1 July, the HMCS Athabaskan trapped a southbound enemy train on the North Korean east coast. The locomotive escaped, but about 20 boxes were left behind. The USS Wiltsie and TF-77 joined in the operation and 17 of the boxcars were demolished.
8 July, during a battle with enemy shore batteries 10 miles south of Songjin, the USS Irwin received a shrapnel explosion near her mainmast. This ruptured all electrical and electronic cables on the mast, seriously wounded the DESRON (Destroyer Squadron) – 24 commander and 4 other personnel were hurt. Admiral Felix Stump took over as commander of the Pacific Fleet, relieving Admiral Hadford.
9 July, the 7th Marines were engaged with 2 companies of the enemy who were supported by artillery and mortar fire. This occurred at COP (Command Outposts) Berlin and East Berlin. The enemy withdrew after fighting for over…
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