A Tribute To My Dad
April 16, 1921 - July 20, 1994
United States Army Veteran of the China-Burma-India Theater of World War II
My Dad never talked much about his years of service in CBI (to me or to
anyone) and I never pressed much to hear about them.
Unfortunately he passed ten years before I began work on these pages.
As a result,
as I compiled these pages as a tribute to him, I had mostly only images
to tell the story.
The images do however tell a story. The story is not of a soldier, but of
a working man who happened to spend three years of his life working for
the U.S. Army.
Dad was a Sergeant stationed at Headquarters Company, Base Section 3 in Ledo, Assam, India from 1943 to 1945. The mission was to supply the Ledo Road Engineers and Mars Task Force by air. Dad worked in the office of an air supply warehouse where supplies were prepared for air drop to Ledo Road engineers and combat troops operating in forward areas.
Dad went to India in 1943 as part of the "4201 Shipment" of Engineer, Ordnance, Quartermaster and Medical personnel for the Ledo Road project. Over the course of his two and a half years in CBI he flew The Hump and traveled the Ledo Road to Shingbwiyang and Myitkyina. More about his time in CBI remains to be discovered... Embark Here
Dad in CBI
Crossing the Ocean
Photos from Assam
More CBI Photos
Stories from India
Wit and Wisdom
The Voyage Home
A Special Image from CBI
Coins & Currency
Besides the Army
Before and After