History List Of Korean War Battles

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List of every major Korean War battle, including photos, images, or maps of the most famous Korean War battles when available. While it is not a comprehensive list of all skirmishes, conflicts, or battles that took place in the Korean War, we have tried to include as many military events and actions as possible. All the battles on this Korean War list are currently listed alphabetically, but if you want to find a specific battle you can search for it by using the "search". Information about these Korean War battles are included below as well, such as their specific locations and who was involved in the fight.

You can rank all of these battles, from Battle of Chosin Reservoir to Battle of Inchon.
Action of 12 October 1950 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List Of Korean War Battles
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Action of 12 October 1950

The Action of 12 October 1950 was a battle fought during the Korean War. While conducting Operation Wonsan against sea mines in Wonsan Harbor, a squadron of US Navy warships was attacked by North Korean Army batteries. During the operation, two US ships struck mines and sank while the remaining vessels and aircraft silenced the enemy guns. The KPA fired on American survivors in the water, wounding several men. In addition, the action prompted the United States Navy to begin the construction of hundreds of minesweepers for use in the conflict. It also gave the Americans an incentive to take a more aggressive stance by blockading Wonsan. ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Sea of Japan

Part of: Korean War

Battle of Yosu is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List Of Korean War Battles
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The Battle of Yeosu, in December 1998, was a naval skirmish that began when the Republic of Korea Navy intercepted a North Korean semi-submersible vessel attempting to land commandos on the southern South Korean coast. ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Yeosu, South Korea

Part of: Korean War

Combatants: South Korea, North Korea

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Battle of Chumonchin Chan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List Of Korean War Battles
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The Battle of Chumonchin Chan or the Action of 2 July 1950 was the only major battle fought between surface combatants during the main phase of the Korean War. It began after an Allied flotilla encountered a Korean People's Navy supply fleet. ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Sea of Japan

Part of: Korean War

Combatants: United States of America, United Kingdom, North Korea

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Air Battle of South Korea is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List Of Korean War Battles
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Air Battle of South Korea

The Air Battle of South Korea was an air campaign early in the Korean War occurring roughly from June 25 to July 20, 1950 over South Korea between the air forces of North Korea and the United Nations, including the countries of South Korea, the United States and the United Kingdom. The month-long fight for air supremacy over the country saw several small engagements over airfields in Seoul and Taejon and ultimately ended in victory for the UN air force, which was able to destroy the small North Korean People's Air Force. ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Gimpo International Airport

Part of: Korean War