Army & Navy - OPERATIONS: The Big Lift

Ever since the days of the Flying Tigers, it had seemed to the embattled Chinese that when a miracle had to be worked, U.S. aviators were the men to work it. At war's end, Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek asked the Army Air Forces to work one more. To implement the policy of getting National Government troops to places where they were needed to take Jap surrenders, the A.A.F. took over a massive task: to fly several armies to the east and north.

The A.A.F. had already lifted China's Sixth Army twice, with its 25,000...

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