HIGH COMMAND ANNOUNCES TWO BURMA FRONTS NEAR A JUNCTURE 

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HIGH COMMAND ANNOUNCES TWO BURMA FRONTS NEAR A JUNCTURE

From the July 1, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes

CHUNGKING, June 30–The gap between the Chinese forces on the Myitkyina and Salween River fronts of Northern Burma was narrowed to 64 miles by road, the High Command announced today, with the Chinese capture of Mieching, in the southern sector of the Myitkyina zone.

Chinese troops battling to open a new supply highway across northern Burma from Ledo, in India, thus came almost within sight of Chinese territory. They had been in India for two years following their withdrawal from Burma. Chinese forces advancing from the east closed in on the Japanese Burma Road base of Tengchung, cutting all its road outlets except one.

In southeastern China, Chinese recaptured Yiyang, 60 miles northwest of fallen Changsha, enabling them to strike at the flank of the extended enemy communication lines in Hunan Province.



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Men of Merrill’s Mauraders  (5307th Composite Unit) on the march.



For Further Reading Check Out:

Merrill’s Marauders: The Untold Story of Unit Galahad and the Toughest Special Forces Mission of World War II




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