0:00 - Communication with parents before leaving to front / Thoughts on mission

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Keywords: 5307th Composite Unit; classified information; correspondence; family; graduation; India; Military Intelligence Service (MIS); mission; parents; San Francisco; soldier; war

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1:38 - Mission into Northern Burma / Japanese occupation of Northern Burma

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Keywords: aircraft; airfield; Burma; China; Chinese soldiers; communication; construction; enemy lines; Fall of Singapore; flight path; Hukawng Valley; Japanese 18th Division; Japanese occupation; Ledo Road; long range penetration; mission; mission objective; Myitkyina Airfield; occupation of Burma; Old Burma Road; pilot; staging area; supplies; supply line; troops

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4:25 - First Battle -- Ammunition dump destroyed / Troop withdrawal

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Keywords: 1st battalion; 2nd battalion; 3rd battalion; active duty; aircraft; ammunition; ammunition dump; attack; automatic weapon; battle; Ben Sugeta; Bob Honda; Burma; combat; communication officer; dive bombers; fatigue; Hank Gosho; information interception; Irrawaddy River; Japanese soldiers; Merrill's Marauders; Nisei soldiers; Philip Piazza; platoon; reserve troops; retreat; Roy Matsumoto; Roy Nakada; sergeant; telephone; telephone line; translation; troop withdrawal; Wallbum

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8:02 - 1st Battalion Battle -- Surprise attack on Japanese soldiers

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Keywords: 1st battallion; bamboo; battalion; battle; combat unit; enemy ambush; enemy lines; Irrawaddy River; Kunai plant; leeches; retreat; river crossing; Shattasu; surprise attack; terrain

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10:01 - Tapping Japanese telephone wire

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Keywords: automatic weapon; combat team; commander; dictionary; Japanese soldiers; map; Nisei soldiers; rice; rifle; river crossing; sardines; sniper; telephone wire; wire tap

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12:18 - Japanese artillery attack

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Keywords: artillery; artillery shells; Japanese attack

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13:12 - Rescue mission for 2nd Battalion

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Keywords: 2nd battalion; 3rd battalion; airdrop; animals; battle; Battle of Shattasu; enemy lines; forced march; information interception; Maggot Hill; mule; Napunga; Nisei soldiers; rescue mission; rest; supplies; water

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14:58 - Interception of Japanese banzai attack

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Keywords: banzai attack; battle; booby trap; casualties; charge; Easter; foxhole; Japanese soldiers; Lieutenant Ted McLogan; Merrill's Marauders; officer; perimeter; platoon leader; Roy Matsumoto, enemy lines; troop withdrawal

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17:47 - Malnutrition and illness following battle

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Keywords: battle; dysentery; evacuation; hives; horse; malnutrition; mule; Napunga

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18:59 - Evacuation to military hospital

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Keywords: 100th General Hospital; airplane; bamboo; Battle of Napunga; enemy lines; evacuation; G.I.; Ledo; liasion plane; order; pilot; rice paddy; shell shock; Stinson L-5 Sentinel; temporary airstrip

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20:59 - Successful campaign of Merrill's Marauders / Death of senior officer

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Keywords: Captain William Laffin; casualty; exchange ship; G2 officer; Japanese aircraft; language; liaison aircraft; Merrill's Marauders; Mitsubishi Zero; MS Gripsholm,Ford Motor Company; Myitkyina; Myitkyina Airfield,officer; Stinson L-5 Sentinel; survey

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22:36 - Battle for Myitkyina

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Keywords: airfield; battle; casualties; comfort girl; convalescent; disease; dysentery; Fall of Myitkyina; fatigue; interpreter; liaison aircraft; malaria; orders; POW; prostitution; sexual slavery; Stinson L-5 Sentinel; translator; typhus; wounded

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