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This is a gallery of images of and related to the Korean War I've created and/or gathered or collected for a documentary project on Korean War.

The war is often referred to as, "The Forgotten War," but 34,000 Americans died there between 1950 and 1953. 8100 American are still missing.

These images cover the Army, Marines and the Airforce during the War. more »
  • The Korean War Memorial in Washington, D.C. during early July 2008.
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  • The Korean War Memorial in Washington, D.C. during early July 2008.
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  • The Korean War Memorial in Washington, D.C. during early July 2008.
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  • The Korean War Memorial in Washington, D.C. during early July 2008.
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  • A National Park Service officer keeps watch over the Korean War Memorial in Washington, D.C. during early July 2008.
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  • The Korean War Memorial in Washington, D.C. during early July 2008.
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  • The Korean War Memorial in Washington, D.C. during early July 2008.
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  • Officers of the Second Infantry Division relax for a group photo while drinking their beer ration in a break from Korean WAr fighting. Members of the 2nd Infantry Division during the Korean War in 1950 or 1951.
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  • Officers of the Second Infantry Division relax for a group photo while drinking their beer ration in a break from Korean WAr fighting. Members of the 2nd Infantry Division during the Korean War in 1950 or 1951.
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  • Two war weary members of the U.S. Army, Second Division relax at the unit's command post during the Korean War. These are photos of the 2nd Infantry Division in the Korean War in 1950 or 1951.
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  • United States Army soldiers of the Second Infantry Division man a 30 caliber machine gun as soldiers in the back ground assess the situation during the summer or early fall of 1951. These are photos of the Second Infantry Division, one of the first units to arrive and fight against North Korea and China during the Korean War along side the South Koreans and other troops from the United Nations.
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  • A South Korean soldier, who fought along side the U.S. Army, Second Infantry Division soldiers, poses for a portrait one afternoon during the Korean War. These are photos of the 2nd Infantry Division in the Korean War in 1950 or 1951.
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  • An officer with the Second Infantry Division, U.S. Army talks with other officers during the Korean War. These are photos of the 2nd Infantry Division in the Korean War in 1950 or 1951.
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  • A photo of a badly decomposed and dead Korean soldier taken by a member of the Second Infantry Division shows the seriousness of a war which killed over 54,000 U.S. service men in just three years. These are photos of the 2nd Infantry Division in the Korean War in 1950 or 1951.
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  • Soldiers of the Second Infantry Division take a moment to relax during the Korean War. Two soldiers talk while another reads a newspaper. These are photos of the 2nd Infantry Division in the Korean War in 1950 or 1951.
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  • A C-119 flying box car has a tally the missions it has flown as nose art during the Korean War.
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  • Signalmen and other soldiers fighting with the Second Infantry Division, during the Korean War, relax in an area surrouned by sand bags. These are photos of the 2nd Infantry Division in the Korean War in 1950 or 1951.
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  • UN forces in Pusan, Korea are entertained with a special show on New Years Eve, December 31, 1950.
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  • HQ. FEAF, Tokyo --- Shown after their return to freedom in Hongkong are eleven U.S. Air Force officers and airmen, crew members of a B-29 "Superfort" show down in January 1953 during a leaflet dropping mission over North Korea. From left to right, front row: T/Sgt. Howard M. Brown, St. Paul, Minn. Standing, left to right; Col. John K. Arnold, Jr., Montgomery, Alabama; A/1C Steve E. Kiba, Akron, Ohio; Capt. John M. Buck, Arthwaite, Tenn.; A/C2 John W. Thompson III, Orange, VA.,; 1st Lt. Wallace L. Brown, Montgomery, Ala.; Capt. Eugene J. Vaadi, Clayton, N.Y.; Major William H. Baumer, Lewisburg, Pa.; and Capt. Elmer F. Llewellyn, Missoula, Mont. In the picture they are still in their "prison" clothing. Later they entered the Jockey Club in Hongkong got a bath, shave new clean clothing and steak dinner. August 1955.
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  • HQ, Feaf, Tokyo -- Eleven happy U.S. Air Force men, who were shot down in their B-29 "Superfort" during a leaflet dropping mission over North Korea in January 1953, walk through the courtyard of the Jockey Club in Hongkong, where warm showers, a steak dinner and new clothes awaited them. They are shown here in their "prison" clothes. A short time later they were decked out in new U.S. Air Force uniforms that fit. A suitcase labeled with each man's name, was waiting on his bunk, containing both military and casual clothing, toilet, articles, pajamas, underwear and other necessities. 6 August 1955.
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  • Minutes after being freed by the Chinese Communists, 11 crew members of the B-29 "Superfort" shot down during a leaflet-dropping mission over North Korea in January 1953, walk to freedom at Hong Kong. Leading the group is Col. John K. Arnold, Jr., left, accompanied by Lt. Col. O.D. Simpson, air attache at Hongkong. The group was taken later to the Jockey Club in the Hongkong crown colony, received new, clean clothes, took shower baths and enjoyed their first meal since freedom, a steak dinner with all the trimmings. 6 August 1955
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  • Refugees checked at the 38th Parallel: Pfc. Henry W. Graves (Ft. Worth, Texas) (Left) and Pvt. Harold J. Watson (Luling, Texas) Both of the 519th Military Police Battalion, 8th Army, check refugees for contraband before allowing them to cross the 38th Parallel bridge during the Korean War. 8 December 1950
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  • A photo shows Seoul South Korea before it was destroyed during the Korean War. The photo is part of a collection of images of late Post-World War II Japan and the 7th Infantry in Korea. This image may be of Seoul just after WWII when the Japanese in Korea surrendered to the 7th Infantry.
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  • First Marine Division tankers warm up their engines for withdrawal from Koto-ri. ..
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  • Aerial photos made from low-flying unarmed U.S. Air Force jet reconnaissance planes revealed these barracks-type structures near Chiktong in North Korea, which are believed to house enemy-held UN war prisoners. This enlarged section shows soldiers, some waving, others just looking at the aircraft overhead. Their true identity is a mystery. Structures who no markings which the Communist officials promised to use on all camps housing prisoners of war. March 1952.
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