The Hump

The Hump

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q[In this work] the first concentrated historical study of the world's first sustained combat airlift operation, John D. Plating argues that the Hump airlift was initially undertaken to serve as a display of American support for its Chinese ally, which had been at war with Japan since 1937. However, by 1944, with the airlift's capability gaining momentum, American strategists shifted the purpose of air operations to focus on supplying American forces in China in preparation for the U.S.'s final assault on Japan ... Drawing on extensive research that includes Chinese and Japanese archives, Plating tells a ... story in a context that relates it to the larger movements of the war and reveals its significance in terms of the development of military air powerq--Jacket.Total Tonnage to China (ATC, Stilwell Road less vehicle weight, aamp; Pipeline) 100, 000 90, 000 80, 000 70, 000 60, 000 50, 000 ... rapid inspection and repair of airplanes were as vital to that airlift as they were to the Humpa#39;s successes in 1945 a€”all factors learned in ... Manuel Fernandez, who had run communications; and Capt.

Title:The Hump
Author: John D. Plating
Publisher:Texas A&M University Press - 2011-02-08

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