Discussion in 'Military History and Militaria' started by jonwilly, May 16, 2007.

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  1. I have read several books on the Burma campain and all mention the great difficulty found by Brit Forces on dealing with the jap bunker system.
    Exstensive policies where eventually worked out to destroy the interlocking 'Fields of fire' bunkers of the jap system,mainly using Pole Charges, Hurri bommer attacks, direct fire by tank and field guns up to 5.5 inch and of course direct infantary assault.
    However nowhere have I seen referance to use of Flamethrowers.
    I have seen many American accounts on History Channel, Discovery Channel and the US forces seem to have made much use of man pack flame throwers in the Pacific Island hopping campain.
    I know in Europe we employed Churchill Flame thrower tanks.
    Does anyone have knowledge of the use of Flamethrowers in the Burma campain.
  2. Try here, (it's not being used on bunkers but it is in Burma):