Korean War Slideshow

By U.S. ArmyMay 8, 2013

An American mortar crew fires on the Communist North Korean invaders near Chochiwan, Korea, 11 July 1950.
1 / 30 Show Caption + Hide Caption – An American mortar crew fires on the Communist North Korean invaders near Chochiwan, Korea, 11 July 1950. (Photo Credit: Turnbull, U.S. Army Signal Corps) VIEW ORIGINAL
Pfc. Letcher V. Gardner fires on an emplacement of the Communist-led North Koreans along the Naktong River near Chingu, Korea, Aug. 13, 1950. Gardner is assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division's Company D, 8th Cavalry Regiment.
2 / 30 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Pfc. Letcher V. Gardner fires on an emplacement of the Communist-led North Koreans along the Naktong River near Chingu, Korea, Aug. 13, 1950. Gardner is assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division's Company D, 8th Cavalry Regiment. (Photo Credit: Meyers, U.S. Army Signal Corps) VIEW ORIGINAL
A grief-stricken American infantryman, whose buddy has been killed in action, is comforted by another Soldier. In the background a medic methodically fills out casualty tags, Haktong-ni, Korea, Aug. 28, 1950.
3 / 30 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A grief-stricken American infantryman, whose buddy has been killed in action, is comforted by another Soldier. In the background a medic methodically fills out casualty tags, Haktong-ni, Korea, Aug. 28, 1950. (Photo Credit: Sgt. 1st Class Al Chang, U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Pfc. Robert Smith of Springfield, Colo., left, and Pvt. Carl Fisher of Ponca, Okla., 27th Infantry Regiment, are dug in and firing at Communist-led North Korean positions, Sept. 4, 1950.
4 / 30 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Pfc. Robert Smith of Springfield, Colo., left, and Pvt. Carl Fisher of Ponca, Okla., 27th Infantry Regiment, are dug in and firing at Communist-led North Korean positions, Sept. 4, 1950. (Photo Credit: Pfc. Thomas Nebbia, U.S. Army Signal Corps) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sgt. 1st Class Louis F. Walz, left, a member of the 1st Cavalry Division's Company E, 5th Cavalry Regiment, and Pfc. Raymond M. Szukla, a member of the 24th Infantry Division's Company G, 5th Regimental Combat Team, receive medical aid at the 8063rd Mobile Army Surgical Hospital, attached to I Corps in Korea.  Sgt. 1st Class Walz is recovering from a head wound, and Pfc. Szukla suffered a wound in the right leg while engaging Communist-led North Korean forces, Nov. 4 1950.
5 / 30 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. 1st Class Louis F. Walz, left, a member of the 1st Cavalry Division's Company E, 5th Cavalry Regiment, and Pfc. Raymond M. Szukla, a member of the 24th Infantry Division's Company G, 5th Regimental Combat Team, receive medical aid at the 8063rd Mobile Army Surgical Hospital, attached to I Corps in Korea. Sgt. 1st Class Walz is recovering from a head wound, and Pfc. Szukla suffered a wound in the right leg while engaging Communist-led North Korean forces, Nov. 4 1950. (Photo Credit: McIntosh, U.S. Army Signal Corps) VIEW ORIGINAL
Fighting with the 2nd Infantry Division north of the Chongchon River, Sgt. 1st Class Major Cleveland (left), weapons squad leader, points out Communist-led North Korean position to his machine crew, Nov. 20, 1950.
6 / 30 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Fighting with the 2nd Infantry Division north of the Chongchon River, Sgt. 1st Class Major Cleveland (left), weapons squad leader, points out Communist-led North Korean position to his machine crew, Nov. 20, 1950. (Photo Credit: Pfc. James Cox, U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Men of the 25th Infantry Division's Company K, 35th Regimental Combat Team, fire a light machine gun in support of a rifle platoon attacking Chinese Communist positions north of the Han River, Korea, March 7, 1951.
