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.
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...leer más
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...leer más
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...leer más
... At the “Quadrant”summit conference held in Quebec in August 1943, future allied military policy was the agenda. The British were under pressure to take offensive action in the Burma theatre. Churchill, with Wingate by his side, persuaded the allied chiefs to embark on a second, larger...leer más
... The story of the first expedition was inked onto paper by General Sir Archibald Wavell, the Commander-in Chief of India. At the start of 1942, as Burma brewed up in a maelstrom of war and relentless Japanese invasion, it was decided to bring in a Middle East expert to train Chang Kai-Shek’s...leer más
Last week the first original pictures of the Jap invasion of Burma reached the U.S. The date was early February. Singapore was about to fall. Bataan was still magnificently holding. And the British felt super confident of keeping at least Burma. They were sure the Japs...leer más