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    Lashio (Lasho) Shan State Burma (Myanmar)

Location
Lat 22° 56' 9N Long 97° 44' 59E  Lashio is located in Shan State in Burma (Myanmar). Located along the Ledo Road (Stillwell Road) starting in Ledo in India and spanning to Kunming in China. Also known as the "Lasho Road".

Wartime History
On April 30, 1942 the Japanese Army captured Lashio and begin a move to drive the Chinese back along the old Burma Road in China and drive American and British forces back toward India.

During February 1945, the MARS Task Force, a composite Chinese and American force, including the Chinese Army's 38th Division and 50th Division attacked the Lashio sector. On March 7, 1945 Lashio was liberated by elements of the Chinese Army 38th Division.

American missions against Lashio
December 17, 1942 - February 26, 1945

Lashio Airfield
Japanese wartime airfield

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Last Updated
January 11, 2018

 

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