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Thailand-Burma Railway Centre (พิพิธภัณฑ์ทางรถไฟไทย-พม่า)

Death Train! Looking forward to visiting here this summer 2014.


The Burma Star, WWII British Campaign Medal.


A Sherman tank of the 9th Royal Deccan Horse encounters a newly liberated elephant on the road to Meiktila in Burma, 29 March 1945. #worldwar2 #tanks


Chinese pilots enjoy ice cream cones at an Allied canteen during the Burma Campaign following the Allied recapture of the Ledo Road (renamed the Stilwell Road) from the Japanese. Near Myitkyina, Kachin State, Burma (Myanmar). January 1945. Pin by Paolo Marzioli

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.


The Burma Campaign 19411945 The Campaign in Mandalay February March 1945 British mortars in action during the fighting for Meiktila 28 February 1945


Already famous as a child star in the 1920s, Jackie Coogan 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 because he had civilian flying experience. 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.


The Chindits were a British India ‘Special Force’“ that served in Burma and India in 1943 and 1944 during the Burma Campaign in World War II.


A Chinese soldier tends to a wounded comrade waiting to be transported to a medical dressing station behind the front lines during the Burma Campaign.