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8240th Army Unit

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The 8240th Army Unit was based in South Korean and trained up anti-Communist North Korean partisans. For more information Google "United Nations Partisan Forces Korea". In 1953 approximately 100 personnel from the 10th Special Forces Group (at the time still based at Fort Bragg) jointed the 8240th Army Unit.

United Nations Partisan Forces Korea - UNPFK


References

8240th Army Unit - Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/8240thAU/

8240th Army Unit
https://www.8240th.com/
This website is a comprehensive sit on the 8240th Army Unit and is dedicated to the history and insignia of the U.S. Army advisors and partisans that wereve with the unit during the Korean War. The site features histories, documents, insignia, patches, photographs, uniforms, and equipment.

"Facets of the U.S. Army Guerrilla Commands in Korea", by Troy J. Sacquety, PhD, Veritas, Vol 8, No.2, 2012. This photographic overview is posted on the website of the USASOC History Office.
https://arsof-history.org/articles/v8n2_facets_of_army_page_1.html

United Nations Partisan Infantry Korea - WikipediA
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_Partisan_Infantry_Korea
This webpage contains details of UNPIK operations, legacy, references, and external links about the "White Tigers" of the Korean War.

"Unconventional Warfare in Korea: Forgotten Aspect of the 'Forgotten War'", by Dr. Richard L. Kiper, Special Warfare, Vol. 16, No.2, PB 80-03-2, August 2003. Published by the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, pages 26-37.
https://www.dvidshub.net/publication/issues/8229

Lost Tigers: The Failure of Unconventional Warfare in the Korean War, by LTC Jeremy Lane, School of Advanced Military Studies, US Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, KS, 2018. PDF, 53 pages.
https://apps.dtic.mil/sti/pdfs/AD1071117.pdf
The Eight Army began supporting the Korean partisans of the 8240th Army Unit "White Tigers" with the intent that the force would support a return to unified Korean governance after the end of the conflict. The limited impact of the unconventional warfare campaign demonstrated the Army's lack of capacity to support partisans.

8240th Army Unit (AU) Association, SFAXIII.org, Special Forces Association, Chapter XIII, Repubic of Korea.
http://www.sfaxiii.org/0%208240th_army_unit.htm

"Ceremony honors guerrillas who fought in Korean War", Stars and Stripes, September 22, 2007.
https://www.stripes.com/news/ceremony-honors-guerrillas-who-fought-in-korean-war-1.69080

"Park, Sang Joon: From teaching students to training guerrillas", ROK Steady, Spring 2007.
http://www.sfaxiii.org/8240%20Interview%20(ROK%20Steady%20Spring%2007).pdf
The story of a teacher who found himself leader his students in guerrilla warfare during the Korean conflict.

United Nations Special Operations in Korea
http://www.korean-war.com/specops.html

 

 

 


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