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On 19 August nine B-29's placed 54 tons of 1,000-pound bombs on the bridge, expecting surely to finish it off the next day. When they returned on the following day, however, they found that a Navy carrier-based strike had evidently put three spans of the now weakened bridge in the water.

 MacArthur nevertheless presented a U. N. trophy flag to both the 19th Group and the carrier unit for their accomplishments. Destruction of this west railway bridge at Sŏul had required 86 Bomber Command sorties and 643 tons of demolition bombs.

3 different bridge sites

August