Rare Images of the Korean War (1950-1953) from Both Sides… (40+ photos)


A Bell evacuation helicopter of Marine Observation Squadron 6, carrying wounded Marines from the front lines, lands at “A” Medical Company of the First Marine Division in 1950. Naval corpsmen stand by with stretcher to unload the wounded men from helicopter “pods” and rush them to the operating and hospital tents in the background. (U.S. Department of Defense/TSGT. Charles B. Tyler)

North Korea soldiers

A salvo of 500-pound bombs leave the bomb bay of a B-29 headed for communist-controlled territory below. The first bombs from the first squadron over a 21 sq. mile area west of the Naktong River, South Korea on August 16, 1950 where North Korean troops were believed massing for an all-out assault on the American lines. 98 B-29’s dropped more than 850 tons of bombs on the area. (AP Photo)

In this undated photo from North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency, distributed by Korea News Service, (North) Korean People’s Army combat planes fly during the Korean War. (Photo: Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP Images)

Navy AD-3 dive bomber (top center) pulls out of dive after dropping a 2,000 lb. bomb on Korean side of a bridge crossing the Yalu River at Sinuiju, into Manchuria on November 15th, 1950. (U.S. Department of Defense/U.S. Navy)

In the autumn of the UN force under the command of General Douglas MacArthur was able to seize the initiative and landed 15 September 1950 marines in the rear of the DPRK, Seoul release