Air Drop Planning for the Mars Task Force
Air-drop supply warehouse at Ledo where supplies were packed for the Mars Task Force (January 1945)
Dad is seated at right. Looking over his shoulder is
General Lewis A. Pick, Chief of Engineers on the Ledo Road.
PHOTO BY U.S. ARMY SIGNAL CORPS.
About The Photograph
The photograph has the Signal Corps. symbol on the front bottom right and has Signal Corps. markings on the back. The photo was taken and processed by the 164th Signal Photo Company (assigned to CBI).
The names of the subjects are handwritten on the back as shown below:
My father, Lieutenant James Savage, and General Lewis Pick are the only personnel I am able to confirm as being in the photograph.
The identities of others standing to General Pick's right are not confirmed.
The officer standing at left is not General Cannon.
It is also doubtful that the man identified as General Wheeler is him.
I am still seeking further information about the photograph.
if you can help identify the other men in the photo or have any additional information.
More Information From The Photograph
"Processed by the 164th Signal Photo Co. Laboratory Production Hq."
Also indicated is "IBT" (India-Burma Theater) and "No. 153".
"WHEN AUTHORIZED FOR PUBLICATION
CREDIT MUST BE GIVEN
PHOTO BY U.S. ARMY SIGNAL CORPS"
Lt. Savage's collar pin indicates he was a member of the Quartermaster Corps.
Officers hats insignia similar to one still in use today.
General Pick's hat indicates he was a Brigadier General (one star) at the time of the photo.