Korean War Naval Operations: A Bibliography

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Aber, John W. "The Navy and the Merchant Marine: A Critical Coalition." United States Naval Institute Proceedings 96, no.3 (Mar. 1970): 40-44.

"Air War in Korea." Naval Aviation News (Oct. 1950): 20-21.

Alexander, James Edwin. Inchon to Wonsan: From the Deck of a Destroyer in the Korean War. Annapolis MD: Naval Institute Press, 1996.

Ballenger, Lee. The Outpost War: U.S. Marines in Korea, 1952. vol. 1. Washington DC: Brassey's, 2000.

Blair, Clay. The Forgotten War: America in Korea. New York: Times Books, 1988.

Blanton, Stephen Dwight. "A Study of the United States Navy's Minesweeping Efforts in the Korean War." Master's Thesis. Texas Tech University, 1993.

Breuer, William B. Shadow Warriors: The Covert War in Korea. New York: John Wiley & Sons.

Brune, Lester H. ed. The Korean War: Handbook of the Literature and Research. Westport CT: Greenwood Press, 1996. [See ch.15: "The U.S. Navy and Marines in the Korean War," which contains a useful bibliography and other information.].

Burns, Harry A. "The Case of the Blind Pilot." Saturday Evening Post 225, no.22 (1952): 66-67, 69.

Cagle, Malcom. "Inchon - the Analysis of a Gamble." United States Naval Institute Proceedings 80, no.1 (Jan. 1954): 47-51.

____. "Post Interdiction Carrier Operations in Korea." United States Naval Institute Proceedings 83, no.7 (Jul. 1957): 699-712.

Cagle, Malcom W. and Frank A. Mason. "Wonsan: The Battle of the Mines." United States Naval Institute Proceedings 83, no.6 (Jun. 1957): 598-611.

____. The Sea War in Korea. Annapolis MD: US Naval Institute, 1957. [General survey of the naval war.]

"Carrier Strike." Military Review 32, no.10 (Jan. 1953): 57-62.

Cole, Charles F. Korea Remembered: Enough of a War, the USS Ozbourn's First Korean Tour, 1950-1951. Las Cruces NM: Yucca Tree Press, 1995.

Cole, Paul M. POW/MIA Issues. 3 vols. Santa Monica CA: Rand, 1994.[See Volume 1, The Korean War, and Volume 3, Appendixes].

Coletta, Paolo Enrico. The United States Navy and Defense Unification, 1947-1953. Newark: University of Delaware Press, 1981.

Coletta, Paolo E., Robert G. Albion and K. Jack Bauer eds. American Secretaries of the Navy. 2 vols. Annapolis MD: Naval Institute Press, 1980.

Cooney, David M. A Chronology of the U.S. Navy: 1775-1965. New York: Watts, 1965.

Cumings, Bruce. The Origins of the Korean War: Liberation and the Emergence of Separate Regimes 1945-1947. Princeton NJ: Princeton University Press, 1981.

____. The Origins of the Korean War Volume II: The Roaring of the Cataract 1947-1950. Princeton NJ: Princeton University Press, 1990.

Denson, John "Captain Thach's Phantom Carrier." Colliers 126, no.16 (1950): 18-19, 52-56.
[USS Sicily actions during first two months of war.]

Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. 9 vols. Washington: Naval Historical Center, 1959-1991.

Dorr, Robert F., Jon Lake and Warren Thompson. Korean War Aces. London: Osprey, 1995.

Edwards, Harry W. "A Naval Lesson of the Korean Conflict." United States Naval Institute Proceedings 80, no.12 (1954): 1337-40.

Edwards, Paul M. The Inchon Landing, Korea, 1950: An Annotated Bibliography. Westport CT: Greenwood Press, 1994.

____. The Korean War. Malabar, FL: Krieger Publishing Co. 1999. [Includes a useful selection of 31 documents relating to the war.]

____. The Korean War: An Annotated Bibliography. Westport CT: Greenwood Press, 1998.

____. The Pusan Perimeter, Korea, 1950: An Annotated Bibliography. Westport CT: Greenwood Press, 1993.

Fane, Francis D. The Naked Warriors. New York: Appleton, 1956. [Underwater Demolition Teams]

Fehrenbach, T. R. This Kind of War: A Study in Unpreparedness. New York: Macmillan, 1963.

Field, James A. History of United States Naval Operations: Korea. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1962.

Finan, James. "Voyage from Hungnam." Readers Digest 59 (1951): 111-12.

"Flares Light the Way for Fighters." Naval Aviation News (Jan. 1953): 14-15.

"Frogmen in Korea." Colliers 131, no.8 (21 Feb. 1953) :50-51.

