World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF CHINA: Ferry to Chungking

The dripping hand of the monsoon lay heavy on northern India and Burma, but the U.S. Ferrying Command flew on, up to Kunming, to Chungking, to many another secret China base.

There was dire need for the risks they ran, and for the trickle of supplies that was slowly becoming a tiny but continuous stream. China was desperate for all they could carry, and for the combat planes and ground crews that other pilots were ferrying over northern Burma. The Chinese still had 50 miles of railroad in east China, which denied the Japanese the use of the line between Shanghai...

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