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  Operation Ripper - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Operation Ripper was a military operation during the Korean War intended to repel the Chinese and North Korean troops from Seoul and to bring UN troops to the 38th parallel.
The operation was launched by U.S. military leaders on March 7, 1951, to drive enemy forces out of Hongch'on and Ch'unch'on and to reach "Idaho," a line drawn just below the 38th parallel in South Korea.
Operation Ripper was preceded by the largest artillery bombardment of the Korean War.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Operation_Ripper   (167 words)

 Operation Ripper Sweep - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Operation Ripper Sweep was a United States Marine Corps operation that took place during April of 2004 as Operation Vigilant Resolve raged in Fallujah during the Iraq War.
The operation aimed at securing roads into and out of Fallujah and was led by the 7th Marine Regiment.
The Marines swept west to east from Al Asad and seized a large number of IEDs in the vicinity of Fallujah.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Operation_Ripper_Sweep   (127 words)

 Crawler tractor seat pivotable to right of center - Patent 4487445
In the operation of construction and industrial machinery such as crawler tractors, it is highly advantageous to provide the greatest ease for the vehicle operator to operate the equipment while observing and controlling the operation of auxiliary equipment positioned on the front and rear of the vehicle.
Heretofore when the machine operator was using a ripper assembly, the stationary seat required the operator to twist his body in the seat in order to observe rearwardly for controlling and monitoring the ripper operation.
To perform a ripping operation, ripper teeth 13 are lowered into contact with the ground over which the crawler tractor is passing, and as the crawler tractor moves forwardly a downward force is applied on the ripper assembly, 12.
www.freepatentsonline.com /4487445.html   (2660 words)

 Leatherneck Archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Operation Killer had no sooner concluded than plans for Operation Ripper were set in motion.
During Operation Ripper the First Marine Division would attack as part of the 8th Army's IX Corps, the 1st Cavalry Division on its left and the 2d Infantry Division on its right.
All the objectives of Operation Ripper were now controlled by the 8th Army, which had been attacking continuously since 21 Feb. Still, with evidence mounting that the CCF had not abandoned plans for a major offensive, LtGen Ridgway wanted to keep the pressure on.
www.mca-marines.org /Leatherneck/OpRipperArch.htm   (2550 words)

 Untitled Document
Strong elements of the 10th North Korean Division were operating as guerrilla bands as far south as Andong, posing a serious threat to the east flank of X Corps and Eighth Army.
The ultimate objective of the operation was the destruction of the greatest number of enemy at the smallest possible cost in men and equipment.
An operations order, implementing the shift, sent the 38th Infantry into Corps reserve and called for the rest of the Division to move to the west and assume responsibility for the 3rd ROK Division sector.
www.2id.org /killer-ripper.htm   (3694 words)

 Straight bar tillage implement - Patent 5797460
There can be a wide variation in the selected operating depth of the rippers, and change in vertical position of the toolbar to achieve different depths can adversely affect the angle of attack and relative depth of operation of the various tools on the trailing implement rig.
The four-bar linkages allow the operator to adjust the height of the secondary toolbar relative to the main toolbar dependent on the operating depth of the rippers.
The tillage tool 30 is shown as a ripper having a subsoiler shank 130 connected by a bracket and break-away bolt assembly 131 to the aft end of a horizontal leg 132 of rectangular cross section.
www.freepatentsonline.com /5797460.html   (3695 words)

Following mop-up operations south of the Han, the 25th Division was to take part in Eighth Army’s Operation RIPPER, crossing the Han and engaging the enemy in his delaying action.
The new operation, code-named RIPPER, was to continue the advance twenty to thirty miles northward to a new line, Idaho.
The major objectives of RIPPER included the recapture of Seoul and of the towns of Hongch'on, fifty miles west of Seoul, and Ch'unch'on, fifteen miles farther to the north.
www.cacti35th.org /regiment/history/korea/1951-02-03.htm   (1258 words)

