Meiktila 1945

Osprey's examination of the Meiktila campaign of WOrld War II (1939-1945).

Meiktila 1945

Author: Edward Young

Publisher: Osprey Publishing

ISBN: 9781841766980

Page: 96

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Osprey's examination of the Meiktila campaign of WOrld War II (1939-1945). In the spring of 1944, Japanese 15th Army was shattered at Imphal and Kohima, allowing General William Slim, commander of 14th Army, to liberate Burma overland from India – a task considered impossible by the British chiefs of staff. Overcoming immense logistical problems, Slim coordinated a precisely timed attack along a 200-mile front, the longest opposed river crossing of the entire war, and an armored dash behind enemy lines that seized Meiktila, cutting Japanese supply lines. Mandalay fell and at the end of March 1945, with the battle lost, the Japanese withdrew south. Slim gave them no chance; Allied troops raced south and captured Rangoon. The Japanese army in Burma was finished.

End Game Burma

"Argues that General Bill Slim's masterly but risky plan to outflank the main Japanese army at Mandalay deserves far more prominence and recognition.

End Game Burma

Author: Michael Pearson

Publisher: Pen & Sword

ISBN:

Page: 150

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"Argues that General Bill Slim's masterly but risky plan to outflank the main Japanese army at Mandalay deserves far more prominence and recognition. With the Japanese withdrawing, Slim's 14 Army, compromising the IV and XXXIII Corps, risked a perilous and punishing crossing of the mighty Irrawaddy at Mandalay opposed by the main Japanese army. To avoid this, Slim boldly decided to split his Army and send IV Corps on an arduous 300 mile march to seize the vital rail and road hub and the main Japanese administrative base of Meiktila, 85 miles south ... In this detailed analysis of this masterly manoeuvre, the author describes the plan, the risks, the actions, the seemingly insuperable logistic problems, and the efforts to retain US air support"--Jacket.

The Frontier Force Regiment

The story of the 4th Sikhs in the capture of Meiktila — the " nodal point of all
Japanese communications to their Army and their chief airfield centre " * now
follows . Meiktila , February 1945 The Battalion left Ranchi on 11th January and
spent ...

The Frontier Force Regiment

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Combat Lore Indian Air Force 1930 1945

Indian Air Force 1930-1945. Meiktila Gained, Lost and Regained Meiktila fell to
17th Division on March 4. The Jap reaction to this loss of a vital centre through
their main line of communication ran from their base at Rangoon to the fighting
area ...

Combat Lore  Indian Air Force 1930 1945

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Publisher: KW Publishers Pvt Ltd

ISBN: 9385714341

Page: 568

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The Indian Air Force is today 82 years old, a battle-scarred, highly professional force. How it reached this level is an epic saga of struggle against bias and racial prejudice for the officers and men from early thirties to the beginning of World War II. The charge was that Indians lacked leadership qualities and could not fly military aircraft and technically maintain them. In just three years, IAF technicians and pilots imbibed the discipline of the Air Force and performed magnificently in the North West Frontier Province. By 1939, when the war broke out, there was just one squadron. In 1941-42, the Japanese onslaught on Burma provided the IAF with an opportunity to show its competence and leadership in battle. As the Allied armies were retreating, along with the RAF, the IAF provided air cover. By 1944-45, there were nine squadrons and till the end of the war there were constantly in action. History records events taking an impersonal view. What our younger generations need to know is people. Without people there are no units and no organization. This narrative is an effort to bring to the reader the fierce joy at fighting for the country, the professional pride of doing one’s duty and finally the personal touch: “I did it.” Through the mouths of youngsters (who are no longer youngsters and some who have passed away) the reader can imagine himself to be there whether in the North-West tribal region, or flying over the thick jungles of Burma. It is the first-person account that provides the flesh and blood to history by describing hopes, fears, and pride in facing death and the enemy at close quarters on the frontier or in Burma. The narrative has interviews with those who took part in operations. This is a story of the Indian Air Force coming of age after being bloodied in war.

