Naktong

Naktong

 

a river on the Korean Peninsula, in South Korea. It is 524 km long and drains an area of approximately 24,000 sq km. The Naktong originates on the southwestern slopes of the East Korea Mountains; it flows into the Korea Strait. The mean flow rate at the river’s mouth is 380 cu m per sec. The river is navigable for 340 km. The cities of Andong and, near the mouth, Pusan, are located on the Naktong.

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troops withdrew east of the Naktong River in the southeast corner of the Korean peninsula to regroup and establish the final line of defense around the city of Taegu and Pusan, known as the Pusan perimeter.
The alternative was a frontal attack from the Naktong line that could only result in a protracted and expensive campaign to slowly drive the enemy north of the 38th Parallel.
History doubted the contribution of the Regiment's Black Soldiers, and Roy Appleman's official Army historySouth to Naktong, North to the Yalu told a "not too glamorous" story of the 24th Infantry Regiment's actions in 1950-1951.
Appleman, South to the Naktong, North to the Yalu (June-November 1950) (Department of the Army: Washington, 1961), pp.
and] the Company had to leave, pulling back to the Naktong River.
The last chance for the Americans to prevent themselves from being swept into the sea was to defend the high ground along the Naktong River.
In the summer of 1950, United Nations forces were boxed into an area behind the Naktong River that was only 50 miles wide by 80 miles long.
Marine Corps veteran of the Korean conflict and participated in action against aggressor forces along the Naktong Kang River line and the assault and seizure of Inchon, Korea.
A morning fog rolls into the Naktong River Valley in South Korea.
Then another Korean veteran describes the bitter Naktong River battle, where the 1st ROK Division held the line, gaining time for the UN forces to obtain the offensive.
Appleman, South to the Naktong, North to the Yalu June-November 1950), United States Army in the Korean War series Washington: GPO, 1986), ch.
When the North Korean invasion ran Out of steam near the Naktong River around Pusan during August and September 1950 (see "Korea's Early Days: Carrier Air Power's Proving Ground," Jul-Aug 00), the situation presented General Douglas MacArthur a golden opportunity.