This Day in the History of the DPRK: June 18, Juche 41 (1953)

June 17th, 2012

The bombs continued to fall with a thunderous roar on June 18, 1953.

For the previous five days, American F-84s, F-86s, and B-29s had carried out repeated bombing raids on the Toksan and Kusong irrigation dams, north of the Chongchon River, in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.  The U.S. Far East Air Force (FEAF),

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Brandon K. Gauthier

Brandon K. Gauthier, M.A. graduated from Elon University in 2006, and is presently a PhD candidate in American history at Fordham University. Specializing in U.S. diplomatic history, he is at work on a dissertation examining the intellectual history of U.S. foreign relations with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea from 1948 to 1995. He is a monthly contributor to NKnews.

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  • newageman


    Thanks for shinging a light on this forgotten history!

    If US dams were bombed like that, Uncle Sam may
    called them terrible war crimes.

    When will the US ever face responsibility
    for those international crimes?