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Residence of General Joseph W. Stilwell

Residence of General Joseph W. Stilwell, 4.5km southeast of the downtown in Chongqing, is a place where General Stilwell was lived.

General Stilwell (1883-1946) was chief commander of US forces in the China-Burma-India Theatre during World War II. In 1942, ranked as a major general, he was dispatched to CBI and was regarded as the best field commander in the entire United States Army.

From Nov. 23, 1911 to May 5, 1942, General Stilwell came to China five times. He was a true friend of the Chinese people and a Chinese linguist. In May 5, 1942, he came to China for fifth time. He stayed in Chongqing and served as the US Army Commander of the CBI Theatre while supervising the implementation of Lend-Lease in CBI. Between March and June of 1944, He led the Chinese troops fighting strenuously against the Japanese invaders in Burma and won the battle. He also directed the project of road construction via Ledo, India, Burma to Yunnan. The road was open to traffic in 1945 and named after Stilwell. On October, 20 of 1944, General Stilwell left Chongqing for detesting the corrupt government of the Nationalist Party led by Chiang-Kai-shek.

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