Korean War - US Troops at the Pusan Perimeter, 1950

Korean War - US Troops at the Pusan Perimeter, 1950 Government American History Geography Social Studies Visual Arts

This image—part of the U.S. military art gallery maintained at the U.S. Army Center of Military History—depicts American soldiers, during 1950, at the Pusan Perimeter.

The Center of Military History provides more details about this painting:

All of the troops in this painting wear summer combat clothing that had been supplied to U.S. Army forces in the Pacific theater by the end of World War II.  These were the herringbone-twill, two-piece summer combat or fatigue uniform, the M1 steel helmet, and the flesh-out leather combat boot.

These stocks of apparel had been shunted from one Pacific island to another after World War II and finally into Japan. The troops are members of the 2d Infantry Division (Indian Head) as shown by their shoulder patches, an Indian Head on a white star, superimposed on a black shield. 

In the right foreground is an automatic rifleman armed with a Browning automatic rifle, .30-cal., M1918A2.  In the left foreground his assistant carries extra ammunition for the automatic rifle and is armed with a rifle, .30-cal., M1 as is the KATUSA (Korean Augmentation to the United States Army) soldier directly behind them. 

In the right background is a multiple .50-car. machine-gun motor carriage M16, and in the left background is a medium tank, M26.

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Original Release: Oct 07, 2013

Updated Last Revision: Jun 01, 2020

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Image online, courtesy U.S. Army Center of Military History.


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