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(Placename) a port in E North Korea, on the Sea of Japan (East Sea) southeast of Hamhung. Pop: about 200 000 (latest est), but the city was merged administratively with Hamhung in 2005 and figures are not normally published separately



a seaport in W North Korea. 150,000.
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com) lives in Seoul, where he is writing a book on the Chosin Reservoir Campaign and Hungnam Evacuation.
It showcased events such as the Hungnam Evacuation during the 1950 Korean War, the government's decision to dispatch nurses and miners to West Germany in the 1960s and the Vietnam War.
North Korea operates commercial and military ports on its east and west coasts of the peninsula, including Nampo on the Bay of Korea and Hungnam on the Sea of Japan.
After a bitter fight against the Chinese, the terrain, and the harsh winter weather, the 1st Marines successfully broke out of Chinese encirclement to reach Hungnam where they and the other remnants of X Corps evacuated North Korea.
Caption: In this work, Korean War veteran Ted Zuber depicts a Canadian destroyer tiring at shore targets near Hungnam on the east coast.
The UN forces suffered at least one significant maritime defeat, however, when a planned amphibious assault on the east-coast port of Hungnam in October 1950 had to be canceled because the harbor had been mined.
So many people in the US don't know anything about the Korean Conflict, much less about places like Inchon, Wonsan, Hungnam and Chosin.
By the time the UN forces broke the encirclement and fought their way to evacuation at Hungnam, 3,000 U.
Before departing for Beijing, Makiko Taniguchi, 74, from Kagoshima Prefecture, whose younger sister and brother died in Hungnam, a North Korean city on the Sea of Japan coast, told reporters at Haneda airport, "I have longed for a visit to their cemeteries for the past 50 years.
The next day, NKPAF's Yonpo airfield near Hungnam on Korea's east coast was raided by FEAF's Superfortresses (19th BG).
Fierce fighting ensued for miles as the allied forces retreated to the port of Hungnam to board naval ships to save the remaining forces.
Near what is now Hungnam, North Korea, Japan had a few particle accelerators enriching uranium by midsummer 1945 and a plant producing heavy water, key ingredients in a nuclear weapons production program.