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Operation Camelia

15 and 16 - 12 - 1951

The operations mentioned in the page "activities " belongs to the history of the Belgian Battalion in Korea as the missions to be carried out on orders from the American  Army command. They were of great strategic importance. These missions were very dangerous and many Belgians were wounded and several others killed in action. Their heroic actions therefore merit a place on this website. The hill known as BEANS plays an important role in two operations and will remain a painful memory to the Belgians

Map from the book " Belgian can do too " by Caporal Jos De Wit ( only in Dutch)Thumbnail

The operations mentioned in the page "activities " belongs to the history of the Belgian Battalion in Korea as the missions to be carried out on orders from the American  Army command. They were of great strategic importance. These missions were very dangerous and many Belgians were wounded and several others killed in action. Their heroic actions therefore merit a place on this website. The hill known as BEANS plays an important role in two operations and will remain a painful memory to the Belgians

 

 


Extract from the description of this operation by Cpl De Wit Jos : All practical operations are good  till the first shot falls. The name Camelia will not appear on any commemoration medal in the future, but to these who took part of this raid, they will think back with emotion of the night from 16 to 17 December on hearing this sweet sounding name.

 

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The Van Doorselaere platoon June 1951- February 1952
A fascinating story written by John Houbrechts, Bren and Bar gunner of the 3rd squad
The booklet ( only in Dutch) was passed on to me by Jacky Broos, Korean vet