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Friday, November 6, 2009
Wingate’s first Chindit guerrilla campaign begins behind the Japanese lines in Burma.
The first Chindit action against Japanese occurs.
Allied commando raid on Myebon, South of Akyab in the Arakan, western Burma.
A Chinese counter-attack throws the Japanese back across the Yangtze River.
The Japanese attack British positions in Arakan, western Burma.
Chindit forces cross the Irrawaddy in Burma.
British and Indian troops begin to withdraw from Arakan in western Burma, under heavy Japanese pressure.
Lieutenant General William J. Slim takes over command in Arakan.
British forces withdraw from Buthidaung, just inside Burma.
The British evacuate Maumgdaw before the monsoon arrives in the Arakan. All ground gained since September 1942 for the loss of 5,000 battle casualties is lost.
The Japanese launch a new offensive along the Yangtze river, 250 miles north east of the Nationalist capital of Chunking.
The Chinese launch a counter offensive on Yangtze River.
Chiang Kai-Shek claims three Japanese divisions have been surrounded on Yangtze River.
Japanese forces are reported to be in full retreat on the Yangtze.
Field Marshal Wavell is to become the Viceroy of India, with General Auchinleck becoming the C in C of India. A new East Asia Command is to be established.
Lord Mountbatten becomes the supreme allied commander in South East Asia Command.
US bombers hit Hong Kong.
The Chinese Parliament at Kuomingtang, elects General Chiang Kai-shek as President of Chinese Republic.
Japanese forces launch the successful ‘rice’ offensive in Central China.
The Japanese open the infamous Burma to Siam railway, which was built with forced British and commonwealth POW labour.
The first Japanese daylight raid on Calcutta is mounted with many reported killed.
The Chinese retake Changteh in Hunan.
The British reach the Maungdaw plain in Arakan, Burma.
The Battle for Razabil in the Arakan begins between British and Japanese forces.
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