US Army Forces in the Korean War 1950 - 53 (Battle Orders 11)
By Gordon L. Rottman
Publisher: Os Publishing 2005 96 Pages
PDF 68 MB
This book examines the organization, equipment, doctrine, and tactics of US Army forces in the 1950-53 Korean War. The focus is US Army combat forces. Only the largest and most significant support units arc included. Marine Corps, Republic of Korea (ROK), United Nations (UN), and special operations forces are covered in other Osprey books.
US Army organization, equipment, and tactics were affected by many factors, including lessons learned from World War II; the situation at various stages of the war; and Korean geography. The steep, rugged Korean terrain precluded large-scale armored operations, required artillery with a high angle of fire, and hindered radio and wire communications. Commanders adjusted their organization for combat and modified the official Tables of Organization and Equipment (T/O&E) to adapt to combat conditions as the war shifted from the defense to the offense and from mobile to static warfare.