BATTLE OF ASIA: Stars for Stilwell

In the monsoon-drenched jungles of Burma, an eleven-week campaign was ended and a new star pasted to the record of leathery Lieut. General Joseph W. Stilwell. His weary Chinese troops wrenched the last stubborn defender from the railhead village of Myitkyina. Thus fell the last Japanese stronghold in north Burma. Now Stilwell had only to hold off the Japs and bulldoze through 70 miles of jungle and mountain to complete his project for 1944—to reopen a road from India supply bases to China (see map).

Red Lights, Green Troops. On May 17 Stilwell's...

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