Sincere thanks to those who took the time to e-mail these kind comments...
I loved your website, as my dad also served in CBI from March '44 - April '45 - 13 months.
He was in the 7th Bomb Group / 10th Air Force / 492nd Squadron. Dad flew in B-24's as
a Ballturrett gunner. We are so fortunate to still have him with us. He'll be 80 in September.
He too didn't talk about it much, according to my mom, but seems to want to talk about
it more these days. Just last night, he gave me a box full of memorabilia including his
dog tags, ID card, patches from his flight jacket (he traded it years ago for a Navy P-Coat),
service patches, bracelets, his Wings and a lot of paper money & coins. It is so neat
to read all of the papers and look at these things. It truly gives me a sense of who
he was when he was only 20 years old...
I too am so proud of my dad, I know how you feel.
You have done a really nice thing by putting together such a nice tribute to your dad.
I'm sure he would be proud of you too...
Anyway, I just wanted to send you an email and say hello to a fellow CBI offspring.
Our dads are true heroes... It gives me such a sense of pride...
Very nice work on your website. Your Dad would be proud. I understand how hard it is to do these things. I began working on a tribute to my Dad years ago. Several computer crashes later, I've been able to re-create a lot of it. I've been working on colorizing old black & white photos from World War II, especially from the CBI Theater. I am using advanced software to do this. Thanks again for keeping the CBI's memories alive.
The web site you have created for your dad is one of the best I have ever seen, congratulations! I hope to be able to create one for my father soon. CBI was the forgotten theater for sure. Too bad Hollywood hasn't caught on, it would make one hell of a movie.
Wonderful tribute to your dad. Your web site is awesome. My father also served in the CBI, as a flight engineer in C-46 transports flying the Hump. Like your father, he rarely talked about his wartime experiences. He stayed in the service until the late 1970's flying regularly as a flight engineer instructor in the Air Force Reserve. He passed away in 1998. Thank you for posting your pages and keeping them up.
I really enjoyed your web site dedicated to your dad's service in World War II. Hopefully more Americans will learn more about the CBI Theater. My dad also served in World War II in Louisiana and then was sent to Western Europe where he was wounded right near Cologne Cathedral. My mom and I are proud of his service. Again, a great web site.
I came across your website regarding your father's service in the CBI and wanted to say that it is an excellent site. My father served in the CBI with the Air Transport Command in both the India-Burma Wing and India-China Wing from 11 February 1944 until 8 November 1945. As a 2nd Lieutenant my father was a meteorologist and an assistant air traffic control officer. He primarily was stationed at Chabua, India and Liu Chow, China. Like your father he has never talked much about his war experience and I had to push him to request the issuance of his medals earned during WWII as he said "I am no hero and medals mean nothing to me". I think that attitude is why the young men of WWII are referred to as the "Greatest Generation". They did their duty when called upon and asked for nothing in return. Again, great website!
I am an Army cadet in my second semester at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. My grandfather was a first sergeant in the Engineer Corps and later received a battlefield commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the CBI Theater. Just as in your case, my grandfather never talked about his service to anyone. My father and I have always been intrigued by his service. My father is a retired F-4 pilot. I attend the same school my grandfather attended as an All-American football player. I live in the house which he built when he came back from service, which is had been empty since his and my grandmother's deaths. I have been combing the house for lost artifacts and pictures from the war, and only last night did I find a large group of pictures and letters to my grandmother, along with an elephant tusk that my father told me he had brought home from Burma. I also found that most of the letters had the insignia letterhead of the CBI...the American flag badge. I am very interested in learning more about my grandfather in the time I did not know him and his extraordinary service which he had given to his country. One of my most prized possessions is his silver star which he earned clearing a minefield low-crawling, using only his bayonet. My grandfather's service has sparked the soldier in myself to come alive. Since I was a young boy, my life has been dedicated to becoming half the leader my grandfather was. I am very grateful that I have his 2nd Lieutenant bars (Butter Bars), which I will be able to have pinned on my shoulders again, 60 years later. I am extremely proud of my grandfather's service and I wish I could have had time with him. I was wondering where I could get some info on the engineers in CBI and learn about their service to the nation. Your site was excellent and I am proud of every American soldier of the past, present, and future...HOOAH!
