On 17 May, Merrill's Marauders, weary and sick from a 65 mile trek, attacked Myitkyina airfield along with elements of two Chinese infantry regiments. They quickly overran the airfield and the western sections of the town. Subsequent attacks, however, failed to clear the rest of the town, which was garrisoned by significant numbers of well-supplied Japanese troops under General Mizukami, who was steadily receiving reinforcements. In a final attempt to close the ring on Myitkyina, the remnants of Merrill's 3rd Battalion were launched against the village of Charpate to the north of town.
Attacker: American (3rd Battalion, 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional) "Merrill's Marauders")
Defender: Japanese (1st Battalion, 148th Infantry Regiment)
Turns: 6 Players: 2 OBA: None Night: No
Charpate, Burma 1944-05-21
Squads: A:10.0 D:13.5
AFVs: A:0 D:0
Guns: A:0 M2 60mm Mortar x 1 D:0 Type 89 Heavy Grenade-Launcher x 2