Indian Army a Reference Manual

... Courcelleti 1916 , Cambrai 1917 , France and Flanders 1914 - 18 , Megiddo
1918 , Sharon 1918 , Damascus 1918 , Palestine 1918 , Meiktila 1945 , Capture
of Meiktila 1945 , Defence of Meiktila 1945 , Rangoon Road 1945 , Pyabwe 1945
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Indian Army  a Reference Manual

Author: Gautam Sharma

Publisher:

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Page: 222

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End Game Burma 1945

A Priest self-propelled gun in action near Meiktila. Lieutenant General Masaki
Honda, Commander 33rd Army (right), with Lieutenant General Hayashi (left) and
Major General Koba. Field Marshal Count Juichi Terauchi, Japanese Supreme ...

End Game Burma  1945

Author: Michael Pearson

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 1844685888

Page: 224

View: 394

When the Burma campaign is discussed, the turning point battles of Imphal and Kohima are most often thought of. However General Bill Slims bold but risky plan to outflank the Japanese on the Irrawaddy at Mandalay deserves far more credit.With the Japanese withdrawing, Slims 14 Army (with two Corps XXXIII and IV) risked a punishing crossing of the mighty Irrawaddy at Mandalay opposed by the main Japanese army. To avoid this is was decided to split 14 Army and send IV Corps on an arduous 300 mile march to seize the town of Meiktila, 85 miles south, a vital rail and road hub and the main Japanese administrative base.Complete secrecy was essential as if the Japanese realized they faced only one Corps rather than two, they might have counter attacked successfully. In this detailed analysis of this crucial maneuver the author describes the plan, the risks, the actions, the seemingly insuperable logistic problems, and the efforts to retain US air support (for which Mountbatten was largely responsible).

Battle Honours of the British and Commonwealth Armies

... 20 Mar 1945 Myinmu Myinmu Bridgehead Fort Dufferin 11 – 12 Mar 1945
Maymyo 10 – 16 Feb 1945 8 - 21 Mar 1945 Seikpyu Kyaukse 1945 12 Feb - 30
Mar 1945 Meiktila 12 – 21 Feb 1945 Nyaungu Bridgehead Capture of Meiktila 28
Feb ...

Battle Honours of the British and Commonwealth Armies

Author: Anthony Baker

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 398

View: 739

"This is a remarkable work of reference. It brings together into one comprehensive volume the story of of the achievements of the British and Commonwealth armies over 300 years of service. It tells of and lists the battles fought, whether they were honoured or -- equally importante -- whether they were not and are now largely forgotten, and which regiments were involved ..." -- Inside front cover.

The Battle for Burma 1942 1945

Meiktila. and. Mandalay. February–March. 1945. G. eneral Slim knew that the
Japanese forces remaining in central and southern Burma were still substantial
in early 1945. Despite the 14th Army's superiority in heavy weapons and the
Allied ...

The Battle for Burma  1942   1945

Author: Philip Jowett

Publisher: Pen and Sword Military

ISBN: 1526775301

Page: 240

View: 888

The battle for Burma during the Second World War was of vital importance to the Allies and the Japanese. The Allies fought to protect British India and force the Japanese out of Burma; the Japanese fought to defend the north-west flank of their newly conquered empire and aimed to strike at India where anti-British feeling was growing stronger. Yet the massive military efforts mounted by both sides during four years of war are often overshadowed by the campaigns in Europe, North Africa, the Pacific and China. Philip Jowett, using over 200 wartime photographs, many of them not published before, retells the story of the war in Burma in vivid detail, illustrating each phase of the fighting and showing all the forces involved – British, American, Chinese, Indian, Burmese as well as Japanese. His book is a fascinating introduction to one of the most extreme, but least reported, struggles of the entire war. The narrative and the striking photographs carry the reader through each of the major phases of the conflict, from the humiliation of the initial British defeat in 1942 and retreat into India and their faltering attempts to recover the initiative from 1943, to the famous Chindit raids behind Japanese lines, the Japanese offensive of 1944 and their disastrous retreat and ultimate defeat.

