Battle of Yunnan-Burma Road

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Battle of Yunnan-Burma Road
Part of the Second Sino-Japanese War, World War II
Date March–June 1942
Location Burma
Result Japanese victory
Belligerents
Empire of Japan Japan Taiwan Republic of China
United StatesUnited States
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Commanders and leaders
Empire of Japan Shōjirō Iida Taiwan Luo Zhuoying
United States Joseph Stilwell
Strength
35,000 95,000
Casualties and losses
3 divisions[1] 50,000

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 Luo Zhuoying was his Executive Officer.

In February 1942, General Lo Cho-ying directed 5th Army to move from western Yunnan 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. The 6th Army was directed to move from Kunming to the Burma–Thai border. Its leading elements reached Mawchi, Mongpang and Mongtong in mid March. The 66th Army later arrived in Lashio and Mandalay as a reserve and to assist the British forces in their operations.

Battles of Yunnan-Burma Road Campaign:

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  • 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.
  • Orbat of the Chinese Expeditionary Force in Burma – 1942
  • 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 : 2005-07-01
    • ISBN 7-214-03034-9
    • 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)

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