7 / 30 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Men of the 25th Infantry Division's Company K, 35th Regimental Combat Team, fire a light machine gun in support of a rifle platoon attacking Chinese Communist positions north of the Han River, Korea, March 7, 1951. (Photo Credit: Fox, U.S. Army Signal Corps.) VIEW ORIGINAL
Second Lt. Ralph Barnes throws a hand grenade at Chinese Communist positions, as UN troops launch an offensive attack against the Communists near Uijong-Bu, Korea, March 23, 1951. Barnes, of Arlington, Va., is a platoon leader in the 3rd Infantry Division's 1st Platoon, Company C, 15th Infantry Regiment.
8 / 30 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Second Lt. Ralph Barnes throws a hand grenade at Chinese Communist positions, as UN troops launch an offensive attack against the Communists near Uijong-Bu, Korea, March 23, 1951. Barnes, of Arlington, Va., is a platoon leader in the 3rd Infantry Division's 1st Platoon, Company C, 15th Infantry Regiment. (Photo Credit: Welter, U.S. Army Signal Corps) VIEW ORIGINAL
Paratroopers of the 187th Airborne Battalion Combat Team drop in near Munsan, Korea, March 23, 1951.
9 / 30 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Paratroopers of the 187th Airborne Battalion Combat Team drop in near Munsan, Korea, March 23, 1951. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army Signal Corps) VIEW ORIGINAL
Men of the 3rd U.S. Rangers, 3rd Infantry Division, advance north of the Imjim River across the 38th Parallel in Korea, while under heavy mortar fire from the Chinese Communists, April 11, 1951.
10 / 30 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Men of the 3rd U.S. Rangers, 3rd Infantry Division, advance north of the Imjim River across the 38th Parallel in Korea, while under heavy mortar fire from the Chinese Communists, April 11, 1951. (Photo Credit: Welter, U.S. Army Signal Corps) VIEW ORIGINAL
A 105-mm self-propelled howitzer, manned by five Soldiers from Cody, Wyo., speeds another projectile into Communist lines in Korea, July 1, 1951. The men, all artillerymen in Battery B, 300th Armored Field Artillery Battalion, X Corps, are (left to right); Sgt. 1st Class Allen J. Helms, section chief; Cpl. Joseph Stair, gunner; Sgt. Richard N. Null, lanyard man; Cpl. Robert C. Smith, artilleryman.
11 / 30 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A 105-mm self-propelled howitzer, manned by five Soldiers from Cody, Wyo., speeds another projectile into Communist lines in Korea, July 1, 1951. The men, all artillerymen in Battery B, 300th Armored Field Artillery Battalion, X Corps, are (left to right); Sgt. 1st Class Allen J. Helms, section chief; Cpl. Joseph Stair, gunner; Sgt. Richard N. Null, lanyard man; Cpl. Robert C. Smith, artilleryman. (Photo Credit: Durcansky, U.S. Army Signal Corps) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sgt. Douglas D. Tompkins of the 24th Infantry Division's Tank Company, 5th Regimental Combat Team, fires a .50-caliber machine gun at Communist-held positions during an assault against the Chinese Communist forces along the east central front, Korea, July 14, 1951.
12 / 30 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. Douglas D. Tompkins of the 24th Infantry Division's Tank Company, 5th Regimental Combat Team, fires a .50-caliber machine gun at Communist-held positions during an assault against the Chinese Communist forces along the east central front, Korea, July 14, 1951. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army Signal Corps) VIEW ORIGINAL
Soldiers of Battery C, 936th Field Artillery Battalion, U.S. Eighth Army, fire the 100,001st and 100,002nd shell at Chinese Communist position near Choriwon, Korea, Oct. 10, 1951.
13 / 30 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soldiers of Battery C, 936th Field Artillery Battalion, U.S. Eighth Army, fire the 100,001st and 100,002nd shell at Chinese Communist position near Choriwon, Korea, Oct. 10, 1951. (Photo Credit: Kostner, U.S. Army Signal Corps) VIEW ORIGINAL
Powder, smoke and dust billow as a recoilless rifle team of the 3rd Infantry Division's Company D, 7th infantry Regiment, fire their weapon at a Chinese Communist  position on Hill 200, near Qnmong-Myon, Korea, Nov. 9, 1951.