Gatchel, Theodore L. At the Water's Edge: Defending Against the Modern Amphibious Assault. Annapolis MD: Naval Institute Press, 1996. [See chapter 11: "A Poor Man's Naval Defense: Inchon and Wonsan, 1950."].

Gilbert, Bill. Ship of Miracles: 14,000 Lives and One Miraclous Voyage. Chicago: Triumph Books, 2000. [SS Meredith Victory's participation in the evacuation from Hungnam.

Gleim, Albert F. Navy Cross Awards for the Korean War. Ft. Myer VA: Planchet Press, 1995. [Includes individual names, unit, date award earned, and date award approved; physical location and description of event not included].

Goodman, Allan E. ed. Negotiating While Fighting: The Diary of Admiral C. Turner Joy at the Korean Armistice Conference. Stanford CA: Hoover Institution Press, 1978.

Goulden, Joseph C. Korea: The Untold Story. New York: Times Books, 1982.

Griffin, Harry K. "The Navy in Korean Waters." Army Information Digest 6, no.12 (1951): 12-22.

Grossnick, Roy A. Dictionary of American Naval Aviation Squadrons. v.1. Washington: Naval Historical Center, 1995. [History of VA, VAH, VAK, VAL, VAP and VFA Squadrons. Includes carrier and aviation squadron deployments to Korea].

Grossnick, Roy A. et. al. United States Naval Aviation 1910-1995. Washington: Naval Historical Center, 1997.

Hallion, Richard P. The Naval Air War in Korea. Baltimore: Nautical & Aviation Pub. Co., 1985.

Hamel, Eric M. Chosin: Heroic Ordeal of the Korean War. New York: Vanguard Press, 1981.

Haylor, William Birch. "Hail, Hail, the Gang's All There." United States Naval Institute Proceedings 79, no.7 (Jul. 1953): 749-51.

Heefner, Wilson A. "Inch'on Landing."Military Review 75, no.2 (Mar.-Apr. 1995): 65-77.

Heinl, Robert D. Victory at High Tide: The Inchon-Seoul Campaign. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1968.

Heinzig, Dieter. "Stalin, Mao, Kim and Korean War Origins, 1950: A Russian Documentary Discrepancy." Cold War International History Project Bulletin 8-9 (Winter 1996/1997): 240. [Although this article does not discuss the US Navy, it and other articles in recent issues of the same journal provide important information on the war based on Russian archival sources].

Hickey, Michael. The Korean War: The West Confronts Communism. Woodstock NY: Overlook Press, 2000.

Hill, Arthur S. "Flight of the Filliboo Bird." United States Naval Institute Proceedings 79, no.1 (Jan. 1953): 45-49. [Navy tail gunner on B-29 during 1950-51]

Hittle, James Donald. "Korea - Back to the Facts of Life." United States Naval Institute Proceedings 76, no.12 (Dec. 1950): 1289-1297.

Holder, Frank. Raiders of the China Coast: CIA Covert Operations During the Korean War. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1999. [The author was an intelligence officer who served with Quemoy partisans for 10 months in 1951-52.].

Holliday, Kate. Troopship. New York: Doubleday, 1952.

"Iowa-Class Battleships Off Korea." United States Naval Institute Proceedings 78, no.7 (Jul. 1952): 785-89. [pictorial].

Jackson, John J. "Korea 1950: A Constrast in Preparedness." Marine Corps Gazette 79, no.7 (Jul. 1995): 38-45. [Marine Corps perspective.]

Joy, Charles T. How Communists Negotiate. New York: Lippincott, 1968.

Karig, Walter, et al. The War in Korea. vol. 6 Battle Reports. New York: Rinehart, 1952.

Keighley, Larry. "Four Dead--Three Wounded." Saturday Evening Post 223, no.17 (1950): 32-33, 157. [Story of a landing craft at Inchon.]

Kinney, Sheldon. "All Quiet at Wonsan." United States Naval Institute Proceedings 80, no.8 (Aug. 1954): 859-67.

Knight, Charlotte. "Men of the Mine Sweeper." Collier's 128, no.19 (1951): 13-15, 66-68.

Korea (Republic). Chonsa P'yonch an Wiwonhoe. The History of the United Nations Forces in the Korean War. 6 vols. Seoul: Ministry of National Defense, 1972-1977.

The Korean War. 3 vols. Seoul: Korea Institute of Military History, 1997.

Langley, Michael. Inchon Landing: MacArthur's Last Triumph. New York: Times Books, 1979.

