795.00/11–3050: Telegram

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


484. Masses of CCF continued southward advance yesterday. On Western flank UN forces disengaged and thereby little fighting. In center and on right however enemy heavy pressure continued with UN forces seeking restore solid line. But pressure reportedly lightened this morning. Eighth Army Intelligence now considers there minimum six complete Chinese armies in field totaling about 200,000 men. It further considered entire Chinese Fourth Field Army committed.

Poor visibility hindered air operations yesterday and last night including reconnaissance. Despite weather however air observers saw long convoys moving south on roads from Sinuiju and Sakchu. Two trains with total about 60 boxcars were sighted at Huichon. There was no enemy air activity reported yesterday or last night.