Search Case FSC 279, 280, 281 Retyped by Korean War POW/MIA Network
503rd FA Bn 12th & 13th Feb 51 F. S. #279, 280, 281
On the 12th of Feb 51, the 503rd FA Bn, was located in
the vicinity of the town of Changbong-ni, DS 072583, MS 6726T (see overlay).
The mission of the 503 FA Bn was to give support to friendly units in the
area who were under enemy attack. The lines of the protecting Infantry were
penetrated in several points by enemy forces and the 503rd FA Bn's positions
came under enemy mortar, small arms fire and attack. Heavy fighting occurred
in and around the area of the FA Bn's positions.
Enemy infiltrators placed heavy automatic and small
arms fire on the Bn's positions. After a heavy fire fight the 503rd FA Bn
was again ordered to withdraw and reaching the MSR proceed proceed toward
the town of Hoengsong (DS0149), which was under heavy enemy attack, the
503rd FA Bn moved into positions to support their infantry defenders. Heavy
fighting continued as the day of the the 12th ended.
Condensation of Command Reports Prepared by;
503rd FA Bn GRS KCOMZ
12th, 13th Feb 1951