101st Detachment of Karen troops in Chaungtha, Burma during World War II. A small detachment leaving their native village The troops carrying guns on their shoulders walk in a jungle. The troops advancing in the jungle. A close up of the troops advancing with guns. They cross a fording stream. The troops crossing the stream. The troops walk along a jungle trail.
101st Detachment of Karen troops in Chaungtha, Burma during World War II. The troops walk on a dirt road. The Karen troops on tanks roll down a muddy road. The troops on tank ford a stream. The troops follow the tank.
101st Detachment of Karen troops in Chaungtha, Burma during World War II. Karen troops pull a cart on a pontoon bridge. The troops haul cart across the bridge. A Burmese native on an ox cart. He pulls away the oxen from the cart. The man takes the oxen across the bridge. Few of the U.S. soldiers with ox carts moving along a narrow muddy jungle road. T hey get off from the carts. The troops moving in carts.
101st Detachment of Karen troops in Chaungtha, Burma during World War II. U.S. Army Air Force C-47 Skytrain in flight. The aircraft drops rations for Karen soldiers in a jungle. Several view of aircraft in flight dropping food supplies. Burmese coolies being supervised by soldiers carry supplies from drop zones. The coolies carry food supplies using a wooden stick. A collie tying supplies on a stick. They carry food supplies on the stick. The coolies collecting supplies at a particular place in the jungle.
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.