Download e-book for kindle: Assault from the sea : the amphibious landing at Inchon by Curtis A. Utz

By Curtis A. Utz

ISBN-10: 0160452716

ISBN-13: 9780160452710

ISBN-10: 0945274270

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NA 80-G-423221 ing Force” ust after midnight on D day, 15 September, the Advance Attack Group and the bombardment group formed into an 18-ship column and entered Flying Fish Channel. Two hours later, lookouts in the lead ships noticed a rhythmically flashing light in the darkness ahead of them. The rotating beacon atop the Palmi Do lighthouse guided each ship safely through the narrow passage. Lieutenant Clark, who had activated the light, shivered in his lofty perch not only from the chilly night air but from the thrill of seeing the fleet steaming into Inchon.

Coxswains in the eight LCVPs of the first wave gunned their engines and conned their boats across the line of departure. Corsairs strafing the beach rained 20mm shell casings on the sailors and Marines in the landing craft. The assault forces welcomed all of this extra firepower. The causeway on the right flank of Red Beach reminded Marine Captain Francis I. , Commander of Company B, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, of the bloody World War II battle of Tarawa. ” At 1731, the first LCVP hit the sea wall just ahead of the others in the boat wave.

Doss knew this meant that UN ships and planes were plastering the enemy defenders. He passed that “welcome news” to all hands. Into the Gale S oon after the ships of Admiral Doyle’s amphibious armada put to sea from the ports of Kobe and Yokohama, Japan, they faced age-old enemies, howling winds and raging waters. Navy weather planes and aerologists had warned Doy days earlier that Typhoon Kezia was headed his way, which caused him to speed up the fleet’s loading and departure process. Hard wor on the docks and on board the ships allowed the force to sortie by 11 S ber, one day ahead of schedule.

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