Friday, November 6, 2009


Indian troops, highly disciplined and trained, man a machine gun in a ruined building.
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09/01/1944British troops capture Maungdaw in Burma.
13/01/1944The Chinese strengthen their position in the Hukawng Valley in northern Burma.
24/01/1944Chinese forces make further advances in the Hukawng Valley.
26/01/1944The British launch their main attack on the Japanese ‘Golden Fortress’ in the Arakan, Burma.
30/01/1944British attacks on the ‘Golden Fortress’ cease. - The Most Complete World War 2 Timeline Available
The Japanese open their counter-offensive against the British in Arakan, Burma.
04/02/1944Chinese advances in Hukawng Valley, continue while the Japanese offensive on Arakan front gains strength in order to push the British back into India.
05/02/1944The ‘Chindits’ begin moving towards Indaw, 100 miles behind the Japanese lines in Burma.
06/02/1944The Japanese pressure in Arakan forces the British to retreat.
13/02/1944Another British counter-offensive begins in Arakan, Burma.
23/02/1944Merrill’s ‘Marauders’ (US 5307th Composite Unit) begins Stilwell’s Sino-American advance into northern Burma. - The Most Complete World War 2 Timeline Available
The 'Chindits' cross the Chindwin in Burma.
04/03/1944Merrill’s ‘Marauders’ fight their first major action in Burma.
05/03/1944Gliders and air-transport-borne 'Chindits' set up ‘Broadway’ a stronghold behind Japanese lines, North East of Indaw.
06/03/1944Another 'Chindit' stronghold is established South of the Irrawaddy.
07/03/1944The Japanese begin the Imphal-Kohima offensive from northern Burma into Assam, India.
11/03/1944Some 12,000 Chindits are now behind Japanese lines in Burma. British forces capture Buthiduang on the Arakan front.
13/03/1944British troops take the ‘Golden Fortress’ (Razabil) in Arakan, Burma.
14/03/1944The British are forced to withdraw towards Imphal in Assam, while fighting a bitter rearguard action.
15/03/1944The Japanese begin crossing the Chindwin for an advance against Kohima.
16/03/1944The 'Chindit' ‘White City’ base at Mawla severs Japanese communications in northern Burma.
17/03/1944The British blow up the Manipur bridge South of Imphal.
22/03/1944British tanks rout a Japanese tank force at Tamu in India.
24/03/1944Wingate, leader of the Chindits is killed in plane crash.
28/03/1944Merrill’s ‘Marauders’ begin a 10-day defensive action against 1,300 Japanese at Nhpum Ga Ridge.
30/03/1944The siege of Imphal begins, as the Japanese cut the road to the North. - The Most Complete World War 2 Timeline Available
04/04/1944The 17th Indian Division reaches the Imphal plain after a 20-day fighting retreat. Japanese forces begin five weeks of attacks to reach Imphal from the South and begin their attack on Kohima, Assam.
09/04/1944Fierce fighting across the District Commissioner’s tennis court at Kohima. The Japanese renew their struggle with the 17th Indian Division, South West of Imphal.
13/04/1944British troops retake Nanshigum Hill.
16/04/1944Three Japanese blow up a 300ft suspension bridge on the Silchar track.
18/04/1944The first reinforcements for the British garrison at Kohima begin to arrive.
Japanese forces launch a new offensive in central China.
23/04/1944The last Japanese attack on Garrison Hill,
Kohima is repulsed as the British ‘left hook’ begins its advance to the North.
24/04/1944The British force the road to Kohima open.
25/04/1944The British right hook South of Kohima begins.
26/04/1944The 'Chindits' occupy Indaw.
27/04/1944Merrill’s 'Marauders' begin a march on Myitkyina.
28/04/1944Chinese forces retreat in central China. - The Most Complete World War 2 Timeline Available
04/05/1944The British counter-attacks at Kohima, are repulsed by the Japanese.
