A 10-year-old Chinese soldier from a unit of the X Force placed under Merrill and Charles N. Hunter's command after the capture of the Myitkyina airfield.

A 10-year-old Chinese soldier from a unit of the X Force placed under Merrill and Charles N. Hunter's command after the capture of the Myitkyina airfield.

WWII 1944: The Assault on Myitkyina was a Failure of Leadership*

WWII 1944: The Assault on Myitkyina was a Failure of Leadership*

Tomatoes | A woman picks tomatoes near Myitkyina | Alex Treadway | Flickr

Tomatoes | A woman picks tomatoes near Myitkyina | Alex Treadway | Flickr

Rice paddies | A woman plants rice in paddies near Myitkyina… | Flickr

Rice paddies | A woman plants rice in paddies near Myitkyina… | Flickr

WWII 1944: The Assault on Myitkyina was a Failure of Leadership*

WWII 1944: The Assault on Myitkyina was a Failure of Leadership*

The Irrawaddy River or Ayeyarwady River is a river that flows from north to south through ... Between Myitkyina and Mandalay.

The Irrawaddy River or Ayeyarwady River is a river that flows from north to south through ... Between Myitkyina and Mandalay.

Irrawaddy River in Myitkyina, Myanmar. © Diana Markosian

Irrawaddy River in Myitkyina, Myanmar. © Diana Markosian

The Kachin are devout Christians in a predominantly Buddhist Burma. Worshippers at morning mass at St. Francis Savor Church in the Myitkyina, Myanmar. © Diana Markosian

The Kachin are devout Christians in a predominantly Buddhist Burma. Worshippers at morning mass at St. Francis Savor Church in the Myitkyina, Myanmar. © Diana Markosian

This Chinese soldier, age 10, with heavy pack, is a member of a Chinese division which is boarding planes at the North Airstrip, Myitkyina, Burma, bound for China., 12/05/1944

This Chinese soldier, age 10, with heavy pack, is a member of a Chinese division which is boarding planes at the North Airstrip, Myitkyina, Burma, bound for China., 12/05/1944

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