Photograph of Chemulpo (Inchon) harbor

National Archives 80-G-348292

Chemulpo (126.626E 37.494N), known today as Inchon, was a poor port, plagued with extreme tides. It derived its importance from its proximity to Seoul, which was located some miles up the Han River. It played a small role in the Pacific War, but would come to the world's attention during the subsequent Korean War.

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