OH 1354

Radio/TV engineer. His experiences as a radio operator on a C-46 in the China-Burma-India Theater during World War II. Enlistment and radio school, 1942; assignment to the 15th Squadron, 1943; transition training in the C-46, Bowman Field, Louisville, Kentucky, 1943; assignment to Sylhet, India, and flying supplies to the British 14th Army in Burma, 1944-45; transfer to the Air Transport Command at Myitkyina, Burma, 1945; flying supplies over “The Hump” to Kunming, China, 1945; bailing out over the Himalayas after his plane caught fire, 1945; his rescue by Chinese peasants and his eventual reunion with his squadron in Myitkyina; his postwar career in radio/TV.

About this Oral History

Physical Description 25 pp. plus documents (12 pp.)
Terms of Use Open
Interviewer(s) William J. Alexander
Date of Interview February 16, 1999

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