14 / 30 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Powder, smoke and dust billow as a recoilless rifle team of the 3rd Infantry Division's Company D, 7th infantry Regiment, fire their weapon at a Chinese Communist position on Hill 200, near Qnmong-Myon, Korea, Nov. 9, 1951. (Photo Credit: Scheinker, U.S. Army Signal Corps) VIEW ORIGINAL
Searchlights of the 86th Engineer Searchlight Company, cut the darkness as they probe for signs of Communist forces in Korea, Feb. 24, 1952.
15 / 30 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Searchlights of the 86th Engineer Searchlight Company, cut the darkness as they probe for signs of Communist forces in Korea, Feb. 24, 1952. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army Signal Corps) VIEW ORIGINAL
Soldiers of Company C, 14th Engineer Combat Battalion, 8th U.S. Army, ground the M-1 "VLA" barrage balloon, which is used to mark the Panmunjon Military Armistice Conference perimeter in Korea, March 22, 1952. The balloon is 35 feet long and 14 feet in diameter. It holds 3,000 cubic feet of helium gas, and is elevated to a height of 1200 feet.
16 / 30 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soldiers of Company C, 14th Engineer Combat Battalion, 8th U.S. Army, ground the M-1 "VLA" barrage balloon, which is used to mark the Panmunjon Military Armistice Conference perimeter in Korea, March 22, 1952. The balloon is 35 feet long and 14 feet in diameter. It holds 3,000 cubic feet of helium gas, and is elevated to a height of 1200 feet. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army Signal Corps) VIEW ORIGINAL
Soldiers of the 81-mm Mortar Platoon, Co. D, 2nd Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, U.S. Eighth Army, blast Communist positions in the "Punchbowl", Korea, Aug. 12, 1952.
17 / 30 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soldiers of the 81-mm Mortar Platoon, Co. D, 2nd Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, U.S. Eighth Army, blast Communist positions in the "Punchbowl", Korea, Aug. 12, 1952. (Photo Credit: Kelemanik, U.S. Army Signal Corps) VIEW ORIGINAL
A helicopter of the 6th Transportation Helicopter Company, U.S. Eighth Army, delivers C-rations to the 25th U.S. Infantry Division's 35th Infantry Regiment, near Panmunjom, Korea, May 23, 1953.
18 / 30 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A helicopter of the 6th Transportation Helicopter Company, U.S. Eighth Army, delivers C-rations to the 25th U.S. Infantry Division's 35th Infantry Regiment, near Panmunjom, Korea, May 23, 1953. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army Signal Corps) VIEW ORIGINAL
The Port of Inchon, Korea, is a hub of activity on Jan. 25, 1953. A landing beach and two finger piers for dispatching small craft are visible. There is open storage area in foreground and a tank farm in background.
19 / 30 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The Port of Inchon, Korea, is a hub of activity on Jan. 25, 1953. A landing beach and two finger piers for dispatching small craft are visible. There is open storage area in foreground and a tank farm in background. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army Signal Corps) VIEW ORIGINAL
Maj. Michael J. Stoke, executive officer, 79th Ordnance Aircraft Maintenance Battalion, U.S. Eighth Army, and Capt. Charles C. Blake, a chaplain known as the "flying chaplain," depart by helicopter to visit 79th Ordnance units in Korea, June 8, 1953.
20 / 30 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Maj. Michael J. Stoke, executive officer, 79th Ordnance Aircraft Maintenance Battalion, U.S. Eighth Army, and Capt. Charles C. Blake, a chaplain known as the "flying chaplain," depart by helicopter to visit 79th Ordnance units in Korea, June 8, 1953. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
With air and artillery support, men of Company C, 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, advance on "Hill 45" near Ichon, Korea, after three days of bitter fighting for the objective. January 29th, 1951.
