Accession Number : ADA264442


Title :   The Deeds of Valiant Men: A Study in Leadership. The Marauders in North Burma, 1944


Descriptive Note : Study project


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Kinnison, IV, Henry L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a264442.pdf


Report Date : 15 Apr 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 129


Abstract : This paper is intended to examine key aspects of senior leadership in the execution of the North Burma Campaign of 1944 by the 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional). The paper addresses the formation and training of the unit, also known as Merrill's Marauders. It also addresses the three major missions performed by the Marauders to include the seizing of the Myitkyina airstrip. In particular, the paper considers the leadership of Generals Stilwell and Merrill during the campaign and examines new evidence concerning their performance.


Descriptors :   *LEADERSHIP , *MILITARY TRAINING , MISSIONS , BURMA


Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE