MILE  POST
DATE REACHED
LOCATION
ALONG THE LEDO ROAD IN INDIA AND BURMA
0.00
01 OCT 42
LEDO Construction begins from small tea plantation town in northern Assam.
4
16 DEC 42
Lekhapani Depot at the northern terminus of rail lines from Karachi and Calcutta.
15
31 DEC 42
   
34
26 JAN 43
Hell Gate The road begins its ascent to Pangsau Pass through the Patkai Range of the Himalayas.
36
28 FEB 43
Pangsau Pass The road crosses the India-Burma border near its highest point at nearly 4,600 feet.
50
01 AUG 43
Nawngyawng  
55
 
Loglai Sub-depot.
60
22 OCT 43
Tincha Progress on the road reaches about a mile per day.
69
 
Namlip  
79
 
Tagap Ga Northernmost point of Japanese infiltration into Burma.
92
   NOV 43
Nathkaw  
95
 
Taga Sakan  
98
 
Chinglow Hill Through "seven miles of steep grades and sharp curves" the road descends to Shingbwiyang.
103
27 NOV 43 SHINGBWIYANG First large "city" reached in Burma was a Kachin village.
118
  Ningam Sakan  
128
  Yupbang Ga Tarung River
143
    Tawang River
148
    Lamung River
151
  Nritu Ga Tanai River
159
    Magwitang River
161
  Walawbum Numhkang River
175
  Tingkawk Sakan  
178
  Jambu Bum  
183
  Shadazup  
189
  WARAZUP Low point in this area required the building of a causeway through the swamp, 18 inches above the highest flood level.
205
   OCT 44 Nampin  
222
  Tumbonghka  
234
  Namti Kachin village midway between Myitkyina and Mogaung.
254
  Myitkyina Fork The north fork to Myitkyina, the south fork bypassing the city, to the Irrawaddy and Nampaung.
268
   AUG 44 MYITKYINA The airfield at Myitkyina was the largest in north Burma and became an important hub for air operations supporting road construction and Hump flights.
272
06 DEC 44 Irrawaddy River 1,627-foot long bridge (853 feet of it floating) spans the Irrawaddy between Myitkyina and Waingmaw. Completed 31 MAR 45.
287
  Nampaung  
299
  Kazu  
329
  Nalong  
354
  Myothit Taping River
372
  BHAMO  
439
  Namkham Dr. Gordon Seagrave's hospital overlooked this city in the Shweli River Valley.
465
27 JAN 45 Mongyu Last Japanese resistance is cleared and the Ledo Road joins the old Burma Road near Wanting, China.


 Information in this table is from various published sources. MILE POST indicates the distance from Ledo along the road. Mileage shown in RED is estimated based on maps. DATE REACHED is approximate and indicates the progress of the roadhead (the farthest point along in construction). Location names in BOLD are shown on the Mileage Sign at Ledo.

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