An operation, ordered by UN Command, which was conducted in the Korean DMZ(Demilitarized Zone) in response to the Axe Muder Incident in 1976. The objective of the operation was to cut down a sinlge Poplar tree which obstructed view, and was also involved in the Axe Murder Incident.
The forces of the operation consisted of a convoy of approximately 20 American and South Korean land vehicles, as well as Cobra Atack helicopters, B-52 Bombers, and F-4 Fighters; also, including F-111 Fighters, artillery, and armor on stand-by. The entire force amounted to about 800 troops.
The UN forces met their objective by cutting down the designated Poplar tree in under an hour. The North Korean forces did mount approximately 150-200 troops, however, only set up machine gun positions and watched the cutting of the tree.
UN Troops Axe Murder Korean War Operation Paul Bunyan
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