[KS] Chosen Nitrogen Fertilizer Complex

Charles K. Armstrong cra10 at columbia.edu
Wed Aug 14 08:41:59 EDT 2013


The National Archives in College Park has extensive reports on the  
bombing of Hamhung and Hungnam (the affiliated port city), including  
descriptions and photos of the fertilizer plant. I refer to them in  
the first chapter of my new book "Tyranny of the Weak: North Korea and  
the World, 1950 - 1992" (Cornell U. Press). best,

Charles Armstrong
Charles K. Armstrong
Professor of History
Columbia University
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Quoting Bill Streifer <photografr7 at yahoo.com>:

> In late-July and August 1950, the Chosen Nitrogen Fertilizer Complex  
>  in Hungnam, North Korea was bombed by the Far East Air Force. The   
> plant was later described by the U.S. Air Force as a Thorium   
> Processing Plant.
> Then, later that year, U.S./U.N. forces occupied the facility and   
> seized documents. I believe that some of those documents are   
> archived at the University of Maryland and/or the National Archives   
> and Records Administration (NARA) in Washington, D.C.
> Has anyone seen those specific documents either in Korean or their   
> English translations? If so, do they confirm that the plant was   
> processing nuclear materials? If you are in possession of even one   
> of those documents, could you please reply here or contact me   
> directly? I would like to view that document or documents myself.
> Thank you.
> Bill Streifer

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