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optics-store@sigaret.net
Date:
Thursday, April 06, 2006
Time:
01:13 AM

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donaldwilliams@STSB.ORG
Date:
Friday, March 19, 2004
Time:
12:37 PM

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I'm looking for some information on my great uncle who flew the hump in world war II. His name was Willard L. Rambo, from Louisiana. I'm interested in hearing from anyone who new which group he flew with and his time of service. He became a Louisiana State Senator in the late l950's


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bjandjm@msn.com
Date:
Thursday, March 18, 2004
Time:
08:33 PM

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My father, Colonel John Monaco, Jr., retired (1961) and now deceased, flew the hump in C-47s. Was stationed as a cadet at Cochran Field, Macon Georgia, where I was born in 1942. I know nothing about his units or periods of time he was flying the hump. I do have some photos, but none taken during his time flying over Burma. He was from Chicago, Illinois. Attended Notre Dame, and Northwestern Law School. Was a champion swimmer at Fenwick High School in Chicago. Wife's name Marilyn. Anyone who might have known him, please contact me. John Monaco, Sarasota, Florida bjandjm@msn.com


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LGHHOW@AOL.COM
Date:
Wednesday, March 17, 2004
Time:
10:21 AM

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mugu@yahoo.com
Date:
Wednesday, March 17, 2004
Time:
06:04 AM

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r_a_hyde@yahoo.com
Date:
Saturday, March 13, 2004
Time:
05:58 PM

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My Dad, Richard Dean Hyde, served in Calcutta in 45/46 with Air Transport Command. He sppoke very highly of fliers Charlie Blanchard and Sam Griffiths. Anyone know anything about these guys? Thanks for this site. Any good books on this theater of war?


email:
mugu@mugu.com
Date:
Tuesday, March 09, 2004
Time:
03:42 AM

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dgnck@bellsouth.net
Date:
Tuesday, March 09, 2004
Time:
12:20 AM

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I uncle flew many Hump Missions Name William D. Pawley Jr. do any of you know him? He's still living and driving in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. If you want to reach him just send me an E-mail and I'll give you his #'s Thanks his nephew, Douglas McKay dgnck@bellsouth.net


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mugu@mugu.com
Date:
Monday, March 08, 2004
Time:
12:58 PM

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hollenbeck44@yahoo.com
Date:
Saturday, February 28, 2004
Time:
10:33 AM

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My father was named Lee W. Hollenbeck. He mentioned "Flying the Hump" often as I was growing up but I never asked him much about it. He passed away almost 6 years ago. Is there any way I can research about his time as a Hump Pilot and maybe contact those that he served with? Any help would be appreciated. Joe Hollenbeck Frankfort, Michigan


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john_afam2@ny.com
Date:
Monday, February 23, 2004
Time:
04:41 PM

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fmalleva@sunocoinc.com
Date:
Monday, February 23, 2004
Time:
01:37 PM

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My father former AAF Captain Frank A Alleva, now 86, frequently reminises about his time in service in Burma/India and flying (I think) a c-49 or c-51 over the hump. His memory is fading, but if anyone out there knew my father, please advise and I will try to jumpstart his memory. Thanks and God Bless.


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Mtsbsbll7@cs.com
Date:
Monday, February 23, 2004
Time:
11:23 AM

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My Uncle- Charles W. Nygaard 2nd Lt. was Co-Pilot on a C-46 when it went down 16 1/2 miles SE of Tingkawk Sakan. All members of the crew were killed. The Pilot was: 2nd Lt. Kelly, Jack S, Co-Pilot - 2nd Lt. Nygaard, Charles W.; and Rad Opr Pfc. O'Reilly, John B. My Uncle is buried over in Honolulu in the Military Cemetery there.


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brpubs@bellsouth.net
Date:
Saturday, February 21, 2004
Time:
08:57 PM

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My dad, William A. Publicover Jr. was a Pilot assigned to 1328th AAFBU Misamari May 1945 and then went to the 1332 AAFBU Search & Rescue Team. does any one remember him? He died when I was 10 years old in 1955 and would like to touch base with anyone who might remember him. ZI found a picture of him & Capt. Robert Jenkins taken in October 1945. They were standing along side a DC-3 CNAC.


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mugu@mugu.com
Date:
Tuesday, February 10, 2004
Time:
04:47 AM

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dfebus@webtv.net
Date:
Monday, February 09, 2004
Time:
04:25 AM

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Was stationed in Sookerating in the 1337th a Base Unit. Remember the mess shack on the flight line with hot cakes and coffee available 24 hours a day. Was in engine change and inspection which operated 24 hours aday. Was miserable work during the monsun nites. but beat hell out of being at 30,000 in that weather. Wondering if anyone has pictures of the base at Sook?


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secretspy110@hotmail.com
Date:
Sunday, February 01, 2004
Time:
03:31 PM

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My grandfather, James Hubert Blaylock, was a pilot over the Hump. He is still living and he talks regularly about his military career. Thank you to all. Chad Yeager


email:
mugu@yahoo.com
Date:
Wednesday, January 21, 2004
Time:
09:09 AM

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aham3@voila.fr
Date:
Saturday, January 17, 2004
Time:
03:07 PM

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fmoth@msn.com
Date:
Saturday, January 17, 2004
Time:
12:07 PM

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I was crew chief of a C-47 in the 14thTransport/322nd Troop Carrier Sqdn., Kunming, China from 2/44 thru 4/45. During leave time, I had the honor of flying from Kunming to Calcutta with a CNAC pilot in late 1944. Wish I could remember the pilot's name; nevertheless I will always remember and savor that experience. THANKS TOM FLANAGAN, TOPEKA, KANSAS


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guymanuc
Date:
Wednesday, January 14, 2004
Time:
07:30 AM

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Date:
Tuesday, January 13, 2004
Time:
10:37 AM

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Zeroxray@aol.com
Date:
Thursday, January 08, 2004
Time:
11:36 AM

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As an old Hump flier, 108 round trips in 1942-1943. I was a flight radio operator and flew out of Chabua, Mohanbari, and Jorhat.Flew in the C-47,C-53, C-46, and the C-87. I am quite aware of the great job done by CNAC and its crew members.They pioneered the Hump and as far as I know they shut it down.


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MUGU@LOME.COM
Date:
Tuesday, January 06, 2004
Time:
03:20 AM

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wedusc97@yahoo.com
Date:
Sunday, January 04, 2004
Time:
03:22 PM

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Ben McClinton, My name is Mike Shelton and I came accross your post on www.humppilots.com. You had responded to my request for information on my great uncle John "Luke" Williamson in August of 2002. Unfortunately I did not see your response earlier, however I am in high hopes that this message will reach you. I can't tell you how suprised I was to read that Aunt Mary was your Aunt as well. My Grandfather was John's brother. His name was Gene Williamson. Although he passed away before I was born (in the late 50's), his wife (my Grandmother) Lenore Williamson was close to Aunt Mary and corresponded with her until Aunt Mary's passing. She had a picture of Uncle John on her dresser from his days after China w/ Delta Airlines I believe. Just in case any of your family would remember the names, my mother is Jean Williamson Shelton and her sister is Loraine Williamson Shaner. I would GREATLY appreciate any information you could provide on Uncle John to fill in the pieces. I look forward to speaking with you. Mike Shelton Email: wedusc97@yahoo.com


email:
bravo_echo2000@yahoo.com
Date:
Monday, December 22, 2003
Time:
04:44 PM

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Looking for any information on my uncle who I know flew the hump during WWII. What little I do know is from my grandmother who is no longer alive. I recall her mentioning the following details of my uncle's service. Name: Walter Berthelsen (or Berthelson) Retired full bird colonel in early 60's, died in Kansas late 60's early 70's. Flew cargo in converted bomber (assuming Granny was talking about the C87 (converted B24 Liberator). Shot down on a mission and survived the jump and was assisted by natives and was smuggled back to India. (My brother has a section of his parchute from close call). He was an old calvary trooper in the 30's before transfering over to Air Corps as war loomed. I have his horse blanket.


