Hungnam


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Hungnam

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

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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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.
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 Marines and the other troops fought their way through the Chinese lines and up a narrow mountain road to the North Korean port city of Hungnam.
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.
On Christmas Eve, their evacuation from the port of Hungnam completed a masterful retrograde operation that would help turn the tide against North Korean and Chinese advances early in 1951.
Thus began the Hungnam Evacuation, codenamed Christmas Cargo, from Dec.
There were 78 miles of narrow, crumbling, steeply-angled road--and 100,000 Chinese soldiers between the Marines and the sea at Hungnam.
The winner is Donald Chisholm, for "A Remarkable Military Feat: The Hungnam Redeployment, December 1950" which appeared in the Spring 2012 issue ($500).