I'm a CBI veteran flyer of C-109 & C-54 aircraft. During the time I flew over the Hump the road was completed. I'm doing a book on my experiences and will have over 100 of my own photos that I took in India and China. Would like to add a bit about the Road and battles to get control of Burma back in Allied hands. Would be glad to send a copy of the book to be printed by 1stBooks. Probably only 300 for my family and Veteran friends, so no profit! By the way I'm 82 years of age!
I have had a hard time finding information concerning my dads whereabouts during the War. He only mentioned Kunming China and Chabua India. All of his papers were lost in a fire in the St. Louis site that stores archived members documents. All I have is a small box of photos he took while overseas, his pay records and some other documents where he was. They are still very clear and the photos are in B&W. I was amazed at the unit numbers and names of the areas your dad was stationed at. My dad was a radio operator and gunner for a B-24 unit and talked some about Merrill's Marauders. Thank you for motivating me to get more data. I would like to set up a site and show others what I have, that which remains. My dad is gone now and I miss him. I would like to make a site for him in his memory.
I think your tribute to your father is a wonderful thing. My dad too is a China-Burma-India veteran. He was a decontamination equipment operator. He was inducted in Peoria, Illinois on Sept. 14, 1942. He received 2 bronze stars for China Defense and Offense. He had a 1st Troop Carrier Command patch and CBI patch. In India he was hospitalized for Malaria. Yes they are true heroes.
I really happy to found your website. I had been in Myanmar so I am very interesting the history of U.S. on China-Burma-India road and in Air over the Everest Mountain. Thanks for the help in the War against Japanese from U.S. All Chinese peoples will remember the contribution. (from a Chinese visitor to the website)
What a Great Page - looks like your father saved everything. My outfit ran the Engineer Depot at Lakapani (Ledo Road mile marker 4) and also ran the sawmill down near the 20th General Hospital.
I've sure enjoyed seeing your website dedicated to your dad. We have something in common. My dad was also stationed in Assam from '42-'44, some 36 months without leave. His assignment had something to do with the PX and supply. In Assam he told of sleeping under mosquito netting in a hut with 5 or 6 others. Your website has given me the desire to see if I can find some of his pix.
I am a member of the Garden State Basha of which your father was a founder. I did not know him but I do know your mother from the Basha. You have done a great job memorializing your father! I served in China for 2 years and India for 6 months. Again, congratulations on your great job!
I read a paper, the title "Past and Future Hopes of Ledo Road" at the third annual opening Ceremony of New Century Resource Center, Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma). I agree that Ledo is mounted with extremely untold sacrifices. Your Website help me to complete my paper. Thank You.
I discovered your web site today. What a pleasant surprise! It certainly is a lovely tribute to your Dad. My husband and I had the privilege of knowing your Dad. He was a great person and you have a wonderful Mom. We were members of the Garden State Basha soon after it was formed. We enjoyed the fellowship and memories of our time as members. My husband left for India in March, 1942 and arrived back in the States in September, 1944. We now belong to the South Carolina Basha. It is a shame that more of the young people of today do not know how your Dad and other Veterans served their country.
I enjoyed your site and the tribute to your father. My father served in the CBI as well and was stationed in Ledo. He, like your Dad, rarely discussed the CBI and when he did it was only because I pressed him. He was attached to supply and I know that one of his roles during the campaign was to escort vehicles/personnel across the Ledo/Burma road into China. Thanks for the great work on this site.
I have just started my own "campaign" to find out more about my Dad's military service. All I know is that he was in Burma/India and was a Staff Sergeant (waist gunner) on a B-24. How do I find out more about his military history? (A good place to start is Dad's War.)
Like other visitors to your site, I applaud your excellent labor of love. It is not only a touching tribute but a fascinating glimpse at the "Greatest Generation" and the sacrifices and contributions of our armed forces. My father was a P-38 pilot who served in the CBI as commander of the 58th Fighter Squadron, 33rd Fighter Group of the 10th Air Force stationed in Myitkyina and Bhamo in 1944 and 1945. At 87 he is slowing a bit but still enjoying life. Only in recent years has he been willing to share his memories of war service. Thank you for your wonderful site and the inspiration it gives others to preserve this important and never-to-be-forgotten history.
Wonderful Website....It is such a gift to know your father and your family over the course of time...This is not something that we should ever be take for granted....I'd like to add....Children are a reflection of their parents and I know that he was a man who loved and honored both his family and his country..... I believe there are no greater words that can be said of a man.
