Mules and WWII soldiers at Irrawaddy River crossing near Myitkyina Burma. Photographer Yarnell

Mules and WWII soldiers at Irrawaddy River crossing near Myitkyina Burma.

Lieutenant General Joseph Stilwell, with an M1 carbine, at Myitkyina airfield, Burma, 17 July 1944.

Lieutenant General Joseph Stilwell with an carbine at Myitkyina airfield Burma 17 July

A 10-year-old Chinese soldier from a unit of the X Force, placed under Merrill and Charles N. Hunter's command, after the capture of the Myitkyina airfield.

A Chinese Nationalist soldier age 10 member of a Chinese division from the X Force boarding planes in Burma bound for China May

MYANMAR: Venture to the remote northern city in Burma, Myitkyina, capital of the Kachin state. For a long time it has been forbidden to travelers, however, it has recently opened up and its pristine nature and local hill tribe villages are waiting to be discovered. It also serves as a gateway to the Himalayas and far northern towns such as Putao and is a convenient base for visits to the Indawgyi Lake and the floating Swe Mintzu Pagoda.

Shwemyinzu Pagoda situated on an island in Indawgyi Lake

Spent 75-mm howitzer shells piling up outside the besieged city Myitkyina, Burma, mid-1944.

[Photo] Spent 75-mm howitzer shells piling up outside the besieged city Myitkyina, Burma, mid-1944; note M1 carriage

The spent howitzer shells piling up outside the besieged Burmese city of Myitkyina,

WWII 1944: The Assault on Myitkyina was a Failure of Leadership

European Center of Military History; 5307 (C)-(P), Merril’s Marauders, Walawbum, Burma, Mar 1944

Hsamshingyang, Burma _ Early April 1944 Marauder injured in combat with Japanese brought into airstrip for evacuation after treatment by battalion medics.

Hsamshingyang, Burma _ Early April 1944 Marauder injured in combat with Japanese brought into airstrip for evacuation after treatment by battalion medics.

British jeeps between Myitkyina and Mogaung, Burma, 1944

Road-rail Jeeps, used to transport supplies, on the tracks between Myitkyina and Mogaung, December 1944

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OSS-trained Kachin rangers ambush Japanese rafts bringing troops and supplies to the Japanese-held town of Myitkyina in July

1944- U.S. soldier of Combat Engineer Infantry finds body of a Japanese soldier who committed suicide by hanging himself as U.S. forces entered Myitkyina, Burma.

A US Army combat engineer of the Composite Unit Merrills Marauders discovers the body of a Japanese soldier of the Imperial Japanese Army who committed suicide by hanging himself as Allied forces took Myitkyina Burma August

A 75-mm. pack howitzer supports GALAHAD's siege operations at Myitkyina.

A pack howitzer supports GALAHAD's siege operations at Myitkyina.

Chinese pilots enjoy ice cream cones at an Allied canteen during the Burma Campaign following the Allied recapture of the Ledo Road (renamed the Stilwell Road) from the Japanese. Near Myitkyina, Kachin State, Burma (Myanmar). January 1945.

Chinese officers were having ice cream. Only Americans eat ice cream, ok?

In May 1944, the Allies assaulted Japanese-held Myitkyina in Burma. It was an attack that brought successes despite significant failures of leadership and

Brigadier Mike Calvert, Commandant SAS Brigade, at the ceremony marking the passing of 3 and 4 SAS and 3 Regiment de Chasseurs Parachutistes) from the British to the French Army at Tarbes in southern France, 2 October 1945

Transporting mules and WWII soldiers across the Irrawaddy River south of Myitkyina. Photographer Amer

Transporting mules and WWII soldiers across the Irrawaddy River south of Myitkyina.

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