07/05/1944300,000 Japanese troops begin their preliminary moves prior to an offensive from the Canton and Hankow area in eastern China, with the aim of capturing allied airfields.
11/05/194472,000 Chinese begin an advance along the Burma Road.
12/05/1944The Japanese attacks to the South East of Imphal are broken off.
13/05/1944Jail Hill and other key Kohima features are recaptured by the British.
15/05/1944A Japanese attack on Hunter’s Hill, North of Kohima is repulsed.
16/05/1944The 17th Indian Division counter-attacks South of Imphal.
17/05/1944Merrill’s 'Marauders' take Myitkyina airfield after a three-week, 100-mile, Jungle march.
23/05/1944Chinese forces counter-attack in central China, and also make ground along the Burma Road.
26/05/1944The Japanese launch a two-pronged attack from Canton and Hankow.
27/05/1944Start of the monsoon season bogs down operations in Burma. - The Most Complete World War 2 Timeline Available
02/06/1944The British 2nd Division begins its advance to relieve
Imphal as the Japanese renew attacks on Bishenpur.
The Chinese besiege Myitkyina, near the Chinese border in northern Burma.
03/06/1944The Japanese rearguard at Kohima retreats, ending a 64 day battle.
04/06/1944The first B29 (Superfortress) combat mission is made against the Bangkok railway.
07/06/1944The British 2nd Division is now only 55 miles from Imphal.
18/06/1944The British 2nd Division manages to advance 14 miles towards Imphal.
20/06/1944The Japanese retreat from Imphal in Manipur towards the Burmese frontier.
22/06/1944The British 2nd Division and 5th Indian Division meet on the Kohima-Imphal road, which is now completely clear of Japanese, lifting the 88-day siege of Imphal. The 'Chindits' begin an offensive on Mogaung in northern Burma.
26/06/1944The Chindits take Mogaung, with Chinese help. - The Most Complete World War 2 Timeline Available
01/07/1944The Japanese Imphal-Kohima survivors are encircled at Ukrul.
07/07/1944China enters the seventh year of ‘The Double Seven War’, which started on 7/7/1937.
08/07/1944The Japanese Fifteenth Army is ordered to retreat to the Chindwin after losing 53,000 men and 17,000 horses since the 7th March.
09/07/1944All Japanese resistance in the Ukhrul area on India-Burma border crushed by the British. - The Most Complete World War 2 Timeline Available
03/08/1944General Stilwell's troops, the NCAC, with the help
of reinforcements, succeed in securing the town
of Myitkyina in North Eastern Burma, but the
600 surviving Japanese are evacuated after holding out for 79 days.
05/08/1944The British capture Tamu, across the Burmese border.
16/08/1944Japanese resistance in Northeast India ends.
27/08/1944The last Chindits are evacuated from behind Japanese lines in Burma.
28/08/1944The British 36th Division takes Pinbaw, in northern Burma, during a monsoon advance from Mogaung. - The Most Complete World War 2 Timeline Available - The Most Complete World War 2 Timeline Available
15/10/1944The British and Chinese begin an offensive from
Myitkyina to Bhamo in northern Burma.
19/10/1944The British capture an important Japanese
supply depot at Mohnyin in Burma. - The Most Complete World War 2 Timeline Available
06/11/1944The Chinese 22nd Division crosses the
Irrawaddy in northern Burma. - The Most Complete World War 2 Timeline Available
02/12/1944The British 11th East African Division takes
Kalewa and advance to the Chindwin from India.
06/12/1944The Japanese capture Tushan, South of the Nationalist capital of Chungking.
15/12/1944The Chinese finally take Bhamo itself in northern
Burma after the Japanese evacuate at night.
The 19th Indian Division meets the British 36th Infantry
Division at Indaw, making the first connected front in Burma.
18/12/1944Eighty-four B29s bomb Hankow, which remains alight three days after.
27/12/1944British troops reach Foul Point in Arakan.

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