Japanese advancing Burma
Thursday, April 23, 1942 www.onwar.com
Japanese soldiers crossing water obstacleIn Burma... Advances by the Japanese 56th Division from Taunggyi toward Lashio forces the retreat of the Allied forces from the Irrawaddy Valley as their left flank is now exposed. The Chinese 6th Army survivors begin a withdrawal from Taunggyi toward Yunnan Province.
April 23rd, 1942
BURMA:The IJA 56th Division moves from Taunggyi toward Lashio, Burma, causing the Chinese 6th Army to retreat from Taunggyi toward Yunnan Province. Stilwell tries to lead the Chinese soldiers back to Taunggyi; they only obey orders when promised a cash reward.
GERMANY: Berlin: A decree issued by Fritz Sauckel, the Reich Plenipotentiary for Labour orders schoolboys aged 14-16 and schoolgirls aged 16-17 to perform agricultural service.