Photos US and South Korean Forces

Australian soldiers taking up positions on a battle-scarred hill as a Korean ration and ammunition party moves through.

A mobile laundry unit under repair at a Korean base. It is given a preliminary inspection by Warrant Officer (WOII) William Tingey (left) and Corporal W D Hewson, Australian Army

Infantrymen of the Royal Australian Regiment carrying guns and ammunition, climb make-shift ladders to cross a partially wrecked bridge as they push toward North Korean Army lines.

Australian Vickers machine gunners of 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, suspend firing and cool their gun as a USAF Mustang drops a Napalm bomb on the Communist held ridge which the Australians had been spraying with fire a few seconds before. 1951.

Assault boats carrying men of the First Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment, cross the Imjin River during a training exercise in Korea. Learning how to handle the flat-bottomed craft was an essential part of their training in Korea as the country is bisected by scores of swift flowing rivers.

Close-up of Australian Bren Gunner Private S Henry as he takes a breather while waiting for the "gen" from his Company Commander on a night patrol into enemy territory.

Australian machine gunners stand by ready to give supporting fire to men of C Coy, 3rd Bn, Royal Australian Regiment, as they attack Chinese positions in the Korean hills. October, 1951

"This British Centurion tank resembles an elephant drinking water as it rests at a crazy angle, its gun barrel sticking into a waterhole on a Korean roadside north of Seoul on June 22, 1951.
Working to salvage usable parts are Lance Corporal Douglas Bone, left, of Basingstoke, Hampshire, and Trooper Ronald Rodda, Sunderland, County Durham."
(AP Photo/E.N. Johnson)
(Colourised today by Royston Leonard)

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water-cooled cannon !

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Marines of the 1st Marine Division on arrival in Pusan, Korea. August 2, 1950.
Photo by USMC Veteran and photojournalist David Douglas Duncan who turned 100 on January 23, 2016.
(Colourised by Royston Leonard from the UK)

Captain John Herschel Glenn Jr., USMCR, fighter pilot of VMF-311, examines some of the 714 holes in his Grumman F9F-2 'Panther'.
Captain Glenn flew 63 combat missions with VMF-311. He was promoted to the rank of Major, 28 June 1952. He served as an exchange officer with the U.S. Air Force, flying a North American Aviation F-86F Sabre with the 25th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, 51st Fighter Interceptor Wing at K-13, an air base at Suwon, Republic of Korea. In July 1953, Glenn shot down three enemy Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG 15 jet fighters.
John Herschel Glenn Jr. (July 18, 1921 – December 8, 2016)
(Photo source U.S. Air Force)
(Colourised by Royston Leonard from the UK)

Taking cover behind their M4A3E8 Sherman tank escort, one man of this Ranger patrol of the 5th Regimental Combat Team, US 24th Infantry Division, uses his M1918A2 BAR to return the heavy Chinese Communist small arms and mortar fire which has them pinned down on the bank of the Han River.
At left another soldier uses a field radio to report the situation to headquarters.
23 February 1951
(Source - NARA FILE#: 111-SC-358782)
(Colorised by Doug)

Tanks attached to Company C, 1st Battalion, 7th Regiment, 1st Marine Division moved around a destroyed bridge south of Kotgo-ri on Dec. 9, 1950. This picture was taken during the division’s historic march up and back to the Chosin Reservoir along the North Korean-Chinese border in the early months of the Korean War. Note the Chinese prisoners being herded to the rear for questioning.

US Marine Corps patrol led by an M-26 Pershing Heavy Tank, followed by an M-4 Sherman and another M-26, hunts down North Korean guerrillas somewhere in mountainous region of Korea. 17 January 1951.

(Colourised by Royston Leonard UK)

Troops of the Duke of Wellington's Regiment enjoy a smoke while waiting for dusk to fall before a patrol into "No Man's Land" at the Hook, Korean War. 16th June 1953

(Colourised by Royston Leonard UK)

A Landing Signal Officer (LSO) waves an F4U-4B Corsair of Fighter Squadron (VF) 53 aboard the carrier Essex (CV 9) off Korea 1950.
(Robert L. Lawson Collection, National Aviation Museum)

M4A3E8 HVSS Sherman - 'Rices Red Devils' 89th Tank Battalion, 25th Division uses a flamethrower in an enemy pillbox deeply situated on a hill near the Han River on the Korean frontline, on March 30 1951 .

(L-R) Gen. Lewis Burwell 'Chesty' Puller, Gen. Edward Craig during the Korean War. (This photo appears to be taken before Puller was promoted to General in 1951.)

Lewis Burwell "Chesty" Puller (June 26, 1898 – October 11, 1971) was a United States Marine Corps lieutenant general who fought guerrillas in Haiti and Nicaragua, and fought in World War II and the Korean War.

Puller is the most decorated Marine in American history. He is one of two U.S. servicemen to be awarded five Navy Crosses and, with the Distinguished Service Cross awarded to him by the U.S. Army, he is the only person to have received six of the nation's second-highest military awards for valor.
Puller retired from the Marine Corps with 37 years service in 1955 and lived in Virginia.
Puller remains a well-known figure in U.S. Marine Corps folklore, with both true and exaggerated tales of his experiences being constantly recounted among U.S. Marines.
A common incantation in U.S. Marine Corps boot camp is to end one's day with the declaration, "Good night, Chesty Puller, wherever you are!" Another common encouragement is "Chesty Puller never quit!"
In U.S. Marine Corps recruit training and OCS cadences, Marines chant "It was good for Chesty Puller/And it's good enough for me" as well as "Tell Chesty Puller I did my best."—Chesty is symbolic of the esprit de corps of the Marines. Also, the recruits sing "Chesty Puller was a good Marine and a good Marine was he."
U.S. Marines, while doing pull-ups, will tell each other to "do one for Chesty!"
Puller is loved by enlisted U.S. Marines for his constant actions to improve their working conditions. Puller insisted upon good equipment and discipline; once he came upon a second lieutenant who had ordered an enlisted man to salute him 100 times for missing a salute. Puller told the lieutenant, "You were absolutely correct in making him salute you 100 times, lieutenant, but you know that an officer must return every salute he receives. Now return them all, and I will keep count."
While on duty in Hawaii and inspecting the armory, Puller fined himself $100 for accidentally discharging a .45 caliber pistol indoors, although the charge for his men was only $20.
Edward Arthur Craig (November 22, 1896 — December 11, 1994) was a commissioned officer in the United States Marine Corps, and a decorated combat veteran of World War II and the Korean War who eventually attained the rank of Lieutenant General. Craig is best known as the general who commanded the 1st Provisional Marine Brigade during its actions in the Korean War.

Marines fighting their way through Seoul, September 1950. (PC: USMC Archives)

Marines at a barricade in Seoul (PC: USMC Archives)

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