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China Burma India Theater of World War II

China Burma India Theater (CBI) (later IBT, or India-Burma theater) was the name used by the United States Army for its forces operating in conjunction with Allied air and land forces in China, Burma, and India during World War II. Well-known US units in this theater included the Flying Tigers, transport and bomber units flying the Hump, the 1st Air Commando Group, the engineers who built Ledo Road, and the 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional), otherwise known as Merrill's Marauders.

Life-Line To China Re-Opened
General Stilwell's party hikes from Burma to India. (National Archives)


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The HumpEdit

Merrill's MaraudersEdit

Mars Task ForceEdit

Retreat from Burma to IndiaEdit

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