For the remainder of 1942, the 62 C-47s[i] of the 1st Ferrying Group were the backbone of the airlift, flying both branches of the operation from Karachi until August, when it began a three months' relocation to Assam.  When it first arrived in theater, in addition to being accompanied by technical orders that required 50 field modifications before it could be flown operationally,[ba] the C-46 also required additional training for inexperienced crews, and a transition school was established that drained the airlift of ten aircraft and crews. Gen.) Edward H. Alexander, who was Stilwell's air officer. On 16 July 1942 the "India-China Ferry Command" became an official command by order of the Tenth Air Force. , The first mission "over the hump" took place on 8 April 1942. A critical problem proved to be finding a cargo aircraft capable of carrying heavy payloads at the high altitudes required, and three types were tried before the opening of a low Hump route permitted the use of C-54s: C-47 and variants, C-46, and C-87/C-109. The airfields were nowhere near completion, nearly all of the new pilots had been single-engine instructor pilots, specialized maintenance personnel and equipment had been sent by ship, and the complexities of the new C-46 (see Transport shortcomings below) had become evident. It was eventually traced to Natal, Brazil, where it have been unloaded and then forgotten.  In April, 50 C-47s and 30 C-46s of the ICD[aw] conducted "Operation Rooster", transporting both divisions of the Chinese 6th Army from Kunming, where they had been delivered by "Grubworm", to Chihkiang in the western Hsiang valley to reinforce the defense of the 14th AF base there.  However, at the time the India-China Ferry was conceived, the ABC Ferry Command was not prepared to plan, control, or execute such an operation. India's highway and river systems were so undeveloped as to be unable to support the mission, leaving air as the only practicable way to supply China in anything resembling a timely fashion. Cannon switched to the Bengal Wing, while Col. Richard F. Bromiley moved from the India Wing to the China Wing. As a result of these efforts, President Roosevelt directed that the Presidential Unit Citation be awarded to the India-China Wing. ..., Innumerable problems with the Indian railway system meant that aircraft assigned to the airlift often carried their cargo all the way from Karachi to China, while much cargo took as long to reach Assam from Karachi as the two-month journey by ship from the United States. [aq] These were attached to the EAC Troop Carrier Command[ar] to support the British and were used to fly the personnel and light equipment of the 5th Indian Division to Imphal and Dimapur, where it arrived in time to thwart the Japanese offensive. Save. By July 1945 the air corridor from India began at thirteen airfields strung out along the Northeast Indian Railways in the Brahmaputra valley, with seven in Assam , four in the Bengal valley, and two near Calcutta,[ax] and terminated at six Chinaside airfields around Kunming. October 7, 2006 — 10.00am. Yeates, founder member of the Veterans Memorial Museum in Laurel, MS, This page was last edited on 6 February 2021, at 07:16. Showing unusual flexibility in planning, the 1348th Base Unit quartered incoming troops near airfields, supplied them, monitored the availability of aircraft and crews, divided the troops into planeloads, and kept Chinese units and their materiel intact. Whatever the case, the Japanese raids were not repeated in 1942. Effective 1 March 1945, Tunner increased the number of flight hours required to 750, and dictated that all personnel had to be in theater twelve months to be eligible for rotation, which discouraged over-scheduling. Its high-altitude capability enabled it to surmount the lower mountains (15,000–16000 feet MSL) without resorting to the passes, but the type had a high accident rate and was unsuited to the airfields then in use. The C-46 was a large twin-engine aircraft capable of flying faster and higher than any previous medium-range cargo aircraft, and could carry heavier loads than either the C-47 or the C-87, albeit at two and one half times the unit cost for a C-47. Ok, technically I’m supposed to be on day 30 and running behind.  "Blackie's Gang" accounted for virtually every crewman recovered in 1943, including CBS News correspondent Eric Sevareid and 19 others forced to parachute on 2 August. From April 1944 to January 1945, the India-China Division was also tasked with supporting Operation Matterhorn, the B-29 Superfortress strategic bombing campaign against Japan from forward bases around Chengtu in central China. As the Ice Age came, the camels moved south. [al], Both the accident rate and the raw number of accidents decreased notably as a result of these measures with the exception of the C-87/C-109 types, which remained 500% higher than on the C-54. Col. Robert L. Scott, a pursuit pilot awaiting an assignment in China, was assigned as his operations officer and a month later as executive officer. They proved their continuing usefulness by playing prominent roles in various support missions within China in 1944 and 1945.  This collective inexperience required ICW to create an in-theater OTU near Karachi to qualify new arrivals, taking 16 experienced pilots and eight to ten aircraft away from the airlift. Pricing starts at $9.00 for kids, seniors, and military. , In the first two months of the airlift the AAF delivered only 700 tons of cargo and CNAC only 112 tons,[j] and tonnage fell for both June and July, mostly as a result of the full onset of the summer monsoon. However, the DC-3 design's fuselage was so high off the ground that loading from most truck beds was difficult, and its narrow door and weak floor could not sustain heavy cargo. The final change occurred on 1 August 1944 when the Air Transport Command discontinued the use of station numbers to identify its units and designated them as numbered "AAF Base Units" with parenthetical modifiers describing their function. Cattle breeders in the southern United States developed Brahman cattle between 1854 and 1926.  The threat of interception also forced the ABC Ferry Command to fly a difficult 500-mile (800 km) route to China over the Eastern Himalayan Uplift, which came to be known as the "high hump", or more simply, "The Hump".[g]. The operation began in April 1942, after the Japanese blocked the Burma Road, and continued daily to August 1945, when the effort began to scale down. Dies erlaubte es der Kelly Family, ihr Album regulär im Handel anzubieten und nicht wie bisher über den Straßenverkauf zu vertreiben. Not fit enough to finish a beginner lap in approximately 2 minutes. My wife and I are testaments of exactly that. , From 1942–1944, 98 percent of all US lend lease to China went directly to US Army units in China, not the Chinese military. We can’t wait to see you, our family, in July. [w] From his experiences, Arnold later wrote: A C-87 Liberator transport must consume three and a half tons of 100-octane gasoline flying the Hump over the Himalaya Mountains between India and Kunming (to get) four tons through to the Fourteenth Air Force. That access ended following the signing of the Soviet–Japanese Neutrality Pact in April 1941, and the Burma Road became the only land route. Hardin commanded the West Coast and Central Pacific Wings of ATC. The Hump Express, in its last edition on 15 November 1945, reported: The unit has been responsible for all search and rescue work from Bhamo, in Burma, north as far as allied planes regularly fly.  The deputy commander of ICD, former bomber commander Brig. We’re here twice a month to give you the events happening in the area each weekend. Except for those lost to Japanese interceptors, all ATC losses during flight were AAF Form 14 losses, "other than combat.". Also seen as the "1st Ferry Froup," consisting of the 3rd, 6th, and 13th Ferrying Squadrons.  In May 1943, at the Trident Conference, President Roosevelt ordered ATC to deliver 5,000 tons a month to China by July; 7,500 tons by August; and 10,000 tons by September 1943. But don't look yourself blind on the cheap dorm beds -- at the Hump nothing comes for free.  Although three C-47s were lost during the operation, ICD had no losses. [ad], Frustration at the failure of the ICW to meet the Trident goals led Arnold to dispatch another inspection team to India in September 1943, led by ATC commander Maj. Gen. Harold L. George. The 40 C-46s were part of Project 8, an operation to support construction of a gasoline pipeline between China and Assam. Neben Straßenkonzerten gaben sie vermehrt Hallenkonzerte, darunter vier ausverkaufte Konzerte in der Alsterdorfer Sporthalle in Hamburg sowie im Mai 1994 ein Konzert in der Westfalenhalle in Dortmund. ... so be sure to register your child in the right age group! Over 24% of Texas residents have likely been infected by late July. The 51st FG remained in Karachi awaiting aircraft and personnel.  