Military Wiki
Advertisement

The Yongsan bombing by the United States Air Force took place during the North Korean offensive of the Korean War and included a destructive bombing raid in Seoul.[1] About 50 B-29s with the U.S. Fifth Air Force bombed Yongsan, Seoul on 16 July 1950.[1] The B-29s dropped bombs on the switch yard and arsenal behind the Yongsan Station to slow down the North Korean Army advance; however, some of the bombs missed the targets and hit civilian facilities.[1] Some 1,587 citizens were killed representing 58.6% of the total civilian casualties.[1]

See also

References

Further reading

Coordinates: 37°34′N 126°58′E / 37.567°N 126.967°E / 37.567; 126.967

This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia (view authors).
Advertisement