Place Names

Rashin, North Korea


--A port city 17 miles from the Soviet frontier on Korea's eastern coast, the town of Rashin is connected to the Soviet port of Vladivostok, which is less than 110 miles away by both rail and road.

 On 22 August 64 B-29's retraced their way to Rashin, but bad weather forced the bombers to attack secondary targets at Chongjin (Seishin). At this juncture the State Department strongly objected to the continuance of Rashin as an air target, and on 1 September the Joint Chiefs put the city off limits for air attacks.#33