Gun Strikes in Wonsan

3/22/1953 Missouri on gun strikes, Wonsan, Korea. Received return firing from shore; no hits and shore batteries silenced by 5in/38 firing.
3/26/1953 Missouri enters Sasebo for final visit. Captain W. R. Edsall suffers heart attack on bridge as ship enters harbor. Navigator takes the con and calls medical officer to bridge. After mooring, Captain Edsall is pronounced dead. Cdr. J. R. North, XO assumes command as CO. Cdr. North takes ship to Yokosuka.
3/26/1953 3,500 Chinese attack 120 Marines in Nevada Cities outposts battles, Korea.