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Netherlands participated in the Korean War via the sea and the ground. Through 3 destroyers and 3 frigates a total of 1360 men served in the Korean waters. One of their tasks was supported ground troops with artillery fire. Out of a total number of 16.225 volonteers only 3.418 were accepted and sent to Korea through the Netherlands Detachment United Nations (NDVN). The firts detachment arrived in Korea on 23 November 1950, while the last units returned to the Netherlands at the end of 1954

116 KIA

381 wounded

missed in action : 1