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The order of battle / campaign maps

Japanese
deployment 23 December 1941 From the 1970 Japan Defense Agency history of the air war in Southeast Asia, Nanpo shinko rikugun koku sakusen, annotated by Kameta Junichi and Jeffrey Stickley.

The Christmas campaign (25 December 1941)

  • Rangoon city attack
  • Allied defense (7 fighters)

    AVG 3rd Squadron (Flt Ldr George McMillan): 7 Curtiss Tomahawks

    Japanese formations (63 bombers, 25 fighters)

    First wave:
    12th Sentai (Maj Oura Yoshikuma): 20 Mitsubishi Ki-21-II Sallys
    64th Sentai: 15 Nakajima Ki-43 Hayabusas

    Second wave:
    12th Sentai (Col Kitajima Kumao): 7 Mitsubishi Ki-21-II Sallys
    64th Sentai (Maj Kato Tatao): 10 Nakajima Ki-43 Hayabusas

    Third wave:
    60th Sentai (Col Ogawa Kojiro): 36 Mitsubishi Ki-21-II Sallys

  • Mingaladon airport attack
  • Allied defense (20 fighters)

    AVG 3rd Squadron (Flt Ldr Parker Dupouy): 6 Curtiss Tomahawks
    RAF 67 Squadron A Flight (Flt Lt Colin Pinckney): 8 Brewster Buffaloes
    RAF 67 Squadron B Flight (Flt Lt Jack Brandt): 6 Brewster Buffaloes

    Japanese formations (35 bombers, 32 fighters)

    First wave:
    62nd Sentai (Lt Col Onishi Hiroshi): 8 Mitsubishi Ki-21-I Sallys

    Second wave:
    31st Sentai (Lt Col Hayashi Junji): 27 Mitsubishi Ki-30 Anns
    77th Sentai (Maj Yoshioka Hiroshi): 32 Nakajima Ki-27 Nates

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    South Burma campaign (3 February 1942)

  • RAF 221 Group
  • Air Vice Marshal Donald Stevenson, commanding
    51 aircraft in service

    AVG 1st Squadron (Sq Ldr Robert Sandell): 12 Curtiss Tomahawks

    AVG 2nd Squadron (Sq Ldr John Newkirk): 8 Curtiss Tomahawks

    IAF 1 Squadron (Wing Cmdr Karun Majumdar): 6 Westland Lysanders

    RAF 17 Squadron (Sq Ldr Cedric Stone): 7 Hawker Hurricanes

    RAF 67 Squadron (Sq Ldr Robert Milward): 4 Brewster Buffaloes

    RAF 113 Squadron (Wing Cmdr R. N. Stidolph): 10 Bristol Blenheims

    RAF 135 Squadron (Sq Ldr Frank Carey): 4 Hawker Hurricanes


  • JAAF 5th Hikoshidan
  • Lt Gen Obata Eiryo, commanding
    112 aircraft in service

    8th Sentai (Maj Honda Mitsuo): 10 Kawasaki Ki-48 Lilys,
    10 Mitsubishi Ki-30 Anns

    14th Sentai (Col Hironaka Magoroku): 12 Mitsubishi Ki-21 Sallys

    31st Sentai (Lt Col Hayashi Junji): 22 Mitsubishi Ki-30 Anns

    50th Sentai (Maj Makino Yasuoo): 20 Nakajima Ki-27 Nates

    62nd Sentai (Lt Col Onishi Hiroshi): 8 Mitsubishi Ki-21 Sallys

    77th Sentai (Maj Yoshioka Hiroshi): 23 Nakajima Ki-27 Nates

    70th Ind. Chutai (Capt Ohira Tateo): 7 reconnaissance aircraft

    Japanese
deployment 18 February 1942

    Central Burma campaign (20 March 1942)

  • RAF Burwing
  • Grp Capt Seton Broughall, commanding
    38 aircraft in service

    AVG 3rd Squadron (Sq Ldr Arvid Olson): 8 Curtiss Tomahawks

    RAF 17 Squadron (Sq Ldr Cedric Stone): 15 Hawker Hurricanes

    RAF 28 Squadron (Sq Ldr P. N. Jennings): 6 Westland Lysanders

    RAF 45 Squadron (Wing Cmdr C. B. B. Wallis): 9 Bristol Blenheims


  • JAAF 5th Hikoshidan
  • Lt Gen Obata Eiryo, commanding
    223 aircraft in service

    1st Sentai (Maj Takeda Kinshiro): 15 Nakajima Ki-27 Nates

    8th Sentai (Lt Col Honda Mitsuo): 22 Kawasaki Ki-48 Lilys,
    6 Mitsubishi Ki-30 Anns

    11th Sentai (Maj Okabe Tadashi): 14 Nakajima Ki-27 Nates

    12th Sentai (Col Kitajima Kumao): 35 Mitsubishi Ki-21 Sallys

    31st Sentai (Lt Col Hayashi Junji): 16 Mitsubishi Ki-30 Anns

    50th Sentai (Maj Ishikawa Tadashi): 13 Nakajima Ki-27 Nates

    64th Sentai (Lt Col Kato Tateo): 18 Nakajima Ki-43 Hayabusas

    77th Sentai (Lt Col Yoshioka Hiroshi): 15 Nakajima Ki-27 Nates

    98th Sentai (Lt Col Osaka Junji): 37 Mitsubishi Ki-21 Sallys

    Other units: 6 Nakajima Ki-44 Shokis; 3 Nakajima Ki-27 Nates;
    17 Mitsubishi Ki-15 and Ki-46 reconnaissance planes;
    6 Mitsubishi Ki-21 Sallys used as transports.

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