 Operation Ripper
As in Killer, the primary objective of Operation Ripper was to destroy enemy forces and equipment and hamper his efforts to conduct a new offensive.
Also, rather than make a direct assault across the Han to re-capture Seoul, Ripper was to outflank Seoul and the area north as far as the Imjin River.
In the event during Ripper, with 1st Cavalry Division providing cover, the 7th Marines took Hongchon which did indeed result in the CCF abandoning Seoul which was reoccupied by the ROK 1st Division, supported by the US 3rd Division, on March 15.
www.rt66.com /~korteng/SmallArms/OperationRipper.htm   (128 words)

The machine is designed for powered ripping and loading of the rock mass with hardness f=5 to 6 and abrasiveness of up to 15 mg in horizontal and sloping (±12°) workings in gassy and dust-ignition hazardous mines.
Adoption of the remote control enables the operator to be in a safe area and easily control all the processes.
A bucket-type ripper-loader is a version of the Type MPP Ripper and is developed based on the common power and travelling module.
www.nkmz.com /English/mining0204.html   (811 words)

 History of U.S. Naval Operations, Korea: Chapter 10, Part 2
Finally, as in the operations of February, General Ridgway intended to inflict maximum attrition on the enemy, and by keeping the pressure on to inhibit his preparation of a new offensive.
Operations proceeded deliberately, the demolitions were satisfactorily accomplished, and by 1600 the landing force had reembarked.
Only in mid-month was variety provided by a singular operation in which the remnants of the North Korean 10th Division, which the Marines had earlier been chasing through the upper Naktong Basin, moved northward, fought their way through the ROK lines from the rear, and disappeared into the distance.
www.history.navy.mil /books/field/ch10b.htm   (5677 words)

 Battle Casualties and Medical Statistics: U.S. Army Experiences in the Korean War- Effects of Type of Operation and ...
The incidence of battle casualties, however, by particular operations and tactical actions, and of nonbattle admissions by type of operation, can often provide a basis for the projection of the combined effects of certain of these variables, which are important from both the tactical and logistical standpoints.
Casualty counts for these operations have been expanded to represent the total number hit: the killed in action plus all of the wounded in action, even those who were slightly wounded and who lost no days from duty and were CRO cases.
The static, nature of these operations is also reflected in the fact that less than 1.5 percent of all of the regimental time was spent either in defending (defense and withdrawal actions) against enemy attacks on the main line or in counterattacking (attack actions) to restore positions (table 27).
history.amedd.army.mil /booksdocs/korea/reister/ch2.htm   (3119 words)

 Korea Events   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Operation Ripper begins in central and eastern zones, with advance across Han by IX and X Corps.
Operation Ripper clears enemy troops from South Korea east of Imjin River.
Operation Summit, first helicopter deployment of a combat unit, lands 224 fully equipped troops and 17,772 pounds of cargo in Punchbowl area.
www.mca-marines.org /Leatherneck/events51.htm   (323 words)

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Such an operation would not only put the forces into positions from which they could disrupt the enemy de tenses from the rear and inflict heavy casualties but also would relieve a great deal of pressure on the Indianhead regiments making the assaults on the hills.
The tank-infantry task force to operate in the east valley of the Division sector was commanded by Major Kenneth R. Sturman of the 23rd Infantry.
Ridgway then decided to extend the operation to reach the 38th parallel and, by the end of March, UN troops had reached the parallel almost across its entire breadth.
webpages.charter.net /wisconsinlegion-7thdistrict/KW_Battles.htm   (19730 words)

 Combined Arms in battle since 1939
Third, while Brereton's decision to conduct a daylight operation permitted an accuracy unrealized in previous airborne operations, his decision not to attempt a second lift on D-day was disastrous for the 1st Airborne Division.
At the operational level of war, the Army developed and adopted a doctrine of Active Defense based largely on the perceived "lessons" of the battle for the Golan Heights, fought in the earliest days of the 1973 war.
The Syrian operational objective was to retake the Golan, which was part of the territory it lost to the Israelis in 1967.
www-cgsc.army.mil /carl/resources/csi/Spiller/Spiller.asp   (19004 words)

