CHINESE SOLDIERS DRIVE, MAKE IMPORTANT GAINS IN BURMA

From the July 11, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes

CHUNGKING, July 10–Chinese soldiers have reached the city wall of Tengchung, main objective of the Salween River drive toward Burma, Allied headquarters disclosed today. Fall of the city would greatly facilitate the linking of Chinese forces in Yunnan with Lt. Gen. Joseph W. Stilwell’s forces in Burma.

Despite renewed Jap efforts to push them back. Chinese and American troops continued to maintain a tight hold on Myitkyina, in north Burma. In Burma’s Mogaung valley tow Chinese forces were reported fighting less than ten miles apart in an effort to join each other.

Allied headquarters also revealed that all organized Japanese resistance at Ukhrul, supply base on the India-Burma border, had ceased and that seven villages and defense positions around the city had been cleared of the enemy.



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Chinese nationalist soldiers in training. The soldiers wear German style helmets.



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