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Korea Missions and Order of Battle:
Arrived in Korea via Pusan on July 23, 1950 becoming the first unit to reach Korea directly from the United States. Initially deployed piecemeal, the entire division was committed to relieve the 24th Infantry Division at the Naktong River Line on August 24, 1950. The 9th RCT (Regimental Combat Team - a reinforced regiment), Colonel John G. Hill commanding, was responsible for the southern sector or left flank of the Division. 14+Km Frontage, Platoons on 500m Fronts, Companies on 4km fronts (very thin).
After the devastating North Korean attack the battered division was organized into two Task Forces. One, under the command of the Division Artillery Commander, Brigadier General Loyal M. Haynes, was responsible for the northern sector of the Division Zone. It consisted of the remaining elements of the 38th and 23rd Infantry (-3rd Bn), Co C of the 72d Tank Battalion, and supporting artillery. The second task force was commanded by Brigadier General Joseph S. Bradley, assistant division commander, and consisted of elements of the 9th Infantry (-3rd Bn), 72nd Tank Battalion ( - ), 2nd Engineer Combat Battalion, and supporting artillery. Task Force Bradley was responsible for the southern sector of the Division Zone.
After the situation was stabilized and 4,500 Korean replacements poured into the division the 9th RCT with Colonel Charles C. Sloane in command continued the attack to retake the lost ground. The RCT consisted of 9th Infantry (- 3rd Bn), Co B, 72nd Tank Bn (M26 Pershings), Battery D 82nd AAA Bn (Quad .50s) and 15th FA Bn.
Supported by 72nd Tank Bn, 15th and 38th FA Bns, and 82nd AAA Bn
The Regiment was organized as follows:
Colonel John G. Hill Commanding, relieved by Colonel Charles C. Sloane
HHC, Svc Co, Tank Co (17 Tanks - M4A3E8)
Basic Load of Ammunition
Pyrotechnics and Ammunition are replenished between missions. A basic load of ammo is issued each mission and can be saved up between missions.
After Mission 1 Replacements 5 steps US drawn from Support Units, Mission 2 - 9 steps of ROK troops (you only get replacements after completing the mission, not on re-attempts)
North Koreans do not take prisoners, they execute those captured.