Army & Navy - OPERATIONS: China Outpost

In a lonely China outpost, TIME Correspondent Teddy White, waiting for a plane to take him back to his base, found English-speaking company and a place to loaf in a U.S. Army radio station. He also saw an unfamiliar side of service life, typed out his description on the spot.

It was about half past seven at night and the radios in the room were chatting blurrily as the scattered stations of the U.S. Army in China talked. Mickey, the boss of the station, was at the sets. His cronies lounged about the...

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