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The Communists continued their offensive on 2 September, exerting pressure all around the defensive perimeter. On the southwestern front the 25th Division withstood the enemy and launched strong counterattacks which drove the Reds back beyond their original positions. The 2nd Division, however, continued to find itself in trouble, for the enemy had forced across the Naktong and was seeking to capture the town of Yŏngsan. Weather in Korea was generally poor, particularly in the battle areas, but the Fifth Air Force, making good use of squadrons released from air defense in Japan and the Marine air squadron, flew a total of 201 close-support sorties.#126

 The 307th Bombardment Group sent 25 B-29's to blanket Communist supplies in the towns of Kŭmch'ŏn, Kŏch'ang, and Chinju with 863 x 500-pound bombs.#127