General Inspection at Namkhan Valley, Burma. General Daniel Isom Sultan of India-Burma theater and United States Army Major General Albert Coady Wedemeyer get into a car and leave. An airplane lands at a valley. General Daniel Sultan, General Wedemeyer and United States Brigadier General Frank Dorn get off from an airplane. They are greeted by General Sun Li Jen, Commanding officer of the Ist Chinese Army 38th Division.
P-51 combat operations over a Japanese held hill near Burma border in Wanling, China. Aerial view of the terrain below. Smoke rises as the bombs hit the ground. Two P-51s in flight. P-51s dive to drop bombs over the mountains and valleys below.
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.
A film illustrates the importance of the Burma Road in China during World War II. Animated map shows the Burma Road extending from Hsiakawan, China to the Burmese border. A truck moves along the Burma Road on the side of a mountain. A deep valley as seen from the Burma Road. U.S. supply trucks move along the road on the mountains.
Surrendering German officer steps from a building and exchanges salutes, and hand shakes, with officers of the British 8th Army, in Northern Italy, during final days of World War II, in Europe. German soldiers standing about, watching, as one of them prepares a pig for roasting. View from a high balcony overlooking a river and valley.
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.