21 / 30 Show Caption + Hide Caption – With air and artillery support, men of Company C, 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, advance on "Hill 45" near Ichon, Korea, after three days of bitter fighting for the objective. January 29th, 1951. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sgt. Ron J. Gladstone of Battle Creek, MI (left); Cpl. John McCullough of Chicago, IL (center); and Pfc. John L. Robinson or Willard, KY, in position as they knocked out a machine gun nest of the Communist-led North Koreans with their 57-mm gun, somewhere in Korea. This crew is credited with knocking out three machine gun nests.
22 / 30 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. Ron J. Gladstone of Battle Creek, MI (left); Cpl. John McCullough of Chicago, IL (center); and Pfc. John L. Robinson or Willard, KY, in position as they knocked out a machine gun nest of the Communist-led North Koreans with their 57-mm gun, somewhere in Korea. This crew is credited with knocking out three machine gun nests. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Men of the 9th Inf. Regt. man an M-26 tank to await an enemy attempt to cross the Naktong River.  September 3, 1950.
23 / 30 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Men of the 9th Inf. Regt. man an M-26 tank to await an enemy attempt to cross the Naktong River. September 3, 1950. (Photo Credit: Cpl. Thomas Marotta) VIEW ORIGINAL
American soldier scans the area in front of his Observation Post on the front line somewhere in Korea. July 29th, 1950.
24 / 30 Show Caption + Hide Caption – American soldier scans the area in front of his Observation Post on the front line somewhere in Korea. July 29th, 1950. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Pfc. Lewis E. Canie, Golconda, IL, (left) 30 caliber machine gunner with Company G, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd US Infantry Division and Pfc. Bernard E. Winch, Blue Island, IL, assistance gunner, keep sharp lookout for signs of the Communist Forces from their hillside post along the fighting front.  March 10th, 1952.
25 / 30 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Pfc. Lewis E. Canie, Golconda, IL, (left) 30 caliber machine gunner with Company G, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd US Infantry Division and Pfc. Bernard E. Winch, Blue Island, IL, assistance gunner, keep sharp lookout for signs of the Communist Forces from their hillside post along the fighting front. March 10th, 1952. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Cpl. Donald C Blackman of Longsport, ID (sitting), and Cpl. Joseph L. Lasleur of Stillman, Valley, IL, keep a sharp lookout for Chinese Communists troops at their post near the front lines in Korea.  Both are members of the 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. January 29th, 1951.
26 / 30 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Cpl. Donald C Blackman of Longsport, ID (sitting), and Cpl. Joseph L. Lasleur of Stillman, Valley, IL, keep a sharp lookout for Chinese Communists troops at their post near the front lines in Korea. Both are members of the 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. January 29th, 1951. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
25th Division, Korea, 1950.
27 / 30 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 25th Division, Korea, 1950. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Men of the 2nd Platoon, Heavy Mortar Company, 14th Infantry Regiment, 25th US Infantry Division, fire mortar shells at Communist-held positions from their post on Hill #719, Heartbreak Ridge.  September 27th, 1952.
28 / 30 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Men of the 2nd Platoon, Heavy Mortar Company, 14th Infantry Regiment, 25th US Infantry Division, fire mortar shells at Communist-held positions from their post on Hill #719, Heartbreak Ridge. September 27th, 1952. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Men of the 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Division, advance through a Korean village, six miles southeast of Inchon, Korean.  September 18th, 1950.
29 / 30 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Men of the 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Division, advance through a Korean village, six miles southeast of Inchon, Korean. September 18th, 1950. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Men of the 77th Engineer Combat Company blast at Communist troops taking cover in caves imbedded along steep banks of the Hantan River. 11 Apr 1951.
30 / 30 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Men of the 77th Engineer Combat Company blast at Communist troops taking cover in caves imbedded along steep banks of the Hantan River. 11 Apr 1951. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL