World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF ASIA: Cochran and Coogan

The tortuous mountains and jungles of Burma last week were checkerboarded with several local actions involving Chinese, British and U. S. troops against the Japanese:

¶ A fortnight's fighting by Chinese and U.S. infantrymen had all but pushed the Singapore-seasoned Jap 18th Division out of the 1,800-sq. mi. Hukawng Valley (described by Lieut. General Joseph W. Stilwell as a "rathole"). Chinese prepared to push on into the more hospitable Mo-gaung Valley. Their asserted mission is to clear the new Ledo (northern) road into China (TIME, Oct. 11).

¶ Southeast Asia Commander Admiral...

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