Lansdown, John R. P. With the Carriers in Korea: The Fleet Air Arm Story 1950-1953. Wilmslow UK: Crecy Pub. Ltd., 1997. [Royal Navy Operations]

Lott, Arnold S. Most Dangerous Sea: A History of Mine Warfare and an Account of U.S. Navy Mine Warfare Operations in World War II and Korea. Annapolis MD: US Naval Institute, 1959. [mine warfare]

Love, Robert. The Chiefs of Naval Operations. Annapolis MD: Naval Institute Press, 1980.

Lovell, Kenneth C. "Navy Engineer Support in Korea." Military Engineer 44 (1952): 413-17.

Matray, James I. ed. Historical Dictionary of the Korean War. New York: Greenwood Press, 1991.

McFarland, Keith D. The Korean War: An Annotated Bibliography. New York: Garland Publishing House, 1986.

McGraw, Harry. "The Seabees--1952." Military Engineer 44 (1952): 81-84.

Meid, Pat and James M. Yingling. Operations in West Korea. v. 5 of U.S. Marine Operations in Korea 1950-1953. Washington: Historical Division, U.S. Marine Corps, 1972.

Melia, Tamara Moser. Damn the Torpedoes: A Short History of U.S. Naval Mine Countermeasures, 1777-1991. Washington: Naval Historical Center, 1991.

Metzner, Franklin. "I Fly the Night Skies Over Korea." Saturday Evening Post 225, no.26 (1952): 26-27, 48. [carrier pilot on USS Princeton]

Michner, James A. "All For One: A Story From Korea." Readers Digest 61, no.363 (1952): 1-2. [Air rescue attempt from USS Valley Forge].

____. "The Forgotten Heroes of Korea." Saturday Evening Post 224, no.45 (1952): 19-21, 124-28. [Navy carrier pilots]

"Military Sea Transportation Service." United States Naval Institute Proceedings 77, no.12 (Dec. 1951): 1327-1336.

Miller, Max. I'm Sure We've Met Before: The Navy in Korea. New York: Dutton, 1951. [Travel in rear areas in Korea].

Millet, Allan R. "Reader's Guide to the Korean War." JFG: Joint Forces Quarterly 7 (Spring 1005): 119-26. [Useful bibliographic survey.]

Montross, Lynn and Nicholas A. Canzona. The Chosin Reservoir Campaign. v.3 of U.S. Marine Operations in Korea 1950-1953. Washington: Historical Branch, U.S. Marine Corps, 1957.

____. The Inchon-Seoul Operation. v.2 of U.S. Marine Operations in Korea 1950-1953. Washington: Historical Branch, U.S. Marine Corps, 1955.

____. The Pusan Perimeter. v.1 of U.S. Marine Operations in Korea 1950-1953. Washington: Historical Branch, U.S. Marine Corps, 1954.

Montross, Lynn, Hubard D. Kuokka and Norman W. Hicks. The East Central Front. v. 4 of U.S. Marine Operations in Korea 1950-1953. Washington: Historical Branch, U.S. Marine Corps, 1962.

Morrow, Hugh. "He's the Stingiest Admiral." Saturday Evening Post 225, no.2 (1952): 26-27, 105-106 and 108. [Military Sea Transportation Service commander Vice Admiral William Callaghan ].

Omori, Frances. Quiet Heroes: Navy Nurses of the Korean War, Far East Command, 1950-53. Saint Paul MN: Smith House Press, 2000.

O'Quinlivan, Michael. An Annotated Bibliography of the United States Marines in the Korean War. Washington: Historical Branch, U.S. Marine Corps, 1962.

O'Rourke, G. G. and E. T. Wooldridge. Night Fighters Over Korea. Annapolis MD: Naval Institute Press, 1998.

Packard, Wyman H. A Century of U.S. Naval Intelligence. Washington: Naval Historical Center, 1996.

Phillips, Richard B. "The Siege of Wonsan." Army Information Digest 8, no.11 (1953): 39-47.

Prickett, William F. "Why We Fought." United States Naval Institute Proceedings 80, no.7 (Jul. 1954): 751-53.

Radford, Arthur William. From Pearl Harbor to Vietnam: The Memoirs of Admiral W. Radford. Stanford CA: Hoover Institution Press, 1980.

Rairden, P. W., Jr. "The Junior Officer in Mine Warfare." United States Naval Institute Proceedings 79, no.9 (Sep. 1953): 977-79. [Mine Division Thirty-One].

Reilly, Jr., John C. Operational Experience of Fast Battleships: World War II, Korea, Vietnam. Washington: Naval Historical Center, 1989.

Rougeron, Camillo. "Some Lessons of the War in Korea." United States Naval Institute Proceedings 79, no.6 (Jun. 1953): 634-643.

