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.
The winner is Donald Chisholm, for "A Remarkable Military Feat: The Hungnam
Redeployment, December 1950" which appeared in the Spring 2012 issue ($500).
When North Korea conducted its second nuclear test on May 29, 2009, it launch two KN-01 missiles the same day from near Hungnam
in South Hamgyong Province.
UN forces were evacuated by sea from the North Korean port city of Hungnam
, approximately 150 km north of the 38th parallel on the east coast, between December 9 and 24 (Circle 8 on map).
The Eighth Army moved by land down the west coast, and X Corps was evacuated by sea from Hungnam
on the east coast.
In December 1950 the light carrier Bataan (CVL 29) arrived with a Marine fighting squadron embarked, supported the evacuation of Hungnam
and operated with TF 77 and the escort carrier group as the situation required.
X Corps and ROK troops in eastern North Korea withdrew toward Wonsan and Hungnam
on the coast, from which they could be evacuated by sea to South Korea.
5) "Recollections of Hungnam
and Chosin," Korean War Historical Commentary, Edward M.
The last issue of the Naval War College Review had a superb article by our Professor Don Chisholm entitled "A Remarkable Military Feat: The Hungnam
Redeployment, December 1950.
According to North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency, the first shipment of Russian food aid arrived at the eastern North Korean port of Hungnam