In Pohang Port, South Korea, wave after wave of landing craft stormed ashore in a joint Korea-United States naval Exercise, June 14-19.
LV Landing craft heading for beach
Landing craft hit beach
10 1/2 ft
LV Signals being set up
Another landing craft coming in
18 1/2 ft
Another landing craft on beach
26 1/2 ft
Infantry landing craft
29 1/2 ft
34 1/2 ft
"Explosion" beside craft
35 1/2 ft
Troops off-loading from tank
REVERSE ANGLE..Troops racing to objectives
Troops advancing to objectives
CU Machine gunner
LV Troops in position
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Background: In Pohang Port, South Korea, wave after wave of landing craft stormed ashore in a joint Korea-United States naval Exercise, June 14-19.
The amphibious exercise, code named "Sea Hawk", was a brigade-size manoeuvre with the landing force composed of two reinforced Battalions from the U.S. 3rd Marines Division, the Seventh Fleet and the Korean Naval Regiments.
More than 62 naval ships and 50 aircraft participated in this largest landing exercise ever since the Korean War ended in 1953. Some 17,000 U.S. and Korean Marines took part in this week-along exercise to test joint navel defence and combat capabilities under nuclear warfare.
Exercise "Sea Hawk" was intended to promote closer working relationship between the United States and korean Armed Forces.
Although the exercise tool place during the visit of President Eisenhower to the Far East, American 7th Fleet Commander Vice Admiral Charles Griffin said it had no connection whatsoever with the President's visit. He explained that the exercise was planned almost a year ago.