Pai Bridge

The bridge over the River Pai is often cited as the most conspicuous evidence of the presence of the Imperial Japanese Army
in Thailand during WWII. Unfortunately the statement is in error, as is much other information about that period . . . .

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Japan in Northwest Thailand during World War II


KHUN YUAM, THAILAND: A PLANNED I J A ENTRY POINT INTO BURMA

 

Khun Yuam area
Khun Yuam was to have been the entry point from Thailand into Burma
for the main road carrying supplies for the I J A's planned 1944 invasion of India.
The road planned to connect Chiang Mai through Khun Yuam to Toungoo is traced in red.[1]

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS
     
Route
 
Station
 
Description
        ---- General
      0108b 197 Airport
      0108b 198 Muai To
      0108b 198 Museum
      0108b 202 Nong Pa Ko
 
 

 


NOTES

1.^ Map is composite of "map" and "terrain" images from Nations Online, accessed 26 May 2012. Annotations are by author. Routes used by I J A forces are here assumed to approximate currently existing roads shown.

 

 

Revision List
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2012 June 10
First published on Internet
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2012 Jul 07
Map modified