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Kaoschallenged Inactive Member22 Dec 2012 3:47 a.m. PST

This article has some good information and drawings.There might be some good ideas for a rescue scenario. Robert
PDF link

ScottWashburn Sponsoring Member of TMP22 Dec 2012 4:20 a.m. PST

To see it in action watch the Errol Flynn movie "Objective Burma" :)

Kaoschallenged Inactive Member22 Dec 2012 5:54 a.m. PST

I had forgotten that! LOL. I haven't seen that movie for years. Robert

MAD MIKE Inactive Member22 Dec 2012 10:10 a.m. PST

This system mentioned in John Master's "The Road Past Mandalay" relating what a morale booster it was to the Chindits, as they no longer had to abandon their wounded to their fate.

Kaoschallenged Inactive Member22 Dec 2012 2:18 p.m. PST

It would certainly make me feel better some of the areas in that Theater were really rough . Robert

Kaoschallenged Inactive Member22 Dec 2012 5:10 p.m. PST

Here is a good thread from a few years back on the subject,

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP23 Dec 2012 7:07 a.m. PST

Interesting link.

Kaoschallenged Inactive Member23 Dec 2012 12:10 p.m. PST

Thanks 79thPA. I can't remember how I came across it LOL. Robert

Kaoschallenged Inactive Member24 Dec 2012 10:35 p.m. PST

All American Aviation and the US Army Glider Pick-ups
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Legion 425 Dec 2012 8:10 p.m. PST

I was going to say the same thing, see the Errol Flynn movie, "Objective Burma" …

Kaoschallenged Inactive Member25 Dec 2012 9:57 p.m. PST

Wish I could find the video clip of that scene. Robert

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