Allied forces win Myitkyina airstrip in Myitkyina, Burma during World War II. A map of Burma highlights Myitkyina. Transport airplanes tow gliders over Myitkyina. An aerial view of Myitkyina airstrip. Gliders land on a field and U.S. and Chinese troops disembark. U.S. Army General Joseph Stilwell talks with U.S. Army General Frank Merrill on a field. A wrecked U.S. airplane on the field. A Japanese fighter overhead. U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Gordon Seagrave operates on a wounded soldier in a field hospital.
Capture of Myitkyina airfield by Allied Forces during Burma Campaign of World War II. Animated map highlights Myitkyina airfield in North Burma which is captured by Allied ground forces on 17th of May, 1944. USAAF (United States Army Air Forces) Waco CG-4 gliders parked at Shingbwiyang airfield. USAAF officer inspects a map. Airbase engineering equipment are loaded aboard gliders. Tow rope of glider is hooked up with USAAF C-47 Skytrain transport plane. Airborne engineers board the glider. C-47 tows CG-4. CG-4 makes a landing at Myitkyina airfield under Japanese machine gun fire. Another glider makes a crash landing. Airborne engineers exit the gliders on field. A pilot and an engineer of crashed glider are given plasma and first aid. Wounded men are evacuated. Bulldozers level the airfield. Chinese soldiers search for hidden Japanese snipers in area.
Securing the capture of Myitkyina airfield by Allied Forces during Burma Campaign of World War II. Allied soldiers at a command post near Myitkyina airfield. Soldiers sitting next to radio equipment. Chinese soldiers lined up awaiting signal at an airfield in India. U.S. 10th Troop Carrier Command C-47 Skytrain transports parked on airfield. Chinese airborne reinforcements and equipment are loaded aboard C-47. C-47s take off and head for Myitkyina. A C-47 lands and delivers Chinese reinforcements on Myitkyina airfield.
Arrivals of U.S. Army officials at Myitkyina Airfield, Burma during World War II. C-47s taxi on Myitkyina Airfield. U.S. Army engineer Colonel Lewis A. Pick and Commanding General Services of Supply U.S. China-Burma-India Theater of Operations William Edward Raab Covell arrive in army transport plane. Generals are greeted by Lieutenant Colonel Hirschfield, Myitkyina Base Service of Supply CO (Commanding Officer). General Covell promotes Lieutenant Colonel Hirschfield to full Colonel.
Allied airplanes bomb Japanese positions in Myitkyina. Allied capture Myitkyina in on 3rd August 1944. Japanese 15th division counterattack British forces near Imphal in Assam. British artillery and gun fire halts Japanese advance towards Imphal. Chinese cross flooded roads to advance into Burma. July 1944.
A military film report on the advance of Merrill's Marauders (officially named 5307th Composite Unit) towards Myitkyina, Burma and recruitment and training of natives during World War II. Members of Detachment 101 of the Office of Strategic Services aboard a U.S. Army Air Force C-47 Skytrain airplane in flight over Burma. Merill's Marauders and native rangers in Burma. Animated map highlights advance towards Japanese-held town of Myitkyina.