Battle of Gorangpo

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Battle of Gorangpo
Part of Korean War
Date 25–26 June 1950
Location Gorangpo
Result DPRK victory
Successful ROK withdrawal
Belligerents
 Democratic People's Republic of Korea  Republic of Korea
Commanders and leaders
North Korea Choe Gwang
North Korea Bang Ho-san
North Korea Hwang Seok
North Korea Kim Yang-choon
North Korea Lee Chang-kwon
North Korea Hyun Hak-bong
North Korea Kim Hoo-jin
North Korea Han Il-rae
North Korea Kim Hyun-ki
North Korea Lim Hae-min
South Korea Paik Sun-yup
South Korea Choe Kyung-rok
South Korea Kim Jeom-gon
South Korea Kim Ik-ryeol
South Korea Choe Young-hee
Strength
1st Infantry Division
6th Infantry Division
1st Infantry Division

The Battle of Gorangpo was one of a series of coordinated attacks beginning on 25 June 1950 that marked the beginning of the Korean War.[1]

Order of battle[edit]

Democratic People's Republic of Korea[edit]

  • 1st Infantry Division - Brigadier General Choe Kwang
    • 1st Infantry Regiment - Colonel Hwang Seok
    • 2nd Infantry Regiment - Colonel Kim Yang-choon
    • 3rd Infantry Regiment - Senior Colonel Lee Chang-kwon
    • Artillery Regiment - Colonel Hyun Hak-bong
  • 6th Infantry Division - Brigadier General Bang Ho-san
    • 13th Infantry Regiment - Colonel Kim Hoo-jin
    • 14th Infantry Regiment - Colonel Han Il-rae
    • 15th Infantry Regiment - Colonel Kim Hyun-ki
    • Artillery Regiment - Senior Colonel Lim Hae-min

Republic of Korea[edit]

  • 1st Infantry Division - Colonel Paik Sun-yup
    • 11th Infantry Regiment - Colonel Choe Kyung-rok
    • 12th Infantry Regiment - Lieutenant Colonel Kim Jeom-gon
    • 13th Infantry Regiment - Colonel Kim Ik-ryeol
    • 15th Infantry Regiment - Colonel Choe Young-hee

References[edit]

  1. ^ Keegan, John (1979). World armies. Facts on File. p. 407. ISBN 978-0-87196-407-6. Retrieved 25 August 2011.