Russ, Martin. Breakout: The Chosin Reservoir Campaign, Korea 1950. New York: Fromm International, 1999.

"Salute to the Essex." United States Naval Institute Proceedings 79, no.12 (Dec. 1953): 1337-45. [pictorial].

Sams, Crawford F. The Mission of an American Military Doctor in Occupied Japan and Wartown Korea. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, Inc., 1998.

Sandler, Stanley ed. The Korean War: An Encyclopedia. New York: Garland Publishing, 1995.

Sauter, Jack. Sailors in the Sky: Memoir of a Navy Aircrewman in the Korean War. Jefferson NC: McFarland, 1995.

Schratz, Paul R. Submarine Commander: A Story of World War II and Korea. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1988.

The Sea Services in the Korean War 1950-1953, [CD-ROM]. U.S. Naval Institute and Sonalysts, Inc. in conjunction with the historical offices of the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard, 2000. [contains an introduction by Admiral James L. Holloway III, USN (Ret.), former Chief of Naval Operations and a Korean War veteran; History of United States Naval Operations: Korea by James A. Field, Jr., The Sea War in Korea by Malcom Cagle and Frank A. Manson; U.S. Marine Corps Operations in Korea (5 volumes) by Lynn Montross and Nicholas A. Canzona, et al; The Forgotten Service in the Korean War: The U. S. Coast Guard's Role in the Korean Conflict by Scott Price; and Historiography of the Korean War by Allan R. Millet.] Contact the DOD 50th Anniversary of the Korean War Committee for copies.

Shane, Patrick C., III "The 13 Wild Weeks of the USS Princeton." Saturday Evening Post 225, no.37 (1953): 28-29, 74-76, 80.

Sheldon, Walt. Hell Or High Water: MacArthur's Landing at Inchon. New York: Macmillan, 1968.

Sigel, Clinton H. "The Reserve Fleet." United States Naval Institute Proceedings 77, no.7 (July 1951): 681-689.

Suffrin, Mark. "Incident at Chosin Reservoir." Mankind 4, no.1 (1973): 52-59. [Unsuccessful attempt to rescue Ensign Jesse L. Brown after he was shot down].

Summers, Harry G. Korean War Almanac. New York: Facts On File, 1990.

Thorgrimsson, Thor. Canadian Naval Operations in Korean Waters, 1950-1955. Ottawa: Naval Historical Section, Canadian Forces Headquarters, 1965.

"Three Very Long Minutes." United States Naval Institute Proceedings 76, no.12 (Dec. 1950): 1365-69. [Photo essay on the crash of a Corsair during Inchon landing]

Toland, John. In Mortal Combat: Korea, 1950-1953. New York: William Morrow, 1991.

US Congress. House. Military Personnel Subcommittee of the Committee on National Security. Accounting for POW/MIA's From the Korean War and the Vietnam War. 104th Cong., 2d sess., 17 Sep. 1996, Washington: Government Printing Office, 1997.

US Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities. Investigation of Communist Propaganda Among Prisoners of War in Korea. 84th Cong., 2d sess. Washington: Government Printing Ofice, 1956.

US Congress. Senate. Committee on Government Operations. Communist Interrogation, Indoctrination, and Exploiation of American Military and Civilian Prisoners. Senate Report 2832, 84th Cong., 2d sess. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1956.

Utz, Curtis A. Assault From the Sea: The Amphibious Landing at Inchon. Washington: Naval Historical Center, 1994.

Vernor, W. H., Jr. "Standby Squadron." United States Naval Institute Proceedings 78, no.7 (Jul. 1952): 729-39. [Attack Squadron 702 operations from USS Boxer in 1951].

"War is Hard Work." Naval Aviation News (Sep. 1952): 1-7. [Naval aircraft operating off of carriers in 1952].

Weems, John E. "Black Wings of Gold." United States Naval Institute Proceedings 109, no.7 (Jul. 1983): 35-39. [Unsuccessful attempt to rescue Black aviator Jesse L. Brown who was shot down over North Korea in Oct. 1950].

Wheeler, Gerald E. "Naval Aviation in the Korean War." United States Naval Institute Proceedings 83, no.7 (Jul. 1957): 762-777. [Air strikes launched from USS Sicily and USS Badoeng Strait].

Witt, Linda, Judith Bellafaire, Britta Granrud, and Mary Jo Binker. "A Defense Weapon Known to Be of Value" Servicewomen of the Korean War Era. Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, 2005.

Worden, William L. "The Trick That Won Seoul." Saturday Evening Post 223, no.20 (1950): 146-48. [seizure of Wolmi Island]