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War Diary records for Chindit operations

See also: Books about Chindit operations


8 February 1943
India
Indian 77th LRP Brigade opens Wingate's first Chindit operation

14 February 1943
Burma
Indian 77th LRP Brigade begins crossing the Chindwin River

3 March 1943
Burma
Chindit column cuts Mandalay-Myitkyina railroad

6 March 1943
Burma
Chindits undertake series of railway demolitions

10 March 1943
Burma
Chindit columns cross the Irrawaddy River at Tagaung and Tigyaing

24 March 1943
Burma
Chindit columns ordered to break off operations and return to India

16 September 1943
India
Wingate returns to organize Special Force of Long Range Penetration units, the Chindits

4 February 1944
Burma
British 16th LRP Brigade ready to cross into Burma

5 February 1944
Burma
British 16th LRP Brigade begins long-range penetration operations, crossing into Burma and marching toward Hkalak Ga

16 February 1944
Burma
British 16th LRP Brigade reaches Hkalak Ga

29 February 1944
Burma
British 16th LRP Brigade begins crossing the Chindwin

5 March 1944
Burma
British 16th LRP Brigade advancing overland toward Indaw

Operation Thursday: After nightfall, USAAF 1st Air Commando begins transport missions to insert engineers and Chindits behind Japanese lines

Operation Thursday: USAAF 1st Air Commando lands engineers and Calvert's Indian 77th LRP Brigade at Broadway base near Indaw

6 March 1944
Burma
USAAF 1st Air Commando begins transporting elements of Indian 111th LRP Brigade into Chowringhee base near Indaw overnight

7 March 1944
Burma
Indian 77th LRP Brigade begins moving from Broadway base to cut rail line north of Indaw

10 March 1944
Burma
Chindit Chowringhee base abandoned

Remainder of Indian 111th LRP Brigade flown into Broadway base near Indaw overnight

12 March 1944
Burma
Indian 111th LRP Brigade begins moving from Broadway base toward Nankan

13 March 1944
Burma
Japanese aircraft attack Chindit airstrip at Broadway

15 March 1944
Burma
Indian 77th LRP Brigade blocks rail line north of Indaw at position called White City

17 March 1944
Burma
Japanese aircraft conduct heavy attacks against Chindit airstrip at Broadway

18 March 1944
Burma
British 16th LRP Brigade moving toward Indaw

General Hayashi takes command of Japanese forces concentrating around Indaw to deal with Chindit brigades

21 March 1944
Burma
Elements of Japanese 18th Infantry Division unsuccessfully attack Indian 77th LRP Brigade at White City on the rail line to Indaw

23 March 1944
Burma
British 14th LRP Brigade begins air movement into Chindit Aberdeen base overnight

24 March 1944
Burma
Elements of Japanese 18th Infantry Division driven off by Indian 77th LRP Brigade at White City on the rail line to Indaw