World War II

This bridge across the Wam Chaung river was brought down by RAF bombs in
January 1945 . ... 8 This Indian mortar company was supporting an infantry attack
on Seywa during the drive on Meiktila . the Commando positions with everything
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World War II

Author: Ivor Matanle

Publisher: Smithmark Pub

ISBN: 9780765192653

Page: 400

View: 650

Historical, personal, and technical aspects of the Second World War are explored in this six-book series. Each book examines a different facet of the war, from the military machines and battles to the leaders who brought their people through the terrible times. Details of military weaponry, battle plans, and personalities will bring this conflict alive for readers.

Sainik Samachar

... to be switched over to the right flank of 33 Corps and was to advance with all
speed down the Kabaw and Myittha valleys towards Pakokku , cross the Irrawady
early in February 1945 and strike at Meiktila with armoured and airborne force .

Sainik Samachar

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The Indian Army in the Two World Wars

Meiktila: 1945 The 17th Indian Division122 was stationed in Imphal at the end of
January 1945. The various units of the division carried out training as lorry and
air-transport battalions.123 On 5 February, the 17th was ordered south towards ...

The Indian Army in the Two World Wars

Author: Kaushik Roy

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 900418550X

Page: 553

View: 166

This collection of seventeen essays based on archival data breaks new ground as regards the contribution of the Indian Army in British war effort during the two World Wars around various parts of the globe.

Independence and Democracy in Burma 1945 1952

I urged Hla Shein , the BTF man , to arrange transport to Meiktila where we heard
ammunition was available . But he proved to be made more of talk than of action .
Due to his inefficiency , we were forced to endure the cold of Kalaw for a few ...

Independence and Democracy in Burma  1945 1952

Author: Balwant Singh

Publisher: University of Michigan Center for

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Page: 180

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International Encyclopedia of Military History

Mandalay/Meiktila Latourette, Kenneth Scott. ... Kane MANDALAY/MEIKTILA (
1945), the second largest city in Burma, was captured by the Japanese (30 April-
1 May 1942) and became ... Shinichi Tanaka to try and retake Meiktila (515
March).

International Encyclopedia of Military History

Author: James C. Bradford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135950342

Page: 1600

View: 136

With its impressive breadth of coverage – both geographically and chronologically – the International Encyclopedia of Military History is the most up-to-date and inclusive A-Z resource on military history. From uniforms and military insignia worn by combatants to the brilliant military leaders and tacticians who commanded them, the campaigns and wars to the weapons and equipment used in them, this international and multi-cultural two-volume set is an accessible resource combining the latest scholarship in the field with a world perspective on military history.

Bulletin

Dry Zone : Meiktila and Myingyan . One or two cases are credited to Thazi east of
Meiktila , and there may have been a few cases along the road from Mandalay
through Meiktila to Toungoo . In 1945 , there were 30 cases in Meiktila and its ...

Bulletin

Author: Kuala Lumpur, Malaya. Institute for Medical Research

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Air War for Burma

The Allied Air Forces Fight Back in South-East Asia 1942-1945 Christopher F.
Shores ... then operating from Magwe , September October 1942 , Shwebo in
October , Meiktila October - November , and then Toungoo until February 1943 .

Air War for Burma

Author: Christopher F. Shores

Publisher:

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Page: 448

View: 361

This is the story of the Allied air campaign across Australia, Sumatra, Java, the Philippines, Burma and Ceylon during World War II. It documents the Allied underestimation of Japanese ability, and ends with the Japanese at the extremities of their advance.

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ALLAUDDIN KHAN SECOND WORLD WAR , MEIKTILA , 1945 : This was the
main Japanese advance supply base and principal airfield in Burma . The orders
for 16 Cavalry commanded by Lt Col ( later General ) J.N. Chaudhuri were to ...

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