Korean Service
Author of Korean War PhotoDocumentary
Purple Heart
     Infantry Weapons     
     THE WHOLE SITE     
     Combat Photos     
WANTUCK at Inchon assault, off Green Beach
APD 125
Amphibious Forces, Pacific
APD Attack Transports

Bert Kortegaard, ex Wantuck Crewman
BEGOR at Hungnam evacuation, as shore facilities destroyed
APD 127

The Foundation of Freedom is the Courage of Ordinary People

History  Bert '53  On Line

Background and Overview of Inchon Invasion

Brief historical account, map of invasion beaches, links to Photos

Our four APD's constituted TD-111 which, as Navy Special Operations put it, "provided the operational catalyst for the multinational raiding force that repeatedly struck North Korea's railway system".

    • 5th Marines, including units carried by Wantuck, initiated the Inchon invasion.
      • Wantuck's LCVPs circle off Wolmi-Do before assault at Green Beach
    • Brief history of APD 125 Wantuck
    • Wantuck won one WWII Battle Star
    • Wantuck won the Navy Efficiency citation in 1950
    • Korean War Prelude: Sub(?) Attack
    • Wantuck won five Korean War Battle Stars
      Korean Service
    • Wantuck won the Korean Presidential Unit Citation
      Korean Presidential Unit Citation

    • Photo of Korean Minesweeper blowing up in Wonsan Harbor
    • 3,000 mines had been laid under supervision of Russian experts
    • Wantuck carried UDT1 in helping mine-clearing operations
    • Wantuck also operated in mined areas while on Commando raids
    • Navy Mine Sweeping: Chinnampo

    • Photo of Begor as beach supplies and facilities are detonated
    • Photo linked to brief history of APD 127 Begor

    • Photo of Wantuck while Station Ship Hong Kong, between wars

    • Photos, personal links, of ex-Wantuck crewman Bert Kortegaard

Causes of the Korean Tragedy ... Failure of Leadership, Intelligence and Preparation

        KOREAN WAR TIME LINE         
     Tanks and Fighting Vehicles     
               Enemy Weapons              

     Korean War, 1950-1953        
  Map and Battles of the MLR   
                 SEARCH SITE                  

The Foundations of Freedom are the Courage of Ordinary People and Quality of our Arms

-  A   VETERAN's  Blog  -
Today's Issues and History's Lessons

  Danish Muslim Cartoons  

  Guest Book