Seoul City Sue

Seoul City Sue

North Korean Propagandist
Born 1900

Anna Wallis Suh, the woman generally associated with the nickname Seoul City Sue, was a Methodist missionary, educator, and North Korean propaganda radio announcer to United States forces during the Korean War. Anna was born in Arkansas, the sixth of six children. After her mother and father died in 1910 and 1914, she relocated to Oklahoma to join a sister's family while she completed high school. She spent her early adult years as an office clerk and Sunday school teacher.… Read More

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1900 Birth She was born Anna Wallis to Albert B. and M. Jane Wallis in 1900 in Lawrence County, Arkansas. … Read More


1935 35 Years Old She may have returned to the US in 1935 to visit a sister.
1936 36 Years Old In late 1936, she was appointed to serve at the Seoul Social Evangelistic Center, and in February 1937, visited Scarritt College during a missionary furlough. … Read More
1939 39 Years Old In 1939, she visited San Francisco in an unsuccessful attempt to secure a US passport for her husband. … Read More


1944 44 Years Old Supplies with which to maintain the internees grew short towards the end of the war, and a number of women married to citizens of Axis powers or neutral countries were released in late 1944. … Read More
1945 45 Years Old With Anna's formal release from detention at the end of World War II, she joined the staff of the reconstituted SAS for the 1945-46 school year. … Read More


1950 50 Years Old …  Through the rest of the summer of 1950, her reports would announce the names of recently captured US airmen, marines, and soldiers, threaten new units arriving in country, welcome warships by name as they arrived on station, or taunt African American soldiers regarding their limited civil rights at home. … Read More


1962 62 Years Old …  He wrote that he saw her in a photo for a 1962 propaganda pamphlet called "I Am A Lucky Boy", dining with Larry Allen Abshier, a US Army deserter and defector.
1965 65 Years Old Jenkins reported meeting her briefly in 1965 at the "foreigners only" section of the No. 2 Department Store in Pyongyang.
…  Jenkins stated that he was told in 1972 that Suh had been shot as a South Korean double agent in 1969.
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