Korean War Series
These Pages Dedicated to all Korean Veterans
187 Airborne Cutting off Retreating Communist Forces in Korea
These "MEN" Were Jumping C119's ; T-7 Parachutes; And A Full Combat Load.
A Combination That Would Guarantee The Worst Possible Opening Shock;
One that Would "Spread Your Legs "
C-46's ; C47's ; and C82's were also used in the jumps.
Great Articles by Troopers who
made the Combat Jumps
Check the table below and click on the Name or Pictures
these great stories and see some great pictures.
Click on map to see full size map of Major
Korean War events and a complete overview of the 187th operations while in Korea.
Rare Newspaper Clippings and Life Magazine
Pictures of the Korean Jumps.
Jack, made the Sukchon Jump.
A SPECIAL THANKS to Jack's Sister
"Elizabeth Legnetti, 1931-1996".
Who cut and saved the pictures for him.
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AMERICAN PARATROOPERS JUMPING IN KOREA !!!!
NEW YORK DAILY MIRROR'S
HEADLINES FOR OCTOBER 21, 1950
MARTIN'S ACCOUNT OF
THE SUKCHON COMBAT JUMP
DRAMIS' ACCOUNT OF
THE MUNSAN-NI COMBAT JUMP
Also check out Nick's book on Airborne History
"Silver Wings of Airborne"
RUTHERFORD'S ACCOUNT OF
THE MUNSAN-NI COMBAT JUMP.
Editors note: Picture taken from,
Life Magazine Vol. 30, No. 15, April 9, 1951 .
, page has rare pictures of a safe conduct brochure the Chinese Communist
would pass out to get soldiers to surrender.
Bob told us :
"The cards were safe conduct
(big deal) left by the chinese during and
assault on our hill , the area was Kumwa in what was referred to as the
Iron Triangle area in north central Korea. "
|A Poem about the Munsan-ni Combat Jump
by: Peter Griffin
Peter's brothers JOHN, on the right, was killed in action two days after he made the Munsan-ni Combat Jump.
|Sukchon Combat Jump by Gerald W. Krueger
Gerald also made the Munsan-ni Jump.
|Korean Combat Jumps by Sirreno (Jimmy) Clapp
Jimmy, made both jumps and was wounded twice.
|Pictures of Munsan-ni 50 years Later
Pictures taken by SFC David Krabbe, presently serving with (Mortars) 4th Squadron, 7th Cavalry at Camp GarryOwen, Korea
Korean Combat Jump Dates and Data
187th ARCT, 2nd Battalion
Operation: DZ Easy
|20 October 1950
187th ARCT, 1st, 3rd. Bn's.
Operation: DZ William
|21 October 1950
Operation: DZ William
|23 March 1951
187th ARCT 2nd & 4th, Airborne Ranger Co's.
To see a great page, created by Leo Kocher ,that list all the 187th ARCT Casualties in Korea during the "Forgotten War" click here:
The 2nd Ranger Infantry (Abn.) was an all black
unit. These men, mostly were volunteers from existing Airborne units at
that time in 1950, with a number of them from the triple nickel (555).
They were one of the Companies that made a combat jump with the 187th
RCT in Korea.
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