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    Ledo Road (Stilwell Road)
USAAF c1945
The Ledo Road was a road spanned 1,100 miles from Ledo in northeast India via Burma to southern China terminating at Kunming. In early 1945 renamed the "Stilwell Road" named after U. S. Army General Joseph Stilwell commander of China Burma India (CBI).

The Ledo Road was built using Indian laborers under the command of U. S. Army engineers commanded by General Lewis A. Pick. When completed, the Ledo Road spanned 1,100 miles starting at "Mile Zero" at Ledo in India then via Lashio in Burma via NH 38 and NH 153 and at Mong Yu (Mong-Yu) was a junction with the "old" Burma Road before terminating at Kunming in China.

Wartime History
The Ledo Road was used as a supply route into China by the U. S. Army and British Army to transport supplies into China. On January 12, 1945 the first American convoy led by General Lewis A. Pick consisted of 113 vehicles dubbed "Pick's First Convoy" departed Ledo, crossed the border into China on January 28, 1945 and successfully reached Kunming. For the remainder of the Pacific War, the Allies used the Ledo Road to transport supplies into China. By the end of the war, the total tonnage transported by truck over the Ledo Road did not equal the amount flown over the Himalaya Mountain "The Hump" in a single month.

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Last Updated
January 26, 2020


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