Battle of Gorangpo

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Battle of Gorangpo
Part of Korean War
Date25–26 June 1950
Result DPRK victory
Successful ROK withdrawal
 North Korea  South Korea
Commanders and leaders
Choe Kwang
Bang Ho-san
Hwang Seok
Kim Yang-choon
Lee Chang-kwon
Hyun Hak-bong
Kim Hoo-jin
Han Il-rae
Kim Hyun-ki
Lim Hae-min
Paik Sun-yup
Choe Kyung-rok
Kim Jeom-gon
Kim Ik-ryeol
Choe Young-hee
1st Infantry Division
6th Infantry Division
1st Infantry Division

The Battle of Gorangpo was one of a series of coordinated attacks beginning on 25 June 1950 that marked the beginning of the Korean War.[1]

Order of battle[edit]

Democratic People's Republic of Korea[edit]

  • 1st Infantry Division - Brigadier General Choe Kwang
    • 1st Infantry Regiment - Colonel Hwang Seok
    • 2nd Infantry Regiment - Colonel Kim Yang-choon
    • 3rd Infantry Regiment - Senior Colonel Lee Chang-kwon
    • Artillery Regiment - Colonel Hyun Hak-bong
  • 6th Infantry Division - Brigadier General Bang Ho-san
    • 13th Infantry Regiment - Colonel Kim Hoo-jin
    • 14th Infantry Regiment - Colonel Han Il-rae
    • 15th Infantry Regiment - Colonel Kim Hyun-ki
    • Artillery Regiment - Senior Colonel Lim Hae-min

Republic of Korea[edit]

  • 1st Infantry Division - General Paik Sun-yup
    • 11th Infantry Regiment - Colonel Choe Kyung-rok
    • 12th Infantry Regiment - Lieutenant Colonel Kim Jeom-gon
    • 13th Infantry Regiment - Colonel Kim Ik-ryeol
    • 15th Infantry Regiment - Colonel Choe Young-hee


  1. ^ Keegan, John (1979). World armies. Facts on File. p. 407. ISBN 978-0-87196-407-6. Retrieved 25 August 2011.