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Date:
Monday, December 22, 2003
Time:
04:44 PM

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email:
eljayhed@aol.com
Date:
Saturday, December 20, 2003
Time:
12:12 PM

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Hi Re: TSGT Charles T. 'Pops' Head - ATC - 1332nd AAFBU - Mohanbari - Asssam Valley - The Hump - WWII - USAAF - CBI - China Burma India I think I have posted here before, but I'm not sure. My Father, who passed away this past January at age 87, served at Mohanbari from '43 - '45, first as a C-46 crew chief, then as a maintenance line chief. A couple of years ago he suddenly recalled (it seemed sudden to us children sice he hadn't mentioned it in over 55 years) having bailed out of a C-46. I wonder if there would be any way to confirm this event. If someone reading this post has any suggestions on how to begin, I would certainly appreciate it. If anyone knows where I can get any unit history info regarding units stationed at Mohnabari, and in particular my father's unit, it would be appreciated also. I am trying to put together Dad's story for the grandchildren. I would love to hear from anyone who has recollections or stories to tell about those who 'Flew the Hump'like my father. They were all heroes in my eyes. Larry Head Proud son of a Hump flyer


email:
jeffandjoyrvn@msn.com
Date:
Saturday, December 20, 2003
Time:
02:19 AM

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Hello, Searching for information on the unit my grandfather, Fay O. Dice and his son, Fay O. Dice, Jr. were assigned? As far as I knew, they flew as pilot and co-pilot in B-25s. Thanks, in advance.


email:
scotty48328.AOL.com
Date:
Wednesday, December 17, 2003
Time:
12:00 PM

Comments

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email:
scotty48328.AOL.com
Date:
Wednesday, December 17, 2003
Time:
11:59 AM

Comments

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email:
mh.yarborough@verizon.net
Date:
Friday, December 12, 2003
Time:
09:30 PM

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No, my father, D. Glenn Yarborough died on Oct. 16, 1979. But thank you for remembering him. I'll never forget him.


email:
mh.yarborough@verizon.net
Date:
Friday, December 12, 2003
Time:
09:29 PM

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No, my father, D. Glenn Yarborough died on Oct. 16, 1979. But thank you for remembering him. I'll never forget him.


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MUGU@MUGU.COM
Date:
Monday, December 08, 2003
Time:
07:56 PM

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MUGU@MUGU.COM
Date:
Monday, December 08, 2003
Time:
07:54 PM

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n3nct@yahoo.com
Date:
Tuesday, December 02, 2003
Time:
02:37 PM

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Thanks to the fan club, I was able to mail a letter with personal illustrations, to the GENERAL, to help me on my reseach quest on my Dad, the CBI, AND the 14th Air Force. My Late dad was S/SGT William E. Mackey, and was a flying sergent of L-4's & L-5's. He orgionally trained as a bombadier, but , I guess, he "washed-out". Flew in A-20's, "Vultee 'Chicken With A Broken Wing'"[as gunner/Observer],he was an"S-2"... Also flew in B-24's,'25's,'29's and his squadrons' "Two-Seat" P-51K, out of Sian, Shensi Province. I look forward to hearing from GEN Scott!!! My dad DID shoot down a Val Dive Bomber, but not from a plane! He used his Thompson sub-machine gun on the sucker! The "Old Man", gave my dad the Bronze Star, for his actions! My dad's squadron was the 528th F.S., 311th F.G. 14th A.F.! Thanx, all ya all!!! ==> Lawrence P. Mackey


email:
frasemugu@yahoo.com
Date:
Sunday, November 30, 2003
Time:
06:36 PM

Comments

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email:
spitko@yahoo.com
Date:
Thursday, November 27, 2003
Time:
05:52 PM

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snakecatcher4u@aol.com
Date:
Friday, November 21, 2003
Time:
08:23 PM

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email:
omota@mugu.com
Date:
Tuesday, November 04, 2003
Time:
02:49 PM

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email: kkernan@rochester.rr.com      Date: Sunday, November 02, 2003
Comments  ...In memory of my brother..Harold L. Kernan who served in the CBI theater 1943-45...He was flying "The Hump" from India.. enroute Kunming, China and was forced to bail out of a burning C-46 Commando, at night... behind Japanese lines...spent his first night in a tree...found a river...found a canoe and spent 3 weeks traveling downstream eating bark,grass,leaves, etc...at a point near death he stumbled into a friendly (for 300# of salt) native encampment...they took him to a Gurkha outpost and ultimately to British lines and he flew "THe Hump" successfully, the second time finishing his tour in Kunming in the Army Engineers...Anybody know him?..would like to hear...Keith (Korean Vet)

email: groel@ix.netcom.com              Date: Thursday, October 30, 2003
Comments  My Stepfather, C.C. "Chester" McMullin was a Lt. Colonel in the USAF and Hump Pilot. Sadly, he passed away in July 1997. He was very proud of being a fellow Hump pilot and I enjoyed his many Hump flying stories. Dad had a great deal of original material relating to his Hump flying duties. One of these items is a navigational map he utilized while flying the Hump. I plan to donate this map to the San Diego Air & Space Museum along with Dad's military log book & wings. I would appreciate it if anyone in your esteemed group could advise me on the collector value, if any, of the navigational map. Thank you. Chuck Groel (213) 346-5401

email: phalnon@shoreham.net   Date: Sunday, October 19, 2003 09:19 AM
Comments  I would like to know if anyone knew my dad,, Lt. Leonard C. Halnon, who was a pilot flying the hump. He never talked much about it,,and I am interested in knowing the plane he flew,, his crew, and any info available <phalnon@shoreham.net>


email: rj.aallen@shaw.ca   Date: Sunday, October 12, 2003 03:21 PM
Comments  I am looking for a fellow named Lynn Kirby, a 1st. cousin once removed that I have been given to understand flew the Burma Hump during WW 11 quite possibly with the ABC Ferry Command. Any help would be appreciated Roy H. Allen

email: jerrytoy@aol.com    Date: Monday, October 06, 2003 06:59 PM
Comments  My father, John K. Lloyd was a radio operator in C-54's from Nov 44 to Sept 45. According to the very few records that I have he flew 600 plus hours over the Hump. I do have some photos of him, aircraft and the airfield. Anyone in the Seattle area that I could show these to and help be learn where it was etc? Jerry Lloyd


email: homeboy_asaba_owerri@aba.us   Date: Monday, September 15, 2003 10:57 AM
Comments  I really love your web site. Keep it up

email: morisdede@yahoo.com   Date: Tuesday, September 09, 2003 01:08 PM
Comments  i love your performance please keep it i will in details some other time thanks moris dede

email: Sfletch54@aol.com   Date: Thursday, August 14, 2003
Comments  As usual on the net I am going round in circles but have located you. I am trying to find out about a flying officer Ralph Robert Little from Lockport, NY, USA, who was shot down in a Lancaster MK111 over Germany and died on 23rd March, 1945. He was killed along with my fathers best friend, Flight Sargeant Alfred John Clifton, from England. The Squadron was 101 based in Ludford Magna in Lincolnshire, England.Little was with the Canadian Air Force.

email: bcwilliams10@earthlink.com   Date: Thursday, August 14, 2003 12:16 PM
Comments  Bruce Williams was a pilot of a B-24 Liberator bomer of 7th Bomb Group of the 10th Air Force ,Flying out of Tezpoor India flying about 29 missions including raids on the railroad bridge later immortalized in the book and movie "Bridge on the River Kwai. Now lives in Toledo ,Ohio

email: johnjbeau@att.net    Date: Monday, August 11, 2003 08:21 PM
Comments  my name is robert boisvert i flew the hump as radio operator 99th transport


email: jstansbery@columbus.rr.com   Date: Sunday, August 10, 2003 05:32 PM
Comments  Nice web page. Where does Arnold Schilperoot live these days? I know a class mate of his that might want to contact him.

email: pow44@yahoo.com   Date: Sunday, August 03, 2003 10:31 AM
Comments  Trying to help my friend locate members of his crew who flew the Hump with him. They are: John C. Bortz, navigator; Arthur Lincks, copilot; George Abersole, weather officer; John Terrell, flight engineer; and Raymond Merritt, radio operator. Your help is appreciated.

email: DFM1949@highstream.net   Date: Friday, July 11, 2003 12:54 AM
Comments  My father was Joe Michiels who was a pilot for CNAC. He kept an original route map of the hump. If any one wants a photocopy, please Email me.

email: Date: Thursday, July 03, 2003 03:49 PM
Comments  My name is Lyle Sladek. Verner Strombom and I were AACS officers at Tezpur and Chabua in 1945. You can read all about it when my daughter's book, LUCK STARS AND GOLD BARS, reaches the book shelves in December 2003.

email: tatupus4u@aol.com   Date: Wednesday, July 02, 2003 11:10 PM
Comments  My grandfather is Ellsworth V. Bell, he was a Radio Operator in the 1rst Combat Cargo Group of the Flying Tigers. I was looking for any information I can find about his unit and hopefully pics for him.

email: wknight2@triad.rr.com   Date: Sunday, June 22, 2003 11:36 PM
Comments  Hello, My uncle, C. Frank King Jr. flew on a C46 Commando during Hump operations. The name of one of his planes was Carolina Rose. This was named afer N. Carolina, his home and a girl friend by the name of Rose. Frank died about four years ago but he was one of my favorite uncles. If anyone remembers him, I would like to hear from you. Thanks. Bill Knight wknight2@triad.rr.com Stoneville, North Carolina.


email: Date: Tuesday, June 17, 2003 06:27 AM
Comments  Very nice website. Please visit my website!!! Webmaestro :) http://www.metropolis5000.com


email: George VanZandt, Jr. Date: Saturday, June 14, 2003 10:08 PM
Comments  I flew some of the very first military aircraft delivery flights over "the hump" from India and earlier Burma; up the Salween and through the passes to Kunming and Kwelin.

