CHINESE TAKE NIP POSITIONS|
A day following the taking of Taro, Chindwin River village in the Dalu Valley, American-trained Chinese
troops brought to successful culmination a seven-day offensive 25 miles to the east along the tortuous Chindwin by
wresting Taipha Ga from the Japanese in the Hukawng Valley.
Both positions were consolidated, and then the Chinese started to inch southward, while protecting
their flanks from threat of Japanese infiltration.
Soon after taking Taipha Ga, the Chinese engaged and eliminated small groups of the enemy to the
north and west, some of which had been encircled. Saturday, the Chinese attacked a position one mile east of Taipha
Ga and repulsed two enemy patrols west of the area, where one Jap unit still resisted.
meanwhile, the Chinese made contact with the enemy west of taro along the trail to Ngajatzup, where
patrols were repulsed.