Negro soldiers of 45th Engineer Regiment share pinup photos of Lena Horne outside a tent at mile marker 164, Ledo Road, near Tingkawk Burma. A sign on the tent reads, "The Yard Bards." One soldier kisses the pinup photo. Another Negro soldier gets a haircut while reading the "India-Burma-Theater-Roundup" newspaper. Headline on newspaper reads, "Worst Week of War for Japanese as Nazi Western Front Cities Burn."
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.
Negro soldiers of 45th Engineer Regiment at mail call to collect their letters and mails at Ledo Road near Tingkawk in Burma. Postman distributes mails to soldiers. Mails on drum. Tents in background.
Negro soldiers of 45th Engineer Regiment receive mails at Ledo Road near Tingkawk in Burma. Soldier tries on woolen sweaters and gloves taken from package.
A Negro soldier of 45th Engineer Regiment dancing after wearing sweater in Ledo Road near Tingkawk in Burma. Soldiers looking at pin-up picture of Lena Horne.
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.