email: lutzranda1881@aol.com   Date: Saturday, June 14, 2003 09:01 AM
Comments  My Grandfather Allen Snook flew "the Hump" during WWII and I would love some info about what he did during that time. He was a hero every day in my life, as well as a fantastic hero to his country.


email: DeweyEllis1@aol.com   Date: Sunday, May 25, 2003 09:12 PM
Comments  DOES ANYONE REMEMBER LAKE ELLIS FROM OHIO AND MARVIN BRADY FROM PENNSYLVANIA WHO FLEW C46 ACROSS THE HUM CBI?


email: mammasue@dtccom.net   Date: Saturday, May 17, 2003 02:07 PM
Comments  My father Houston Robinson Sr. served as a Hump Pilot flying for the Army Air Corp until discharge in 1945. He was very proud of his service and told me many harrowing tales of flying over the top of the world. I lost him in 1998 but still have him in my heart and know that he is flying again somewhere beyond the clouds.

email: david.stroebel@willowgrove.af.mil   Date: Tuesday, May 13, 2003 10:49 AM
Comments  The 913th Airlift Wing history office recently discovered a hand written manuscript with no name titled: "My Experiences as a Combat Cargo Pilot". It is 12 pages in length but contains no name. If anyone has information as to who wrote this please email the 913th historian at email address above. Thanks.

email: hope_f_germany@yahoo.de   Date: Thursday, May 08, 2003 10:27 AM
Comments  hello, im vanessa 15 years old and iam searching for my dad all the informations that i have are in my homepage.please take a minute and read it. here is my homepage: www.hpm.freehomepage.de/members/vanessafreier and here my email: hope_f_germany@yahoo.de

email: groel@ix.netcom.com   Date: Monday, April 07, 2003 05:06 PM
Comments  Dear Sir - My Stepfather, Chester C. McMullin, was a Lt. Col in the USAF and he flew the Hump. Dad passed away in 1997 and when I went through his belongings, I came across a flight chart he must have utilized while flying the Hump. The chart is in good condition and I'm thinking about donating it to the Air & Space Museum in San Diego, CA. Is there a possibility you could advise me on what the value of this chart might be? Thank you. Chuck Groel


email: dickw69@mindspring.com   Date: Tuesday, April 01, 2003 07:18 PM
Comments  Hello. I am maggie williams. My father was John DeTarr Hicks. He waoked with CNAC from about 1943 to 1949. Leaving Shanghi in a hurry? Love to hear from anyone. Maggie. I have a book by Ed White. Ten Thousand Tons by Christmas. Published by Viking Press.

email: hathlinda@aol.com  Date: Friday, March 28, 2003 12:12 PM
Comments  Hello, bill Do you have any kids

email:                 Date: Wednesday, March 26, 2003 07:05 PM
Comments  Troopship USS Calihan from Los Angeles to Calcutta via Melbourne. Misamari was my first duty station. Later, at Tezpur, Kurmitola, and Chabua. Looking for Verner Straombom and other AACS officers. Lyle Sladek

email: bmlegler@msn.com   Date: Tuesday, March 25, 2003 05:53 PM
Comments  I am very curious about the "Guestbook" ...Approximatly 20 CNAC flyers joined our ship as passengers returning to the US via the Indian Ocean, Suez Canal, Mediterranean, and subsequent direction to" This description fits perfectly my ship the SS Roswell Victory. We picked up a load of ammunition in Calcutta and approximatley 20 CNAC flyers and traveled just as explained in guestbook. We off-loaded the ammunition in Searsport Maine. Since that was our first port the CNAC flyers probably got off there also. I have tried to get more information about these 20 CNAC flyers but could not find more on the internet. I would appreciate e-mail from someone who might confirm that this was about the SS Roswell Victory. I was a Radio Operator on the SS Roswell Victory. bmlegler@msn.com


email: bmlegler@msn.com    Date: Tuesday, March 25, 2003 05:53 PM
Comments  I am very curious about the "Guestbook" ...Approximatly 20 CNAC flyers joined our ship as passengers returning to the US via the Indian Ocean, Suez Canal, Mediterranean, and subsequent direction to" This description fits perfectly my ship the SS Roswell Victory. We picked up a load of ammunition in Calcutta and approximatley 20 CNAC flyers and traveled just as explained in guestbook. We off-loaded the ammunition in Searsport Maine. Since that was our first port the CNAC flyers probably got off there also. I have tried to get more information about these 20 CNAC flyers but could not find more on the internet. I would appreciate e-mail from someone who might confirm that this was about the SS Roswell Victory. I was a Radio Operator on the SS Roswell Victory. bmlegler@msn.com

email: cyber_havock@yahoo.com   Date: Sunday, March 23, 2003 11:10 AM
Comments  I'm looking for information about my father who was a member of your organization. Capt. John D. Payne, now deceased, served in India, China, and the Berlin airlift. Can anybody get me looking in the right direction. Thanks, Phillip H. Payne

email: marwah_premjit@hotmail.com   Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2003 12:39 PM
Comments  ancestorial oil based drilling family....now settled in london....has an affinity to the North eastern India at heart...came to read about 'hump'...interesting isn't it?

email: cracks@1staccess.net    Date: Monday, February 03, 2003 07:59 PM
Comments  I was a pilot in the 12th com. car sqdn. and enjoy your page very much. It brings back many memories. Thanks Harold Crackel

email: wtysry@msn.com   Date: Friday, January 17, 2003 03:13 PM
Comments  My father, Lt. David Glenn Yarborough, served as a C-46 pilot in the Burma/China theatre during the years of 1943 thru 1945. He had many stories to tell of his days flying the "Hump". He was also stationed in England for a while where he flew B-24's. He passed away in 1978, after a very honorable life as an attorney mostly for poor people. If anyone knows of him, we would be honored if he were included somewhere in your archives. Regards, William T. Yarborough


email: arbsNOSPAM@erols.com   Date: Thursday, January 16, 2003 11:59 AM
Comments  We seek to buy old books & ephemera about China, Asia, Burma Road, etc. Contact "Asian Rare Books" www.erols.com/arbs (website) Fax 212 316 3408

email: mlking@bellsouth.net   Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2003 03:47 PM
Comments  Just cruising the sight looking for my fathers name, he flew the hump and has some documents that might be of interest.

email: t_everitt@msn.com   Date: Monday, January 13, 2003 05:18 PM
Comments  My Uncle is Fletcher Hanks and every time we visit w/him and my Aunt Jane w/AVG we listen to their stories from China He is very proud of what he did to support the Americans and Chineese during WWII Tom Everitt

email: cooknell4@aol.com   Date: Monday, January 13, 2003 11:07 AM
Comments  Hi ive noticed that here is a j cooknell here, well im j cooknell as well please email me

email: jarakart@aol.com   Date: Tuesday, January 07, 2003 09:15 PM
Comments  My name is Curt Bley. My father, Claude Bley, flew C-46. He died in 1984 without really telling my brother and I much about his service. I do have a newspaper clipping that contains the following anecdotes you might enjoy... "There was one pilot on a night flight who thought his propeller control had failed. He landed using only one engine. Investigation disclosed that not only did he have no control, but no propeller- it had actually come off in flight. On another occasion, the pilot could not get up sufficient flying speed after take off, so he started to jettison his cargo. After throwing half of it out he discovered to his embarrassment that his wing flaps were down, creating excessive drag. He was very red'faced when he landed to reload." Best wishes to all remainig hump pilots, and those supporting this web site.


