Korean Climate

Mean Temp 18.5°C 65.3°F at Taegu      

Heavy Overcast

1950 Pacific Typhoon Season

Korea Temps - 1950-1953 - Station 143 (Daegu)


May 23, 1950 (Tuesday)

Tuesday May 23, 1950


The high point of May 1950 for HMX-1 was Operation PACKARD IV, which took place during the final week of the month [May 28-31].

Six HRP–1's and two HO3S–1 helicopters landed on board the USS Mindoro (CVE–120) at Norfolk, Virginia, after which the ship sailed south to a point 15 miles off the coast of Camp Lejeune. The operation lasted only two days during which five HRPs and two HO3Ss carried ashore a total of 120 troops and over 20,000 pounds of cargo. As was the case in Operation CROSSOVER, the exercise afforded good training for the squadron although there were no new techniques of the amphibious assault exhibited. [56]







But in early May 1950 the American Embassy in Sŏul reported little likelihood of a North Korean invasion in the near future. [04-9]

In May 1950, Army G-2 General Alexander R. Bolling  said, "The movement of North Korean forces steadily southward toward the 38th parallel during the current period could indicate preparation for offensive action."

On 23 May, in another routine summary, he stated, "The outbreak of hostilities may occur at any time in Korea and the fall of Indochina to the Communists is possible this year." [04-10]



Notes for Tuesday May 23, 1950