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    Myitkjina (Myitkyina) Kachin State Burma (Myanmar)

Location
Lat 25°23′0″N Long 97°24′0″E  Myitkjina is located in Kachin State in northern Burma (Myanmar). Located roughly 287 miles to the west is Ledo. The town was strategically important not because of the rail road and river links to the rest of Burma. Today, Myitkjina is the capital city of Kachin State. Also known as Myitkyina.

Wartime History
During the Pacific War, occupied by the Japanese Army. On July 30, 1944 the Japanese Army under the command of General Masaki Honda at Myitkyina ordered a withdrawal and commits suicide. During August 1944, occupied by Allied forces under the command of US Army General Joseph Stilwell after a prolonged siege and heavy fighting between Nationalist Chinese troops, Chindits, and Merrill's Marauders of the Northern Combat Area Command. Afterwards, developed into part of the Ledo Road.

American missions against Myitkyina
May 12, 1942 - November 14, 1944

Myitkjina Airfield (Myitkyina)
Wartime airfield

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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