Pacific Wrecks
Pacific Wrecks    
  Missing In Action (MIA) Prisoners Of War (POW) Unexploded Ordnance (UXO)  
Chronology Locations Aircraft Ships Submit Info How You Can Help Donate
    Akyab Island (Sittwe) Rakhine State Burma (Myanmar)

Lat 20°09′00″N Long 92°54′00″E  Akyab Island is located on the western coast of Burma, bordering the Bay of Bingal, 90 miles south of the border with India. Today, known as Sittwe. Located in the Sittwe District in Rakhine State in Burma (Myanmar).

Wartime History
British forces under General W. L. Lloyd launched an invasion in December 1942. Meeting heavy resistance from entrenched Japanese in bunkers in the Mayu Hills, halting the invasion.  Lloyd was replaced by Lomax. During February 1943, the Japanese counter-attacks, and in March 1943 the British fully withdrew.

American missions against Akyab
January 2 - May 20, 1944

Akyab Airfield
Japanese occupied airfield

Contribute Information
Do you have photos or additional information to add?

Last Updated
August 25, 2018


  Discussion Forum Daily Updates Reviews Museums Interviews & Oral Histories  
Pacific Wrecks Inc. All rights reserved.
Donate Now Facebook Twitter YouTube Google Plus Instagram