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philippines vs. china korean war
« on: July 19, 2010, 12:37:59 AM »
Battle

On April 23, five minutes past midnight, the Chinese struck, with Baker Company on the right being the first to be hit. After pounding the rest of the battalion's positions with artillery, mortar and machine gun fire, the Chinese charged the Filipino line to the noise of bugles, whistles and gongs. They ran into a wall of fire thrown up by the 10th, with many Chinese falling to the defenders. Despite being outnumbered, the men of Able, Tank, Recon and Baker Companies in the front line resisted furiously supported by Recon's light tanks, and the howitzers and mortars of their artillery battery. The battalion's front line remained unbroken. However, the UN line broke at the Turkish sector, with the Turks withdrawing, thus exposing the right flank of the PEFTOK battalion.

Soon, intense Chinese fire was pouring into the 10th's area from the high ground at the right. To buttress the Filipino right flank, Ojeda organized and led an ad hoc force consisting of the battalion's clerks and cooks to form a defensive line which succeeded in holding off the CCF forces with help from Recon's M24s and support fire from the artillery. However, the PVA took advantage of the Turks withdrawal to go behind the 10th's lines and attack the Puerto Rican regiment, forcing it to fall back as well. With its flanks exposed, the 10th stood alone in a salient almost surrounded by a torrent of assaulting Chinese. The 10th, however, continued the stubborn defense of its three-mile front, inflicting heavy casualties on the Chinese, with Ojeda sending the men of Tank Company to stop the CCF advance.

The Chinese began to attack a platoon from Tank Company led by Lt. Jose Artiaga Jr. that had just positioned themselves on a small hill on the 10th BCT's flank overlooking Yultong. Lt. Artiaga's men refused to retreat and stood their ground, even though Artiaga would be fatally wounded in the fighting. Capt. Yap mustered and led a force to successfully rescue the platoon, though he would die in the fighting. Through sheer force of numbers, the Chinese finally succeeded in bridging a gap between Baker and Tank Companies. Capt Sanchez had been shot through the arm but he refused medical evacuation. Before Charlie Company could be fully committed, it was hit by Chinese forces that had poured through the penetrated areas. The battle had become so desperate that the Filipino staff officers at the command post, with the clerks, cooks, medics and the rest of the rear echelon troops, deployed around the headquarters area for a possible last stand, accounting for some of the Chinese who penetrated as far as there.

At dawn, Ojeda sent a surprise counterattack supported by two of the Battalion's light tanks against the Chinese, who were caught as they were regrouping following the night's fighting. As a result, the Chinese suffered heavy casualties, and were driven out of their positions. The US 3rd Infantry Division ordered the 10th to withdraw, which they successfully accomplished despite being under constant attack from the Chinese and without other UNC units to cover them.

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Re: philippines vs. china korean war
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2010, 12:45:41 AM »
BATTLE OF YULTONG BRIDGE                                                  CHINA  40,000 VS. PHILIPPINES  900                                                           APRIL 23 1951 KOREAN WAR                                            CASUALTIES& LOSSES ;CHINA 12,000 DEAD/PHI.10 DEAD,26 WOUNDED,14 MISSING

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Re: philippines vs. china korean war
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2010, 12:49:01 AM »
On April 22, the 10th Battalion Combat Team of the Philippine Expeditionary Force to Korea (PEFTOK) was moved to the Yultong area to help reinforce the front lines due to signs of an upcoming communist attack. The Turkish Brigade occupied the area to the right of the 10th, while the 2nd Puerto Rican Regiment was to the left.

Baker Company, under Paulino Sanchez, occupied a hill overlooking the highway from Chorwon, while the Reconnaissance Company, equipped with M24 Chafee light tanks commanded by Capt. Marcos Garcia guarded the highway itself.

Able Company led by Capt. Antoni Concepcion occupied high ground at the left, and between them and Baker was the Tank Company of under the command of Capt. Conrado Yap. The Tank Company was without its tanks and was deployed as infantry. A little to the rear on the slopes of another hill was Charlie Company under Capt. Dominador Tenazas which was designated the reserve company. The Field Artillery Battery commanded by Capt Guillermo Moreno was not in the battalion zone as it was in the general support of the 3rd US Division to which the Tenth was attached.

The Filipino troops proceeded to increase the fortifications of their positions, digging more foxholes, setting up more barbed wire, and sighting their machine guns. From civilian evacuees, the UN learned that the Chinese was going to launch an attack against the front. Later, a Chinese artillery commander was captured while plotting positions along the UN front. After interrogation, he revealed that Chinese forces had already deployed and were at jump-off positions, ready to attack. Immediately, all allied units were alerted.

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Re: philippines vs. china korean war
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2010, 01:11:00 AM »
you should ask the Mods if this the proper category that you must post this story.... I think this post should not be placed here but on another category...
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Re: philippines vs. china korean war
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2010, 01:36:13 AM »
Probably, on Philippine Military History?

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Re: philippines vs. china korean war
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2010, 05:52:25 AM »
BATTLE OF YULTONG BRIDGE                                                  CHINA  40,000 VS. PHILIPPINES  900                                                           APRIL 23 1951 KOREAN WAR                                            CASUALTIES& LOSSES ;CHINA 12,000 DEAD/PHI.10 DEAD,26 WOUNDED,14 MISSING

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Re: philippines vs. china korean war
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2010, 07:25:37 AM »
Zaragosa,

Read your private message inbox.  :police:
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