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Somewhere off the DPRK on this day in 1950…

USS Missouri (BB-63) Forward turret fires a 16-inch shell at enemy forces attacking Hungnam, North Korea, during a night bombardment in December 1950 LSMR NH 96811

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph. Catalog #: NH 96811

USS Missouri (BB-63): Forward turret fires a 16-inch shell at enemy forces attacking Hungnam, North Korea, during a night bombardment in December 1950. In the background, LSMRs are firing rockets, with both ends of the trajectory visible. This is a composite image, made with two negatives taken only a few minutes apart. The photograph is dated 28 December 1950 but was probably taken on 23-24 December.

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  • Chris – Here’s the other side of the coin – A single US Merchant Marine ship rescued *14,000* in the Korean … https://www.wearethemighty.com /history/a-single-us-merchant-marine-ship-rescued-10-000-in-the-korean-war The *SS* *Meredith* Victory might be the luckiest and most important ship of the entire Korean War. The Merchant Marine vessel carried men and materiel that saved US troops in the Pusan Perimeter, protected the supplies around Inchon harbor, and pulled off the “Christmas Miracle” – the largest single ship *rescue* evacuation of refugees in history.

    Thank you for all your effort in research and posting on your site. They are very informative (and sometimes a rabbit hole of related items.)

    Merry Christmas and Happy New York

    Phil Gilson, Brooklyn NY

    On Tue, Dec 24, 2019 at 7:01 AM laststandonzombieisland wrote:

    > laststandonzombieisland posted: “Somewhere off the DPRK on this day in > 1950… USS Missouri (BB-63): Forward turret fires a 16-inch shell at enemy > forces attacking Hungnam, North Korea, during a night bombardment in > December 1950. In the background, LSMRs are firing rockets, with ” >

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