 Chapter 16: The Killer Operation
The withdrawal fit the pattern of enemy operations observed before, especially Chinese operations, in which assault forces were obliged to pause for refitting after a week or so of battle.
operation, Ridgway attached the division to the IX Corps.
operation, as a result, became at once a plodding affair, not so much an advance with two main thrusts as a more uniform clearing operation in which assault forces fought hardest to overcome the effects of weather.
www.army.mil /cmh-pg/books/korea/ebb/ch16.htm   (5982 words)

 Dr. Strangelove, Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb (1964)
Demonstrating that regular "civilian broadcasting" is being played on the radio while twirling the dial, he tells Ripper that if a real Russian attack was under way, regular broadcasts wouldn't be playing: "I think those fellas in the Pentagon have given us some sort of exercise to test our readiness.
Ripper menacingly tells Mandrake, that he will not tolerate "any special prerogatives to question my orders" from an officer in the Exchange Programme.
Reprimanded with the fact that Muffley is the only one with authority to order a nuclear strike, Turgidson nervously admits that "General Ripper exceeded his authority," and the President is powerless to recall the attack.
www.filmsite.org /drst2.html   (2177 words)

 DR   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
And old Ripper wouldn't be giving us plan R unless them Russkies had already clobbered Washington and a lot of other towns with a sneak attack.
Crazed with his plan, Ripper justifies, with a big cigar in his mouth, what is happening, condescendingly quoting to Mandrake from Clemenceau:...a decision is being made by the President and the Joint Chiefs in the War Room at the Pentagon.
At the President's urging, Turgidson reads a partial transcript of General Ripper's last conversation to SAC headquarters shortly after he issued the "go code." Turgidson stumbles over the meaning of Ripper's final phrase about "the purity and essence of our natural fluids": 'They are on their way in and no one can bring them back.
campus.queens.edu /faculty/gooder/Comm/dr.htm   (7366 words)

 Operation Killer
The primary objective of Operation Killer was to annihilate enemy forces below the Arizona line.
However, the enemy had begun a general withdrawal, offering only scant resistance in the area and immediately on the end of this Operation Ridgway initiated Operation Ripper, which was basically to advance and secure positions suitable for staging a general assault to recapture Seoul and again reach the 38th Parallel.
Fortunately for many reasons, unlike his staff Ridgway was really a soldier and a man, and a true General of Infantry.
www.rt66.com /~korteng/smallarms/OperationKiller.htm   (223 words)

 Chapter 19: The Mission
In organizing the RUGGED operation, General Ridgway had widened the I Corps zone eastward to pass control of the 24th Division, which had been operating on the IX Corps left, to General Milburn.
But Harris, though he no longer expected to occupy the dam area, deferred ending operations out of hope that by reinforcing the attack on the eastern peninsula he might be able to send Anderson's company in a raid to immobilize the dam's sluice gates.
The opening phase thus would be primarily a I Corps operation involving attacks by the 3d, 25th, and 24th Divisions while requiring only a short advance by the British 27th Brigade at the left of the IX Corps.
www.kmike.com /EbbAndFlow/Ch19.htm   (6784 words)

 UN Counteroffensive
The operation began on Jan. 25, advancing slowly and cautiously against light resistance.
On Feb. 21 he launched Operation KILLER, an advance by the U.S. IX and X Corps, the former including the U.S. 1st Marine Division, to deny important positions to the enemy and to destroy as many troops as could be found.
Operation RIPPER began on March 7, 1951, following one of the largest artillery bombardments of the war.
korea50.army.mil /history/factsheets/un_counteroffensive.shtml   (2202 words)

 Jack the Ripper Walk
The true story of Jack the Ripper is absolutely fascinating, and the best way to discover that story is to take a walk through the streets, alleyways and thoroughfares where the murders occurred.
Some say that she was the first victim of Jack the Ripper, and when Inspector Abberline arrived in the district, a month or so after her murder, the police most certainly thought that the two killings (Martha Tabram and Mary Nichols) were linked.
We discuss whether or not she was a victim of the killer who became known as Jack the Ripper, and present the arguments both for and against.
www.jacktherippershop.com   (1309 words)

