Chapter

Hill 312

Edited by William T. Bowers

in The Line

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print October 2008 | ISBN: 9780813125084
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813135144 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813125084.003.0005
Hill 312

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The I and IX Corps on the west moved forward from their Line D positions when they were in search of the Chinese while the X Corps took on the North Korean forces at the center. As reconnaissance forces were not able to locate enemy concentrations near Line D, I and IX Corps initiated Operation Thunderbolt in January 25 across the front of both corps. As IX Corps went on to the west, X corps had to maintain contact. IX Corps experienced strong resistance as the 1st Cavalry Division's 8th Cavalry Regiment moved to Yangji-i from Paegam-ni. The Chinese were surprised by how the 5th Cavalry Regiment passed through the 8th to Kumnyangjang-ni, and the 5th then shifted north towards the road to Kyongan-ni. Near Hill 312, the 5th Cavalry Regiment's 1st Battalion encountered the enemy forces. This chapter illustrates how Major Gibson interpreted the battalion's encounter.

Keywords: 1st Battalion; 5th Cavalry Regiment; Hill 312; Major Gibson; X Corps; IX Corps; Yangji-i; Kumnyangjang-ni; Kyongan-ni; Operation Thunderbolt

Chapter.  7969 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Military History

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