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     The China-Burma-India Theater of Operations (CBI), comprising modern day China, Myanamar (Burma), India, Pakistan, Bangaladesh, Nepal, Tibet, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Viet Nam, Maylaysia, and Singapore, was geographically, the largest single theater of operations of World War II. While fighter opposition in CBI tended to be lighter than in other theaters of operation, CBI boasted one of the most hevily defended targets in the Asia-Pacific Theater in Rangoon, Burma. The Himalaya Mountains gave new meaning to the term "hard centers" with many peaks rising to heights greater than most aircraft of the era could reach, forcing those flying the Hump to supply forces in China, to use set routes, making the task of intercepting them that much easier for the Japanese. In addition, the Himalayas boasted some of the worst flying weather in the world, claiming many lives.

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