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June 1944 (1)

June 1944 (1) Scene of devastation at Naga village near Kohima taken after fierce resistance from the Japanese, by the 7th Indian Division. IND 3709 Part of WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION No 9 Army Film & Photographic Unit 1-3 June – on the first of the month, the 7th Indian division overran the Japanese positions in Naga Village, Burma. The USS Herring, a Gato-class submarine was shelled and sunk off Matsuma, Kuril Islands, by Japanese shore-based artillery with the loss…


WWII China, Burma, India Army Aircorp campaign. Not sure what the "Phoenix" patch indicates.

TAKE THIS PLEDGE and SHARE THIS PLEDGE !!! For India, CHINA IS MORE DANGEROUS THAN PAKISTAN !!! No other country tops china in endangering our soldiers, children, laborers, farmers, business owners, mothers, and upper / middle / lower economic classes of our society. Read here why: I - China has supported Pakistan in all ways to promote terrorism and endanger India. a. TWICE, China has vetoed India’s bid to designate dreaded terrorist Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar as an…

The first B-24 loss over German territory occurred on 26 February 1943. Earlier in the war, both the Luftwaffe and the Royal Air Force had abandoned daylight bombing raids because neither could sustain the losses suffered. The Americans persisted, however, at great cost in men and aircraft. In the period between 7 November 1942 and 8 March 1943, the 44th Bomb Group lost 13 of its original 27 B-24s.

Jackie Coogan, already famous as a child star in the '20s, enlisted in the US Army in march 1941. After Pearl Harbour, he requested a transfer to the US Army Air Forces as a glider pilot. After graduating from glider school, he volunteered for hazardous duty with the 1st Air Commando Group, and was sent to India in december 1943 to support the Burma campaign. In march 1944 he flew British troops, the Chindits, at night into a small jungle clearing 100 miles behind Japanese lines.

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Jackie Coogan

John Leslie Coogan (October 26, 1914 – March 1, 1984) aka Jackie Coogan, American actor who began as a child actor in silent films. He enlisted in the US Army in 1941, as a glider pilot and volunteered for hazardous duty with the 1st Air Commando Group. In December 1943, the unit was sent to India. He flew British troops, the Chindits, under General Orde Wingate on March 5, 1944, landing them at night in a small jungle clearing 100 miles behind Japanese lines in the Burma campaign.