General Orde Wingate killed when his aircraft crashes

26 March 1944
Burma
British 16th LRP Brigade unsuccessfully attacking Japanese garrison around Indaw

27 March 1944
Burma
Japanese forces attacking Chindit base at Broadway and preventing flights in and out

Indian 77th LRP Brigade raids Mawlu

28 March 1944
Burma
Japanese aircraft attack Chindit airstrip at Aberdeen

29 March 1944
Burma
British 16th LRP Brigade withdrawing from Indaw following its unsuccessful attacks

30 March 1944
Burma
British 16th LRP Brigade withdrawing to Aberdeen base

31 March 1944
Burma
British 14th LRP Brigade preparing to advance from Aberdeen base to cut rail line south of Indaw

3 April 1944
Burma
Japanese fighters attack Allied transport planes supplying Chindit columns

6 April 1944
Burma
Three Japanese battalions attacking Chindit base at White City overnight

7 April 1944
Burma
Three Japanese battalions attacking Chindit base at White City overnight

10 April 1944
Burma
Reinforced, Japanese units renew unsuccessful attacks against Chindit base at White City

11 April 1944
Burma
Japanese units attacking Chindit base at White City

12 April 1944
Burma
Japanese units attacking Chindit base at White City

13 April 1944
Burma
Japanese units attacking Chindit base at White City

Indian 77th LRP Brigade attacks and captures Mawlu south of White City base

Japanese aircraft attack Chindit airfields

14 April 1944
Burma
Japanese units attacking Chindit base at White City

Japanese aircraft attack Chindit airfields

15 April 1944
Burma
Japanese units attacking Chindit base at White City

16 April 1944
Burma
Japanese units finally break into Chindit base at White City

Chindits counterattack Japanese penetration at White City

17 April 1944
Burma
Japanese forces withdraw from Chindit base at White City, ending attacks there

Indian 77th LRP Brigade unsuccessfully attacking north to support base at White City

18 April 1944
Burma
Indian 77th LRP Brigade withdrawing southward to Tonlon

22 April 1944
Burma
Chindit columns destroying Japanese installations, supplies, and transportation in the Indaw area

23 April 1944
Burma
Chindit columns destroying Japanese installations, supplies, and transportation in the Indaw area

24 April 1944
Burma
Indian 77th LRP Brigade withdrawing from Tonlon overnight

Chindit columns destroying Japanese installations, supplies, and transportation in the Indaw area

25 April 1944
Burma
Japanese units enter Tonlon after Chindits have withdrawn

Chindit columns destroying Japanese installations, supplies, and transportation in the Indaw area

26 April 1944
Burma
Chindit columns destroying Japanese installations, supplies, and transportation in the Indaw area

27 April 1944
Burma
Chindit columns destroying Japanese installations, supplies, and transportation in the Indaw area

28 April 1944
Burma
Chindit columns ordered to begin withdrawing northward to establish new base at Blackpool near Pinbaw

30 April 1944
Burma
Japanese 33rd Army established at Maymyo to control units in northern Burma and forces opposing Chindits

7 May 1944
Burma
Indian 111th LRP Brigade establishes new base at Blackpool near Pinbaw

Japanese II/146th Battalion unsuccessfully attacks Indian 111th LRP Brigade at Blackpool overnight

9 May 1944
Burma
Chindit base at White City evacuated

British 14th LRP Brigade and West African 3rd LRP Brigade moving north toward Blackpool base

10 May 1944
Burma
Units of Japanese 33rd Army including elements of newly arrived 53rd Infantry Division preparing to assault Chindit base at White City

11 May 1944
Burma
Discovering Chindit base at White City has been abandoned, elements of Japanese 33rd Army begin moving northward

12 May 1944
Burma
Airstrip at Chindit Blackpool base becomes operational

13 May 1944
Burma
Chindit base at Broadway evacuated

Indian 77th LRP Brigade moving north toward Blackpool base

14 May 1944
Burma
Japanese II/146th Battalion and III/114th Battalion attacking Indian 111th LRP Brigade at Blackpool overnight

15 May 1944
Burma
Japanese II/146th Battalion and III/114th Battalion holding part of Chindit perimeter at Blackpool

16 May 1944
Burma
Japanese II/146th Battalion and III/114th Battalion driven back from Blackpool perimeter overnight

17 May 1944
Burma
Stilwell assumes command of Chindit forces

Japanese forces withdraw from area around Chindit base at Blackpool

20 May 1944
Burma
Monsoon rains disrupting air support and supply drops for Chindits

21 May 1944
Burma
Elements of Japanese 53rd Infantry Division attacking Chindit forces at Kyusanlai Pass

22 May 1944
Burma
Elements of Japanese 53rd Infantry Division attacking Chindit forces at Kyusanlai Pass

Elements of Japanese 53rd Infantry Division preparing to attack Chindit base at Blackpool