email: wpf13@hotmail.com   Date: Monday, January 06, 2003 07:29 PM
Comments  I am researching US citizens who joined the Royal Canadian Air Force during WWII. Any names/information would be appreciated. Contact: wpf13@hotmail.com

email: savage14u@aol.com    Date: Saturday, January 04, 2003 12:29 AM
Comments  My father was a ' Hump Pilot" but I do not know his unit number is ther any possible way to research this further?? Respectfully.....Harvey Amos Jr

email: biagiottia@aol.com       Date: Thursday, January 02, 2003 09:23 PM
Comments  I was happy to find your address in the latest Pan Am Clipper. I was always interested in the CNAC operation. Particularly the role it played in flying the hump. I met two brothers, who had been Hump pilots for CNAC,at the Pan Am Reunion last September in Baltimore. Surprisingly they are still flying. Only now it is out of Canada to the Arctic circle. I'm sorry I don't recall their names. I spent 28 years with Pan Am, (1958-1987)and then 5 years with American, (1995-2000). The Pan Am employees have great respect for our pioneers but I'm sorry to say today's airline employees "don't have a clue" for the most part. I sometimes wish I could be transported back 40 or 50 years, just to experience wwhat it was like back then with CNAC and PAA. Great site. Keep up the good work


email: bmlegler@msn.com   Date: Thursday, January 02, 2003 03:58 PM
Comments  I was fortunate to have met some of CNAC pilots in 1945 and heard a few hair raising stories about flying the hump. I was a Radio Officer on the Victory Ship SS Roswell Victory. Subsequent to unloading our cargo at Manila, our ship sailed for Calcutta (around October 1945) where we loaded 10,000 tons of various types of munitions. Approximately 20 CNAC flyers joined our ship as passengers returning to the U.S. via the Indian Ocean, Suez Canal, Mediterranean, and subsequent direction to dock and unload the munitions in Searsport, Maine in late December 1945. There wasn't a lot to do on the ship which was entirely at sea except for the contact with Egyptians while traversing the Suez Canal. Therefore, we spent some time playing card games. The CNAC flyers introduce me and other ships crew to the game of Red Dog, which as it turned out was not my bag of tea and my wallet was much lighter. Some of the ships crew, aided by some CNAC flyers, concocted a brew made from potatoes, canned plums, and whatever else they could cram into 5 gallon distilled water bottles. One could always tell who had sampled the concoction by their purple gums. The CNAC flyers were a friendly group that had meshed well with the SS Roswell Victory crew. After docking at Searsport Maine, the CNAC flyers went on their way and we were better off having met some of the most courageous individuals one could meet. 57 years later, I retain the memories of our voyage. Bob Legler bmlegler@msn.com

email: syd1@bellsouth.net   Date: Thursday, January 02, 2003 03:02 PM
Comments  Syd Dankman class 42K Hump pilot 1943-45

email: wade_bailey@navyfederal.org   Date: Thursday, January 02, 2003 06:57 AM
Comments  Looking for anyone who may have served with my uncle Staff Sgt. Wilford C. Bailey who was KIA 1/10/45 while "flying the hump". He was with the 2nd combat cargo squadron.

email: akt@southmorelandfilms.com   Date: Friday, December 27, 2002 04:58 PM
Comments  I am seeking Hump Pilot Walt Callaghee. My grandfather was Radio Operator in CBI WWII on the same C-46. I have also written a feature screenplay on his experiences Flying the Hump. It was reviewed by Bud Albers and Don Downie for historical accuracy.Hope to film it, or adapt it to a novel. Please contact me regarding Walt Callaghee or the Screenplay. Jim Taylor akt@southmorelandfilms.com jimgt2000@yahoo.com


email: quahusa@netscape.net   Date: Thursday, December 26, 2002 11:36 AM
Comments  My brother, Granville Coe Farrier, Jr. flew the Hump during WWII. I am searching for information on his Unit. I would also like to meet anyone who is still living who served in that Unit or at that time! Please tell me how to go about finding this data! I have a great many documents, ie: pay records, medals (Oak Leaf Cluster), etc. that he received. Thank You, Barbara Farrier Snyderwine

email: cyn1457@yahoo.com   Date: Monday, December 09, 2002 10:09 AM
Comments  I am writing for my elderly neighbor, Margaret Stone. Her husband, Howard Stone, was a Hump Pilot and is now deceased. He was getting your magazine. She wrote a letter to you to tell you to stop the magazine mailing and the letter was returned for a bad address. Do you have a correct address I could give to her?


email: urbanboychik@yahoo.com   Date: Thursday, November 14, 2002 10:31 PM
Comments  http://www.529educationplan.com/pages/291256/index.htm

email: sbarnes@tea.state.tx.us   Date: Monday, November 11, 2002 01:08 PM
Comments  My dad, Charles W. Geron, flew the hump and has tried to locate some of the men who flew with him. If you have any information I would appreciate hearing from you and will pass along any news to Dad.

email: jamesd.anderson@crewstart.com   Date: Sunday, November 03, 2002 07:26 PM
Comments  Sorry, I forgot to add the // to the URL. Robert L. Jenkins http://www.myinky.com/ecp/obits/article/0,1626,ECP_779_1520651,00.html

email: jamesd.anderson@crewstart.com   Date: Sunday, November 03, 2002 07:14 PM
Comments  Nov 3, 2002 I saw this obit. today, and thought I would post it for the those who might have known Robert L. Jenkins. You can click on the URL, and see the obit for him, I hope. http:www.myinky.com/ecp/obits/article/0,1626,ECP_779_1520651,00.html Hope it helps.

email: dobbie_ankh@hotmail.com   Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2002 10:50 PM
Comments  I have come into possession a WW11 public relations 16 mm film directed at the home front in mint condition. Advise me.

email: tm5557@aol.com   Date: Saturday, October 19, 2002 12:05 AM
Comments  Looking to hear from someone who may have known or flown with Oliver R. Larson "Swede" We have heard some of his stories about flying the hump. Mary and Ted

email: moorekelly1@msn.com   Date: Sunday, October 13, 2002 07:29 PM
Comments  Anyone who mayhave known Capt Albert K Moore, "Pappy",from 42feb to spring of 43 please contact moorekelly1@msn.com

email: hbenson@sfchronicle.com   Date: Thursday, October 10, 2002 05:51 PM
Comments  I'm glad to find the Hump Pilots website! My father, Raymond E. Benson of Seattle, Washington, flew the Hump and I've got some wonderful photos he took. Would love to hear from anyone who knew him. Heidi Benson, San Francisco (415) 777-7942.


email: hbenson@sfchronicle.com   Date: Thursday, October 10, 2002 05:51 PM
Comments  I'm glad to find the Hump Pilots website! My father, Raymond E. Benson of Seattle, Washington, flew the Hump and I've got some wonderful photos he took. Would love to hear from anyone who knew him. Heidi Benson, San Francisco (415) 777-7942.

email: milwil57@msn.com   Date: Tuesday, October 01, 2002 12:25 PM
Comments  My father (Jim Wilson from Buffalo, NY) was a CBI Hump pilot. He is now deceased (1924-1985), and there are many things I would like to learn about the hump-crossing chevrons on his flying cap. Many thanks. Jeff Wilson, jmjktwilson@peoplepc.com or MILWIL57@msn.com


email: newtonrich@msn.com   Date: Sunday, September 22, 2002 09:12 PM
Comments  My Grandfather, who passed away in 1995, was Captain Archie E. Newton of the CNAC. Do you have any information, or did anyone fly with him? Thank you, Richard D. Newton

email: RDRGLand@aol.com   Date: Thursday, September 12, 2002 09:30 PM
Comments  For those who may have an interest. Raymond E. Gilliland (CNAC/United Airlines) passed away in Feb. 2002. His ashes and those of his wife,Joanne C. are scheduled to be placed in the Columnburium at Arlington National Cemetary, Oct. 21, 2002 at 8:30 am. An Air Force Honor Guard will be present. It is expected to be a simple protestant service.


email: georgetunney@msn.com   Date: Tuesday, September 10, 2002 01:43 PM
Comments  the 2nd air transport sqdn.[m]from dec. 44 to nov. 45 was based at luliang, china to take over all the forward area and behind the line runs for both generals tunner and lemay and the oss in kunming. i would appreciate any information on this subject

email: exhumppilot@msn.com   Date: Monday, September 09, 2002 09:46 PM
Comments  Nice historical summary. Hope your reunion was a good one. Our ranks in the Hump Pilots Association have dwindled so that our reunion attendance is only on the order of 200. Krieger Henderson - B-24s(C-87 & C-109), B-25, C-47

email: poul@yahoo.com   Date: Wednesday, September 04, 2002 11:40 AM
Comments  please email guestbook address contact 2002

email: dgldavis@aol.com   Date: Saturday, August 31, 2002 01:18 AM
Comments  My brother, Edward R. Davis, was a C-47 CBI Hump Pilot. He also flew gliders over the hump. Is there a listing of crews, squadrons, etc. for CBI pilots?


email: readerwriter@earthlink.net   Date: Friday, August 09, 2002 07:39 PM
Comments  A Mike Shelton has been searching for information on his great-uncle, pilot John "Luke" Williamson. Mr. Shelton's e-mail address below and on the Buddy site is no longer valid. I do have information for Mr. Shelton. Uncle Luke was married to my aunt, Mary (Norfleet Sealy). (My mother was a Sealy.) I was the executor of my aunt's will (she died in 1995). Uncle Luke died, of course, at 50, and she grieved for him the last 38 years of her life. She went to China with him in 1936 when he was assisting the Chinese. Uncle Luke was one of my favorite and most entertaining relatives. He was warm and laughed a lot. I have many fond memories of him. We have some pictures and copies of obituaries, one of which indicates that he was a member of the Flying Tigers, piloting planes in the transport section. Most of his pictures, letters, medals, and other memorabilia that were in my aunt's estate are in the care of my cousin. Contact me if you want more information. Ben McClinton

email: Swimfins68@aol.com   Date: Wednesday, August 07, 2002 05:53 PM
Comments  Hi my name is John Gong and my grandfather Arthur T. Chin was a pilot with CNAC and I am trying to find anyone who knew him, info about him during his time with CNAC or pictures of him. I also have some pictures of him with other individuals if someone would care to help identify. Thanks...John.

