Military List Of Burma Campaign Battles

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List of every major Burma Campaign battle, including photos, images, or maps of the most famous Burma Campaign battles when available. While it is not a comprehensive list of all skirmishes, conflicts, or battles that took place in the Burma Campaign, we have tried to include as many military events and actions as possible. All the battles on this Burma Campaign list are currently listed alphabetically, but if you want to find a specific battle you can search for it by using the "search". Information about these Burma Campaign battles are included below as well, such as their specific locations and who was involved in the fight.

List battles range from Battle of Yenangyaung to Battle of Imphal.

Arakan Campaign 1942–1943

The Arakan Campaign of 1942–1943 was the first tentative Allied attack into Burma, following the Japanese conquest of Burma earlier in 1942. The British Army and British Indian Army were not ready for offensive actions in the difficult terrain they encountered, nor had the civil government, industry and transport infrastructure of Eastern India been organised to support the Army on the frontier with Burma. Japanese defenders occupying well-prepared positions repeatedly repulsed the British and Indian forces, who were then forced to retreat when the Japanese received reinforcements and counter-attacked. ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Rakhine State, Myanmar

Part of: Burma Campaign

Combatants: Empire of Japan, British Raj


Battle of Bilin River

The Battle of Bilin River was the first major battle of the Burma Campaign in World War II. Fought between 14 and 18 February 1942, the battle was a tactical victory for Japan over the British Indian Army, and it led to a decisive victory for Japan immediately afterwards at the Battle of Sittang Bridge. Brigadier Sir John George Smyth, V.C.—who commanded 17th Infantry Division of the British Indian Army at Bilin River—said the Bilin River "at that time of year was only a ditch, but a good co-ordinating line". 17th Division was, at that time, a new formation that had yet to see its first battle. The Japanese 112th Battalion of the Southern Army entered Burma on 15 January. They took Tavoy on ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Myanmar

Part of: Burma Campaign

Combatants: United Kingdom


Battle of Hill 170

The Battle of Hill 170 was a battle between the British 3rd Commando Brigade and the Japanese 54th Division during the Second World War. The battle was fought in January 1945, as part of the Burma Campaign. The 3rd Commando Brigade were given the task of assaulting the Arakan Peninsula at Myebon. Here they were to take and hold the dominant features of the southern Chin Hills. If they could achieve this, they would cut off the supply and escape routes of the Japanese to Rangoon and secure the bridgehead. The battle for Hill 170 was the climax of the Arakan operations, and its outcome broke the spirit of the Japanese 54th Division. Had the commandos' positions fallen, this would have ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Rakhine State, Myanmar

Part of: Burma Campaign

Combatants: Empire of Japan

The Battle of Imphal took place in the region around the city of Imphal, the capital of the state of Manipur in northeast India from March until July 1944. Japanese armies attempted to destroy the Allied forces at Imphal and invade India, but were driven back into Burma with heavy losses. Together with the simultaneous Battle of Kohima on the road by which the encircled Allied forces at Imphal were relieved, the battle was the turning point of the Burma Campaign, part of the South-East Asian Theatre of the Second World War. The defeat at Kohima and Imphal was the largest defeat to that date in Japanese history. ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Imphal, India

Part of: Burma Campaign, World War II

Events: Battle of Sangshak

Combatants: Empire of Japan, United Kingdom, British Raj

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