Army & Navy - OPERATIONS: The Destroyers

For years to come an area of southeast China for 300 miles around will bear the scars of destruction left by a band of 16 U.S. soldiers. Somewhere in China last week the 16 grimly added up the results of their adventure. They had accounted for some 150 bridges, 50 roadblocks, 20 to 30 ferries, one tunnel, an assortment of locomotives, trucks, army hostels, one Catholic mission and a machine shop. But they had helped slow the Japanese advance on Kweichow, had helped save from utter disaster the great retreat in Southeast...

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