Burma battlefront

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Re: Burma battlefront

Post by Peter H » 15 Apr 2009 05:19

As regards elephants,Imphal 1944:

..12,000 horses,including mules,30,000 oxen and 1,030 elephants were used by the 15th Army..all the horses died in the mountains but several mules that survived arrived back at the river.Japanese horses died earlier than mules.The average time that Japanese horses survived..was 55 days against 73 days for mules.It was remarkable that almost all of the elephants were able to survive despite hard work in such difficult jungles and they returned to Burma..


Captain Seiryo Yamashita,Veterinary Department,15 Division quoted in Tales by Japanese Soldiers,John Nunneley and Kazuo Tamayama.


Supporting evidence of the Japanese death toll in Burma,page 252:

Out of 305,501 Japanese officers and other ranks that fought in Burma,185,149 men were killed or died of sickness and only 39 per cent(118,352 men) were able to reurn to their homes..

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Re: Burma battlefront

Post by Peter H » 15 Apr 2009 08:57

Petrol bombs mentioned in Tales by Japanese Soldiers.


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Page 64:

..1942..tank attack..I collected glass bottles from the villagers and filled them with petrol plugged with cloth,and made instant petrol bombs(or flame bottles in Japanese)..


Page 74:

..1942..Major Mugita assembled his battalion and praised our brave fight.He was standing on an enemy tank which a sapper had captured by throwing a flame bottle on its back and killing three crew escaping from it..


Page 78:

..Men of the Signal Company attacked tanks at close range and hit two of them with flame bombs..


Page 155:

..1944 Imphal..I volunteered to attack it with petrol bombs..I approached the tank..ignited the bomb,climbed on the caterpillar and threw straight into the aperture..


Page 169:

..1944 Kohima..our close-attack teams threw fire bombs onto the tank from the top ridge of the cliff..

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Re: Burma battlefront

Post by Peter H » 27 May 2011 09:12

From ebay,seller tradereast5gev

Seller thinks its in or near the Burma theatre
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Re: Burma battlefront

Post by Peter H » 27 May 2011 09:50

Same source.

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Re: Burma battlefront

Post by Peter H » 27 May 2011 09:54

More truck drivers
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Re: Burma battlefront

Post by Peter H » 27 May 2011 09:55

Same source.

Visiting commander
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Post by Peter H » 27 May 2011 10:01

Same source.

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Re: Burma battlefront

Post by Peter H » 27 May 2011 10:03

Same source.

Shot down Flying Tiger
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Re: Burma battlefront

Post by AVV » 27 May 2011 10:04

Hello!
Peter H wrote:Visiting commander
What is the maker of his car? It looks like American.

Best regards, Aleks

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Re: Burma battlefront

Post by Peter H » 27 May 2011 11:11

Re first pic---looks like they have got a jeep as well.Another pic.
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Re: Burma battlefront

Post by Peter H » 27 May 2011 11:29

Rangoon falls 1942
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Re: Burma battlefront

Post by Luftflotte2 » 28 May 2011 01:49

Peter H wrote:Same source.

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Looks like a Dodge.

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Re: Burma battlefront

Post by Peter H » 25 Apr 2013 01:53

From ebay,seller meotojawan

Photos of the Imphal advance 1944
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