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To support and supply these troops, fighting in hostile jungle terrain where overland routes had been cut off, he desperately needed to set up an air supply from Eastern India. His problem was lack of aircraft and experienced pilots to fly the dangerous "Hump" over the world's highest mountains. Hence came Operation Seven Alpha, a plan to enlist the aircraft (DC-3s) and pilots (veterans of World War One) of American Airlines. This newly formed squadron would fly these medium-range aircraft in a series of long-distance hops across the Pacific and Southern Asia to the Assam Valley in India. They would then create and operate the vital supply route carrying arms, ammunition, and food eastward to the Allied bases and return with wounded personnel. This is the story of this little-known operation in the early days of the Burma campaign.
This book is based on the true experiences of those who were involved and is a fitting tribute to the bravery and inventiveness of a band of men who answered their country's desperate call at the outset of the war against Japan in Asia.
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By Ken on 07-10-17
Great series highly recommend it
I enjoyed all aspects of this series and this book in particular I'm sure it was enjoyable for narrator Block as I believe he actually flew DC3s and his intimate knowledge of such aircraft came through in the reading
The music added points of the narration was just enough the selection and volume added to my listening pleasure I would enjoy more installments to the series