I enjoyed looking at your site. My dad was also in the CBI Theater of operations. He left Camp Shelby, Missouri at the age of 18. He is 80 years old and still in good health. He was in the 700th Engineer Petroleum Company. He may have run into your dad. I will show him your site next time I go home. It is great that you have this web site for your dad. Thanks for the information and pictures.
I have been a WWII buff since childhood. My father was in the Merchant Marine during the war; I was in the Submarine Navy as a young man. My fatherís brother was in CBI but he died many years ago and we know little about it. I recently read a book about CBI and now have visited your site, what a great tribute and a terrific treasure of historical information, Thank you for sharing your personal memories with the rest of us.
I served at APO 689 in Ledo from '43 to '45. After hospitalization I organized Foxhole University for our troops. Your dad may have attended in '45. It was like a regular college. You could take any course from high school to graduate school to prepare your return stateside and the GI Bill. We had over 400 instructors and 4000 students on opening day and they were from all the Allied Forces both teachers and students. You could attend informally or full time. It ended at the end of 1945. The school was night and day, 7 days a week. Nurses from the 20th General Hospital attended. Of course any course they enrolled in was filled to capacity, especially the Art class. Fred Friendly gave lectures as did Melvin Douglas (the actor). If you avoided disease I believe the CBI for many of us was the most adventure possible. Think you lived like you were on another planet - space landing in a large valley surrounded the highest mountains on earth to the north and multiple mountains and rivers to the east - the Japs were only one mountain range away and in time only hours on foot and minutes by air. We were observers on the frontier. Only our CIA and General Merrill's Marauders went over the mountain range to met the Japs. In the Ledo (Assam) Valley we were a mixture of all the U.S., British, and Indian armies and the native tribes, plus Chinese civilians and military. Most GIs managed to get leaves and visited Calcutta or New Delhi. Sadly disease was rampant and most died not from fighting the Japs. The pilots flying the Hump had great losses - especially the cargo pilots. Your tribute to your great Dad - a real American - will bring joy to any CBIer left.
I flew the Hump out of Chabua from January 1945 thru December 1945. 98 trips, all in C-46 aircraft. Also 20 flights out of Kunming (Rooster Mission) flying troops to the front lines.
I just found your website dedicated to your dad. My dad was in CBI also. He left for India on 20 Feb 44 and returned home 17 Jul 45. He was and Automotive Mech. and a Sgt. He died in May of 1979. He also never talked much about his time there. I am investigating to find out more. I have some of the letters he wrote home as well as several copies of "The Bull Sheet". I have a box with coins and paper money for his time there also. I hope I can find more information. Thanks for your web site.
I too loved your site. You have so much information and the pictures were wonderful. I can see you spent a lot of time getting it together. I am sure your dad is looking down and is very proud. My dad also fought in WWII, but he was ETO. He was C Company, 1st Battalion, 540th Combat Engineers, VI Corps and landed in North Africa in 1943. From there he was in Sicily, Italy (including Anzio), France (including the Battle of the Bulge) and ended his tour of duty in Germany in 1945. He passed away when I was 12 and so many of the stories he told me have completely vanished over time. I did have some photos, a post card and some of his medals, campaign badges, etc. and just within the last couple of months have I been able to put together the missing pieces of the puzzle. I've had the honor of getting in contact with some veterans who have helped me decipher what little info I had and I now have a website that I've dedicated to him and the rest of the 36th, 39th and 540th Engineers in the VI Corps. I'd be honored if you stopped by our site: VI Corps Combat Engineers.
What a great site! Good for you! Weren't our fathers great? Mine was a Tech. Sgt. Medic with C Company, 124th Cavalry, Mars Task Force. He fought from Myitkyina all the way to China earning a silver star and a bronze star in the process. Your dad's air drops kept my dad alive. Bless your father's soul, and thank you for the opportunity to pass along my family's appreciation to yours. Wish my dad were here to do it himself. Wish yours were here to receive it. The two of us will just have to do.
