This work is based primarily on the interviews, documents, and detailed operational resumes that U.S. Army military historians assigned to the historical detachments of the Military History Section, Headquarters, Eighth U.S. Army Korea (EUSAK), U.S. Army Forces, Far East (USAFFE), collected during the Korean War. The various historical detachments completed their interviews and studies within weeks or months of the operations covered and submitted them as Section IV, After Action Interviews, of EUSAK’s Command Reports. These reports were then collected at Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces, Far East, and also sent to the Office of the Chief of Military History, Department of the Army, in Washington, D.C., for use in preparing the official history of the U.S. Army in the Korean War. Today, the Historical Resources Branch, Field Programs and Historical Services Division, U.S. Army Center of Military History (CMH), at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C., holds copies of these interviews and studies. This volume is based on the operational interviews and studies listed below.
Other primary sources were used to supplement the interviews in the Center of Military History’s Korean War holdings. These sources include unit historical files and reports from Record Group 407 and award case files from Record Group 500, all held by the National Archives at College Park, Maryland. Other primary sources are given in the chapter notes.
There is a substantial and growing body of secondary material on the Korean War. Only a few of the major titles are noted here, as a starting point for those readers who desire to explore additional material about this conflict. For an introduction to the historiography of the war and bibliography, see Allan R. Millett, “The Korean War: A 50-