More Salvage Work

Here is a crew from the 396th doing some salvage work on the B-24 Miss Ginny.The two guys standing are Dowds on left and Krewitz on the right. Sitting on plane far left are Rizzo and Gerdsen. On the far right are Mayfield and Blaske. Nothing went to waste in China.

Runway Maintenance

This is a great picture of what it took in the way of manpower to maintain our runways since there was no mechanical way to do the job. It took a lot of coolies to pull this monster stone roller.

Weighing The Stone

All the stone that was used to build our runways was broken up by hand.This picture shows a Chinese woman bringing the stone that she has broken up to be weighed and recorded. This is the method they used to pay them for their work.

One Of The Great Sights In India

This shot from a B-25 tries to capture the beauty of this magnificent structure. I was lucky enough to spend two weeks in Agra,India where the Taj-Mahal is located and I got to visit it. Words cannot describe it's beauty. All the precious stones and gems have been removed but it is still a sight to behold. This monument was started in the year 1631 and took 22 years to complete. Material was brought in from all over India and Central Asia and it took 20 thousand workers and a fleet of one thousand elephants to move all the material to the constuction site and erect the monument.The Taj-Mahal was buit by Shah Jahan in memory of his second wife Mumtaz Mahal a Muslim princess.

The Great Wall Of China

No visit to China would be complete without seeing the Great Wall.This wall is one of the great wonders of the world and I believe it is the only structure on earth that is visible to our men and women in space.I am sorry to say I did not get to see it while in China but I had to include it on my web page.

Credit Acknowledgement

I want to take this opportunity to thank The 14th Air Force Association and especially Wayne Johnson an officer in the association for their permission to use some of their publications to obtain some of the great pictures you see on my page.The publications I have reference to are Days Of The Ching Pao by Malcolm Rosholt--- The Annual Pictorials by Malcolm Rosholt and the 14th Air Force Assoc. publication "Chennault's Flying Tigers" 1941-1945.Thanks again for your help making my page a memorial to the 14th Air Force in China.

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