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Tavoy

Tavoy (Dawei; 98.193E 14.064N) is a port in the Tenessarim region of Burma. The town had an airstrip that was part of the air bridge from India to Singapore. Nearby mines produced 3400 tons of tungsten and 2400 tons of tin a year. However, the town had no overland communications with the rest of Burma.

Headquarters, 2 Burma Brigade was located here, with one of its battalions. However, the defenders were driven out of the town by a battalion of 112 Regiment on 19 January 1942.

References

Willmott (1982)

Van Royen and Bowles (1952)



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