5 May 1944

Burma
  • K Force of US 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional) reached the trail junction one mile south of Japanese-held Ritpong, Burma. ww2dbase [Battle of Myitkyina | Ritpong | CPC]
6 May 1944

Burma
  • Khaki Combat Team of US 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional) began hacking through jungle northwest of Ritpong, Burma; they encountered a Japanese field kitchen and captured braised buffalo mean, canned fish, and other foods. Meanwhile, two companies of Chinese 88th Regiment moved into position to attack the village. ww2dbase [Battle of Myitkyina | Ritpong | CPC]
7 May 1944

Burma
  • Two companies of Chinese 88th Regiment began to attack Ritpong, Burma from the northwest while Khaki Combat Team of US 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional) fired mortar rounds on the village from the south. Meanwhile, M Force (Lieutenant Colonel George McGee, Jr.) of US 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional) began marching for the Kumon Mountains in Burma. ww2dbase [Battle of Myitkyina | George McGee | Ritpong | CPC]
9 May 1944

Burma
  • Two companies of Chinese 88th Regiment and Khaki Combat Team of US 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional) captured Ritpong, Burma. ww2dbase [Battle of Myitkyina | Ritpong | CPC]
11 May 1944

Burma
  • K Force of US 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional) departed Ritpong, Burma toward Tingkrukawng. ww2dbase [Battle of Myitkyina | Ritpong | 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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