Battle of Andong

The Battle of Andong was a fight between North Korean and South Korean units in late July 1950. It was an early maneuver of the Korean War.[1]

Battle of Andong
Part of Korean War
DateJuly 1950
Result South Korean victory
 South Korea  North Korea
Commanders and leaders
Unknown Unknown
Units involved
8th Infantry Division
Capital Division
12th Infantry Division
unknown 30 tanks
Casualties and losses
unknown 600 dead
11 tanks destroyed

The Korean People's Army (KPA) 12th Infantry Division attempted to advance through Andong on its way to Pusan, but was opposed by the Republic of Korea Army (ROK) 8th and Capital Divisions. The ensuing battle destroyed much of both the 8th and 12th Divisions, but the 12th suffered the heaviest damage; air attacks killed 600 from the division, 11 of the division's 30 tanks were destroyed, and the division commander had been killed. The 12th Division, exhausted, had to cease its advance.[2]


  1. Alexander, p. 116.
  2. Alexander, p. 117.


  • Alexander, Bevin (2003). Korea: The First War we Lost. Hippocrene Books. ISBN 978-0-7818-1019-7.

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