp. 3-5
    • Hill 1282 Yudam-ni Nov. 27, 1950 - John Yancey's Story.  John Yancey was a courageous member of Easy Company 7th Marines. - pp. 6-16
  • Volume 1, No. 2 (COMING SOON - courtesy of Sallie Dalton, Lewisburg, WVa)
    • Beginning of series, "Letters from Korea" by Robert Hall - Forward by William J. Keel -  pp. 3-7
    • Commanding General, 1st Provisional Marine Brigade Basic Report - pp. 8-22
    • An Interview with General Craig, conducted by Col. Nicholas Canzona - pp. 22-26
  • Volume 1, No. 3 (COMING SOON - courtesy of Sallie Dalton, Lewisburg, WVa)
    • The Continuing Saga of Bill Hall's Letters from Korea - pp. 3-7
    • Kimchi!!! - pp. 7-8
    • Action on Hill 342 - pp. 9-18
    • Korea 1950 - The First Naktong by MajGen R.L. Murray (reprinted from the Marine Corps Gazette) - pp. 18-21
    • Advance to Kosong - pp. 22-23 (to be continued)
  • Volume 1, No. 4 (COMING SOON - courtesy of Sallie Dalton, Lewisburg, WVa)
    • Advance to Kosong (continued from Vol. 1, No. 3) - pp. 3-11
    • The Continuing Saga of Bill Hall's Letters from Korea - pp. 11-15
    • The Second Naktong - pp. 15-20
  • Volume 1, No. 5 (COMING SOON -courtesy of Sallie Dalton, Lewisburg, WVa)
    • Inchon-Seoul Campaign - pp. 3-10
    • The Continuing Saga of Bill Hall's Letters from Korea - pp. 10-15
    • First Blood at Kojo (excerpt from Vol. III, History of Marine Operations in Korea - pp. 15-23 (to be continued)
  • Volume 1, No. 6 (courtesy of Ray Walker) (PDF File)

    • The Continuing Saga of Bill Hall's Letters from Korea (continued from Issue No. 5) - letters written January 15, 1951-January 31, 1951 - pp. 3-8
    • Inchon-Seoul Campaign (continued from Issue No. 5) - pp. 9-15
    • First Blood at Kosong (continued from Issue No. 5) - Moving into the Chosin Reservoir area, Marines shed blood - pp. 15-18
    • Hagaru 1950 - Marine operations at Hagaru, North Korea in November 1950 - pp. 18-24
  • Volume 1, No. 7 (courtesy of Ray Walker) (PDF File)

    • Chosin to Hungnam - a statement by Lt.Gen. Lemuel C. Shepherd, Jr., Commanding General, FMF, Pacific.  The statement was released upon his return from Hungnam. - pp. 3-4
    • Marine Corps Gazette - 1960 - a review of the difficulties that were risen above at the Inchon Landing in 1950 - pp. 4-6
    • Gen. O.P. Smith article - This article about the Chosin Reservoir operation appeared in the Marine Corps Gazette September 1960 - pp. 6-8
    • Hagaru 1950 - continued from Vol. 1-6 - pp. 9-12
    • The Continuing Saga of Bill Hall's Letters from Korea - pp. 12-18
    • Pohang Guerrilla Hunt - from Vol. IV, History of Marine Operations in Korea - pp. 18-23
  • Volume 1, No. 8 (courtesy of Ray Walker) (PDF File)

    • The Continuing Saga of Bob Hall's Letters from Korea - pp. 3-16
    • Operations Thunderbolt and Roundup - from Vol. IV, History of Marine Operations in Korea - pp. 16-22
    • The Story of "Darkhorse" - Lt.Col. Robert Taplett tells about the 3rd Battalion Fifth Marines in its role in the Chosin Reservoir - pp. 22-24
  • Volume 1, No. 9 (courtesy of Ray Walker) (PDF File)

    • Notes from the Editor - page 3
    • Darkhouse - continued from Volume 1, No. 8 - pp. 4-20
    • The Continuing Saga of Bob Hall's Letters from Korea - pp. 20-24
  • Volume 1, No. 10 (courtesy of Ray Walker) (PDF File)

    • Operation Killer - by Lynn Montross, Marine Corps Gazette, February 1952 - pp. 3-12
    • The Continuing Saga of Bob Hall's Letters from Korea - conclusion - pp. 13-19
    • The Final Word - by Lt. Charles Miller - Comments about Bob Hall and comments on Lt. Miller's personal experiences at the Chosin Reservoir, with appreciation for Ordnance Battalion and Ammo Company - pp. 20-22
    • Editor's Comments - page 23
  • Volume 2, No. 2 (courtesy of Ray Walker) (PDF File)

    • Last Barrier - an article written by S.L.A. Marshall about the 1st Battalion, 1st Marines at the Chosin Reservoir - pp. 1-21
    • Large Sedentary Targets on Red Beach - an article written by Lynn Montross & Nicholas A. Canzona about eight LSTs who delivered supplies at Inchon - pp. 21-28
 

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