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Two hundred and seventy-five miles to the northwest, in the center of the Yellow Sea, the carriers had launched that morning at 0800 against transportation facilities in the Sŏul complex and to the northward. USS Valley Forge (CV-45) aircraft had dropped a span of the rail bridge below Sariwŏn and had attacked transportation targets near Hwangju and on the Ongjin peninsula; USS Philippine Sea (CV-47)'s bombers had struck the P'yŏngyang railroad bridge and marshaling yards, and cars and equipment along the tracks to the northward; the sighting in the course of this activity of flatcars loaded with steel girders gave evidence of the effectiveness of previous bridge attacks.