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Old 10th October 2009, 02:44
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Re: Ki43s over 'Broadway' March 17th 1944

There were two Japanese fighter sweeps that day. The first was against Imphal by 18 Type 1 fighters of 50, 64 and 204 Flying Regiments. The second was against the "airfield used by the landed force at the area South-east of Mohnyin." (Broadway) This involved 15 Type 1 fighters of 204 Flying Regiment.

There is some conflict in the Japanese records available to me but Japanese bombers were also involved (probably pre dawn and dawn attacks) and the Imphal attack may have been partially diverted to Mohnyin.

Shores (vol. 3) gives some details but does not really sort all this out.

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