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October 13, 1950

MEMORANDUM, GOLOVKO AND FOKIN TO STALIN

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    Report of U.S. naval activity in the vicinity of Cheongjin.
    "Memorandum, Golovko and Fokin to Stalin," October 13, 1950, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, APRF, fond 3, opis 65, delo 827, list 139. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/113740
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Comrade STALIN

According to electronic intelligence data gathered by the Seventh Fleet, as of 8:00 a.m., 13 October, the following U.S. battleships were noticed in the vicinity of Cheongjin: USS “Missouri,” three heavy aircraft carriers (“Valley Forge,” “Leyte,” “The Philippine Sea”), two escort aircraft carriers (“Sicily,” “Beduin Strait”), three heavy cruisers (“Rochester,” “Toledo,” “Helena”), three cruisers (“Wooster,” “Juno,” “Ceylon”), twelve destroyers, the third squadron of mine-sweepers, the first and the third assault landing groups.

Cheongjin was heavily bombarded from the air and the sea.

[signature] G O L O V K O

[signature] F O K I N

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13 October 1950