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5 Mar 1944

India
  • William Slim requested his superiors to assign an additional division to defend Kohima and Dimapur, India. He would only receive two battalions of Indian parachute troops. ww2dbase [Battle of Imphal-Kohima | Kohima, Assam | CPC]
3 Apr 1944

India
  • General Montagu Stopford ordered Major General R. P. L. Ranking to move the Indian 161st Brigade from Kohima to Dimapur in India. Ranking believed this was a bad move as Kohima would be a Japanese target, and appealed to William Slim; Slim sided with Stopford. ww2dbase [Battle of Imphal-Kohima | Kohima, Assam | CPC]
6 Apr 1944

India
  • After dark, Japanese troops launched an attack at Kohima, India, reaching the buildings at the edge of the village before the attack was halted early in the next day. ww2dbase [Battle of Imphal-Kohima | Kohima, Assam | CPC]
8 Apr 1944

India
  • Japanese troops moved into the ground between Kohima and Jotsoma in India, cutting off the Indian 161st Brigade from being able to assist in the defense Kohima. ww2dbase [Battle of Imphal-Kohima | Kohima, Assam | CPC]
11 Apr 1944

India
17 Apr 1944

India
  • General Renya Mutaguchi ordered Lieutenant General Kotoku Sato to capture Kohima, India by 29 Apr 1944. On the front, Anglo-Indian and Japanese troops clashed at Garrison Hill and FSD Hill near Kohima. ww2dbase [Battle of Imphal-Kohima | Kohima, Assam | CPC]
20 Apr 1944

India
27 Apr 1944

India
29 Apr 1944

India
3 May 1944

India
7 May 1944

India
  • During the day, Anglo-Indian troops attacked Jail Hill near Kohima, India, which was repelled by Japanese troops and suffered heavy losses. To the south, the British offensive from Imphal, India into Burma was called off after lack of success. After sundown, Japanese troops attacked Tengnoupal, India and overran some Allied defensive positions. ww2dbase [Battle of Imphal-Kohima | Kohima, Assam | CPC]
13 May 1944

India
30 May 1944

India
  • Major General Nobuo Tanaka canceled his offensive in the Imphal region in India after incurring heavy losses. To the north at Kohima, the Indian 7th Division assault on Dyer Hill, Pimple Hill, and Big Tree Hill, which began on 24 May, was repulsed with heavy casualties. ww2dbase [Battle of Imphal-Kohima | Kohima, Assam | CPC]
22 Jun 1944

India
  • In India, Indian 6th Brigade from Kohima made contact with Indian 9th Brigade from Imphal on the Imphal-Kohima Road that had been held by the Japanese. ww2dbase [Battle of Imphal-Kohima | Kohima, Assam | CPC]
7 Jul 1944

India

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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