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Hungnam

a port in E North Korea, on the Sea of Japan southeast of Hamhung. Pop.: 260 000 (latest est.)
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Hungnam

 

a city and port in the People’s Democratic Republic of Korea, in Hamgyong-namdo (South Hangyong Province), on Tongjoson Bay of the Sea of Japan. Population, 260,000 (1976). Administratively, Hungnam is part of the city of Hamhung. Hungnam manufactures food products, building materials, and such fertilizers as ammonium sulfate and superphosphate; aluminum is smelted. The city is a commercial fishing base.

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Fierce fighting ensued for miles as the allied forces retreated to the port of Hungnam to board naval ships to save the remaining forces.
Near what is now Hungnam, North Korea, Japan had a few particle accelerators enriching uranium by midsummer 1945 and a plant producing heavy water, key ingredients in a nuclear weapons production program.
This defense cost Fox Company three quarters of its personnel killed, wounded and captured, but kept the road open for the rest of the marines who ran the gauntlet to Koto-ri and finally to Hungnam.
Until the 1953 armistice, North Korea was literally bombed to rubble with principle targets hit around Pyongyang (the capital), Chongyin, Wonsan, Hungnam and Rashin.
Eighth Army and forcing the evacuation of American forces from Hungnam harbor.
This book offers firsthand accounts of the suffering of the Chinese forces during their engagements with United States Marines from the "Frozen Chosin" to the harbor city of Hungnam. Voices covers the suffering of the civilians and the Soldiers' families, as well as the Soldiers.
Intrigued by this bold declaration, says Peter Kim, Reverend Moon's personal secretary, the elder Kim had Moon's party flown to his guest house in Hungnam, where the big man bear-hugged the evangelist and said: "Let us forget the past.
Following the major Chinese offensive in November 1950, the group participated in operations around the Chosin Reservoir and then supported the evacuation of over 150,000 troops and civilians from the Chosin/Yalu areas to Hungnam. The group remained in theater supporting operations until they crossdecked to Valley Forge (CV 45) to return to the States.
The landings at Inchon, and the countless insertions, extractions (Hungnam), naval gunfire-support operations and naval aviation missions were all critical to the U.S.
That account, by a 22-year-old who experienced the last seven months of the Korean War as a corporal in a rifle platoon, was one of the few fine books by a participant published in the immediate aftermath of "the forgotten war." Forty-two years later, in Breakout Russ describes the Marine Corps' finest moment, the fight from the Chosin Reservoir to Hungnam in October-December 1950.
At the culmination of the Changjin Lake Campaign in Hamgyong Province, North Korea, in December 1950 during the Korean War, Captain Leonard LaRue of the SS Meredith Victory, a merchant marine cargo ship, was ordered to evacuate retreating United Nations soldiers from Hungnam Port.