15 May 1942

India
16 May 1942

India
  • Japanese bombers attacked Imphal, India. ww2dbase [Imphal, Manipur | CPC]
7 Feb 1943

India
  • Archibald Wavell visited Orde Wingate's Chindit headquarters 7 miles north of Imphal, India. Wingate was able to convince Wavell to continue the Chindit operations despite the fact that the offensive into Arakan, Burma was soon to be canceled. ww2dbase [Operation Longcloth | Imphal, Manipur | CPC]
8 Feb 1943

India
  • Brigadier Orde Wingate's first Chindit expedition departed from Imphal in India. The expedition's mission was to create havoc through ambush and sabotage behind the Japanese lines in Burma. The operation was entrusted to the 77th Infantry Brigade, comprising the 13th King's (Liverpool) Regiment, 3/2nd Ghurka Rifles, 142 Commando Company, 2nd Burma Rifles, eight RAF sections, a Brigade Signal section and a mule transport company. ww2dbase [Operation Longcloth | Imphal, Manipur | AC]
20 Apr 1943

India
  • Satoru Anabuki, flying Ki-43 fighter "Fubuki", claimed a Hurricane fighter and a P-36 fighter over Imphal, India, but only the P-36 downing was confirmed, increasing his score to 32. ww2dbase [Satoru Anabuki | Imphal, Manipur | CPC]
21 Apr 1943

India
  • Satoru Anabuki, flying Ki-43 fighter "Fubuki", shot down two P-36 fighters over Imphal, India, increasing his score to 34. ww2dbase [Satoru Anabuki | Imphal, Manipur | CPC]
26 Apr 1943

India
29 Mar 1944

India
  • Japanese troops cut the road between Imphal and Kohima, India. Meanwhile, the Anglo-American Combined Chiefs of Staff retracted a decision made earlier and diverted additional transport aircraft from the Mediterranean Sea theater of war to the Burma-India theater of war. Louis Mountbatten had requested them to help the defense of the Imphal region in India; incidentally, the initial aircraft embarked on transporting the Indian 5th Division to Imphal and Dimapur completed the task on this date after 758 sorties. ww2dbase [Battle of Imphal-Kohima | Imphal, Manipur | CPC]
30 Mar 1944

India
1 Apr 1944

India
4 Apr 1944

India
  • On the Imphal front in India the Japanese 51st Regiment of 15th Division commenced attacks on 123rd Indian Brigade's positions, while the Japanese 31st Division attacked the village of Kohima. ww2dbase [Battle of Imphal-Kohima | Imphal, Manipur | AC]
5 Apr 1944

India
  • On the Imphal front in India, the Japanese 60th Regiment probed south towards a large store dump, where staff of the British 221st Advanced Ordnance depot, under continuous and heavy fire, repeatedly foiled the Japanese infiltration attacks for three days. Meanwhile, realizing that the movement of Indian 161st Brigade from Kohima to Dimapur was a poorly calculated move, he moved the brigade back; with no room in Kohima for the troops of the brigade, they settled down at Jotsoma 2.5 miles to the northwest to support from a distance. ww2dbase [Battle of Imphal-Kohima | Imphal, Manipur | AC]
6 Apr 1944

India
  • Abdul Hafiz of Indian 9th Jat Infantry Regiment led an attack by two sections of a platoon against a Japanese-held hill near Imphal, India. Despite being injured in the leg by enemy fire, he took out one machine position and led an attack on another; during the latter, he was fatally shot in the chest. He was awarded the Victoria Cross medal posthumously on 27 Jul, which was given to his widow Jugri Begum by Viceroy of India Archibald Wavell in Oct 1944 in Delhi, India. ww2dbase [Imphal, Manipur | CPC]
19 Apr 1944

India
  • After sundown, the Japanese launched three separate attacks against Anglo-Indian positions near Imphal, India, some supported by medium tanks; none of the attacks achieved their objectives. ww2dbase [Battle of Imphal-Kohima | Imphal, Manipur | CPC]
21 Apr 1944

India
22 Apr 1944

India
  • Japanese attacks overran some Anglo-Indian defensive positions near Imphal, India, but no major progress was made. Near Kohima to the north, Anglo-Indian troops attacked Garrison Hill after sundown. Behind the Japanese lines, Lieutenant General Renya Mutaguchi visited the front lines and relieved Major General Motozo Yanakida for his perceived lack of aggressiveness, replacing him with Major General Nobuo Tanaka. ww2dbase [Battle of Imphal-Kohima | Imphal, Manipur | CPC]
1 May 1944

India
10 May 1944

India
  • Japanese troops attacked Scraggy Hill near Imphal, India. 30 kilometers to the southwest, Bishenpur was attacked by a group of Japanese Zero fighters. ww2dbase [Battle of Imphal-Kohima | Imphal, Manipur | CPC]
16 May 1944

India
20 May 1944

India
  • Japanese troops evacuated the forward-most positions near Imphal, India. Meanwhile, a bloody clash took place between Japanese and Anglo-Indian troops at Torbung. ww2dbase [Battle of Imphal-Kohima | Imphal, Manipur | CPC]
24 May 1944

India
  • Japanese troops captured Gibraltar Hill and attacked Lone Tree Hill near Imphal, India. To the north at Kohima, Indian 7th Division began an offensive against Dyer Hill, Pimple Hill, and Big Tree Hill. ww2dbase [Battle of Imphal-Kohima | Imphal, Manipur | CPC]
2 Jun 1944

India
  • Major General Nobuo Tanaka ordered a final attack at Imphal, India despite overwhelming odds. Near Kohima to the north, Japanese troops evacuated from the village of Naga. ww2dbase [Battle of Imphal-Kohima | Imphal, Manipur | CPC]
20 Jun 1944

India
3 Jul 1944

India
8 Jul 1944

India
14 Dec 1944

India
  • By special permission of King George VI, Lieutenant General William Slim was knighted in a ceremony at Imphal, India by Field Marshal Archibald Wavell in the presence of Vice-Admiral Louis Mountbatten. ww2dbase [William Slim | Imphal, Manipur | AC]

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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