23 May 1944
Burma
Elements of Japanese 53rd Infantry Division attacking Chindit forces at Kyusanlai Pass

Elements of Japanese 53rd Infantry Division attack Chindit base at Blackpool, closing the air strip

24 May 1944
Burma
Elements of Japanese 53rd Infantry Division attacking Chindit forces at Kyusanlai Pass

Elements of Japanese 53rd Infantry Division attack Chindit base at Blackpool and air strip remains closed

25 May 1944
Burma
Elements of Japanese 53rd Infantry Division attacking Chindit forces at Kyusanlai Pass

Elements of Japanese 53rd Infantry Division penetrate perimeter of Chindit base at Blackpool

Indian 111th LRP Brigade evacuates base at Blackpool, opening Japanese route to Mogaung, Myitkyina, and Kamaing

26 May 1944
Burma
Chindit brigades moving into hills east and west of the rail line south of Mogaung

30 May 1944
Burma
Chindit Morrisforce attacking Waingmaw east of Myitkyina

1 June 1944
Burma
Indian 77th LRP Brigade captures Lakum just outside Mogaung

2 June 1944
Burma
Chindit Morrisforce repeats unsuccessful attacks against Waingmaw east of Myitkyina

6 June 1944
Burma
Chindit Morrisforce unsuccessfully attacking Maingna east of Myitkyina

7 June 1944
India
British 23rd LRP Brigade operating beyond Kohima toward Ukhrul against Japanese flanks, supply lines, and rear areas

8 June 1944
Burma
Indian 77th LRP Brigade attacking around Mogaung

9 June 1944
Burma
Indian 77th LRP Brigade attacking around Mogaung

10 June 1944
Burma
Chindit Morrisforce repeats unsuccessful attacks against Maingna east of Myitkyina

Indian 77th LRP Brigade attacking around Mogaung

Indian 111th LRP Brigade moving toward Pahok-Sahmaw sector south of Mogaung

11 June 1944
Burma
Indian 77th LRP Brigade attacking around Mogaung

12 June 1944
Burma
Indian 77th LRP Brigade attacking around Mogaung

15 June 1944
India
British 23rd LRP Brigade operating beyond Kohima toward Ukhrul against Japanese flanks, supply lines, and rear areas

19 June 1944
Burma
Chindit Morrisforce repeats unsuccessful attacks against Maingna east of Myitkyina

23 June 1944
Burma
Indian 77th LRP Brigade and Chinese 114th Infantry Regiment attacking Mogaung

24 June 1944
Burma
Indian 77th LRP Brigade and Chinese 114th Infantry Regiment attacking Mogaung

25 June 1944
Burma
Indian 77th LRP Brigade and Chinese 114th Infantry Regiment attacking Mogaung

26 June 1944
Burma
Calvert's Indian 77th LRP Brigade and Chinese 114th Infantry Regiment capture Mogaung

8 July 1944
Burma
Indian 111th LRP Brigade attacking around Taungni southwest of Mogaung

11 July 1944
Burma
West African 3rd LRP Brigade moving into Pahok-Sahmaw sector southwest of Mogaung

19 July 1944
Burma
British 14th LRP Brigade moving toward Taungni southwest of Mogaung

27 July 1944
Burma
Chindit Morrisforce begins evacuation to India from Myitkyina airfield

17 August 1944
Burma
West African 3rd LRP Brigade begins evacuation to India from Myitkyina airfield

19 August 1944
Burma
British 14th LRP Brigade begins evacuation to India from Myitkyina airfield

27 August 1944
Burma
Remaining elements of Chindit forces evacuated to India from Myitkyina airfield

9 January 1945
Ceylon
Mountbatten proposes disbanding all remaining Long Range Penetration (Chindit) units

5 February 1945
United Kingdom
War Office agrees to Mountbatten's proposal to disband all remaining Long Range Penetration units



War Diary records on file for this subject: 115 

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