Op RIPPER - Seoul recaptured

Wednesday, 14 March, 1951

The United Nations Eighth Army launched Operation RIPPER on 7 March 1951 and forced the Chinese PVA and the North Korean KPA out of Seoul by 14 March 1951. The liberated city was a ruin and its 1.5 million pre-war population now reduced to some 200,000 mainly starving and homeless.