Battle of Yunnan-Burma Road


Battle of Yunnan-Burma Road

Infobox Military Conflict
conflict=Battle of Yunnan-Burma Road
partof=the Second Sino-Japanese War, World War II


caption=
date= March – June 1942
place= Burma
result= Japanese victory

combatant1= flag|Japan, Imperial Japanese Army
combatant2= flag|United Kingdom,
flagicon|Republic of China China, National Revolutionary Army
commander1= flagicon|Japan Shojiro Iida
commander2= flagicon|Republic of China Lo Cho-ying,
flagicon|United StatesJoseph Stilwell
strength1= 35,000
strength2= 95,000
casualties1= ?
casualties2= ?

Battle of Yunnan-Burma Road (Mid March – Early June 1942) was the name of the Chinese intervention to aid their British allies in the 1942 Burma Campaign. Its forces were composed of the Fifth, Sixth and Sixty-sixth Army under the command of the Chinese Expeditionary Force in Burma, commanded by Lt. General Joseph Stilwell, Lt. General Lo Cho-ying was his Executive Officer.

In February, 1942 General Lo Cho-ying directed 5th Army to move from western Yunan to the vicinity of Toungoo and further south in Burma. Advanced elements of the 200th Division of 5th Army arrived at Toungoo on March 8, 1942 and took over defensive positions from the British forces. 6th Army was directed to move from Kunming to the Burma Thai border. Its leading elements reached Mawchi, Mongpang and Mongtong in mid March. 66th Army later arrived in Lashio and Mandalay as a reserve and to assist the British forces in their operations.

Chinese Expeditionary Force in Burma

Battles of Yunnan-Burma Road Campaign:
* Battle of Tachiao Mar. 18–19, 1942
* Battle of Oktwin Mar. 20–23, 1942
* Battle of Toungoo Mar. 24–30, 1942
* Battle of Yedashe Apr. 5–8, 1942
* Battle of Szuwa River Apr. 10–16, 1942
* Battle of Mawchi and Bato Early April 1942
* Battle of Bawlake April 17,1942
* Battle of Yenangyaung Apr. 17–19 1942
* Battle of Pyinmana April 17–20, 1942
* Battle of Loikaw April 20, 1942
* Battle of Hopong - Taunggyi April 20–24, 1942
* Battle of Loilem April 25, 1942
* Battle of Lashio April 29, 1942
* Battle of Hsenwe May 1, 1942
* Battle of Salween River May 6–31, 1942
* Battle of Hsipaw-Mogok Highway May 23, 1942

ee also

* China Burma India Theater of World War II
* The 1942 Japanese advance to the Indian frontier in the Burma Campaign.
* Battle of Northern Burma and Western Yunnan
* X Force and Y Force for Chinese forces which fought in the Burma Campaign.

Sources

* Hsu Long-hsuen and Chang Ming-kai, "History of The Sino-Japanese War (1937–1945)", 2nd Ed. ,1971. Translated by Wen Ha-hsiung , Chung Wu Publishing; 33, 140th Lane, Tung-hwa Street, Taipei, Taiwan Republic of China.

* Jon Latimer, "Burma: The Forgotten War", London: John Murray, 2004.

* [http://homepages.force9.net/rothwell/burmaweb/ChineseXForce.htm Orbat of the Chinese Expeditionary Force in Burma - 1942]
* [http://homepages.force9.net/rothwell/burmaweb/JapForces.htm Japanese forces in Burma, The 1942 Campaign]
* 中国抗日战争正面战场作战记 (China's Anti-Japanese War Combat Operations)
** Author : Guo Rugui, editor-in-chief Huang Yuzhang
** Press : Jiangsu People's Publishing House
** Date published : 2005-7-1
** ISBN 7214030349
** Online in Chinese [http://www.wehoo.net/book/wlwh/a30012/A0170.htm#]
*** [http://www.wehoo.net/book/wlwh/a30012/04898.htm 第八部分:太平洋战争爆发后的中国抗战中国远征军入缅援英作战 1 (The Chinese Expeditionary Force enters Burma to help England to fight)]

External links

* [http://www.britain-at-war.org.uk/ww2/london_gazette/indo-burma_june_to_nov_1943/html/map_-_burma.htm Map of Burma in WWII] Showing railroads, roads and tracks.


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