 First UN Counteroffensive, 25 January - 21 April 1951   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The operation began on 25 January and advanced slowly and cautiously against light resistance during the rest of the month.
On 5 February the X Corps began Operation ROUNDUP, a plan calling for ROK units of the Corps to disrupt the regrouping of North Korean forces south of the town of Hongch'on.
On 21 February he launched a general advance (Operation KIILER) by the U.S. IX and X Corps to deny important positions to the enemy and to destroy as many enemy troops as could be found.
www.militaryedu.com /Detailed/831.html   (1324 words)

 Chapter 17: Operation Ripper
operation, line Idaho, was anchored in the west on the Han River eight miles east of Seoul.
From that point it looped steeply northeastward through the eastern third of the I Corps zone and almost to the 38th parallel in the IX Corps' central zone, then fell off gently southeastward across the X Corps and South Korean zones to Hap'yong-dong, an east coast town six miles north of Kangnung.
Concerned that MacArthur's prediction of a stalemate might hurt operations by giving Eighth Army forces the impression that their best efforts would nevertheless be futile, General Ridgway put his own, and somewhat different, view on public record on 12 March.
www.army.mil /cmh/books/korea/ebb/ch17.htm   (7805 words)

 Association of the United States Army: Korean War at 50/March 1951
Eighth Army artillery batteries fire one of the greatest artillery preparations of the war to kick off Operation Ripper, while an assault crossing of the Han River is made by IX and X Corps.
The operation is designed to recapture Seoul by a pincer attack with IX and X Corps moving on the east while I Corps sweeps to the west.
In a special operation, four Rangers and 20 ROK soldiers parachute behind enemy lines to blow up a North Korean railroad tunnel, but it is too heavily defended, and the team is captured.
www.ausa.org /webpub/DeptArmyMagazine.nsf/byid/KGRG-6FJHGT   (836 words)

 Korea: Korea timeline
Operation Ripper drives the Communists back to the 38th Parallel and retakes Seoul.
Operation Showdown: Battle of Hill 598, also known as Sniper Ridge.
Operation Smack, an assault on Spud Hill by elements of the 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division.
www.sptimes.com /2003/07/20/Korea/Korea_timeline.shtml   (1315 words)

 The inside story of the battle for Fallujah IRAQ
We were to assist other 1st Division troops to secure some of the trouble areas and main roads around the town in an operation called ``Ripper Sweep''.
After nearly a month-long operation we are now at our base camp and preparing for the next operation.
Some operational details are not fully disclosed in this version of events for security reasons.
www.diggerhistory.info /pages-conflicts-periods/other/fallujah.htm   (1718 words)

 Korean War Map of Major Events
As the Eighth Army in Korea advanced toward the 38th parallel in Operation RIPPER in early March, 1951, General Ridgway looked ahead to the enemy supply and communications center of Chunchon, which he expected the enemy to defend stubbornly.
The airborne operation had failed to block the enemy withdrawal or to trap enemy units, but it facilitated the advance to the Imjin River.
Besides two jump operations, at Sunchon and Sukchon in October 1950 and at Munsan-ni in March 1951, the 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team conducted both defensive and offensive ground operations for relatively brief periods of time before it returned to Japan in June 1951.
home.hiwaay.net /~magro/koreamap.html   (1385 words)

 A Brief History - D Co, 2nd Bn, 7th Marines, 1stMarDiv, Korea: Page 1
Operation Killer commenced on 21 February with only a few rounds of rifle fire being encountered until late afternoon when two long distance fire fights erupted.
Supply was made difficult because of the muddy conditions of the roads and the entire operation may have come to a halt without air drops.
The primary purpose of the operation was to inflict as many casualties as possible on the CCF, and to keep the enemy off balance in his buildup for a new offensive.
www.marzone.com /dog2~7/Hist-1.htm   (11936 words)

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