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295.1122/6–2550: Telegram

The Ambassador in Korea ( Muccio ) to the Secretary of State

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941. In view of threat from Uijongbu area about 17 miles directly north Seoul where North Korean tanks reportedly massed, I have [Page 141]reluctantly decided to carry out evacuation of dependent women and children tomorrow morning through Port of Inchon. There are three vessels in Inchon Harbor which will be used to transport these women and children to Japan. Evacuation is being coordinated with CINCFE.1

Repeated information CINCFE.

Muccio
  1. In his statement on events in Tokyo subsequent to the outbreak of hostilities in Korea, Mr. Allison indicated that in a conference at 11:45 a. m. (Tokyo time) on June 26 with Messrs. Dulles, Sebald, and Allison, General MacArthur continued to view the attack as not an all-out effort supported by the Soviet Union and questioned the necessity of the evacuation begun the night before by Ambassador Muccio (Korean Conflict). See also Allison, Ambassador from the Prairie, p. 132.