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Chinese and North Korea forces resume their offensive. 500,000 troops push U.N. forces 50 miles south of 38th Parallel and recapture Seoul.
General Ridgway stabilizes U.N. lines along the 37th parallel.
U.N. resolution to end the Korean War is initiated. Battle of Twin Tunnels.
Battle of Chipyong-ni. Ridgway claims that this is a turning point in the war.
February 16, 1951—
July 27, 1953
Siege of Wonsan, 861 day naval operation is conducted—the longest in U.S. naval history.
March 7—April 4
Operation Ripper drives the Chinese and North Korean forces back to the 38th Parallel. Seoul is retaken.
Operation Tomahawk, the second largest airborne operation of the war, initiated.
Truman relieves General MacArthur over his command. General Ridgway takes over.
The war’s first major aerial duel occurs.
General MacArthur at Congressional hearings on his dismissal.
Chinese forces begin spring offensive with largest battle of the war.
Korean officers shoot people in a pit (1951)
Second Chinese offensive begins with the 'May Massacre.’
Chinese offensive stopped. Operation Strangle initiated including an all-out air campaign.
U.N. resumes attack on north. Chinese suffer defeat.
Battle of the Punchbowl (near the Hwachon Reservoir) results in victory for the U.S. Marines.
June 13, 1951—
July 27, 1953
General James Van Fleet ordered to halt attacks and wait for armistice negotiations. U.N. forms a Main Line of Resistance (MLR). North Korea uses time to regroup and build up positions opposite to MLR.
USSR U.N. Delegate Jacob Malik proposes truce to the war.
Truce talks begin at Kaesong.
Battle of Bloody Ridge (Hill 983).
Battle of Heartbreak Ridge (Hill 931).
Operation Summit—first helicopter deployment of a combat unit.
Operation Commando—U.N. forces prevail but suffer more than 4,000 casualties.
Truce talks continue at Panmunjom and a cease-fire line agreed on
Stalemate on the MLR. Talks continue at Panmunjom.
Prisoner of war lists exchanged.