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    Myitkjina (Myitkyina) Kachin State Burma (Myanmar)

Location
Lat 25° 23' 11N Long 97° 23' 40E  Myitkjina is located at an elevation of 830' / 252m in Kachin State in northern Burma. Wartime spelling "Myitkyina". The town was strategically important not because of the road, rail road and river links to the rest of Burma. To the west is Mogaung and to the north is Nsopzup. Located roughly 287 miles to the west is Ledo. Today, Myitkjina is the state capital of Kachin State in Myanmar.

Wartime History
During the Pacific War, occupied by the Japanese Army. On July 30, 1944 the Japanese Army under the command of General Masaki Honda at Myitkyina ordered a withdrawal and commits suicide.

In August 1944, occupied by Allied forces under the command of US Army General Joseph Stilwell after a prolonged siege and heavy fighting between Nationalist Chinese troops, Chindits, and Merrill's Marauders of the Northern Combat Area Command. Afterwards, Myitkyina was developed into part of the Ledo Road.

American missions against Myitkyina
May 12, 1942 - November 14, 1944

Myitkjina Airfield (Myitkyina)
Wartime airfield

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Last Updated
July 11, 2019

 

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