U.S. Army General Joseph Stilwell congratulates Commander of 5307th Composite Unit after the capture of Myitkyina airfield.
Myitkyina Burma Date:1944 Duration:1 min 25 sec Sound:Yes
A military film report on the capture of Myitkyina airfield in Myitkyina, Burma by U.S. Army 5307th Composite Unit nicknamed Merrill's Marauders during World War II. A trooper sets up a sign which reads 'Los Angeles City Limits'. U.S. Army Air Force airplanes taxi and land on a muddy airstrip. U.S. Army General Joseph Stilwell deplanes and congratulates Commander of 5307th Composite Unit General Frank Merrill. A letter on a bulletin board thanking U.S. OSS (Officer of Strategic Services) Detachment 101 for providing services during the capture of Myitkyina airfield.
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