By William M. Leary
Korean battle 50th Anniversary Commemorative Edition.
Title is from a citation, spoken by way of William H. Tunner in 1948. Chronicles the position of the strive against shipment Command throughout the Korean warfare below the command of significant common Tunner. includes copyright material.
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The other transports in the serial returned safely to Ashiya to take on another load of heavy equipment. Henebry was able to muster 28 C–119s for the afternoon drop. One aircraft received minor damage from small-arms fire, while a second dropped its load prematurely when a restraining strap broke while en route to the DZ. The two heavy equipment drops delivered 277 tons to the 187th Regimental Combat Team. The paratroopers faced only weak opposition on the ground and established a defensive perimeter by noon at the cost of one killed and 18 wounded.
In April, the 403d Troop Carrier Wing, a reserve unit from Portland, Oregon, arrived in Japan and took operational control of the 314th Troop Carrier Group and 21st Troop Carrier Squadron. As senior officer assigned to the 315th Air Division, Brig. Gen. Chester E. McCarty, commander of the 403d Wing, assumed command of the airlift. McCarty got off to a rough start. Early in May, Combat Cargo experienced its worst flying day of the war. A C–46 struck a 4,500-foot peak on a low-level training flight over Kyushu, killing four crew members.
The other aircraft in the serial dropped on the lead, compounding the problem. The operation got back on track when 28 C–46s of the third serial, led by Colonel Nigro, an experienced airlifter, dropped squarely on target. The fourth serial, composed of 28 C–119s, also delivered its troopers accurately. In all, the 49 C–119s and 53 C–46s dropped 3,447 members of the 187th Regimental Combat Team into Munsan. Delivery of the unit’s heavy equipment posed a more difficult problem. Due to the shortage of C–119s, Henebry had to schedule two equipment drops by the same aircraft.