Korean War: 1952-53

Date
Event 
 
May 25
 
Raid on Agok.
 
June 6—14
 
Operation Counter.
 
July 17—
August 4
 

Battle for Old Baldy (Hill 266).
 
July 23
 
Air strikes against North Korea’s hydroelectric power grid. Results extend into northeast China.
 
August 12-16 and
September 5—15
 
Battle of Bunker Hill (Hill 122). 
 
August 29
 
The largest single-day air raid of the war happens in Pyongyang.
 
September 1
 
Largest all-Navy raid destroys the oil refinery at Aoji, North Korea.
 
September 17—24
 
Outpost Kelley is overrun by Chinese forces.
 
October 9—July 1953
 
“Cherokee” Strikes.
 
 
October 14—25

Operation Showdown (Hill 598).

 

 

 
October 26—28
 
Battle of the Hook.
 
November 3
 
Battle of Heartbreak Ridge (Hill 851)
 
December 25
 
Chinese forces are repelled in battle of T-Bone Hill.

1953 
 
January 25
 
Operation Smack.
 
March 17
 
Hill 355 assaulted by the Chinese.
 
March 23—24
 
Old Baldy held by 31st Infantry.
 
March 26—30
 
Outposts at the Nevada cities held.

 
April 16—18

 

 
Battle of Pork Chop Hill.

 

 
April 20—26
 
Operation Little Switch exchanges sick and wounded POWs.
 
May 13
 
Raid on Toksan Dam.
 
June 10—18
 
Battle for Outpost Harry.
 
June 15
 
Navy and Marine Corps aircraft fly 910 sorties.
 
July 6—10
 
Battle of Pork Chop Hill.
 
July 13—20
 
Battle of Kumsong River Salient.
 
July 24—26
 
Final U.S. ground combat.
 
July 27
 
Last air kill of the war.
 
July 27
 
North Korea, China, and the United States sign an armistice which ends the war but fails to bring about a permanent peace.

 
 

General Matthew Ridgeway sign the Armistice