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Frank Dow Merrill is best remembered for his command of Merrill's Marauders, officially the 5307th Composite Unit, in the Burma Campaign of World War II. Merrill's Marauders came under General Joseph Stilwell's Northern Combat Area Command.

Frank Dow Merrill is best remembered for his command of Merrill's Marauders, officially the Composite Unit, in the Burma Campaign of World War II. Merrill's Marauders came under General Joseph Stilwell's Northern Combat Area Command.

1943- American-trained Chinese troops, under the command of General Stilwell, march over jungle pathway near their encampment on the Northern Burma Front.

WWII U.S.-Trained Chinese Troops Advance in Northern Burma Original Press Photo

II, Burma, American-trained Chinese troops, under the command of General Stilwell, march over jungle pathway near their encampment on the Northern Burma Front.

Winston Churchill pays a visit to General Bradley at his HQ at Saint Sauveur Lendelin, Normandy, July 8, 1944. At the time, Bradley was in command of the 12th Army Group numbering some 1.3 million soldiers - the largest army group in the history of the US Army. Churchill is sporting the uniform of a RAF Air Commodore and, of course, chews on one of his ubiquitous cigars.

Winston Churchill, sporting an Air Commodore's uniform, and General Omar Bradley at the command post of the American Army Group, France,

1944- Brig. Gen. Frank Merrill (right), leader of famous "Merrill's Marauders", first U.S. infantry unit to fight in Burma, shown with Lt. Gen. Joseph Stilwell, commander in chief of American forces in the China-Burma-India theater, somewhere in Burma.

WWII U.S. Generals Joseph Stilwell & Frank Merrill in Burma Original Press Photo

1944- Brig. Gen. Frank Merrill (right), leader of famous "Merrill's Marauders", first U.S. infantry unit to fight in Burma, shown with Lt. Gen. Joseph Stilwell, commander in chief of American forces in the China-Burma-India theater, somewhere in Burma.

A battle-weary WWII soldier, who is a member of Merrill's Marauders, pauses to rest and have a cigarette during the Burma campaign in the CBI theater of operations, 31 December, 1943. (Photo: Bernard Hoffman, LIFE)

Battle weary soldier - member of Merrill's Marauders - pausing for cigarette in Burma

Burma World War 2: The Flying Tigers, 1942. Mathew Kuykendall, aged 23, from San Saba, Texas, was grazed by a Japanese bullet. George Rodger.

pilot Matthew Kuykendall, age of San Saba, Texas, of the American Volunteer Group (”Flying Tigers”) bears the injuries of Japanese fire he sustained over Burma. The American Volunteer.

W. Eugene Smith, The US Pacific fleet getting ready for battle during the Marshall Islands Campaign, January-March 1944

Eugene Smith, The US Pacific fleet, including Liberty ships, getting ready for battle during the Marshall Islands Campaign, January-March 1944

1944- Wounded U.S. soldier is helped from stretcher by fellow soldier after participating in the battle of Hukawng Valley in Northern Burma.

WWII Wounded U.S Soldier Aided by Comrade after Battle in Burma Orig Press Photo

1944- Wounded U.S. soldier is helped from stretcher by fellow soldier after participating in the battle of Hukawng Valley in Northern Burma.

Merrill’s Marauders (named after Frank Merrill) or Unit Galahad, officially named the 5307th Composite Unit (provisional), was a United Statesicon long range penetration special operations unit in the South-East Asian Theater of World War II which fought in the Burma Campaign. The unit became famous for its deep-penetration missions behind Japanese lines, often engaging Japanese forces superior in number.

Merrill’s Marauders (named after Frank Merrill) or Unit Galahad, officially…

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