Meiktila 1945

Meiktila 1945

Osprey's examination of the Meiktila campaign of WOrld War II (1939-1945).

Author: Edward Young

Publisher: Osprey Publishing

ISBN: 1841766984

Category: History

Page: 96

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Osprey's examination of the Meiktila campaign of WOrld War II (1939-1945). In the spring of 1944, Japanese 15th Army was shattered at Imphal and Kohima, allowing General William Slim, commander of 14th Army, to liberate Burma overland from India – a task considered impossible by the British chiefs of staff. Overcoming immense logistical problems, Slim coordinated a precisely timed attack along a 200-mile front, the longest opposed river crossing of the entire war, and an armored dash behind enemy lines that seized Meiktila, cutting Japanese supply lines. Mandalay fell and at the end of March 1945, with the battle lost, the Japanese withdrew south. Slim gave them no chance; Allied troops raced south and captured Rangoon. The Japanese army in Burma was finished.
Categories: History

End Game Burma

End Game Burma

"Argues that General Bill Slim's masterly but risky plan to outflank the main Japanese army at Mandalay deserves far more prominence and recognition.

Author: Michael Pearson

Publisher: Pen & Sword

ISBN: IND:30000127026940

Category: History

Page: 150

View: 618

"Argues that General Bill Slim's masterly but risky plan to outflank the main Japanese army at Mandalay deserves far more prominence and recognition. With the Japanese withdrawing, Slim's 14 Army, compromising the IV and XXXIII Corps, risked a perilous and punishing crossing of the mighty Irrawaddy at Mandalay opposed by the main Japanese army. To avoid this, Slim boldly decided to split his Army and send IV Corps on an arduous 300 mile march to seize the vital rail and road hub and the main Japanese administrative base of Meiktila, 85 miles south ... In this detailed analysis of this masterly manoeuvre, the author describes the plan, the risks, the actions, the seemingly insuperable logistic problems, and the efforts to retain US air support"--Jacket.
Categories: History

Hours of Glory

Hours of Glory

... 367 Captain I.C. Jameson ( Pear Hill 1945 ) , 296 Captain K.C. Das Gupta (
Kangaw 1945 ) , 398 Captain L.L. Flaming ... Grawford ( Senio 1945 ) , 277 Major
L.A. Jones ( Nunshigum 1944 ) , 367 Major Litchfield ( Meiktila 1945 ) , 128 Major
 ...

Author: Chand N. Das

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015041747695

Category: Battles

Page: 600

View: 989

Categories: Battles

The Re conquest of Burma 1943 1945

The Re conquest of Burma  1943 1945

The time to unleash 4 Corps from the Nyaungu bridgehead for the break -
through to Meiktila had arrived . The operational plan was divided in to 6 phases :
( a ) exploitation east from the Nyaungu bridgehead by the two mechanised
brigades ...

Author: Geoffrey Frank Matthews

Publisher: Beachcomber Books

ISBN: UOM:39015009048482

Category: Burma

Page: 104

View: 623

Categories: Burma

A Guide to Manuscripts and Documents in the British Isles Relating to South and South East Asia British Isles excluding London

A Guide to Manuscripts and Documents in the British Isles Relating to South and South East Asia  British Isles  excluding London

Author: James Douglas Pearson

Publisher: Burns & Oates

ISBN: 072012011X

Category: Archives

Page: 450

View: 726

This volume completes a two-volume guide to manuscipts relating to South and South-East Asia held in public and private collections in Britain and Ireland. Volume 1, covering repositories in London, was published in 1989.
Categories: Archives

Combat Lore Indian Air Force 1930 1945

Combat Lore  Indian Air Force 1930 1945

Indian Air Force 1930-1945. Meiktila Gained, Lost and Regained Meiktila fell to
17th Division on March 4. The Jap reaction to this loss of a vital centre through
their main line of communication ran from their base at Rangoon to the fighting
area ...

Author:

Publisher: KW Publishers Pvt Ltd

ISBN: 9789385714344

Category:

Page: 568

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The Indian Air Force is today 82 years old, a battle-scarred, highly professional force. How it reached this level is an epic saga of struggle against bias and racial prejudice for the officers and men from early thirties to the beginning of World War II. The charge was that Indians lacked leadership qualities and could not fly military aircraft and technically maintain them. In just three years, IAF technicians and pilots imbibed the discipline of the Air Force and performed magnificently in the North West Frontier Province. By 1939, when the war broke out, there was just one squadron. In 1941-42, the Japanese onslaught on Burma provided the IAF with an opportunity to show its competence and leadership in battle. As the Allied armies were retreating, along with the RAF, the IAF provided air cover. By 1944-45, there were nine squadrons and till the end of the war there were constantly in action. History records events taking an impersonal view. What our younger generations need to know is people. Without people there are no units and no organization. This narrative is an effort to bring to the reader the fierce joy at fighting for the country, the professional pride of doing one’s duty and finally the personal touch: “I did it.” Through the mouths of youngsters (who are no longer youngsters and some who have passed away) the reader can imagine himself to be there whether in the North-West tribal region, or flying over the thick jungles of Burma. It is the first-person account that provides the flesh and blood to history by describing hopes, fears, and pride in facing death and the enemy at close quarters on the frontier or in Burma. The narrative has interviews with those who took part in operations. This is a story of the Indian Air Force coming of age after being bloodied in war.
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The Frontier Force Regiment