email: lizallen@compuserve.com   Date: Sunday, August 04, 2002 08:22 AM
Comments  My father was a British Political Officer who served in Nagaland and the North East Frontier Agency from 1944 to 1947. For a time he was based at Sadiya and I vividly recall as a small boy of four and upwards seeing American aircraft flying overhead on their way to and from the Hump. On one occasion there was great excitement when a B-29 (I think) made a forced landing on the small emergency grass airstrip and I was taken on board by the aircrew. Sadly, one of my father's duties was to go into the jungle to try to locate and pinpoint crashed aircraft and retrieve dog-tags. Having since travelled extensively in the Himalayas and Tibet I can now more fully appreciate the courage of all those arcrews who flew the Hump and the sacrifices they made. A fellow-traveller, Mark Shand, and I are planning a trip into the mountains and jungles of what is now called Arunchal Pradesh as part of a TV documentary series on that part of India and we hope to focus one of our programmes on the Hump and the men who flew it. We are very keen to make contact with any members of your association who have personal experience of that area (which includes Chabua airfield Jorhat etc) and can offer sound advice, perhaps even joining us at a later stage. For what it is worth, I am probably best known in the States for my recent book 'Soldier Sahibs' and Mark for his book 'Travels on my Elephant'. Sincerely Charles Allen

email: dayal_db@yahoo.com   Date: Sunday, August 04, 2002 08:08 AM
Comments  I am intrested in the original blue print on air field of Missamari Assam India as conceived during or before the World war II. I am intrested in the history of the base. Can any one help

email: dlmfly1@neonline.net   Date: Sunday, August 04, 2002 12:41 AM
Comments  My name is Don May. My father was Woodson L. May and was a Hump pilot as well as a member of the Hump Pilots Association. My family is trying to locate information about my father's squadrons and friends that he was stationed with and knew durng those trying times. If you have any information that would help us please respond. Respectfully yours a thankful son and patriot Don May 407 East Neck Road Nobleboro, Maine 04555

email: kchuah@lycos.com     Date: Wednesday, July 10, 2002
Comments  Hi, I have a grouping collection for this man (were given by my uncle). Meanwhile, I found his picture in the CBI series by time publisher. here is the photo http://www.chkout.com/hump.jpg Anyone know who he is? regards kenneth chuah

email: micklane@ev1.net     Date: Wednesday, July 10, 2002
Comments  Glad to run across another C-46 Pilot. I was a curtis Commando Pilot-WW 11-pacific theatre.all occupied Islands. would you have "Tinker Bell"?

email: dfebus@webtv.net   Date: Friday, June 21, 2002 11:02 PM
Comments All concerned: Wonder if anyone has been back to the old airbase at Sookerating. remember the old chinese graveyard behind our barracks,with lots of bones on the top of the ground. Remember when the word got around that we were having fresh eggs for breakfeat, everybody was out of their sacks, what small treasures life has in story Drury G.Phebus


email: watnes@rmi.net   Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2002 04:48 PM
Comments
My father, who has passed, flew the hump. Is there any info regarding a memorial at the Air Force Academy?

email: rtacoleman@aol.com   Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2002 02:38 PM
Comments I appreciate what you are doing here... my dad flew the hump and kept a journal...towards the end of the journal his writting was very sporatic and sad...seems he lost most of his friends...it was really a tough time for all involved...thanks for the site...


email: airone2one@cgmailbox.com   Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2002 10:07 AM
Comments
I have been trying to find information on my father who died in 1984, (at that time ... Lt. Col. Frederick H. Rohde USAF Ret.), and on his paperwork I see ""Burma (BSS)WDGO 24, 1947/India-Burma (BSS) WDGO 24. 1947/ China (BSS) WDGO 24,1947/100 Combat Missions, 800 Combat hours, c-46, CBI// 67 Cmbt Missions/749.6 Cmbt Hrs, Type Acft- ec121, 69 Nov-700ct//"" Can you explain this to me? I don't know the military abreviations. ** I do know the EC121 (with the Batcats, 553-554 Recon sq.) I guess C-46 is also an aircraft but what is the rest? Thank you Wendy Rohde-Studebaker

email: lavern63@nitline.net   Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2002 11:02 AM
Comments I am a current C46 pilot with the CAF and I am trying to get more informed on the Hump flying. Looking to buy books on the info and any films available. I fly to many airshow in the summer with the C46 and show the plane off. I would like to be more informed. Thanks very much. Leigh Smith PS will be at Watsonville CA this coming weekend May 24,25,26 with the C46 if any members are interested.

email: msteinkamp@hullco.com   Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2002 04:57 PM
Comments Does anyone know anything about Lt Carl William Steinkamp Jr. I would appreciate any information. I am his son. He died in 1958.

email: JamesD.Anderson@crewstart.com   Date: Wednesday, May 08, 2002
Comments As a young boy growing up in Cincinnati, Ohio, I once had the opportunity to first hand hear about "flying the hump" from a pilot who did it! I have forgotten his name and the others who were present at the time, but one thing remained with me for many decades........the way they described their love and confidence in their C-47's(DC-3's) and old Dumbo C-46. Today, many pilots have 401k's and glass cockpits to worry about! Heck, even I worry about glass cockpits! My last entries in my logbook always show B-747! But........................ If you ever get the opportunity to look in my logbooks from the 1970's to 1983.............. You will see among the entries with CV-580, DC-6 and other Dinosaurs...........the entries for DC-3's and C-46's. I have 2030 hours in DC-3's, and 940 hours in C-46's. The hours in the DC-3's and C-46's will never be replaced by any flying machine in my career! They were the closest thing to being an angel I can get close to. I have flown over 100 aircraft since my humble beginnings at "sunken Lunken", but knowing the people who who flew the "hump", has made a part of my appreciatiation of being able to spread my wings and experience life I hope others in the next 100 years on this board, understand......one man's/person's appreciatiation of what took place in the skies many years ago over Burma...and other skies! Respectfully, Capt. James D. Anderson B-747, DC-8, DC-6, DC-3, CV240/340/440/580, and C-46 Also typed in 1994 Chevrolet Corvette. P.S. Al Pasal(LUK) Been there, done that!

email: hinluns@yahoo.com.hk   Date: Saturday, April 27, 2002 10:50 AM
Comments Does anyone know the names of Capt Hugh Chen & Capt Moon Chin in Chinese? I believe they were involved in the retreat of Madame Sun Yat-sen and others from Hong Kong during the fall of the colony in Dec 1941.


email: hinluns@yahoo.com.hk   Date: Saturday, April 27, 2002 10:39 AM
Comments My name is Alfred Sung, a young man studying Hong Kong's aviation history and working in Hong Kong's Dragonair--a subsidiary of today's CNAC. I am now writing the first Hong Kong aviation history book that written in Chinese. I am looking for all details regarding the retreat of CNAC during the fall of HK from Dec 8 to 10, 1941 and the so-called "CNAC & CATCO Incident" took place in HK during the retreat of the Nationalists from mainland China in late 1949. I would like to honor CNAC's contribution to HK's aviation history. In fact, little people in HK know anything about CNAC. This web page is very great. Thank you very much for your effort.

email: www.Rockdale19@CS.com    Date: Saturday, April 20, 2002 01:28 PM
Comments My name is George L. Mackie. I was an original member of 34th Pursuit Sq, 35th Group. Part of the Squadron wiped out on Battan, etc. Went to China in 1942 from India. Flew via CNAC from Denjin to Kunming. Pilots were Chinese, pilot I believe was Moon Chinn. Do you know the one that flew to Kunming? I would like to have his address or e-mail. Can anyone help me? I think he lives in the Washington DC area.

email: User770295@aol.com    Date: Saturday, April 20, 2002 12:05 AM
Comments Hi, My name is Pat Carby and I am the daughter of Lee Edward East, a pilot in the Hump Operations. He is now deceased and I'm very happy to have found this sight that is so informative.

email: jubbyquick@aol.com   Date: Sunday, April 07, 2002 10:23 PM
Comments Searching for any info on Lt. Arthur C. Dalberth. Crashed on a proach to Kunming, China. Date thought to be March 5, 1945. I spent the prior last six months of his life flying combat cargo with him in the ETO. My efforts are to assist his decendants document the honorable service of this great pilot and man. He is buried in the Punch Bowl in Hawaii.

email: jubbyquick@aol.com    Date: Sunday, April 07, 2002 10:16 PM
Comments Searching for information on Lt. Arthur C. Dalberth who crashed on aproach to Kunming, China. Date thought to be March 5, 1945. I (Judson W. Quicksall) spent the prior six months with him in the ETO. My efforts are in attempting to assist his decendants document his honorable service. The flights we made in the prior six months of combat cargo service are hard for me to believe, though I was there.

