British General Orde Charles Wingate briefs British; Chindits; and 1st Air Commando Group, during World War II.
Assam India Date:1944, February Duration:1 min 22 sec Sound:NO SOUND
British forces along with the Chindits units in India as they plan for their operations in Burma during World War 2. A ground crewman holds a flag marking the place where an arriving American C-47A airplane should park on the Hailakandi Airfield, Assam, India. British Major General Orde Charles Wingate steps from the plane. He is greeted by U.S. Army Air Forces Colonel Philip Cochran, Co-Commander of the1st Air Commando Group, and other American and British officers. General Wingate, flanked by Colonel Cochran and another officer, gives a detailed briefing to Officers, about plans for Burma operations. Later, Colonel Cochran conducts an additional briefing for enlisted personnel of the 1st Air Commando Group. General Wingate inspects Chindits units. Wingate looks over map spread on hood of a jeep and discusses it with British staff.
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