'Operation Screwdriver'

Date commenced: 
Saturday, March 11, 1944

Location

Alethangyaw
Myanmar
20° 41' 26.9988" N, 92° 24' 20.0016" E

A raid from the sea on the the village of Alethangyaw ( also spelt as Alethankyaw  ) and the surrounding areas near to Maungdaw to harrass the enemy. The initial assault was made by 44RM Commando. They were relieved on the 15th March by No 5 Commando.  On the 21st March 44RM Commando again returned to this operation in the area which continued into April.


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