email: k.bidwell@attbi.com   Date: Sunday, March 17, 2002 07:39 PM
Comments I was looking for any information related to a Cecil Ray (Jack) Lyles who flew the Hump. He trained with the RCAF around 1943 and was eventually stationed around Calcutta. Any information you might have or contacts with anyone who might remember him would be fantastic. Kevin Bidwell

email: bbiederstedt1414@aol.com   Date: Friday, March 15, 2002 04:13 PM
Comments My Grandfather, Arnold Schilperoot, was a pilot & flew with you over "The Hump" He always talks about that experience in China. God's Blessings, Beth Biederstedt

email: cchinn2520@earthlink.net   Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2002 04:02 PM
Comments 
My father, Capt. Harold T. Chinn, celebrates his 90th birthday in April. If anyone remembers him, please email me and I will let him know. Thanks  Craig Chinn

email: jonjay@shaw.ca    Date: Monday, February 04, 2002 10:46 AM
Comments I am a member of the Hump Pilots Association. I was a pilot with #62 RAF Squadron, flying in Burma. Mandalay, Meiktila, Toungoo, Mingaladon and with many trips to Myitchina. Is the Association still active if so, what is the current address.? Jack (Johnnie) Johnstone.

email: ttljoseph@aol.com   Date: Sunday, January 27, 2002 07:21 PM
Comments My father was a Hump pilot and I listened to many of his stories. His name was Evan Joseph, passed away in 1993. If anyone recalls him, please let me know.

email: allmoores@earthlink,net   Date: Saturday, January 19, 2002 12:29 AM
Comments Looking for info on my Dad, Albert K. Moore, Sr. I'm Albert K. Moore, Jr.

email: Boomtap@aol.com     Date: Tuesday, January 08, 2002 12:48 AM
Comments If anyone knew Lewis Raymond Samuel(mechanic in china 43-45)please let me know. My name is steve and i am his son. Dad died in 1996, but growing up he told me many stories of his time in China. If it helps his imfo. before going was Prv. l>R. Samuel 337th Fighter Sqd. Army Airdrome, Glendale. California. my email Boomtap@aol.com

email: JN4D@worldnet.att.net    Date: Monday, December 17, 2001 09:46 PM
Comments My uncle, Col. Charles D. Farr, served in the CBI theatre. I have noticed that relatives of veterans of The Hump can attend the reunions of the Hump Pilot's Asso. and am inquiring when the next one is to be held. Please advise. Thank you, Jenny Webb

email: wedusc97@aol.com     Date: Thursday, November 15, 2001 03:34 PM
Comments I am trying to find any information on my great-uncle, John "Luke" Williamson. I know he flew in the Three Men on a Flying Trapeze w/ Chennault and McDonald and I know that he went to China. I know that he was not in the Flying Tigers but possibly in the CNAC. Can anyone help to confirm this. Any help at all would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

email: jimdavis@zebra.net    Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2001 01:15 PM
Comments I missed WWII as I was born July 4, 1941 but I 'll always believe that I should have been there. I spent my time in the Army 1961-1964 and am a VN vet. What a wonderful web site The Nation needs to know the sacrafice that ALL the men and women on that period gave for this great nation. I am truly in your debt. Jim Davis Mobile AL

email: divenuts@snowcrest.net    Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2001 12:05 AM
Comments My name is Steve Turek. My father, Mike Turek, flew the hump in 44 and 45. He is still with us at age 80, living in Redding CA. Like so many other WW II vets, he is very modest and does not share much related to his days flying the hump. If you knew my dad and would like to reconnect, feel free to contact me at the e-mail address above or mail to 5846 Farm House Lane, Redding, CA 96001.

email: hardacrepm@home.com    Date: Friday, November 02, 2001 06:15 PM
Comments My father-in-law is Robert Brock. He is interested in hearing from any one that served at Missamari(Misserable Mary) Bob flew c-46 in 1944. If you were in the area at that time Let us hear from you.

email: RuthQuin@aol.com    Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2001 02:53 PM
Comments MY NAME IS JOE QUINLAN. GRADUATED COLUMBUS MS. 42K TRANINED IN HOMESTEAD FL UNDER AMERICAN AIRLINES CAPT SAM ROSS ARRIVED IN MISAMARI INDIA FEB. '43 FLEW 63 TRIPS OVER THE HUMP I AM 83 YEARS OLD AND LIVE IN PALM BAY FL.

email: syd@adelphia.net   Date: Sunday, October 28, 2001 06:16 PM
Comments My name is Sydney Dankman 84 yrs.Columbus Miss.42K Left Homestead Fl. February 1943 for Chuabua India. Flew the Hump c-47 & c-46.Live in Boca Raton Fl.

email: Hanenhark@aol.com    Date: Sunday, October 14, 2001 11:08 AM
Comments I am looking for other pilots that knew my father, Lucius (Mac) McHose. He flew transport planes, and flew the Hump, and that is all I know. He passed away at age 52 when I was 18. I would love to know more about him so if anyone knew him, please contact me. Jane McHose Cunningham

email: Summer113@earthlink.net     Date: Thursday, October 04, 2001 10:47 PM
Comments My dad is Lt. Col. William Allan Furman, we think he flew 1943-1945. I was just reunited with him after 38 years. He is now living in the Philipines. He is now 88 years of age. If anyone remembers Captain Furman please contact us at the above e-mail address. Thank-you William & Lynne Furman

email: ojimma36@yahoo.com    Date: Thursday, October 04, 2001 08:24 AM
Comments i love beautiful women though they are evil. Elochukwu chidebelu.

email: rmcdermo@hsc.usf.edu   Date: Monday, September 17, 2001 11:44 PM
Comments Does anyone remember any stories about my father, Staff Sgt. Austin J. McDermott, aka Auty McDermott, aka Mac McDermott, a radio operator from Dorechester, Massachusetts who served on C46s and C47s in the CBI theatre from 1943 to 1945? He passed away in 1991, and I am looking for anyone who can tell my family about his CBI years.

email: raustin9144@yahoo.com    Date: Sunday, September 02, 2001 05:55 PM
Comments I now live in Springdale, Arkansas at the Gardens at Arkanshire. It has been awhile since I have been in contact with any old Hump Pilots. My last convention was more than six years ago. If any of you remember me, please write back at my son-in-law's address above. He will get the message to me. My hometown was Columbus, Georgia. Robert H. Pitts

email: Aconductor@aol.com   Date: Monday, August 27, 2001 09:33 PM
Comments First, my heartfelt thanks to you all for your service to our country and the example of courage that future generations can only hope to emulate. My father "flew the hump" in WWII - Lt. Robert Lewis Newell from New Orleans. Alas, he passed away in 1979, and I have only vague memories of his recollections of the war. I think that his station was in Karachi, but I am not sure. Is there a database that I can search to find out the particulars of his service? In fact, he was a member of the Hump Pilots' Association - perhaps there is a bio in your files. Funny, I begged him to write down some of his memoirs, but in true modest fashion, he replied "no one would be interested." I told him I was! Now I am even more so. Anything you could do to provide information or anecdotes would be appreciated. Thank you, Robert D. Newell

email: RLSFCA@AOL.COM    Date: Monday, August 20, 2001 10:10 PM
Comments The ROBERT L. SCOTT FAN CLUB Sends greetings and much respect to you HEROES of the HUMP!! Thank you for your service--You are NOT forgotten!!! George L. Fisher/Macon, Ga. members.aol.com/rlsfca

email: mrdlmorton@cs.com   Date: Tuesday, August 14, 2001 09:31 PM
Comments Just reviewed the book by Otha C. Spencer, "Flying The Hump". My father Richard H, Morton flew cargo ships during the war years in Burma and over the Hump. I believe he is listed on page 47 in the book. My father would never talk about his experiences while he was in the war but now that he is gone , I have some pictures I would like to share with you all. If anyone would have any information about my father, Lieutenant Morton, I would be greatly appreciated. Thank You. Mark R. Morton

email: mrdlmorton@cs.com   Date: Tuesday, August 14, 2001 09:30 PM
Comments Just reviewed the book by Otha C. Spencer, "Flying The Hump". My father Richard H, Morton flew cargo ships during the war years in Burma and over the Hump. I believe he is listed on page 47 in the book. My father would never talk about his experiences while he was in the war but now that he is gone , I have some pictures I would like to share with you all. If anyone would have any information about my father, Lieutenant Morton, I would be greatly appreciated. Thank You. Mark R. Morton

email: lalapayne@hotmail.com   Date: Saturday, August 11, 2001 11:49 AM
Comments I was just trying to find some information on my grandfather CPT JOHN D. PAYNE, who passed away earlier this year. Please if you have any pictures or related links let me know. thank you, Laura Payne

