May 18, 2022

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

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), The New York Times reported on June 20, hit the Toksan dam 12 times alone on the last day of the bombardment.[i]  A North Korean communiqué, broadcast in Moscow, acknowledged the strikes, stating: