Korea Military History Anniversaries in April

Apr 05 2009 – North Korea launches its controversial Kwangmyongsong-2 rocket. The satellite passed over mainland Japan, which prompted an immediate reaction from the United Nations Security Council, as well as participating states of Six-party talks.

Apr 11 1951 – Korea: President Harry Truman relieves General of the Army Douglas MacArthur of overall command in Korea.

Apr 15 1969 – Korea: The EC-121 shootdown incident: North Korea shoots down a United States Navy aircraft over the Sea of Japan, killing all 31 on board

Apr 16 1953 – Korean War: Battle of Pork Chop Hill (Hill 255) begins.

Apr 19 1951 – Korean War: General Douglas MacArthur retires from the military in his speech (http://www.rjgeib.com/thoughts/war/douglas-macarthur-farewell.html) before the joint session of Congress after his abrupt dismissal as Commander in Chief of the United Nations forces in Korea. His retirement provoked a nation-wide controversy that recalled the fury over the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854.

Apr 22 1951 – Korean War: The Chinese People’s Volunteer Army begin assaulting positions defended by the Royal Australian Regiment and the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry at the Battle of Kapyong.

Apr 25 1951 – Korean War: Assaulting Chinese forces are forced to withdraw after heavy fighting with UN forces, primarily made up of Australian and Canadian troops, at the Battle of Kapyong. Casualties and losses: UN 146 – CH/NK ~1,000.

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