email: wedusc97@aol.com   Date: Monday, August 06, 2001 08:50 AM
Comments My great-uncle was John "Luke" Williamson. I know that he flew with Chennault w/ the Three Men on a Flying Trapeze and went to China with Chennault early on. I believe he might have been a transport pilot with CNAC. I am desperately seeking any information on "Luke" Williamson before it is lost with the passing time. Any history, stories, bio, etc that anyone can share would be greatly appreciated. Thanks - Shelton

email: ABenja4928@aol.com   Date: Saturday, August 04, 2001 06:12 PM
Comments Late 1944 flew as a co-pilot out of Tezgaon on C-100s carrying 100 Octane gasoline usually to the Kunming area sattelite fields. Later as first pilot flew C64s with 50 drums of 100 Octane to the same general area but at times to Chengtu. Made 72 round trips over the Hump from Nov.'44 to Oct. '45. Still kep in touch with buddies based at Tezgaon and live in Basha #96. A "model Basha" is at Warner-Robbins AF Base Museum of Aviation along with Hump memorabilia. Well worth a visit. Lloyd Benjamin

email: phildemuth@starband.net    Date: Tuesday, July 31, 2001 02:18 AM
Comments I salute the courage of all those flew the hump during World War II, my father Harry C. DeMuth among them. All I know of his war service is this: Sookerating, Dinjan, Comilla, 1st Troop Carrier Squadron, 10th Troop Carrier Group. If anyone can shed light on what this means and/or tell me about the probable nature of his war experience, I would be extremely grateful to make contact. He never said a word about it. Now he's gone, and I'm wondering what his life over there was like. Thanks!

email: jdalby1@san.rr.com   Date: Saturday, July 07, 2001 11:48 PM
Comments Hi Add Books Herman The German by Gerhard Neumann We flew witout guns by J. Gen Genovese Dragons Wings by William Leary Wings over Asia Vol I through V Over the Hump by Gen William H. Tunner Flight in the China Air Space by Malcom Rosholt Flying the Hump by Jeff Ethell & Don Downie Hump Pilot Association Vol I,II, III Aviation History Magazine, November 1998 Pioneering the Hump Route, By Nancy Allison Wright Jim Dalby


email: www.warbirdcentral.com   Date: Saturday, June 30, 2001 10:36 AM
Comments see our tribute to cbi hump pilots on www.warbirdcentral.com/cbi memorial.

email: gbgilger@cs.com    Date: Tuesday, June 19, 2001 11:30 PM
Comments nice job

email: montgomery@texasonline.net    Date: Sunday, June 17, 2001 12:15 AM
Comments Major James D. Martin, Jr. was a hump pilot from Texas. Anyone fly with him? Jim passed away in 1994 and his wife is very ill with Alzheimer's. His grandchildren and great-grandchildren are wanting to learn all about his hump pilot experience. I am his oldest granddaughter, Alison Montgomery out of Midland, TX. How wonderful it would be to make contact with someone who flew with him.

email: elharding@tri-countynet.net    Date: Thursday, June 14, 2001 01:36 PM
Comments Dear Hump Pilot's Association, My father, Henry Champion Harding from Washington, North Carolina was a Hump Pilot during WWII. My father passed away in 1977. He was a member of the Hump Pilot's Association and he had a certificate dated April 4, 1971. This membership certificate was badly damaged during a housefire in 1882. I was hoping there might be someway to have a duplicate of this made. As my mother recently passed away in March 01, I now have all of my father's items from the war. Dress uniform, hats, summer and winter flight caps, goggles, footlocker, flight log, orders, etc. I also have some letters from students who he taught to fly before going overseas. My father was awarded a DFC, Air Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, and other medals. He mainly flew C-47's and B-25's. I have lots of pictures he took while flying the "Hump." After he logged so many hours and knew the terrain, he was transferred to Air Search and Rescue. If anyone might recognize his name, I would love to hear from you. Again, I'd also like to know if there is anyway I can get a dupicate membership certificate which was ruined in the fire. To the members of the Hump Pilot's Association, I give you a very crisp military salute for a job well done! Edward L. Harding Washington, North Carolina

email: aboerum@yahoo.com    Date: Wednesday, June 13, 2001 01:08 PM
Comments I am trying to find more info about what troop my grandfather Albert D,Angelo flew in. All that I know is that he was part of the Flying Tiger division (not the well known FT fighter planes) of the China/Burma hump pilots. Are there public records that I can access. I would greatly appreciate a response. Thanks much. Andrew Boerum

email: lyonkers@dospalos.org    Date: Monday, June 11, 2001 01:26 AM
Comments I was named in honor of Leland Albright, a hump pilot and my father's best friend. Leland was killed flying a mission but I don't know any other particulars. Does your organization have access to records that might help me learn about Leland Albright? Thanks, Lee Yonkers

email: www.dianefisk@hotmail.com    Date: Saturday, June 02, 2001 04:07 PM
Comments Dear Hump Pilots Association, I forgot to mention that Hoyt Dan Fisk (H.D.Fisk) flew either 221 or 222 flights over the Hump. That was a record number of flights. Please contact his son, Hayward Dan Fisk, for any information regarding his father's flight jacket or other memorabilia that may be seen either in a museum or private collection. Hoyt Dan Fisk passed away many years ago and his son, H.Dan Fisk, is extremely interested in finding these objects. Thank you very much. Diane Fisk. (310)471-5595(phone).

email: www.dianefisk@hotmail.com    Date: Saturday, June 02, 2001 03:39 PM
Comments Dear Hump Pilots Association, My husband's father, Hoyt Dan Fisk, flew the Hump in the China/Burma Theater and received distinguished flying crosses, bronze stars, presidential citations and general's citations, etc. for his bravery and achievement He sold his flight jacket with many patches, etc. on it to Emery Vrana who,back in 1976 said he was compiling a collection of memorabilia for his museum and lived in Torrance,Ca. We would like to know how to get in touch with Mr. Vrana, or anyone who knows how to find out where H.D. Fisk's flight jacket and other items he sold to Mr. Vrana may be seen. Please contact Hayward Dan Fisk at:(310) 471-5595 (phone) (310) 471-3015 (fax) or Email (not as reliable) www.dianefisk@hotmail.com. Our address is: Mr.& Mrs.Hayward Dan Fisk, 1527 Stone Canyon Road, L.A., 90077. Thank you very much. Sincerely, Diane Fisk

email: marsha.hunt@hcahealthcare.com    Date: Thursday, May 31, 2001 01:54 PM
Comments My father, Harry Hunt, flew between 65-70 round trip missions over the Hump from February 1945 to march 1946. He was stationed with the 1305th, and his main bases of operations were Misamari, Calcutta and Dum Dum. He flew C-46's. He was from (and still lives in) Ashland City, Tennessee. I love to hear him speak of his experiences there.

email: cd310@aol.com     Date: Tuesday, May 29, 2001 01:24 PM
Comments Looking for anyone who knew Emmet Donovan, pilot who flew the hump. His nephew, a friend, is interested in knowing more about those days. cd310@aol.com

email: mjmaher@t-online.de    Date: Tuesday, May 29, 2001 01:36 AM
Comments Just jumping around on the search engines and came upon this site. I was looking for possible info about my grandfather William J. Maher. Don't suppose there is any connection?? Mike Maher

email: Jdalby1@san.rr.com     Date: Monday, May 28, 2001 08:35 PM
Comments Nice format Hope you are working with Tom Moore Thanks Jim

email: julieoconnor@mediaone.net     Date: Monday, May 28, 2001 03:56 PM
Comments my father, Robert F. Young was a hump pilot and a member of the hump pilots association before he passed away three years ago. I have very little information of his wartime experiences and would love to know more. If anyone remembers him or flew with him, i would love to hear from you. My email address is: julieoconnor@mediaone.net
Date: 09 May 2001
Comments I am a High School student from Taiwan, R.O.C, and my grandpa was a Document Officer of the Chinese Air Force during World War 2. He had many American friends from CNAC too.

email:      Date: 05 May 2001
Comments
I have just recently joined the Hump Pilots Association. I was stationed at Mohanbari from 10/44 to 6/45 and flew 94 round trips over the Hump. I flew as a co-pilot for 18 trips and then as pilot , instructor pilot and check pilot for the remainder of the time. After returning to the U.S. I flew MATS out of Fairfax Field in Kansas City until discharge in December 1945. I would be interested oi


email:       Date: 29 Apr 2001 19:31:15
Comments My father was a hump pilot. As he celebrates his 80th birthday tomorrow, I have been researching into this treacherous assignment. He never talked about his experiences; it is only now I realize the heroism of those who participated in this critical aspect of troop supply. 20 hour missios, deadly weather, mechanical malfunction, primitive aeronautic technology and unfamiliary landing sites combined to take a heavy toll on C-47 and C-46 crews. My father had only one crash landing. But as any pilot will say, every landing is a good one as long as you walk away. My father earned the Distinguish Flying Cross and Bronze Star. I'm extremely proud of him and all those who hump crews who risked their lives in winning the Great War.


