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Chinese and U.S. troops receive supplies in Burma.

Chinese and U.S. troops receive supplies in Burma. Trucks destructed due to landslide. Supplies are packed on a railroad at Calcutta, India. Supplies shifted to narrow gauge cars in Burma. Loaded on trucks at Ledo Road. Trucks haul over the Ledo Road. Scenes of Smoke signal. C-47 skytrains are loaded at Ledo. The supplies dropped to troops in the field.

Date: 1943
Duration: 3 min 0 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: English
 
 
Aerial view of the Ledo Road running through jungles and a mountainous terrain in Burma during World War II.

The Ledo Road of Burma during World War II. Aerial view of uncompleted Ledo Road. The Ledo Road running through mountainous terrain and jungles. The road running up to the Chindwin River. The road runs through jungles.

Date: 1943, December 24
Duration: 2 min 13 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Montage of scenes related to the China-India-Burma theater during World War II

Two U.S. Pennsylvania class battleships underway at sea, with other warships in background, during World War 2. One fires to starboard with her 14-inch guns from the forward triple turrets. U.S. Army Air Forces B-24 Liberator bombers flying in formation over mountains. Glimpse of General Douglas MacArthur with General Joseph (Vinegar Joe) Stilwell in gunner's station of a bomber. Montage of brief glimpses showing U.S. forces engaging Japanese forces in: amphibious assaults; firing weapons in New Guinea and other Pacific islands. U.S. warship firing naval guns. U.S. ship firing at attacking Japanese aircraft, with sky full of black flak clouds. Admiral William (Bull) Halsey. Mitsubishi A6M Zero kamikaze aircraft blown up close to flight deck of U.S. aircraft carrier. It misses the ship and crashes in flames, exploding in the water, astern. U.S. General Joseph Stilwell, Madame Chiang Kai-Shek, British Allied commander Lord Louis Mountbatten, and Chinese Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek, photographed together in India. Chinese Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek seated for a picture with U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Camera moves back revealing British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Madame Chiang Kai-Shek, also seated. Behind them stand key allied military leaders, including (from the right) Field Marshal Archibald Percival Wavell, Commander-in-chief in India; Admiral Louis Mountbatten, Supreme Allied Commander of South-East Asia forces; George Giffard — commander of Eleventh Army Group; U.S. General Daniel Isom Sultan, deputy to General Stilwell; General Joseph Stilwell, Commander China-Burma-India (CBI) Command; and General Albert Coady Wedemeyer, Chiang Kai-Shek's Chief of Staff. General Joseph Stillwell is seen stepping from a military cargo plane, and being greeted by another officer. Stilwell is wearing a campaign hat. He has the CBI patch on his jacket shouder. A B-24 Liberator bomber takes off from a Chinese base at Liuchow, or possibly, Luiliang, China. (ostensibly carrying Chinese soldiers to India for training). U.S. marked P-40 aircraft are parked beside the runway. They display the shark teeth nose art of the Flying Tiger All volunteer Group of Claire Chennault. But this is 1944 and the aircraft are from the U.S. 23rd Fighter Group. Chinese soldiers are seen being armed and trained in India, with modern small arms. They are also seen fording a river with military supplies and moving in jeeps through jungle-like settings. Various views of Ledo Road construction in Burma. bulldozers, trucks, caterpillar tractors, explosives and men are shown in construction work. A jeep rides along a muddy section of the new road while U.S. and Chinese soldiers patrol on either side to protect it. Allied soldiers firing a small field piece. A C-47 aircraft airdrops supplies to the road builders. General Stilwell, standing with a Chinese officer, looks skyward at the aircraft. A C-46 Commando plane taking off from a field in India carrying supplies. Men loading a jeep aboard a C-46, plus ammunition and other supplies. Rare sight of supplies being loaded into nose cargo compartment of the one-of-a-kind XC-108A transport plane (modified B-17 bomber, tail number 41-2593). A formation of USAAF C-45 transport aircraft flying "over the Hump." Chinese P-36 Hawk aircraft in formation demonstrate firepower. Newly trained Chinese pilots marching and walking on flightline where solid-nose B-25s and P-40s are parked. Chinese and American pilots wave to each other from their P-40 aircraft. A B-25 takes off flanked by two P-40s. Bombs being dropped by Chinese B-25s. Japanese ship being strafed by Chinese fighter plane. Chinese laborers at work building an airfield without machinery. A large group pull a paving roller by hand. Chinese troops in combat with Japanese forces. One firing a Czech ZB vz. 26 light machine gun. Madame Chiang Kai-Shek addressing the U.S. Congress, 18 February, 1943.

Date: 1944
Duration: 5 min 46 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Troops Advance Towards North Burma to Clear Ledo Road

Chinese 38th and 22nd divisions,British and American provisional regiment "The Marauders" troops advance towards North Burma to clear Ledo road. The allied troops attack Japanese 18th division on 24 December 1943. Supplies are dropped from airplanes by parachutes. Wounded are operated in field and are evacuated by air..1944

Date: 1944
Duration: 6 min 59 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Wounded Chinese soldiers are evacuated, treated and transferred to Ledo, Burma by L-4 airplanes.

Narrated News Reel footage. Wounded Chinese soldiers at a frontline hospital in Burma during World War II. Animated map shows Yupbang, Burma. U.S. Army General Joseph W. Stilwell watches Chinese casualties evacuated to a hospital near the frontline. Dr. Gordon S. Seagrave attends to the wounded Chinese soldiers in the field hospital. Burmese nurses with a wounded Chinese soldier. The American doctor and the Burmese nurses treat the casualties. A wounded Chinese soldier in a body cast. Chinese soldiers are transferred on stretchers and are loaded into a U.S. L-4 airplane flown by the 71st Liaison Squadron. An American pilot in the L-4 airplane. It takes off. 71st Liaison Squadron L-4 airplanes fly above cloud formation and land at an airstrip near Ledo. Wounded men are transferred from the airplanes to ambulances and taken to hospital. The airpanes take off.

Date: 1943, December
Duration: 6 min 54 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Long transfer shed where cargo is transferred from trucks to trailers at Ledo Road, Shinbwiyang, Burma.

Long transfer shed where cargo is transferred from trucks to trailers at Ledo Road, Shinbwiyang, Burma. Aerial views of trucks parked near a shed at Ledo Road in Shinbwiyang, Burma. Scenes of Ledo road. Scenes of trucks moving and transfers cargo.

Date: 1945, April 24
Duration: 1 min 14 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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