BATTLE OF ASIA: The Dawn in China

BATTLE OF ASIA The Dawn in China

The night had been seven years long, but now China could see the first glow of dawn. Brigadier General William H. Tunner's transport planes were flashing over the Hump, one every two and a half minutes. Brigadier General Lewis A. Pick's trucks were thundering up the newly opened Ledo-Burma Road, past banners reading "Welcome Honorable Truck Convoy," "Welcome Material Help."

On the battlefields northeast of Canton, darkness persisted. The Japanese who had overrun the American air bases at Suichwan and Kanhsien pressed on to Namyung, source of steel-hardening wolfram. The great airfield at Sincheng, big...

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