AIR: Over the Rock Pile

The saga of the Hump was ending. This week, after three years of peril-strewn operation over the Himalayas into China, the most hazardous air route in the world practically went out of business.

Until next spring there would be daily scheduled flights from India and Burma to Chungking and beyond, but now they could follow a more southerly course over the "low-Hump," by way of Myit-kyina. By year's end, Air Forces personnel in the India-China Division of the Air Transport Command will be down to around 9,000, from a peak of 35,000 (including 4,712 pilots).

To the last, the sky lane...

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