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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP08 Jul 2024 5:03 p.m. PST

…Himalayas in Terrible Conditions


"During the Second World War, the Allied forces in the China Burma India (CBI) Theater faced a formidable logistical challenge in supplying troops and equipment across vast distances and treacherous terrain. One key solution to this problem was developing a dangerous air route over the Himalayas. Flying "the Hump" required exceptional skill and courage, and, despite the dangers such a task posed, the airlift was critical to the success of the Allied war effort…"

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Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP09 Jul 2024 7:48 a.m. PST

My father was one of the enlisted men who did that. He never liked to talk about it.

mckrok Supporting Member of TMP09 Jul 2024 1:26 p.m. PST

My great uncle perished, never found, flying the Hump.

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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP09 Jul 2024 3:46 p.m. PST

Thanks


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TimePortal12 Jul 2024 8:29 p.m. PST

My uncle was paralyzed and in the VA hospital in Memphis. A number of the veteran patients would swap patches and ship voyage logs. He got a voyage log from the Wasp. He also got a CBI patch from an enlisted guy who said he flew the hump.

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