I was interested in finding something on the 48th Evac Hospital and all I received was your dad had malaria and we treated him. I have gone over your article on your dad in CBI and I was awed by the similarities to my experiences. There are only two mistakes I found, not to find fault, but you may want to check on it. I think you have done an excellent job. I went into active service at Fort Dix 10/7/42. After there about a week about 100 or so were to join (we didn't know then) the 48th Evac at Fort Devens. When we got there they were gone. We found out they were in Murfreesboro TN on maneuvers. We were sent down to join them. After a couple weeks there in the rain and mud we helped them to pack up and return to Fort Devens. We left Devens I don't know the exact day but the first week in January we were sent by train to Camp Anza CA. Then the similarities started We left WILMINGTON CA outside of Los Angeles Jan 20,1943 on the Monticello for 42 days with stops in Wellington New Zealand (a beautiful place. We got off the ship to march through the streets) and FREMANTLE Australia, a port near Perth. I had the measles there. We arrived in Bombay 3/3/43. We went across India it seemed like ages. We went by rail to pick up a river boat for about 24 hours and then by rail to Margherita in Assam. We set up our first hospital there. When Merrill's Marauders secured the air field in Myitkyina shortly the 48th was flown there and set our hospital about a mile south of the city at the point where the Ledo road crossed the Irrawaddy river. A pontoon bridge was built at that time. We were stationed in a teakwood forest. Myitkyina was the rail head to Mandalay and Rangoon cities. You covered most of the history of the FORGOTTEN WAR. I also left India from Calcutta. I left on August 6,1945. I remember waiting on the ship till high tide as the Hoogley river wasn't deep enough at low tide. We took the same route home except we landed on Staten Island as we had 300 patients on board to go to a hospital. I was discharged from Camp Kilmer as I had enough points to be discharged. The only things I disagreed with was leaving Wilmington CA and stopping a Fremantle Australia. Thanks a lot for the very interesting articles as being there brought back a lot of memories. Thanks again. (The site has been updated with the information provided.)
I just discovered your web site! It is so nice and thoughtful. A very nice tribute to you dad and all veterans. I too served in CBI from December '43 to December '45. Was a cook for 288th Port Company at Calcutta. Joined K Troop 3d Squad 124th Cavalry September '44. Trained as first gunner on 30 cal. air-cooled machine gun. Was with the 124th as machine gunner from Ramgarh to Lashio (Mars Task Force). Then went to China to drive trucks for the rest of the war. Thanks again for a nice evening.
Was advised about your excellent site. The message has gone out to over 500 CBI Veterans. My compliments to you for the wonderful way you pay honor to your father. My best to you.
During a general search for info on the Ledo Road, I found your site. Such a very nice tribute to one of many who endured unfathomable atrocities. My reason for writing today, is of a more personal nature. My late father-in-law also served in WW2 and worked on the Ledo Road. I have no specific details as to his unit, or assignment. I was only able to talk to him briefly about his service in WW2. I recall several stories about "flying the hump" in a plane full of government mules somewhat resistant to fly. He also mentioned working for the railroad engineers. Can you tell me if there is a way that I can enter his name somewhere and access more info on where he served and such? I'd like to try and find out more about what he did there and perhaps see if there are any living vets who might remember him. I will try to find to more specific details as to his unit and station and years of service. It would appear there is a chance your father and my father-in-law may have even served together or at least rubbed elbows!
Hello Carl Weidenburner, for your father that served in the CBI during WWII, your tribute web site is possibly one of the most comprehensive and enlightening jobs I have looked at. It is outstanding in presentation and ease of reading and understanding. The organization with good solid information behind each link was a joy to experience. I have spent the last three days absorbing all of the information you have researched and gathered. My husband served in CBI, and from your map, I know he was in Section 1, Karachi, India. His job description was Aircraft Engineering Officer for all of India and Burma. He helped keep the fly boys in the air. I have been researching his duty for the past four years and have quite a bit together. During that process I was aware of the Ledo and Burma roads, as well as the engineering fete they required. Therefore, readily appreciate the awesome job your dad and fellow road builders accomplished over those mountain tops, jungles, rains and forbidding terrain to work with; animals, man and machines. Your web work is so neat and well organized. I am sure it involved many, many hours to develop into such a masterful presentation. My hope is to also do similar work for my husband, now deceased, who left behind a treasure trove of pictures, memorabilia, and other articles. It needs coherence and a good plan, so if you have the time I would appreciate any pointers you may want to share. I know the first thing is to establish a web page and start adding material, pictures and other objects to it, however, in a way that folks will want to look, read and learn about CBI. Thanks for all the effort you put into the tribute to your father, I know he would be very, very proud that his life and times would bring interest and joy to many out here that live with the fact that so little is known of their service in CBI.
I am doing a memory book on my father and in doing research I was given your website. You have done a wonderful and thorough work on your dad. My father was in the Army in CBI as well. He was a Tech 5 with the 4385th Quartermaster Truck Co. I am trying to find any info on this. My father passed away 30 years ago this month and he did not talk much of the war. I can only recall him telling me he was on the Burma Road in India and then in China. All of his records and items he brought home from the war were destroyed in our home burning down several years ago. I have a copy of his discharge papers they have helped me some. If you would know of anything to help me in my further search I would appreciate it.
