Very little is know in the west about WWII in China except for the fact that it really started before anywhere else.One could argue that the start of the Second Sino-Japanese War at July 1937 was really the start of WWII in Asia.
One could also argue that the first mass atrocities of...read more
When Dr, Melvin Schudmak was badgered about volunteering for a dangerous mission, he said he'd only go if ordered. When he was ordered and learned the details, he figured he'd never make it home. He did survive, but his trepidation was understandable. Behind enemy lines in Burma was no place to...read more
In the early morning of 6 June 1942, 500 Japanese soldiers landed on Kiska, one of the Aleutian Islands of Alaska. They took the only inhabitants of the island, a ten man (and six dog) US Navy Weather Detachment by complete surprise and quickly took control of American soil...
The first U.S. tank versus tank combat to occur in World War II, began on 22 December 1941, when a platoon of five brand new M3 Stuart light tanks from "B" company, 192nd Tank Battalion led by Lieutenant Ben R. Morin engaged the Imperial Japanese Army...read more
Chinese soldiers capture the walled city of Tengyueh from Japanese defenders during WW2 eliminating a major obstacle to the linking of the Burma and Ledo Roads. Air support is provided by dive bombers of the 10th and 14th US Army Air Forces operating from bases in China and India.
El conflicto Soviético-Japones 1939-45. A finales de los años 30 del pasado siglo XX, Japón y la URSS iniciaron un conflicto armado por el afianzamient o de su hegemonía política y militar en el Noreste del continente asiático. Desconocido en buena parte del mundo occidental y muy poco...read more
B24s and P47s Bomb Burma Mandalay Campaign Ledo Road Ramree Island January 1945. 10th Army Air Force P-38s and P-47s bomb targets in support of Chinese troops in their efforts to reopen the Ledo-Burma Road. Additionally, B-24 and British heavy bombers smash targets in support of the British and...read more
La 5ª División del Ejército Imperial japonés hace entrada en Nanking, a pesar de la resistencia del Ejército Nacionalista chino. La derrota china obliga a retrasar los preparativos para la planeada ofensiva de invierno; al mismo tiempo, permite aislar los territorios dominados por las fuerzas...read more
Moscú no ordenó a sus tropas el alto el fuego hasta diez días después de la rendición de Tokio.
Tras la conferencia de Teherán, las fuerzas soviéticas comenzaron a prepararse para invadir los territorios ocupados por los japoneses en Asia. El plan de Moscú consistía en realizar un ...read more
The Japanese occupation of the Andaman Islands occurred in 1942 during World War II. The only military objective on the islands was the city of Port Blair. The garrison consisted of a 300 man Sikh militia with 23 British officers, augmented in January 1942 by a Gurkha detachment of 4/12th...read more