Photographs – from the Northern Combat Area Command

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(China – India – Burma, members of an Indian Band entertaining GI’s during a rest stop at Ranaghat in India : Location : Ranaghat, India, January 30 1944. (Photo US Army Signal Corps)


War Department Special Staff
Historical Division
(Historical Manuscript File)
File N° 8-6 (Vol-1) (Copy 2) (Photos)
ACC. NO. 324/2-1
Title : Photos : History of the Northern Combat Area Command
Agency of Origin : IBT
1st Net Publishing : European Center of Military History.
Layout & Graphics : Gunter ‘Doc Snafu’ Gillot


T/5 Walter Buckley, Trenton, New Jersey, carrying his barrack back in a native style at a British rest camp in the Bengal Province India. Location unknown, February 2 1944. (Photo US Army Signal Corps)



Sgt Raymond R. Tuggle, Neosho, Missouri, lights a cigarette for an Indian somewhere in the Bengal Province while waiting for a move to a bivouac area in India. Location unknown, January 2 1944. (Photo US Army Signal Corps)


Waiting to board boat on the Brahmaputra River, India, in the Bengal Province. Location : India, February 2 1944. (Photo US Army Signal Corps)


American troops on a river boat arriving in Assam during a troop movement. Location : Assam, India, February 1944. (Photo US Army Signal Corps)


Pvt Charles Lettieres, Hartford, Connecticut, putting a band aid on the finger of an little Indian boy. Location : unknown, February 1944. (Photo US Army Signal Corps)


A long shot view of the Ledo Road. Location China – India – Burma area, February 1944. (Photo US Army Signal Corps)


Pvt Elbert W. Higgins (?), one of Merril’s Marauders and the first US infantry outfit to fight in Burman shows a native boy the way to look trough the service binoculars. Location unknown, February 1944. (Photo US Army Signal Corps)


Brig Gen Frank T. Merrill, Commanding Officer of the first US Infantry to fight in Burma, studies maps and writes messages to his commanders for the next day’s march in Burma. Note the resemblance to Gen Stilwell on this photo. Location Burma, February 1944. (Photo US Army Signal Corps)


American and Chinese march side by side down the Ledo Road on their way to meet the Japs on Northern Burma. The American troops are Merrill’s Marauders. Location Burma, February 13 1944. (Photo US Army Signal Corps)


Raising a horse that had fallen while watering during the march on the Ledo Road. Location China India Burma, February 17 1944. (Photo US Army Signal Corps)


Chinese soldiers attached to American forces marching at the 104 mile mark on the Ledo Road. Location China India Burma, February 18 1944. (Photo US Army Signal Corps)


Chinese troops of the 38th Infantry Division, fall in formation after they cross the river at Taipha Ga, Burma. February 24 1944. (Photo US Army Signal Corps)


These mule skinners of the Merrill’s Marauders are cleaning their rifles an,d letting their mounts graze while their outfit, on the march somewhere in Burma, pauses to receive an air drop of supplies. Location Burma, February 25 1944. (Photo US Army Signal Corps)


Pfc Willie M. Davis, Crossville, Tennessee, Cpl Ray Achbrock, Cincinnati, Ohio, Regimental Headquarters Unit (Provisional) roasting a pig over a fire during a bivouac while on a march trough Burma. February 7 1944. (Photo US Army Signal Corps)


Chinese soldiers pass American troops on the trail near Wesu Ga in Northern Burma. The Chinese troops moved into Wesu Ga the night before and are relieving the American boys who are going to bivouac. Location Wesu Ga, Photo Pfc Koff, March 1944. (Photo US Army Signal Corps)


(Above and Bellow) Chinese tank driver, 1st Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Tank Group (Provisional), points to wire netting that has been so successful in reducing the effectiveness of the Japanese Magnetic mine ised against this, and other light tanks in combat. For the magnetic mine to be effective it must be in direct contact with the surface of the tank. The wire netting prevents the mine from such contact. Wire netting device is the ‘Brain Child’ of Col Rothwell Brown, Washington DC, Commanding Officer of the 1st Provisional tan k Group. Location China India Burma, Photo Pvt Englert. (Photo US Army Signal Corps)


Troops of the Chinese 38th Infantry Division preparing to resume the march on the Ledo Road in Burma after a break. March 1944. (Photo US Army Signal Corps)


One of Merrill’s Marauder, Pvt Wayne A. Martin, Los Angeles, California, during a rest period of the outfit’s march in Burma shows a native how to enjoy American chewing gum. China India Burma, March 1 1944. (Photo US Army Signal Corps)


This dramatic moment shows US troops lying in the bushes somewhere in Burma and being ready to attack a Japanese machine gun nest which has been holding up operations for the past two days. Location Burma, March 1944. (Photo US Army Signal Corps)


Taking breakfast in northern Burma. Some of these US troops are preparing steak, presented to them by the local Kachin tribemen. Left to right : Pfc Francis Monsowity, Gery, Indiana, Cpl Bernard (x), Providence, Rhode Island, Cpl Perry Johnson, Somerville, Massachusetts, Pfc William Nicholson, Cleveland, Ohio, (x)(x) Richardson, Los Angeles, California and Pvt William (x), Pulman, Washington. Location : Burma, March 5 1945. (Photo US Army Signal Corps)


Troops take a break during their march on the Ledo Road, Burma. Location China India Burma, March 1944. (Photo US Army Signal Corps)

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