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As the Allies advanced in Burma, Gen Joseph Stilwell sent the 5307th Composite Unit, called GALAHAD, better known as "Merrill's Marauders" on a wide march around the Japanese right to cut the enemy's communications.
They were named for their commander Brigadier General Frank Merrill. While the Chinese advanced slowly, the commander of the Japanese 18th Division left a force to block the Chinese while he attacked to destroy the new threat to his rear.

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The Americans made their way through thick jungle and occasionally clashed with Japanese, to reach their objective on 3 March. They established two roadblocks and dug in with the 3d BN at the Kachin village of Walawbum, the 2d northwest, and the 1st in reserve.
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