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Key Date in War Participation

1950
  • 06.25 North Korean Force invaded South Korea
  • 26U.N. Security Council first resolution passed
     (stop aggression, withdrawal above the north of the 38th parallel line and request
     of restraining support to North Korea)
  • 27U.S. Naval and Air Force enter the war
  • 28U.N. Security Council second resolution passed(military support to South Korea)
  • 28U.K. Naval Force enter the war
  • 07.01U.S. Ground Troops enter the war
     Australian Naval and Air Force enter the war
  • 07U.N. Security Council passed the resolution of establishing the U.N. Armed Forces
     Headquarters
  • 14The U.S. 8th Army Corps Headquarters opened the commanding post in Daegu
     The operational control authority of South Korean Force was transferred to the
     U.N. Armed Forces commander
  • 24U.N. Armed Forces Headquarters established (Tokyo, Japan)
  • 26Canadian Air Force enter the war
  • 29French Naval Force enter the war
  • 30Canadian Naval Force enter the war
     New Zealand Naval Force enter the war
  • 08.28U.K. Ground Troops enter the war
  • 09.20The Philippines Ground Troops enter the war
  • 27Australian Ground Troops enter the war
  • 28Swedish Red Cross hospital deployed
  • 10.07The U.N. general assembly meeting, resolution on the unification of two divided
     Koreas
  • 17Turkish Ground Troops enter the war
  • 11.07Thai Ground Troops and Naval Force enter the war
  • 16South African Air Force enter the war
  • 20Indian Field Hospital deployed
  • 23Dutch Ground Troops enter the war
  • 29French Ground Troops enter the war
  • 12.01Greek Air Force enter the war
  • 09Greek Ground Troops enter the war
  • 18Canadian Ground Troops enter the war
  • 27The U.S. 8th Army Corps commander changed
     (new : General Ridgway, old : Lieutenant General Walker)
  • 31New Zealand Ground Troops enter the war
1951
  • 01.31Belgian and Luxembourg Ground Troops enter the war
  • 03.07Denmark Red Cross hospital ship deployed
  • 04.11The U.N. Armed Forces commander changed
     (new : General Ridgway, old : General MacArthur)
  • 05.06Ethiopian Ground Troops enter the war
  • 08Colombian Naval Force enter the war
  • 06.15Colombian Ground Troops enter the war
  • 22Norwegian Mobile Army Surgical Hospital deployed
  • 07.10Cease-fire talks began
  • 11.16Italian Red Cross hospital deployed
1952
  • 05.12The U.N. Armed Forces commander changed
     (new : General Clark, old : General Ridgway)
1953
  • 02.11The U.S. 8th Army Corps commander changed
     (new : General Taylor, old : General Van Fleet)
  • 07.27Cease-fire agreement signed

Size of War Participation

Countries That Deployed Combat Units : 16 Countries

Size of War Participation
Country Number
of Troops
Deployed
(Persons)
Size of War Participation
Ground Troops Naval Force Air Force
US 1,789,000

8 Infantry Divisions
1 Marine Division

2 Regimental Special Forces
Number of Troops : 302,483

Far East Naval Force

U.S. 7th Fleet
Far East Air Force
UK 56,000 1 Marine Commandos
Number of Troops : 14,198
17 Naval Vessels(1 Aircraft Carrier included) -

 Canada

 25,687

 1 Infantry Brigade
Number of Troops : 6,146

 3 Destroyers

 1 Transport Aircraft Battalion

 Turkey

 14,936

 1 Infantry Brigade
Number of Troops : 5,455

-

-

Australia 8,407 2 Infantry Battalions
Number of Troops : 2,282
1 Aircraft Carrier
2 Destroyers
1 Frigate Ship

1 Combat Aviation Battalion
1 Transport Aircraft Formation

 The Philippines

 7,420

 1Infantry Battalion
Number of Troops : 1,496

-

-

 Thailand

 6,326

 1 Infantry Battalion
Number of Troops : 1,294(2,274)

 7 Frigate Ships
1 Transport Vessel

 1 Transport Aircraft Formation

The Netherlands 5,322 1 Infantry Battalion
Number of Troops : 819
1 Destroyer -
Colombia 5,100 1 Infantry Battalion
Number of Troops : 1,068
1 Frigate Ship -

 Greece

 4,992

 1 Infantry Battalion
Number of Troops : 1,263

 -

 1 Transport Aircraft Formation

New Zealand 3,794 1 Artillery Battalion
Number of Troops : 1,389
1 Frigate Ship -

 Ethiopia

 3,518

 1 Infantry Battalion
Number of Troops : 1,271

-

-

 Belgium

 3,498

 1 Infantry Battalion
Number of Troops : 900

-

-

France 3,421 1 Artillery Battalion
Number of Troops : 1,119(1,185)
1 Destroyer -
The Republic of South Africa 826 - - Combat Aviation Battalion
Luxembourg 83 1 Infantry Platoon
Number of Troops : 44(48)
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Countries That Provided Medical Support : 5 Countries

Countries That Deployed Medical Support and Facility
Country Number of Troops Deployed Size of War Participation
Number of Troops on Duty Support Unit
Sweden 1,124 154(162) Red Cross Hospital

 Denmark

 630

 100

 Hospital Ship

India 627 70(333) 60th Field Hospital
Norway 623 105(109) Mobile Army Surgical Hospital
Italy 128 72 68th Red Cross Hospital

- The number of troops in the size of war participation represents the maximum number of troops maintained until
   the end of the war (July 1953).

- The number of troops in parenthesis represents the maximum number of troops maintained during the entire war
    period rather than until the end of the war.

Casualties : 17 Countries

Casualties
Country Total KIA WIA MIA POW
US 137,250 36,940 92,134 3,737 4,439
UK 4,908 1,078 2,674 179 977

 Turkey

 3,216

 741

 2,068

 163

 244

Australia 1,584 339 1,216 3 26

 Canada

 1,557

 312

 1,212

 1

 32

 France

 1,289

 262

 1,008

 7

 12

 Thailand

 1,273

 129

 1,139

 5

-

The Netherlands 768 120 645 - 3
Greece 738 192 543 - 3

 Ethiopia

 657

 121

 536

-

-

 Colombia

 639

 163

 448

-

28 

 Belgium

 440

 99

 336

 4

 1

 The Philippines

 398

 112

 229

 16

 41

New Zealand 103 23 79 1 -
The Republic of South Africa 43 34 - - 9
Luxembourg 15 2 13 - -
Norway 3 3 - -