A film titled 'Modern plant services and Allied aircrafts' shows workers streaming out of facilities of Hindustan Aircraft Limited, in Bangladore, India, during a shift change, during World War 2. View inside one of the factory buildings, where U.S. Army Air Forces C-47 transport aircraft of the 10th Air Force are seen lined up for maintenance. Heating fires burning in containers outside one plant entrance. Inside, workers move heavy machinery. A worker in a laboratory. Outside, several U.S. Lockheed B-25 Mitchell bombers are seen in various states of repair, with Hindustan Aircraft workers working on and around them. A C-47 aircraft is seen nose into a hangar. Its empennage is mostly removed. However its tail number (41-7759) is visible on the still intact vertical stabilizer. Workers are seen on scaffolding set up around a Consolidated PBY Catalina amphibian aircraft. The final scene shows several B-24 Liberator bombers in various stages of repair, parked on an outdoor ramp.
Describes personnel resources in China. Japanese capture Burma. Chinese troops are flown by air transport command planes from Kunming to India and are trained in India. U.S. airplanes in an airfield. Troops and supplies are loaded in Kunming. Planes of the 14th Air force bomb Japanese positions in Burma from May 1942 to 1944. 1944.
U.S. Military personnel together with Indian personnel in India receive military cargo such as ammunition, arriving by boat during World War II. Large boxes of ammunition and supplies lowered from boat. A boat being pushed to dock by tug. Natives of India push boxes onto carts. Railroad cars being loaded with tanks from boat and trains leave the harbor area. Camel pulling carts filled with ammunition and equipment. Mechanics work on P-47 warplanes in a large hangar in India. American military Personnel loading supplies on C-47 transport plane. American and Chinese Pilots seen, involved in shuttling supplies to China through India due to Japanese closure of the Burma road. P-40 aircraft with Chinese pilots take off.
U.S. troops arrive in India during World War II. Convoy of troops ships arrive in India. British army on deck of ship. Crane hoist British soldiers. Military equipment and supplies are lined up. Troops in large numbers stand in attention. U.S. troops disembark ship. Military equipment is unloaded. U.S. soldiers move in streets of India. U.S. troops talk to Indians to learn their language. They make tents, workers work in tent city. Bombers being tested. Troops march at a parade.
Flying Tigers (1st American Volunteer Group) operations in China during World War 2. An animation shows location of U.S. 10th and 14th Air Forces in India and China. Japanese troops march. Japanese planes taxi and take off. Japanese troops wave as planes take off. Japanese planes in flight. Planes strafe trucks on a highway. U.S. pilots assigned to the Flying Tigers (1st American Volunteer Group) beside P-40 Warhawk fighter planes. U.S. Army Air Corps Lieutenant General Claire Lee Chennault looks at a map laid on a jeep. Japanese planes in flight over clouds. Flying Tigers come out from behind a tree and run to P-40s. P-40s taxi on an airfield. Formation of P-40s in flight. Interior of a plane shows Japanese gunners cleaning guns while on the mission. Formations of P-40s. Japanese planes being shot down. Japanese planes spin down, hit the ground and explode. A wrecked Japanese plane. U.S. Lieutenant Art T. Smith in the cockpit of a P-40. An animation shows the location of an old Burma road from Rangoon, Indo China. An American convoy at sea. Cargo is unloaded at a harbor in India and transferred to river barges. Small Chinese barges on the Rour. A small Chinese train loaded with supplies. The cargo being transferred from an American standard gage train to a small gage train. Chinese civilians load equipment on trucks.
United States Army soldiers move about the market place in India and look at a man charming a snake. War equipment unloaded at a port and carried away on camel carts into Burma. Indian troops move up the jungle terrain in Burma and fight against Japanese troops. American airmen briefed at an airbase. They take off in bomber planes and drop bombs over Burma.