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    Ledo Road (Stillwell Road) Assam State India

Location
The Ledo Road was a supply route in northeast India via Burma to southern China. Also known as the "Ledo Road" or "Stillwell Road" after U. S. Army General Stillwell.

Construction
The Ledo Road was built using Indian laborers under the command of U. S. Army engineers commanded by General Louis Pick. When completed, the Ledo Road spanned 1,100 miles starting at "Mile Zero" at Ledo in India then via Lashio in Burma via NH 38 and NH 153 and at Mong Yu (Mong-Yu) was a junction with the "old" Burma Road before terminating at Kunming in China.

Wartime History
Used as a supply route to Chin by the U. S. Army and British Army. On January 12, 1945 the first American convoy "Pick's First Convoy" consisting of 113 vehicles departed Ledo, crossing the Chinese border on January 28, 1945 then sucessfully reached Kunming. By the end of the war, the total tonnage transported by truck over the Ledo Road did not equal the ammount flown over the Himalaya Mountain "The Hump" in a single month.

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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