BURMA: Jungle Tale

The sign reads: "Welcome to Burma—Courtesy of the Hairy Ears." It stands beside a crude road that plunges through the jungles, curls around the southeastern slopes of the mountains on the India-Burma border. The Hairy Ears are the U.S. Army engineers who for ten months now have been working on a prodigious undertaking—the "Ledo Road," a new route into Burma. Last week the Army proudly unveiled it (see cut).

On from X Base. More than a year ago pint-sized Captain James Arthur Kehoe, onetime Kentucky tobacco farmer, sallied into the Burma jungles...

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