Marines Capture Wolmi-do Island

September 15, 1950, in Marine Corps history.
Marines Capture Wolmi-do Island
Posted on 9/15/2000

On September 15, 1950, the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines captured Wolmi-do Island in Inchon Harbor prior to the main landing.

That same day, the 1st Marine Division under the command of Major General Oliver P. Smith landed at Inchon in what is widely viewed as one of, if not the greatest, amphibious assaults of the 20th Century, and began the Inchon-Seoul campaign.

U.S. Marines stand guard over Korean prisoners of war on Wolmi-do Island after capturing the Island in 1950. (USMC photo)

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