Ledo Road

   A 1,079-mile-long strategic route that started from Ledo in northeastern India and intersected the Burma Road at the Burma-China border, which the Japanese cut off in 1942. It passed through what is now Kachin State. Constructed by 35,000 Burmese, Indian, and Chinese laborers and 15,000 U.S. Army personnel (most of whom were Afro-Americans) under terrible conditions, it was completed by January 1945 and made overland supply of Nationalist China from India possible. It was also known as the "Stilwell Road."
   See also Merrill's Marauders; World War II in Burma (Military Operations).

Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar). . 2014.

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