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of the British 27th Infantry Brigade (27th Infantry Brigade (United Kingdom)) in the United Nations force. Having captured it and facing strong North Korean counter-attacks, the Argylls, devoid of artillery support, called in an allied air-strike. A group of F-51 Mustang (North American P-51 Mustang)s of U.S. Air Force's 18th Fighter Bomber Wing circled the hill. The Argylls had laid down yellow air-recognition panels correctly in accordance with that day's planning, but the North Koreans imitated similar panels on their own positions in white. The Mustangs, confused by the panels, mistakenly napalm-bombed and strafed the Argylls’ hill-top positions. Despite a desperate counter-attack by the Argylls to regain the hill, for which Major Kenneth Muir (Kenneth Muir (VC)) was awarded a posthumous Victoria Cross, the Argylls, much reduced in numbers, were forced to relinquish the position. Over 60 of the Argylls’ casualties were caused by the friendly air-strike. label6 Commons:Category:Suwon, Gyeonggi-do


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23, 1950, Hill 282 (Battle of Hill 282) was attacked by 1st Battalion, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, part of the British 27th Infantry Brigade (27th Infantry Brigade (United Kingdom)) in the United Nations force. Having captured it and facing strong North Korean counter-attacks, the Argylls, devoid of artillery support, called in an allied air-strike. A group of F-51 Mustang (North American P-51 Mustang)s of U.S. Air Force's 18th Fighter Bomber Wing circled the hill. The Argylls had laid down yellow air-recognition panels correctly in accordance with that day's planning, but the North Koreans imitated similar panels on their own positions in white. The Mustangs, confused by the panels, mistakenly napalm-bombed and strafed the Argylls’ hill-top positions. Despite a desperate counter-attack by the Argylls to regain the hill, for which Major Kenneth Muir (Kenneth Muir (VC)) was awarded a posthumous Victoria Cross, the Argylls, much reduced in numbers, were forced to relinquish the position. Over 60 of the Argylls’ casualties were caused by the friendly air-strike. *During the Battle of Wawon, fleeing soldiers of the South Korean II Corps (II Corps (South Korea)) were mistaken by the Turkish Brigade as Chinese which led to an exchange of fire. As a result 20 South Korean soldiers were killed and 4 others wounded with 14 Turkish deaths and 6 wounded. Commons:Category:North Korea WikiPedia:North Korea Dmoz:Regional Asia North Korea


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