26 Apr 1942

Burma
  • In Burma, the Indian 17th Division moved from Mahlaing to Meiktila, 20 miles to the south, to assist the Chinese 200th Division in forming a line of defense against the Japanese attack on Mandalay. ww2dbase [Invasion of Burma | Meiktila | CPC]
30 Dec 1942

Burma
  • Satoru Anabuki, flying Ki-43 fighter "Fubuki", shot down a Blenheim aircraft over Meiktila, Burma, his 13th victory. ww2dbase [Satoru Anabuki | Meiktila | CPC]
24 Mar 1943

Burma
  • Satoru Anabuki, flying Ki-43 fighter "Fubuki", shot down a B-25 bomber over Meiktila, Burma, his 24th victory. ww2dbase [Satoru Anabuki | Meiktila | CPC]
1 Mar 1945

Burma
2 Mar 1945

Burma
3 Mar 1945

Burma
  • Anglo-Indian troops captured Meiktila, Burma after the final 47 Japanese defenders committed suicide. Japanese resistance in outskirts of the city would continue for a few more days. ww2dbase [Battle of Meiktila-Mandalay | Meiktila | CPC]
5 Mar 1945

Burma
12 Mar 1945

Burma
17 Mar 1945

Burma
  • The Indian 5th Division arrived in the Meiktila, Burma area. To the south, Anglo-Indian troops again assaulted Fort Dufferin in Mandalay, Burma in failure, suffering heavy casualties. ww2dbase [Battle of Meiktila-Mandalay | Meiktila | CPC]
29 Mar 1945

Burma
16 May 1945

Burma
  • William Slim and Aung San met at Meiktila, Burma; Slim later noted that although Aung San had an anti-British history, he was a promising candidate to lead Burma after the war. ww2dbase [Aung San | Meiktila | CPC]

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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