The Military Intelligence Service (MIS) took part in many of the campaigns in the Pacific war during World War II. In the China-Burma-India (CBI) Theater, they worked as translators, interrogators, and interpreters. Many of them also saw combat.
The MIS participated in the following CBI campaigns during World War II: India-Burma (April 2, 1942 - January 28, 1945), China Defensive (July 4, 1942 - May 4, 1945), Central Burma (January 29 - July 15, 1945), and China Offensive (May 5 - September 2, 1945). The length of their involvement would range from a few weeks to several months. The number of soldiers would also vary from a single individual to a team of ten or more.1
Click on the links below to learn more about the MIS involvement in the CBI Theater and key information on Army special forces units, Merrill's Marauders and the MARS Task Force.
1The dates reflected are the official campaign dates according to the US Army Center of Military History. It is difficult to determine the actual dates of the MIS involvement in these campaigns.