Really liked your web site. My Dad like yours also spent three plus years in the CBI theatre. My Dad is now 80 and unfortunately we're incommunicado. In friendlier times he didn't say much about China, Burma, or the Ledo Road. He has some great pics, and was somehow involved with photography and chemicals. I don't know his unit, rank or serial #. He did share with me that his unit came under bombardment for about thirty days. In his pics some are similar to yours, some are combat shots, some show the aftermath - casualties, downed Zeroes and C-47's I believe. He did tell lots of strange stories, some I wouldn't believe if I hadn't seen the pics. He had a pet monkey with pics of the monkey drinking beer out of a bottle. Pics of the Taj Mahal, Indian beggars, one deformed so he had to walk on all fours. I hope sometime in the very near future he and I can both check out your site. Until then I'll enjoy this and the links myself. Again real nice site.
I chanced across your site on the China-Burma-India theatre and wanted to thank you for what you have put together. My Dad drove a supply truck the entire route from Ledo to Kunming. It was the adventure of a lifetime for an Indiana farm boy. It changed the way he looked at the world in profound ways. He didn't talk much about the experience, unless questioned, then he would focus on the good experiences...good times with his buddies, the beauty of the Himalayan mountains, the officers he admired (there were a few he admired and a few he most certainly did not), the hospitality of the Chinese people. Dad's been gone 6 years now. I would have loved to have shown him your web site and gotten his reaction. It is a very nice site. Thank you for putting it together.
I was very surprised to find your website this morning. My father served at the airbase during the same period. He passed away this past spring at the age of 92. Going through some old pictures this morning, I came across his photos of his time in India. Researching the ship he returned on, I discovered your site. Maybe in your research, you have come across his name, as he was a sergeant. on the base.
This is a wonderful service you have provided for us "old hands of CBI". We should all have the privilege of reading your work. I'm saving a copy so that I can read it again when I would like to. Thank you very much.
I appreciate your effort in putting together a great site. Thank you. In your research did you discover any information on the following unit: 173d. Ordinance Depot Company (US Army - not AAF) Panitola, Assam, India? I have a friend who served in that unit from 1943-1946, but I cannot find any information on the unit. I have tried numerous Army and WWII sites.
What a wonderful site, and a great tribute to a father, and also to the many other allied military personnel who served in CBI... I lived in Margherita, Assam, for almost five years '58-63, and Margherita being only three miles from Ledo, I am very familiar with the Ledo Road, and I can confirm that it's building, was a truly amazing engineering feat... I am sad to say that at sometime in the early '60's the Military Government of Burma, who had lost control of the North, blew up many of the bridges on the road to make it impassable, and to isolate the area...
Thank you so much for all the CBI info, and the photos were great. I was at Myitkyina 1944-45 in AAF Base Unit and flew all over the area. At age 85 I can enjoy the photos over and over again. Thanks again so very much.
Howdy. Just happened on your Dad's Tribute site and wanted to add my comments that you have done an outstanding job in memorializing him. I especially was moved by your intro remark that "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". His story reads like an "everyman" tale of the millions who served in WW 2. You have done your Dad and all of his comrades of that generation a great service. Thank you.
Thank you for your dedication and effort in putting the CBI site together as a Tribute to Your Dad. As one who spent a couple of years in the CBI I have seen or been to many, many of the places you mentioned. My main base was at Myitkyina. We opened the Base (ATC) after Merrill took it. Saw CBI from Bombay to Hanoi as a Flight Crew hauling your dad's supplies (Everything from mules to toothbrushes). Thank You.
I have enjoyed your websites so much. My brother was one of those MIA in CBI in January 1943. Through your efforts, I have been able to learn of his experiences during the short time he was flying the hump. At the time he left for service, Sept. 1941, I was entering high school and knew little of the places where he was stationed or conditions under which he lived. In my search during the past 3 years I have learned much and your information is greatly appreciated.
I want to thank you for all the wonderful web sites. There is a lot wonderful information found in these sites. I spent a couple of years in CBI in WWII and flew as a radio operator out of Chabua to Kunming. Also was a Radio Teletype operator in Chabua. Spent some time in Hasting Mills, Calcutta and two stops in Karachi. Some good memories and maybe a couple of bad ones but all in all it was not too bad. Thanks again and keep up the good work. We appreciate it.