email:  longini@prodigy.net     Date: 21 Apr 2001 14:51:15
Comments
My father flew'The Hump'. Dad's name was Jacques (Jack) Bennett Longini. While I heard some amazing stories, I'm afraid I do not know specifics as to exactly where or when he flew. I have just requested info on him from the army's public affairs office, and await their reply.If anyone out there recognizes My dad's name please contact me at: longini@prodigy.net, yours truly, Jacques L. Longini


email: aboerum@yahoo.com     Date: 20 Apr 2001 15:27:31
Comments  My grandfather, Albert D'Angelo passed away last March. He was a Hump Pilot in Burma, in a division called the Flying Tigers. I would love to know if there may be any pilots who may have remembered him during the war. Please reply to my email address which is aboerum@yahoo.com Thanks.


email: Date: 12 Apr 2001  23:14:33
Comments  Was surprised to find this website! I flew C-46's with Capitol Intl Airways under contract to the German airline, Lufthansa. Our Chief Pilot, Bill Lightfoot flew the Hump during WW11. This was in the 60's. Ol Dumbo always got me home if once in a while with one turning. The highest we flew was across the Swiss Alps at around 14,000 ft., Alot better than crossing those BIG MOUNTAINS in the CBI! I really salute these brave men that never recieved the recognition they deserve! I recall reading where the attrition rate was actually higher than for the B-17 and B-24 crews in Europe. "J.C." Cameron


email: jdklanker@aol.com   Date: 18 Mar 2001 13:15:25
Comments  I'm hoping to find someone who knew my father Lt.Peter A. Druash He passed away in 1973 when I was 16 and was at that time Telling me about being a HUMP Pilot. I still have his foot locker with the 3 addresses China, APO San Fransisco, and his home town Monessen PA. Any correspondance or a photograph would be greatly appriciated, To help jog your memory, Pete was a great story teller and pool shooter. Thank you
John M. Druash..jdklanker@aol.com


email:    Date: 03 Feb 2001  02:07:11
Comments   Is this Terry & the Pirates or what? Great stuff!
Jim Riggs


email:     Date: 31 Jan 2001  21:25:26
Comments  Don McBride, Hump pilot from 42 to 45, and Omaha kids viewing web site, and intend to contribute much over the coming months.

email: RNDFord@aol.com    Date: 21 Jan 2001  18:56:37
Comments I have a friend whose uncle, S/Sgt James Julian Watts, was killed in WWII while flying a mission. No one in his family knows very much about what he did or why his plane crashed. His remains were located sometime in the 60's I believe and returned home. He is listed in the deceased section of the Hump Pilots Association,Inc. roster of 1988(January) on page 185 along with Frank J. Rosser (who I believe was his pilot. there is a "D" behind their names which we have been told meant they blonged to one of these organizations AACS,ASC,ADG,ADS,AWS or ASG. What do those mean? Anyone knowing anything about these or Mr. Watts, please E-mail.
Thanks, Randy Ford RNDFord@aol.com

email:    Date: 16 Jan 2001 09:50:34
Comments  My father, Donald McBride, flew with CNAC from the fall of 1943 to the fall of 1945, so I grew up with many "World War II stories" from those years in China. I really appreciate that a CNAC/Hump Pilots website exists. Dad has enjoyed it as well. The experiences of the men and women who served in China and India during the War were so fascinating. I commend you who have taken the time, and this means, to preserve their stories. Best wishes to you. Eileen L. McBride

email: jjholde@attglobal.net     Date: 13 Jan 2001 01:15:52
Comments I would appreciate any stories that former CNAC pilots have to tell about my uncle, Frank Higgs, who flew the Hump through the war. He crashed flying bankers from Canton to Shanghai in 1945, having been given a map stating the height of the mountains which was incorrect. I would like ANY of the stories. I have heard some of them. I know!!!.....Thanks. Jeanne Holder jjholde@attglobal.net or 2707 S. Rhyolite Rd., Spokane WA 99203

email: lyncomstock@yahoo.com   Date: 06 Jan 2001 11:22:32
Comments Lynn Crapuchettes was my father. He wrote two books (unpublished) about his experiences with CNAC. If you have an interest in seeing them, please let me know.
Thanks! Lynette Crapuchettes Comstock lyncomstock@yahoo.com

email: pwcduck@aol.com    Date: 05 Jan 2001 20:45:02
Comments  Lynn Crapuchettes was born in San Francisco, CA on Nov. 22,1923. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps within days of a rules change to accept non-college graduates into the Air Corps. Lynn was always interested in flying. I took him on a chartered flight from Alameda Airport (later USN) when he was 14 years old. After pilot training in pursuit ships he was stationed in Alaska with the Air Defense Wing. During exercises he was troubled by bends and declared unfit for fighter service. He did not want to be a bombardier so resigned from the service and became a flight instructor in Arizona. After three mid-air collisions in which he landed the planes successfully, often without vertical stabilizer, he accepted employment in CNAC (at this time he had about 1000 hours on the log)and was one of 100 taken in a group to Burma. Lynn soon learned that his life was dependent upon his own carefulness as ground crew and inspector. He emphaised this to me (older brother Paul) by saying that he spent several hours on the ground going over his plane after landing, compiling a list of what needed to be done. After resting and before flight time he spant the same time reviewing the work (Twice he found cleaning rags in the gas tanks). He did not trust his chinese co-pilots. There was the language barrier. They were poorly trained and undisciplined. He flew two engines and four engines planes over the Hump without co-pilots. Several times he was assigned traffic to Chungking, taking in and out spies. To do this required that he enter the Yangtse River canyon at some distance from the city. He then flew up-river to the sharp return of the channel and had to immediately land, taxi to the end of the fild, unload his passenger, turn around an get out. He was often chased back to Burma, once being straffed after wheel touch down. He returned to the states after the end of the was with 2500 hours on his log. He was skin and bones, due to dysentery. After two years as a grocery clerk and graduation from aircraft mechanics school he went back to flying for Southwest Airlines (an iintrastae carrier later tasken over by PSA. At the time of his death from lung cancer Lynn was chief test pilot for the airline and was negotiator for the Airline Pilots Ass'n for Southwest.
Lynn Crapuchettes was a very personable man, with many friends. It has been my pleasure to meet many former associates who uniformly spoke well of him, both as a person and as a pilot.
Paul W Crapuchettes pwcduck@aol.com

email: mas33@iserv.net   Date: 29 Dec 2000 15:05:42
Comments  I am seeking information on a Robert Perry from Lansing MI. He was listed as missing in action and of course no word of his plane or his crew. If anyone flew with him or know of him please email me at mas33@iserv.net. God Bless you all.


email: louconhad@webtv.net    Date: 25 Dec 2000 18:58:22
Comments
  My name is Wade Hadley from Clarksville, Tennessee. I flew out of Chabua from 1943-1944. I would like to hear from anyone who flew during that time.
My web address is louconhad@webtv.net
Merry Christmas!


email: mootly@usw.net     Date:  13 Dec 2000 23:09:58
Comments  13,dec. 2000 Happened to see lic. plate frame tonight for HPA.
Please add my best friend and uncle to your roster.Lt. Noel Sharp. Arrived India 1, June, 1944. Shipped out 1945 due to severe internal bleeding. He spoke fondly of his friends and the service. I do not have any photos of that period to share, but would love any imput from others if they have info concerning Lt. Sharp. j cooknell - mootly@usw.net

email: P38andP51@aol.com   Date:  22 Nov 2000 17:49:47
Comments  A VERY interesting site. Does any reader know of James (Jim) Hankinson, a one-time pilot flying The Hump?
Stan Richardson, Jr. P38andP51@aol.com

email:    Date: 24 Jul 2000 15:28:22
Comments  Owosso, MI 7/23/00 Alexander couldn't believe that was a picture of "Uncle Bill". He got a BIG smile on his face and said he didn't want to look at it anymore. It's wonderful that you are doing this for your dad! Bill Maher has earned his place in history with all of us who know and love him. Keep up the good work, Peggy!
Sharon Lougheed Marz


email:   Date: 23 Jul 2000  11:43:54
Comments  We have been very fortunate in our 72 years to have met many wonderful ,and sometime famous people, including Jack Kennedy, Harry Truman, and even Joe Dimaggio, but the most unique of all is Bill Maher. There is one quite like him. Still an instructor pilot at age eighty-one. Still married to the same lovely women after 52 years, and still having fun with life. We are lucky to call him our friend. Denise and George Brannick   


email: michael.little@offutt.af.mil  Date: Wednesday, March 06, 2002 02:26 PM
Comments I'm doing research on the service of Chinese-American fighter ace and Hump pilot Major Arthur Chin for an Asian/Pacific Heritage project, and would be interested in hearing from anyone who knows about - but especially those who actually knew - this gentleman. Thank you!

 



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