Patch: US Army USA Jingpaw Rangers. Edge: cut edge on khaki backing. Size: 3-1/2 x 2-3/4 inches.Notes: very flexible patch can be rolled tightly. Office of the Coordinator of Information. Just weeks before it evolved into the OSS operated in the. China-Burma-India Theater of World War II. On 17 January 1946, it was awarded a.
The courage and fighting spirit displayed by its officers and men in offensive action against overwhelming enemy strength reflect the highest tradition of the armed forces of the United States. That June, activated Detachment 101 for action behind enemy lines in. The first unit of its kind, the Detachment was charged with gathering intelligence, harassing the Japanese through.
Identifying targets for the Army Air Force to bomb, and rescuing downed Allied airmen. Because Detachment 101 was never larger than a few hundred Americans, it relied on support from various tribal groups in Burma. In particular, the vigorously anti-Japanese. People were vital to the unit's success. By the time of its deactivation on July 12, 1945, Detachment 101 had scored impressive results.According to official statistics, with a loss of some 22 Americans, Detachment 101 killed 5,428 Japanese and rescued 574 Allied personnel. 101's efforts opened the way for.
And the great counter-attack against the Japanese Imperial life-line. During most of the unit's existence, it funded and coordinated various resistance groups made up of the. The best known resistance force was known as the Kachin Rangers and was under the command of. Though often the term Kachin Rangers has been used to describe all Kachin Forces raised during the war by the Americans in Northern Burma.
In July 1942, twenty OSS men moved in and set up headquarters at Nazira in the northeastern Indian province of. No operations of any significance occurred until the end of 1942. Starting in 1943, small groups or individuals were parachuted behind Japanese lines to remote Kachin villages, followed by a parachute supply drop. The Americans then began to create independent guerrilla groups of the Kachin people, calling in weapons and equipment drops.
In December 1943 Stilwell issued a directive that Detachment 101 increase its strength to 3,000 guerillas. They were recruited from within Burma, many of them "fierce Kachins".Once established, the groups undertook a variety of. They ambushed Japanese patrols, rescued downed American pilots, and cleared small landing strips in the jungle.
They also screened the advances of larger Allied forces, including. Eifler held the rank of. When he was relieved because of serious head injuries, Lt.
At the end of the war, each Kachin Ranger received the CMA (Citation for Military Assistance) Award. Actually, the medal was the result of a mistake. An OSS officer, reading a radio message that advised him how to reward heroic Kachin action, misinterpreted the abbreviation for "comma" ("CMA") as signifying some sort of a medal.
Reluctant to leave the Kachins empty handed, the OSS quickly created the medal and presented it to them. The item "WWII Patch US Army USA Jingpaw Rangers Kachin OSS CBI Burma Intelligence Rescue" is in sale since Friday, August 3, 2018.
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