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Logistics & Support Activities in Korea during 1951-1953
Medical Activities Ashore


This page features views of hospitals and other medical activities ashore in Korea in 1951-53.

Additional views of logistics and support activities in Korea during 1951-53:

  • Logistics & Support Activities in Korea during 1951-1953
  • Broader coverage of Korean War logistics & support efforts:

  • Korean War Logistics & Support, 1950-1953
  • A precis of our Korean War images, and links to more comprehensive pictorial coverage of that conflict:

  • The Korean War, June 1950 - July 1953 - Introductory Overview and Special Image Selection

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    Photo #: NH 97198

    Korean War Helicopter Medical Evacuation, 1951


    "Navy corpsmen prepare three Marines wounded at Kari San Mountain for evacuation by helicopter to a rear area hospital, 23 May 1951." (quoted from original caption)
    Helicopter is a Marine Corps Sikorski HO3S.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the "All Hands" collection at the Naval History & Heritage Command.

    Online Image: 115KB; 740 x 595 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 97103

    Bell HTL-4 Helicopter (Bureau # 128623)
    ,
    of Marine aircraft squadron VMO-6

    "Operation 'EVAC' - Amidst a Korean snowstorm, a helicopter of VMO-6 prepares to land with its precious human cargo at 'Easy Med' - hospital site of the First Marine Medical Battalion."
    Photograph and caption released by Commander Naval Forces, Far East, under date of 24 February 1952.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the "All Hands" collection at the Naval History & Heritage Command.

    Online Image: 103KB; 740 x 620 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 97107

    Korean War Field Hospital


    "Operation 'EVAC' - Speed the essential factor, litter bearers hasten to the hospital tents with their patient. Wrapped warmly in blankets to ward off cold temperatures, the casualty will immediately be prepared for emergency treatment"
    Photograph and caption released by Commander Naval Forces, Far East, under date of 24 February 1952.
    Note snowy conditions.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the "All Hands" collection at the Naval History & Heritage Command.

    Online Image: 99KB; 740 x 620 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 97115

    Korean War Helicopter Casualty Evacuation


    "Marine Invents Litter Cover -- Leatherneck Staff Sgt. Arthur L. Kent, ..., a member of Marine Observation Squadron VMO-6 of the First Marine Aircraft Wing in Korea, zips up a new litter cover he invented to aid casualty evacuation."
    Photograph and caption released by Commander Naval Forces, Far East, under date of 29 April 1952.
    The helicopter is a Bell HTL.

    Official U.S. Marine Corps Photograph, from the "All Hands" collection at the Naval History & Heritage Command.

    Online Image: 113KB; 740 x 625 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 97119

    Korean War Casualty Evacuation


    "Air Evacuation - Somewhere in North Korea two wounded marines lie in an open field receiving blood plasma and first aid treatment. Land mines were responsible for the casualties. As corpsmen render what treatment they can to the wounded Marines, a helicopter is enroute to evacuate them to rear area aid stations."
    Photograph and caption released by Commander Naval Forces, Far East, under date of 16 May 1952.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the "All Hands" collection at the Naval History & Heritage Command.

    Online Image: 98KB; 740 x 610 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 97118

    Bell HTL-4 helicopter


    "Air Evacuation - Wounded Marines safely secured to HTL-4 helicopter start their air journey from the front lines to a rear area aid station for medical treatment. The HTL-4 is not leaving from a regular evacuation strip. It landed on a well-used jeep road due to mines."
    Photograph and caption released by Commander Naval Forces, Far East, under date of 16 May 1952.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the "All Hands" collection at the Naval History & Heritage Command.

    Online Image: 111KB; 740 x 615 pixels

     
    Photo #: 80-G-K-13003 (Color)

    Munsan-Ni, Korea


    Doctor and Corpsmen irrigate muscle tissue, as a wounded man is prepared for an operation, at the Medical Company, 23 September 1952.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.

    Online Image: 65KB; 740 x 610 pixels

    Reproductions may also be available through the National Archives.

     
    Photo #: 80-G-K-13008 (Color)

    Medical Company, Munsan-Ni, Korea

    Marine Second Lieutenant William C. Hudson is served a meal by Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class John Sabol, while recuperating at the Medical Company's facility, 24 September 1952.
    Munsan-Ni was the site of the advanced camp for the United Nations' Command Korean Armisitice negotiating team.
    Note box of corn flakes on Lt. Hudson's tray.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

    Online Image: 120KB; 740 x 605 pixels

    Reproductions may also be available through the National Archives.

     
    Photo #: 80-G-K-13009 (Color)

    Medical Company, Munsan-Ni, Korea

    Marine Second Lieutenant William C. Hudson, recovering from multiple wounds to the legs, is removed from the Medical Company's facility to a hospital ship, 24 September 1952.
    Man second from right is Hosptial Corpsman 3rd Class John Sabol.
    Munsan-Ni was the site of the advanced camp for the United Nations' Command Korean Armisitice negotiating team.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

    Online Image: 114KB; 740 x 610 pixels

    Reproductions may also be available through the National Archives.

     
    Photo #: NH 97120

    "YI-I-I ! IT'S A BOY!


    "Bearing glad tidings of the birth of a son, Chaplain Rickel delivers a field message to Corporal Edward J. Combs ... The young Marine is recovering from injuries suffered on the eastern front."
    Photograph taken by Sgt. Martin Bolhower. Original print bears no date, but it was filed with illustrations for the August 1952 issue of "All Hands" magazine, and was presumably taken a few months previously.

    Official U.S. Marine Corps Photograph, from the "All Hands" collection at the Naval History & Heritage Command.

    Online Image: 100KB; 740 x 625 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 97175

    Fleet Epidemic Disease Control Unit One (FEDCU ONE)


    A Navy medical officer and corpsmen accompany a Korean Navy officer and civilians through a village to a hut where sick children are in isolation, June 1952.
    The location may be the village of Cho Dong, on Ullung-Do island, where FEDCU ONE personnel treated a Typhoid outbreak in mid-1952.

    Official U.S. Army Photograph, from the "All Hands" collection at the Naval History & Heritage Command.

    Online Image: 176KB; 740 x 615 pixels

     



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