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    Mogaung (Mogoung) Kachin State Burma (Myanmar)

Location
Lat 25° 18' 19N Long 96° 56' 7E  Mogaung is located at an elevation of 918' / 279m above sea level in the Mogaung Valley. Also known as Mogoung. Connected by the Kamaing-Mogaung Road northwest to Kamaing and by rail road eastward to Myitkyina (Myitkjina). Today located in Kachin State in Burma (Myanmar).

Wartime History
Occupied by the Japanese.

American missions against Mogaung
March 9, 1943–July 31, 1944

March 9, 1943
(10th AF) P-40s hit the town area and bridge at Mogaung. Many fires are started and the bridge is severely damaged.

March 19, 1943
(10th AF) A single P-40 uses a 1,000-lb bomb against the bridge near Mogaung in a test to see if the fighter can carry such "blockbusters" and deliver them effectively. Despite negligible damage, suffered by the target, both the carrying and releasing of the bomb are considered successful.

March 21, 1943
(10th AF) P-40's again dive-bomb targets in the Mogaung area, using 1,000-pound bombs for the second time. Three of the fighters bomb the town area, causing heavy destruction over 2 blocks. Three others attack the bridge south of town, claiming damaging hits in the area.

December 7, 1943
(10th AF) Eight P-40's strafe freight cars between Mogaung and Myitkyina.

April 16, 1943
(10th AF) P-40s bomb a railroad bridge near Mogaung, score a direct hit on the target and blow up both approaches, leaving the bridge temporarily unserviceable.

April 19, 1943
(10th AF) P-40's seriously damaging the Namti railroad bridge between Mogaung and Myitkyina.

January 13, 1944
(10th AF) P-40s attack a communication center and dumps along the Kamaing-Mogaung road.

January 20, 1944
(10th AF) A-36's and P-51's hit storage dumps along the railway in the Mogaung area.

January 23, 1944
(10th AF) A-36's and P-51's and a single B-25 pound supply dumps at Mogaung, achieving excellent results.

February 8, 1944
(10th AF) A-36s and P-51s and 1 B-25 hit a camp at Mogaung.

February 9, 1944
(10th AF) B-25s, P-51s, P-38s, P-40s, and A-36s carry out sorties against the Mogaung-Loilaw area.







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June 21, 1944
(10th AF) A-36s, P-51s, and P-40s pound Mogaung.

June 22, 1944
(10th AF) A-36s, P-51s and P-40s hit Mogaung.

June 23, 1944
(10th AF) A-36s, P-51s and P-40s attack Mogaung.

June 24, 1944
(10th AF) A-36s, P-51s, P-40s, and P-38s attack Mogaung.

June 25, 1944
(10th AF) A-36s, P-51s, and P-40s pound Mogaung.

July 4, 1944
(10th AF) P-47s and P-51s patrol the Mogaung area, and bomb targets of opportunity at Mogaung.

July 10, 1944
(10th AF) 20+ A-36s P-51s, P-47s, and P-40s hit Mogaung.

July 23, 1944
(10th AF) Fighter-bombers bomb the Mogaung area.

July 24, 1944
(10th AF) P-51s hit the Kamaing and Mogaung areas.

July 25, 1944
(10th AF) P-40s and P-51s hit Mogaung.

July 26, 1944
(10th AF) P-51s hit the Mogaung area.

July 27, 1944
(10th AF) Fighter-bombers hit the Mogaung area.

July 28, 1944
(10th AF) Fighter-bombers hit Mogaung.

July 29, 1944
(10th AF) Fighter-bombers hit Mogaung.

July 30, 1944
(10th AF) Fighter-bombers hit Mogaung.

July 31, 1944
(10th AF) Fighter-bombers attack the Mogaung area.

Mogaung Airfield
Lat 25°20'0" Long 96°50'0" Wartime airfield

References
U. S. Army Merrill's Marauders Introduction pages 19-22
U. S. Army Merrill's Marauders Second Mission: Shaduzup and Inkangahtawng pages 47, 49, 55, 5-59, 65-66
U. S. Army Merrill's Marauders Third Mission: Myitkyina pages 93, 109-110, 112-113
CriticalPast "British Army's 'Special Force' Chindits at U.S. 45th Mobile Hospital near Kamaing, Burma" July 6, 1944
CriticalPast "A column of British Army's 'Special Force' Chindits marches through Kamaing to a camp" July 8, 1944
CriticalPast "British Army's 'Special Force' Chindits at a camp near Kamaing, Burma" July 8, 1944

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Last Updated
June 27, 2019

 

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