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WITH PEGASUS IN INDIA, THE STORY OF THE 153 GURKHA PARACHUTE BATTALION IN WORLD WAR II.
The remarkable story of the famous Gurka Parachute Battalions in the China-Burma-India theater, including the battle of Kohima. Summary: The 153 Gurkha Parachute Battalion , was raised in 1942 in India as a part of the 50th Indian Parachute Brigade and after training was commited during the 1944 Japanese offensive against Imphal on the Indian - Burma border . They particularly distinguished themselves in the defence of Sangshak to the East of Imphal , and later at Imphal itself. In 1945 they participated in the capture of Rangoon during operation " Dracula '' . The author was a medical officer in the unit.