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On the next day, prior to giving similar treatment to the west coast, Task Force 77  fuelled from USS Passumpsic (AO-107) and USS Cacapon (AO-52), and rearmed from USS Mount Katmai (AE-16), the first ammunition ship to reach the Far East.

The 19th saw Admiral Strubleís force again in the Yellow Sea, giving support to the perimeter and striking targets in Areas A and B, while HMS Triumph (R16), operating independently, sent her aircraft against objectives to the southward. USS Philippine Sea (CV-47)ís interdiction strikes this day were concentrated on the vital railroad bridge at Sŏul, which had survived repeated attacks by FEAF and carrier aircraft. Nine ADs with two1,000-pound bombs each and nine F4Us with 500-pounders were sent against this target; the job was done, and photographs showed a span resting in the water, but at the cost of the loss of Commander Vogel, the air group commander.