The Frontier Force Regiment

The story of the 4th Sikhs in the capture of Meiktila — the " nodal point of all
Japanese communications to their Army and their chief airfield centre " * now
follows . Meiktila , February 1945 The Battalion left Ranchi on 11th January and
spent ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015022446150

Category: World War, 1914-1918

Page: 592

View: 508

Categories: World War, 1914-1918

Indian Army a Reference Manual

Indian Army  a Reference Manual

... Courcelleti 1916 , Cambrai 1917 , France and Flanders 1914 - 18 , Megiddo
1918 , Sharon 1918 , Damascus 1918 , Palestine 1918 , Meiktila 1945 , Capture
of Meiktila 1945 , Defence of Meiktila 1945 , Rangoon Road 1945 , Pyabwe 1945
.

Author: Gautam Sharma

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015052435099

Category: India

Page: 222

View: 268

Categories: India

The Two World Wars

The Two World Wars

Author: Sydney L. Mayer

Publisher: R. R. Bowker

ISBN: UOM:39015034611114

Category: Manuscripts

Page: 317

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Bibliografi over samlinger af dokumenter vedrørende 1.- og 2. Verdenskrig.
Categories: Manuscripts

End Game Burma 1945

End Game Burma  1945

A Priest self-propelled gun in action near Meiktila. Lieutenant General Masaki
Honda, Commander 33rd Army (right), with Lieutenant General Hayashi (left) and
Major General Koba. Field Marshal Count Juichi Terauchi, Japanese Supreme ...

Author: Michael Pearson

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781844685882

Category: History

Page: 224

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When the Burma campaign is discussed, the turning point battles of Imphal and Kohima are most often thought of. However General Bill Slims bold but risky plan to outflank the Japanese on the Irrawaddy at Mandalay deserves far more credit.With the Japanese withdrawing, Slims 14 Army (with two Corps XXXIII and IV) risked a punishing crossing of the mighty Irrawaddy at Mandalay opposed by the main Japanese army. To avoid this is was decided to split 14 Army and send IV Corps on an arduous 300 mile march to seize the town of Meiktila, 85 miles south, a vital rail and road hub and the main Japanese administrative base.Complete secrecy was essential as if the Japanese realized they faced only one Corps rather than two, they might have counter attacked successfully. In this detailed analysis of this crucial maneuver the author describes the plan, the risks, the actions, the seemingly insuperable logistic problems, and the efforts to retain US air support (for which Mountbatten was largely responsible).
Categories: History

Battle Honours of the British and Commonwealth Armies

Battle Honours of the British and Commonwealth Armies

... 20 Mar 1945 Myinmu Myinmu Bridgehead Fort Dufferin 11 – 12 Mar 1945
Maymyo 10 – 16 Feb 1945 8 - 21 Mar 1945 Seikpyu Kyaukse 1945 12 Feb - 30
Mar 1945 Meiktila 12 – 21 Feb 1945 Nyaungu Bridgehead Capture of Meiktila 28
Feb ...

Author: Anthony Baker

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015028800871

Category: Armies

Page: 398

View: 979

"This is a remarkable work of reference. It brings together into one comprehensive volume the story of of the achievements of the British and Commonwealth armies over 300 years of service. It tells of and lists the battles fought, whether they were honoured or -- equally importante -- whether they were not and are now largely forgotten, and which regiments were involved ..." -- Inside front cover.
Categories: Armies

The Battle for Burma 1942 1945

The Battle for Burma  1942   1945

Meiktila. and. Mandalay. February–March. 1945. G. eneral Slim knew that the
Japanese forces remaining in central and southern Burma were still substantial
in early 1945. Despite the 14th Army's superiority in heavy weapons and the
Allied ...

