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    Mandalay Mandalay Region Burma (Myanmar)

Location
Lat 21° 58' 11N Long 96° 5' 15E  Mandalay is located 445 miles north of Rangoon (Yangon) on the east bank of the Irrawaddy River. Prewar, a British built rail road line connected Mandalay and Myitkyina to Rangoon and continued to Pegu.

Wartime History
During March 1945, Anglo-Indian ground forces, supported by the US Army Air Force, 10th Air Force and Royal Air Force (RAF) combat and cargo aircraft. Mandalay is captured

On March 21, 1945 the British Fourteenth Army, 33 Corps occupies the city and organized resistance ceases in Mandalay. By April 1, 1945 and the 36 Division follows the railroad line towards Rangoon to drive the remaining Japanese forces out of Burma.

American missions against Mandalay
November 20, 1942 - July 26, 1944

Mandalay Airfield
Lat 21°58'0" Long 96°8'0"

Mandalay Seaplane Base
Lat 21°59'0" Long 96°5'0"

Today
Mandalay is the second-largest city and the last royal capital of Burma and is the capital of Mandalay Region.

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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