Assault from the Sea,
The Amphibious Landing at Inchon

by Curtis A. Utz











No. 2 in the series The U.S. Navy in the Modern World

This monograph demonstrates how the Navy's veteran leadership, flexibility, versatile ships and aircraft, and great mobility provided the ability to launch a devastating offensive against the North Korean invaders of South Korea.

The monograph consists of 51 pages and has been divided into 16 files to make them as small as possible for fast downloading. These 16 files are word searchable and were scanned in black and white to keep the files small. Pages that have color photographs were also scanned in color and are identified as color pages that may be downloaded to view the page in color. Click on each of the separate headings or page sections to view the various parts of the monograph. Section heads in the monograph and the page they begin on include: Introduction, p. 1; Korea: The "Cockpit of Asia", p. 3; Reduced Forces, p. 6; The Road to War, p. 7; North Korean Invasion and UN Reaction, p. 10; Counterstroke, p. 16; MacArthur Sells Inchon, p. 16; Preparing for Operation Chromite, p. 18; The "Blackbeard of Yonghung Do", p. 20; A Time of Deception and Uncertainty, p. 20; Into the Gale, p. 23; "Ten Enemy Vessels Approaching", p. 24; "Land the Landing Force". p. 28; A Short Interlude, p. 30; Storming Ashore at Red Beach, p. 33; Baldomero Lopez, A United States Marine, p. 34; The Vital LST, p. 36; Taking the Initiative at Blue Beach, p. 37; A Night in Inchon, p. 38; Objective: Seoul, p. 39; Over-the-Beach Logistics, p. 40; Conclusion, p. 48; Acknowledgements, p. 50; and About the Author, p. 51.

Cover (in color) (1.4 mb file, download as .pdf file)

Inside cover (in color) (810 kb file, download as .pdf file)

Title and Foreword (52 kb file, download as .pdf file)

Painting of Inchon Landing (in color) (2.0 mb file, download as .pdf file)

Pages 1 to 4 (Introduction and Korea: The "Cockpit of Asia") (274 kb file, download as .pdf file)

Page 4 (color)(1.9 mb file, download as .pdf)

Pages 5 to 9 (Reduced Forces and The Road to War) (316 kb file, download as .pdf file)

Page 6 (color) (809 kb file, download as .pdf)

Page 8 (color) (500 kb file, download as .pdf)

Pages 10 to 13 (North Korean Invasion and UN Reaction) (448 kb file, download as .pdf file)

Pages 14 to 15 (326 kb file, download as .pdf file)

Pages 16 to 19 (Counterstroke, MacArthur Sells Inchon and Preparing for Operating Chromite) (338 kb file, download as .pdf file)

Page 17 (color) (2.5 mb file, download as .pdf)

Pages 20 to 22 (The "Blackbeard of Yonghung Do" and A Time of Deception and Uncertainty) (327 kb file, download as .pdf file)

Page 22 (color) (851 kb file, download as .pdf)

Pages 23 to 27 (Into the Gale and "Ten Enemy Vessels Approaching") (554 kb file, download as .pdf file)

Page 23 (color) (1.8 mb file, download as .pdf)

Pages 28 and 29 ("Land the Landing Force") (263 kb file, download as .pdf file)

Pages 30 to 32 (A Short Interlude) (341 kb file, download as .pdf file)

Pages 33 to 35 (Storming Ashore at Red Beach and Baldomero Lopez, A United States Marine) (181 kb file, download as .pdf file)

Pages 36 to 39 (The Vital LST, Taking the Initiative at Blue Beach, A Night in Inchon and Objective: Seoul) (341 kb file, download as .pdf file)

Pages 40 to 41 (Over-the-Beach Logistics) (355 kb file, download as .pdf file)

Pages 42 to 44 (547 kb file, download as .pdf file)

Pages 45 and 47 (467 kb file, download as .pdf file)

Page 45 (color) (2.1 mb file, download as .pdf)

Pages 48 to 51 (Conclusion, Acknowledgements, About the Author and Suggested Reading List and Sources) (139 kb file, download as .pdf file)

Back cover (3.6 mb color file, download as .pdf file)