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    Wŏnsan Harbor 원산 Kangwŏn Province Democratic People's Republic of Korea
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USN October 16, 1950

Location
Wŏnsan Harbor is located offshore Wonsan and the Kalma Peninsula, includes Yo-do Island. Also known as Wonsan Harbor.

Pacific War
During 1910-1945 used by the Japanese. During the Pacific War, used by the Japanese Navy as an anchorage. During July-August 1945 Wonsan Harbor was mined by B-29 Superfortress.

American missions against Wonsan
World War II and Korean War

Korean War
During the Korean War, the harbor was heavily mined. During the US Navy mine clearing operations, three minesweepers were sunk by mines during the mine clearing operation: USS Pirate (AM-275), USS Pledge (AM-277) and JMS 14 (ex No.1 class auxiliary submarine chaser).

During October 1950, the US Navy made an amphibious landing at Blue Beach (on Kalma peninsula near Wonsan Airfield) and Yellow beach (near to the base of the peninsula) at the base of the Kalma peninsula.

USS Pueblo AGER-2 (FP-344, FS-344, AKL-44)
Captured January 23, 1968 off Wonsan, displayed at Wonsan

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Last Updated
August 25, 2018

 

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