Korea 1953 - Photos by James Jarboe

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This aerial shot that was made from an L-19 flying North over the Chorwon Valley looking almost due East. 

I was a photographer in the 3rd Signal Company from Jan 1953 until I rotated home in March of 1954. Our times with the Division overlapped but one thing we had in common for sure was the Leica, as you can see in the
attached photo of me. Probably taken in April or May of 1953 on the MLR near OP Harry.

The next four shots I made from OP Howe (The edge of the road near the tank) looking to the southwest.  The CCF artillery was harassing the traffic on and alongside the road (June 15,1953).  There were troops coming up the road toward OP Harry or the MLR.  This artillery was meant for them and one man was wounded.  An APC was sent from the Bn CP to pick him up.

This second shot shows the APC turning around to get back on the main road.  Just to the right of the APC two men can be seen kneeling over the wounded man whom they have put on a stretcher.  Other troops can be seen moving through the foliage above and to the right of the APC.  The wound man was lifted onto the APC which moved out rather rapidly as they were a good target.

This third shot shows the APC moving out near a little ford. (you can see the 'S' shape of the road in the picture and on the map.)

This last shot only shows the APC's dust as more artillery comes in too late.  Bn CP can be seen behind the ridge in the upper part of the frame.


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