ALLIES GAIN AT KOHIMA AGAINST JAPANESE RESISTANCE

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ALLIES GAIN AT KOHIMA AGAINST JAPANESE RESISTANCE

From the May 13, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes

KANDY, Ceylon, May 12–News that Japanese positions to the south of Kohima were being wiped out was given in today’s communique from Lord Louis Mountbatten’s headquarters.

In addition to the land gains near Kohima, heavy fighting continued around Imphal, some 60 miles south, and the Japanese suffered heavy losses in futile attempts to capture Bisenpur. Allied planes continued their assault against enemy communications deep in Burma. U.S. fighters shot down 13 of 25 interceptors in a concentrated sweep over airfields south of Mandalay.

battle of kohima imphal

Gurkhas advancing with Lee tanks clear out the Japanese from the Imphal-Kohima road against Japanese resistance in North Eastern British India.


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