On 17 May 1944, after a grueling 100-kilometre (62 mi) march over the 2,000-metre (6,600 ft) Kumon Mountain range (using mules for carrying supplies) to Myitkyina, approximately 1,300 remaining Marauders, along with elements of the 42nd and 150th Chinese Infantry Regiments of the X Force, attacked the unsuspecting Japanese at the Myitkyina airfield. The airfield assault on 17 May 1944 was a complete success; however, the town of Myitkyina could not immediately be taken with the forces on hand. An initial assault by elements of two Chinese regiments was repulsed with heavy losses. NCAC intelligence staff had once again badly underestimated Japanese troop strength in the town, which had steadily been reinforced and now possessed a garrison of some 4,600 well-armed and fanatical Japanese defenders. Weakened by hunger, the 5307th continued fighting through the height of the monsoon season, worsening the situation; it also transpired that the area around Myitkyina had the largest reported incidence of scrub typhus, which some Marauders contracted after sleeping on infected areas of untreated ground, earth or grass. Racked with bloody dysentery and fevers, sleeping in the mud, Marauders alternately assaulted, then defended in a seesaw series of brutal conventional infantry engagements with Japanese forces. The 3rd Battalion of the 5307th left Charpate at 1000 to reach the road junction north of Radhapur. Just short of the junction, they encountered a prepared enemy position.
Attacker: American (3rd Battalion, 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional))
Defender: Japanese (1st Battalion, 148th Infantry Regiment/Reinforcements)
Turns: 7 Players: 2 OBA: None Night: No
Charpate, Burma 1944-05-21
Squads: A:10.0 D:13.0
AFVs: A:0 D:0
Guns: A:0 M2 60mm Mortar x 1 D:0 Type 89 Heavy Grenade-Launcher x 2