January 30, 1945 : Burma supply route cleared

Introduction

A vital supply route linking India to China through Burma is finally cleared for Allied military transports on this day in 1945. The first convoy of 133 trucks under British General Mountbatten left Ledo several weeks earlier, but could not enter China until the Americans were able to remove the last Japanese troops, retreating southward from a Chinese counter-offensive. Chinese General Chiang Kai-shek said the road had broken Japan’s siege of China.

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January 30, 1945 : Burma supply route cleared

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    History.com Staff

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    History.com

  • Year Published

    2010

  • Title

    January 30, 1945 : Burma supply route cleared

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    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/burma-supply-route-cleared

  • Access Date

    November 18, 2017

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    A+E Networks