Men carry injured U.S. Army Air Force Jungle Rescue Pilot Captain James Green from hospital tent to completed MEDEVAC landing zone in Shingbwiyang, Burma during World War II. Green had been injured in a crash of his helicopter. Dr. Underwood talks on hand radio as men sight an incoming Sikorsky YR-4 helicopter. Engineer sets off smoke flare. Helicopter lands and men hold it. Men carry Captain Green on litter to the helicopter and he shakes hands with Pilot Lieutenant Raymond Murdock. Dr. Underwood gives Green an injection in his arm. Men put Captain Green in the helicopter and it takes off. Men cheer and shake hands with Dr. Underwood. This is an early example of one of the first helicopter MEDEVAC (Medical Evacuation) flights in a combat zone. Prior to this MEDEVAC flight, this particular helicopter, a Sikorsky YR-4, had been dismantled at Wright Field in Dayton, Ohio on January 17, 1945, loaded on a C-54 transport, and flown to the North Burma theater of operations. It was reassembled and flown by Capt. Frank Peterson, USAAF, on January 26, 1945 to evacuate wounded weather observer Private Howard Ross from a 4,700 foot mountain ridge in the Naga hills of Burma.
The proposed Ledo road is surveyed . Jungle growth is cut and cleared by blasts. Bulldozers clear debris and level road. Men construct bridges. Man works on a crane. General D I Sultan gives official order to General Lewis A Pick. General Pick rides in the first truck convoy over the road to China on 12 January 1945. Truck convoy on road. Crowd cheers as convoy reaches Kunming,China. Ledo road was constructed between 16 December 1942 and 4 February1945.1944.
U.S. Army Air Force attack enemy positions of Burma in China-Burma-India Theater during World War II. The 7th Bomber Group (H) Squadron and the 4934 Bombardment Squadron of the U.S. Army Air Force during a mission on railroad bridges in Moulmein in Burma. Smoke rising from bombed places in farms and railroads.
U.S. Army Air Force attacks enemy positions in Burma in China-Burma-India Theater during the World War II. Agricultural farms, railway tracks, roads and river bridges as seen by the 7th Bombardment Group (H) Squadron and the 4934 Bombardment Squadron of the U.S. Army Air Force flying over Moulmein in Burma.
A film titled 'Coming Kunming' based on the problem of getting supplies to China and the activities of U.S. Troop Carrier Command during World War II. Japanese troops march into a Chinese town during Sino-Japanese war. They advance during an invasion. A map highlights the Burma Road linking Burma with China and Kunming, Yunnan and Lashio as its terminals. A Chinese woman works on the road. Trucks move along the road. The Ledo Road as an alternative to the Burma Road which had been cut by the Japanese Army. U.S. Army Air Force B-24 Liberator bombers in flight over the Himalayan Mountains. Inadequate dock facilities in Calcutta, India. A map details transportation problem. Native labor is used for the construction of a U.S. air base in India. Building of rail road lines. Chinese laborers work in China. Cargo ships underway at sea.
China-Burma-India Theater during the World War II. U.S. Army Air Force Technicians perform laboratory tests and check the working of control systems of an Azon Bomb at a laboratory in Burma. Technicians check an Azon Bomb's tail section kept on a test bench with various control equipment and instruments at a laboratory. Meters and indicators display results of the test.