The Minesweeper Waxbill cleared Korean coastal waters and helped stage a dummy invasion

Wilson, Barnett R.
October 2005
Military History;Oct2005, Vol. 22 Issue 7, p64
This article offers a look at the author's experience while serving on board the minesweeper USS Waxbill during the Korean War. By July 1953, the four battleships, eight cruisers and approximately 80 destroyers that the U.S. Navy deployed to Korea had fired more than 4 million projectiles ranging from 3 to 16 inches at Communist targets. In company with Waxbill (AMS-39), were the Osprey (AMS-28), Redhead (AMS-34), Heron (AMS-18), and Swallow (AMS-36).


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