Author: Philip Jowett

Publisher: Pen and Sword Military

ISBN: 9781526775306

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 694

The battle for Burma during the Second World War was of vital importance to the Allies and the Japanese. The Allies fought to protect British India and force the Japanese out of Burma; the Japanese fought to defend the north-west flank of their newly conquered empire and aimed to strike at India where anti-British feeling was growing stronger. Yet the massive military efforts mounted by both sides during four years of war are often overshadowed by the campaigns in Europe, North Africa, the Pacific and China. Philip Jowett, using over 200 wartime photographs, many of them not published before, retells the story of the war in Burma in vivid detail, illustrating each phase of the fighting and showing all the forces involved – British, American, Chinese, Indian, Burmese as well as Japanese. His book is a fascinating introduction to one of the most extreme, but least reported, struggles of the entire war. The narrative and the striking photographs carry the reader through each of the major phases of the conflict, from the humiliation of the initial British defeat in 1942 and retreat into India and their faltering attempts to recover the initiative from 1943, to the famous Chindit raids behind Japanese lines, the Japanese offensive of 1944 and their disastrous retreat and ultimate defeat.
Categories: History

The Gordon Highlanders 1919 1945

The Gordon Highlanders 1919 1945

Author: Wilfrid Miles

Publisher: Frederick Warne Publishers

ISBN: UVA:X000358038

Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page: 422

View: 323

Categories: World War, 1939-1945

World War II

World War II

This bridge across the Wam Chaung river was brought down by RAF bombs in
January 1945 . ... 8 This Indian mortar company was supporting an infantry attack
on Seywa during the drive on Meiktila . the Commando positions with everything
 ...

Author: Ivor Matanle

Publisher: Smithmark Pub

ISBN: 0765192659

Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page: 400

View: 286

Historical, personal, and technical aspects of the Second World War are explored in this six-book series. Each book examines a different facet of the war, from the military machines and battles to the leaders who brought their people through the terrible times. Details of military weaponry, battle plans, and personalities will bring this conflict alive for readers.
Categories: World War, 1939-1945

Sainik Samachar

Sainik Samachar

4 Corps was to be switched over to the right flank of 33 Corps and was to
advance with all speed down the Kabaw and Myittha valleys towards Pakokku ,
cross the Irrawady early in February 1945 and strike at Meiktila with armoured
and ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015078434753

Category: India

Page:

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Categories: India

The Indian Army in the Two World Wars

The Indian Army in the Two World Wars

Meiktila: 1945 The 17th Indian Division122 was stationed in Imphal at the end of
January 1945. The various units of the division carried out training as lorry and
air-transport battalions.123 On 5 February, the 17th was ordered south towards ...

Author: Kaushik Roy

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004185500

Category: History

Page: 553

View: 944

This collection of seventeen essays based on archival data breaks new ground as regards the contribution of the Indian Army in British war effort during the two World Wars around various parts of the globe.
Categories: History

The Story of the Border Regiment 1939 1945

The Story of the Border Regiment  1939 1945

This was reached on 17th February , 1945 . The battalion crossed the river on the
21st . No time was lost , and as soon as the whole division , less the 99th Brigade
, was across , a swift advance to Meiktila commenced . Within seventy - two ...

Author: Philip James Shears

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015030682390

Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page: 184

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Categories: World War, 1939-1945

Independence and Democracy in Burma 1945 1952

Independence and Democracy in Burma  1945 1952

I urged Hla Shein , the BTF man , to arrange transport to Meiktila where we heard
ammunition was available . But he proved to be made more of talk than of action .
Due to his inefficiency , we were forced to endure the cold of Kalaw for a few ...

Author: Balwant Singh

Publisher: University of Michigan Center for

ISBN: UOM:39015032136635

Category: History

Page: 180

View: 477

Categories: History

The Battle for Burma 1943 1945

The Battle for Burma 1943 1945

102–117) THE BATTLE FOR MANDALAY The importance of Meiktila: The
capture of Meiktila and its effect on the Japanese plans: The capture of Mandalay
: Japanese counter-offensive to retake Meiktila. ————————————— 102
.

Author: John Grehan

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781783461998

Category: History

Page: 208

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Despatches in this volume include that on operations in Burma and North-East India between November 1943 and June 1944, by General Sir George J. Giffard; the despatch on operations in Assam and Burma between June 1944 June and November 1944, by General Sir George J. Giffard, Commander-in-Chief; the despatch on Naval operations in the Ramree Island area (Burma) in January and February 1945 by Vice-Admiral Sir Arthur J. Power, Commander-in-Chief, East Indies Station; and the despatch on operations in Burma between November 1944 and August 1945 by Lieutenant-General Sir Oliver Leese. This unique collection of original documents will prove to be an invaluable resource for historians, students and all those interested in what was one of the most significant periods in British military history.
Categories: History

The Secret Squadrons

The Secret Squadrons

357 Squadron Lysander Flight - Allocation of Aircraft V9494 V9818 V9295 (
Destroyed by storm , Meiktila , 6 May 1945 ) 19649 ( Destroyed by storm , Meiktila
, 6 May 1945 ) V9495 ( Written off after landing accident ) T1699 ( Destroyed by ...

Author: Robert Jackson

Publisher: Robson Books Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015001215253

Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page: 199

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Beskriver særlige luftoperationer udført af RAF- og USAAF-enheder under 2. verdenskrig - bl.a. nedkastning af agenter og våben til partisaner, landing bag fjendens linier m.m.
Categories: World War, 1939-1945