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 British and Chinese 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.
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... The Operational Command was joint Allied South East Asia Command in the South-East Asian Theater The American General Joseph Stilwell commanded the operational ... Burma Campaign Burma 1942 Campaign January, 1942–May, 1942 Central Burma Campaign China Defensive Campaign July 4, 1942–May 4, 1945 China Offensive Campaign May 5, 1945–Septem ...
... USAAF and Chinese P-40 pilots performed well in this theater, scoring high kill ratios against Japanese types such as the Ki-43, Nakajima Ki-44 "Tojo ... The P-40 remained in use in the China Burma India Theater (CBI) until 1944, and was reportedly preferred over the P-51 Mustang by some US pilots flying in China ... and 14th Air Forces continued to perform well with the P-40, claiming 973 kills in the theater, or 64.8 percent of all enemy aircraft shot down ...
... February 25, 1942 Stilwell arrived in India by which time Singapore and Burma had both been invaded by the Japanese Army ... March 19, 1942 Stilwell’s command in China is extended to include the Chinese 5th and 6th Armies operating in Burma after Chiang Kai-Shek gave his permission ... troops under Stilwell engage Japanese forces along the Sittang River in Burma ...
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