On 30 October the 2nd MATS moved to Dergaon, East Bengal, and later to Luliang, China, where it was disbanded in June 1945 and became Squadron B, 1343rd AAF Base Unit..  The dismal results of the India-China Ferry to this point led to a proposal in Washington to turn over control of the operation entirely to CNAC, which would place U.S. military personnel in a combat area under foreign civilian control. Its formal organization was minimal, it had no units of its own, and its few aircraft were committed to establishing air transport routes. – Manoj Arora, 'From The Rat Race To Financial Freedom'. Das Album kam a… ATC operations accounted for 685,304 gross tons of cargo carried eastbound during hostilities, including 392,362 tons of gasoline and oil, with nearly 60% of that total delivered in 1945. On 13 October 1943, a large number of fighters assisted by ground observers evaded U.S. fighter patrols and shot down a C-46, a C-87, and a CNAC transport while damaging three others.  To maintain the uninterrupted supply to China, U.S. and other allied leaders agreed to organize a continual aerial resupply effort directly between Assam and Kunming. 2nd MATS did have a C-46 go missing on a regular India-China mission on 16 December. The raiding force was pursued and attacked, then ran head-on into fighter patrols returning from northern Burma. [ai] A daily direct flight called the "Trojan," flown by select C-54 crews, carried a minimum of five tons of highest priority materiel or passengers between Calcutta and Kunming, then brought back critically wounded patients or aircraft engines needing overhaul. [ac], The severe shortage of crews led to pleas from Alexander for additional personnel. 3. an album by the band called the Kelly Family in 2004. They conclude that humans reach their cognitive peak around the age of 35 and begin to decline after the age of 45. Weaver states the return was for a "stomach disorder". THE MAGIC WILL CONTINUE- We have lived, breathed and loved the race day magic of Over the Hump at Irvine Lake, and we continue to be passionate about serving the Orange, Riverside, Los Angeles and San Diego racers that are family, with a central location. It had originally sailed for the Philippines before 7 Dec 41 but had been recalled, reassigned, diverted and delayed since the start of the war. , The command structure of the India-China Ferry was fractured after senior officers in both India and Burma made competing claims for jurisdiction, with part of the authority given to Gen. Joseph Stilwell as CBI theater commander and part remaining with Tenth Air Force, which had also been ordered by Marshall to "co-operate when requested" with the British in defending India. We’re over the first hump. Stratemeyer had been selected to go to the CBI more or less as an, Taylor writes that the British originally wanted 63 C-47s.  Tunner, writing in Over the Hump, described the significance of the India-China Airlift: Once the airlift got underway, every drop of fuel, every weapon, and every round of ammunition, and 100 percent of such diverse supplies as carbon paper and C rations, every such item used by American forces in China was flown in by airlift. Why Ageing Doesn't Mean Decline and Fall Ageing is like climbing a mountain but, despite what we’re led to believe, getting to your peak is not the best part. Tunner shifted his veteran commanders to provide leadership to the new wings. After 1 December, units were identified by the station numbers of their bases. The exception being when history is brought to life by those who made it. [ae] In addition to the changes in command, George instituted the "Fireball", a weekly C-87 express flight (see External links for photo essay) by the 26th Transport Group carrying critical spare parts for the transports from the Air Service Command Depot at Fairfield, Ohio, to the ATC service depot at Agra, India. [c], From its onset, the air route was predicated on operating two branches, unofficially deemed "commands": a "Trans-India Command" from India's western ports to Calcutta, where cargo would be transshipped by rail to Assam; and the "Assam-Burma-China Command", a route from bases in Assam to southern China. 