Driving southward along the Chindwin River, American-trained Chinese troops in northern Burma
covered five miles in two days and wrested Taro from the Japanese, while, 20 miles to the northeast along the tortuous
Chindwin, another Chinese force inched to within a few hundred yards of Taipha Ga against bitter enemy resistance.
The push on Taro opened when the Chinese cleared the enemy from the Ahawk River sector, eight miles
to the northeast, inflicting many casualties and capturing a large quantity of equipment. They then swept toward
Taro and Kolum Ga, both of which they captured two days later.
At Taipha Ga, the enemy made two unsuccessful counter-attacks in front of the village at week's start.
A subsequent delaying action resulted in the destroying of more Jap troops. Meanwhile, forces in the vicinity of the
Tarung-Chindwin River junction are being cleared out of that area.