Thanks so much for the CBI website dedicated to your Dad. My father too is a CBI vet. He just had his 85th birthday and does not ever want to see China again but we laugh a lot about it when he talks. I filmed him three years ago and transposed it into a 20 page biography of the war years. He crossed the Hump in July 1943 and was at Kunming, Yunanni and Paoshan when the war ended. He arrived home on USS General J.R. Brooke and we still have some great souvenirs that he managed to tote home. Thanks and - Ding Hao!
Just spent some time looking at your tribute to your dad, nice job and thanks. My dad also served in that area. He was in the 888th Ordinance in the Ledo area. He was a mechanic and spent his time rebuilding engines for the trucks working on the Ledo Road. I have a few pictures but really enjoyed the ones I was able to look at on your page. I have marked it as a favorite and will be back to be sure. Dad was with a convoy that went into China and could well have been with the one in all the pictures. I looked but didnít see a wrecker and that is what he drove up there. He said not so much to fix anything, but to get it off the road to keep things moving.
Fantastic website! My Grandfather went to the Philippines on the Hase and served with the Americal Division. It seems like most men in the war didn't talk about it much which makes it harder to find out about them now. Thanks for posting this, you did your Dad proud.
Thank you for your lovely tribute. My father who passed away March 11, 2004, was based at Air Base 1337 Dum Dum, India, Flight Engineer CBI theater. I think about his sacrifice every day, and the selflessness of the generation of young men and women, who put their lives on hold to save the world.. and aren't we so very very grateful.
I want to thank you for having this website. It has been so hard to find anything about the CBI's. My Grandfather was a CBI and talked about his experiences quite a bit, but unfortunately it has been almost 9 years since he passed, and I only remember one of his stories, and the family does not know what happened to his writings. I am just grateful to read other memories and to think my Grandfather may have shared the same. Maybe he even bought your father a drink or vice versa. Thank You.
Great work. I have been writing my life story to include my time in China, Burma and India for about 4 years now. Jogging one's memory going back to 1924 is quite a challenge. I can well understand what you went through trying to find the history that your dad experienced in the CBI. Thanks for reminding us of those trying times...
Great website - What a nice tribute to your father. I served in the Army Airways Communication System as a cryptographer in Myitkyina, Burma during 1944 and 1945. Many of the pictures in your web page sure look familiar. Sorry that I didn't have a camera with me.
Your site devoted to your father about the CBI Theater is quite wonderful. I was reading a terrific novel called ďThe Glass PalaceĒ which takes place in that region between 1880 and WWII. The book piqued my curiosity about the region. As Iím sure youíre familiar, piqued curiosity always leads to a Google search, which led me to your site. I am impressed and grateful for the thoroughness and care you took in putting together the information. I found the personal stories about your father to make the rest of the text on the site that much more interesting. Thank you for opening up your fatherís story to the world and sharing your labor with us. You did a great job.
I enjoyed reading your web site about your dad. I knew your dad and especially your mom (lived around the corner). My husband was also in CBI, but he did speak a lot about it. He flew the Hump. It is so nice to see someone so proud of his fathers life. I am impressed with your work. We too are proud of my husband. He is 84 now and in a nursing home.
What a touching memorial. I am the daughter of a flyer whose plane was shot down in March of 1945 in Assam, India while transporting supplies to the Chinese in the Burma Theater. He was a member of the elite squad of the SOS. It breaks my heart to this day that I never knew my dad or very much about him. My son and I may travel to his gravesite in India this summer. Sixty years later and the wound never heals.
Fantastic site. Thanks for all the great stories. My wife's father was KIA at Assam in early 1945, two months after her birth and she has little info about him. Thanks again.
Your Extraordinary Web Site has caused a lump in my throat. I Commend you for a Tremendous Web Site. My Dad also was in the CBI Theater. I have been trying to find a way to trace this history but can't seem to find any results. I too have many, many original documents and pictures. My Dad was a little older that yours, born 1915 and lived till 1995. We are losing these Heroic and Unselfish men every year and it is heart wrenching. My Dad was in the 44th Air Service Group under Lieutenant General Stratemmeyer. He was in a lot of places you mentioned namely Dinjan, Sockerating, Ledo, Shingbwiyang, Dibrugarh, And Ondal. I have a lot of pictures with village folks, and his buddies. He was a Staff Sergeant, over there for over three years.