Hump Pilots

China, Burma, India
  • 3.38 MB
  • English

Turner Pub Co
The Physical Object
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Open LibraryOL12133210M
ISBN 101563112914
ISBN 139781563112911

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In a narrative that flashes between the life of American pilot Ned Thomas and events of World War II, a young man aspires to fly, and confronts a dangerous mission over the highest mountains on Hump Pilots book - the vast, mythic, murderous Himalayas - the Hump.

"This is the war nobody told you about. Based on the true life exploits of a World War II pilot flying the dangerous route over the Himalayas, the book brings to light a little known facet of World War II. Flying the Hump, was the name given by American pilots to flying over the treacherous air /5(13).

The Untold Story of U.S. Pilots Who Braved "the Hump" in World War II (Encounter: Narrative Nonfiction Stories). China Airlift: The Hump [Four (4) Volume Set] (Volumes ) by Inc.

China-Burma-India Hump Pilots Association, James F. Brewer, et al. | Jan 1, Hardcover. Flying the Hump contains more than () original color photographs depicting the lives of the pilots and their planes during this dangerous operation.

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Many Hump pilots shared their personal recollections of rare photos and many untold stories to comprise this book of seat-of-the-pants flying/5(14). Dick Cole’s War: Doolittle Raider, Hump Pilot, Air Commando (Volume 1) (American Military Experience) by Dennis R.

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Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - 4/5(8). Lieutenant Tommy Harmon, Fighter Pilot - Pilots in Peril. The hump is a nickname given to the Himalayan mountain range that hundreds of pilots had to fly Hump Pilots book during WWII.

This was one of the hardest routes there was and many pilots had to bail out, or crash land in the middle of the mountain range, often landing in the jungle/5. Having to fly over the towering Himalayan Mountains, the pilots came to know this route as 'flying the hump.' The Hump was a pioneering aviation operation that had just about everything working against it: the The capture of the Burma Road by the Japanese during World War II forced U.S.

airmen to fly hundreds of missions a day into China in an /5. As "Hump" pilots are identified, the "H=XXX" is the number of trips that particular pilot flew the "Hump". An (*) next to the name indicates that the spelling and use of the name has been verified by the individual, their family or other documentation.

Otha C. Spencer was a Hump pilot and recounts his own experiences and those of the men who flew the planes through the world's worst weather over the world's highest mountains. Dozens of photographs, most taken by Hump airmen, show the glory and tragedy of this great air : Texas A&M University Press.

Books Creator CHINA-BURMA-INDIA HUMP PILOTS ASSOCIATION ROSTER, (Author) China-Burma-India Hump Pilots Association (Publisher) Production date Place made Poplar Bluff, Missouri Dimensions. whole: Dimensions: 29cm., Pagination: p. Catalogue number LBY 92 / Hump Pilots Association: China, Burma, India Volume 4 of China Airlift -- the Hump: China's Aerial Lifeline, the Beginning of the China-Burma-India Hump Pilots Association, China Airlift -- the Hump: China's Aerial Lifeline, the Beginning of the China-Burma-India Hump Pilots Association.

The Hump. The Hump was the name given by Allied pilots in the Second World War to the eastern end of the Himalayan Mountains over which they flew military transport aircraft from India to China to resupply the Chinese war effort of Chiang Kai-shek and the units Location: Assam, India, to Kunming, China.

In his book Flying the Hump, ex-China-Burma-India pilot Otha C. Spencer wrote, “All the pilots on the base wished [it] had wrecked the whole fleet.” It was the arrival of the Douglas C Skymaster in February that turned the Hump operation into the largest, most efficient airline in the world.

Hump Pilots Association: China, Burma, India by Turner Publishing Company Staff and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Hump Pilots Association. likes 2 talking about this. This page was created to honor those who served in the China-Burma-India airlift and to keep alive the memories of the Hump Pilots Followers:   Ned Thomas, served as a Hump pilot more than 70 years ago—and his daughter, Nedda Thomas, chronicles his wartime experiences in her book, Hump Pilot: Defying Death Flying the Himalayas.

But its stories of daring pilots who “flew the hump” of the mighty Himalayas, freewheeling guerrilla fighters known as Merrill’s Marauders, dedicated nurses fending off amorous advances, and crafty intelligence agents cutting deals with natives in three diverse countries were as colorful as those from the more heavily documented areas of World War II.

Profusely illustrated with color plates and over 1, photographs, nose art, pilots, index of those who flew. Cover reads: Hump Pilots Association; China, Burma, India with their insignia printed in silver type on cover. A very nice copy.

Book weights 6 lbs, 7 oz. Price: $   However, the truly engrossing tale is the amazing Hump drama that ensures the book does a winner’s barrel roll overall. Thomas adroitly flits between the pilots and the encompassing geopolitics.

She reviews Japan’s subjugation of Burma ininterdicting the Burma Road that previously allowed America to truck aid to Chiang’s Nationalists.

The "Hump" is a line drawn across the eastern Himalayas and the forest of Burma by American blood and is a sky road miles long that is flown by the Air Transport Command carrying cargo to China from India. Born out of confusion and chaos, it barnstormed its way to maturity and now performs its missions with a streamlined efficiency that has profound significance for the postwar.

A new book, “Hump Pilot,” has just been published. In the high-flying narrative flashing between the life of American pilot Ned Thomas and events of World War II, Nedda Thomas recreates her father’s most dangerous missions.

Lethal and capricious weather conditions, radio silence and the uncharted terrain of the “roof of the world” meant the pilots [ ].

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Five former World War II "Hump" pilots, who flew the treacherous supply route between India and China over the Himalaya Mountains, are greeted by. Between andabout 3, pilots went down in the Hump. Only about 1, made it back to safety. This narrative nonfiction title recounts the many dangers pilots faced on their missions, including ice storms, high winds, narrow mountain passageways, and Brand: Capstone Young Readers.

History's first airlift was the Hump, a hazardous mile route over the mighty Himalaya Mountains. From a dozen fields in eastern India, hundreds of American pilots delivered supplies to China to keep her in World War II against Japan.

This is the story of one C pilot who made 96 round-trip fliPages: But her book, “Hump Pilot: Defying Death Flying the Himalayas During World War II,” also provides a wealth of information for history and aviation buffs.

“I wanted to give The Hump a human. Pilots began flying the Hump in to get supplies to China in its fight against Japan after the Japanese seized the Burma Road, closing the. Based on the true life exploits of a World War II pilot flying the dangerous route over the Himalayas, the book brings to light a little known facet of World War II.

Flying the Hump, was the name given by American pilots to flying over the treacherous air currents. Author: China-Burma-India Hump Pilots Association. Publisher: Poplar Bluff, Mo.: China-Burma-India Hump Pilots Association, Inc., [between and ]. Flying the Hump (China-Burma-India: WWII's Forgotten Theater).

Pilots and their crews who served in the CBI, flying bombing and transport missions from India to Burma or China, faced enormous obstacles, starting with the Himalayas, the world's tallest mountain chain. Once the planes reached Burma, the jungle offered its own challenges for navigating and landing.- Explore dunawayjo's board "Flying the Hump" on Pinterest.

See more ideas about Wwii, Genealogy organization and World war ii pins. Those informal chats developed into “Hump Pilot,” Nedda’s book about the massive strategic airlift that helped Chinese forces vanquish their Japanese occupiers during WWII.

The fact that few Hump pilots are alive to tell their stories means that Thomas’ book could be one of the last first-person accounts on the topic.