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Kumje Tawng Wah

Date of birth:
September 29th, 1914 (Mogoke, Burma)
Date of death:
1999 (Burma)
Service number:
ABRO.835
Nationality:
Burmese (British Colony, 1937-1948)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Captain
Unit:
Force 136, Special Operations Executive (SOE), British Government
Awarded on:
January 4th, 1945
Citation:
"As Jemedar he was in charge of a party dropped behind the enemy lines. Although out of touch with his base, he continued to carry out his role, and obtained much valuable information by personal reconnaisance. He remained behind enemy lines for a period of fifteen months, and latterly assisted in the carrying out of DAH FORCE operations, during which time he showed high regard for duty and corresponding disregard for his persoal safety and interests."

Recommended by Lt.Col. J.R. Gardiner GM and Major Shan Lone MC
Burma Gallantry Medal (BMG)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Temporary Captain
Unit:
Force 136, Special Operations Executive (SOE), British Government
Awarded on:
December 20th, 1945
Military Cross (MC)
Citation:
“This officer landed by parachute behind the enemy lines in Nov. 44. He rapidly built up a most efficient intelligence network which provided regular and reliable information of great value to NCAC and 10th USAAF. He also developed the nucleus of a guerrilla force which was already in a high state of efficiency when other officers were dropped in during Dec. to command and expand this force. It ultimately guarded the left flank of NCAC forces advancing down the road from Namkhan to Kutkai and inflicted over 80 casualties on the enemy. He was withdrawn in Feb. 45 and again landed by parachute behind the enemy lines in March where he presently is developing an intelligence network with his customary courage and efficieny.”

Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Captain
Unit:
Force 136, Special Operations Executive (SOE), British Government
Awarded on:
November 7th, 1946
Mentioned in Dispatches

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