Korean War Order Of Battle

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Using historical files kept by each of the armed services and nations involved in the Korean War, Rottman provides information on unit backgrounds, organization, manning, periods of service, insignia, weapons, casualties, and major commands including the Western, North Korean, Communist Chinese, and USSR forces.

The United Nation's first military action and America's first major Cold War action, the Korean War, frequently called the forgotten war, is well documented in studies and reports of specific actions and phases of the war. These sources, however, provide little order of battle information on most of the belligerents, particularly the non-U.S./UN and South Korean forces. Using the historical files kept by each armed service and each nation, Gordon Rottman provides information on combat units and major commands, including both Western forces and North Korean, Communist Chinese, and USSR forces. He has done an invaluable service for scholars and military buffs.

Filling a void that would not likely have been filled otherwise, the book provides information on unit backgrounds, organization, manning, periods of service, insignia, weapons, and casualties. The book will be a primary source for anyone, scholar or layman, interested in researching the Korean War.

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Editorial Reviews

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"[R]ottman's Korean War Order of Battle will be a very useful addition to any Korean War researcher's library."


Army History

"Rottman's book is an excellent reference on the unknown Korean War…"


Lt. Colonel Robert A. Lynn, Florida Guard

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275978358
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/1/2002
  • Pages: 262
  • Sales rank: 1,034,409
  • Lexile: 1360L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

GORDON L. ROTTMAN is an independent author. His books include World War II Pacific Island Guide: A Geo-Military Study (Greenwood, 2001) and U.S. Marine Corps World War II Order of Battle: Ground and Air Units in the Pacific War, 1939-1945 (Greenwood, 2001).

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Table of Contents

A Brief Overview of the Korean War
Chronology of the Korean War
Ch. 1 United States of America 1
Ch. 2 United Nations Contingents 117
Ch. 3 British Commonwealth 125
Ch. 4 Republic of Korea 149
Ch. 5 Democratic People's Republic of Korea 161
Ch. 6 People's Republic of China 173
Ch. 7 Other Nations' Participation 185
App. A Korean War Weapons 193
App. B Korean War Aircraft 201
App. C Korean War Air Bases and Airfields 205
App. D Korean War Casualties 209
App. E Korean War Campaigns 213
App. F Rank Equivalency Tables 215
Selected Bibliography 221
Index 225
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