Tag - Pakchon

77SQN Supports 3RAR

5 NOV 1950: On the same day, the Royal Australian Air Force's No. 77 Squadron supports 3RAR. 77 SQN, for the first time in the Korean War, flies in support of the 3rd Battlion, the Royal Australian Regiment, in the Pakchon-Sinanju Road area, Korea. Australian Mustang fighters strafed Chinese positions just before 3RAR commenced its assault at Pakchon. At the time the Squadron had been based at Iwakuni in southern Japan as part of the British Commonwealth Occupation Force (BCOF)....

Battle of Pakchon

5 NOV 1950: Korea and the Battle of Pakchon. The 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment, successfully assaults and holds crucial hill features overlooking Pakchon in the face of heavy North Korean and Chinese resistance. In November, after the actions of the Broken Bridge and Chongju, the 27th Commonwealth Brigade held position near the town of Pakchon (map), in defence of the road leading south to the Chongchon River. Australian troops were concentrated on the west bank of the Taeryong River...

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