Chosin Reservoir: How The Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar Dropped A Bridge To Save Trapped Troops


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Summary Warfare's outcome hangs on minor details, and a 16-foot gap in a bridge could alter history. Chosin Reservoir was a brutal battle that highlighted the power of a joint force. American innovation saves the day as unprecedented use of airdrops and teamwork bridge crucial gaps. Warfare, then and now, hinges upon the most ostensibly inconsequential circumstances. Whether it’s the proverbial “want of a horseshoe nail” that dooms a kingdom or a fateful morning of fog on an otherwise clear day, it feels genuinely unfair that the lives of millions and the delicate work of years can be so easily...