6 (APO 629 New York) on 1 December 1943 when for flexibility ATC no longer fielded groups or squadrons as units. As bases expanded and the Low Hump route came into use, the corridor widened to 200 miles (320 km) and 25 charted routes, with a vertical clearance of 10,000–25,000 MSL in the south, permitting highly congested but controlled operations at all hours.. Apathy became widespread and morale dropped to a "dangerous point," with the feeling among the troops that as part of the Tenth Air Force, they were "illegitimate children". Rarely ride or ride less than 30 minutes when they ride. , On 25 February 1942, President Roosevelt wrote General George C. Marshall that "it is of the utmost urgency that the pathway to China be kept open", and committed ten C-53 Skytrooper transports for lend-lease delivery to CNAC to build its capability to 25 aircraft. John L. "Blackie" Porter directed the unit using C-47s borrowed from airlift units that were crewed by a dozen former barnstormers and enlisted personnel armed with submachine guns and hand grenades. As many as ten airfields near Kunming and Chengdu served as China terminals when the B-29 XX Bomber Command was in operation. Hail, sleet, and torrential rains lashed the aircraft. Once you’re over the hump, there’s a whole new world to explore; a world that society and advertisers either ignore or tell us is all downhill. Author and ATC pilot Ernest K. Gann recalled flying into Chabua and witnessing four air crashes in one day: two C-47s, two C-87s and 32 killed.  During the last three months of bombing operations from China, XX BC quickly phased out use of its B-29s to haul cargo, and ICD supplied all of XX Bomber Command's materiel except bombs, which B-29s toted over the mountains in "reverse Hump" missions. Flying eastward out of the valley, the pilot first topped the Patkai Range, then passed over the upper Chindwin River valley, bounded on the east by a 14,000-foot (4,300 m) ridge, the Kumon Mountains. Maintaining optimal N-O levels is especially important as you age because it affects how every cell in your body communicates with each other. In addition, flying in the region was made more difficult by a lack of reliable charts, an absence of radio navigation aids, and a dearth of weather data. The India–China airlift delivered approximately 650,000 tons of materiel to China at great cost in men and aircraft during its 42-month history. 67. , The task was initially given to the AAF's Tenth Air Force, and then to its Air Transport Command (ATC). A former test pilot and a Hump veteran, Capt.  On 6 January a particularly fierce winter storm blew across the Himalayas from west to east, increasing the time of westbound trips by one hour, and caused 14 CNAC and ATC transports to be lost or written off, with 42 crewmen missing, the highest one-day loss of the operation.  The 308th Bombardment Group reached its base at Kunming on 31 March 1943 and began two months of "reverse Hump" operations, flying round trips to India to acquire the gasoline, bombs, parts and other materiel it needed to stockpile before flying combat missions. Eight major accidents resulted in only 11 deaths, at a rate of one death for every 2,925 trips (1/18 of what it had been in January 1944). , In July 1945, the last full month of operations, 662 aircraft of the India-China airlift delivered 71,042 tons, ICD's maximum monthly tonnage.  When the newly created Tenth Air Force opened its headquarters in New Delhi under the command of Maj. Gen. Lewis H. Brereton in March 1942, it was assigned the responsibility of developing an "India-China Ferry" using both U.S. and Chinese aircraft. The Arctic was warmer back then and forested with conifer and birch. Definitions by the largest Idiom Dictionary. Because the India-China Ferry Command was a theater operation, it should therefore remain under a theater commander. The field immediately became an emergency landing strip for Allied aircraft even though fighting continued in Myitkyina town until August 1944.  Some C-87 pilots installed of a pair of forward-firing .50 caliber machine guns fuselage-mounted in front of the cargo doors of their aircraft, but there is no documented instance of their being used. ICD suffered 23 major accidents in July, with 37 crewmen killed, but the Hump accident rate declined to .358 aircraft per thousand hours of flight in July (one-fifth of what it had been in January 1944) and .239 in August. Despite having four engines, the C-87 climbed poorly with heavy loads, as did its bomber counterparts, and often crashed on takeoff if an engine was lost. Ice Skating. 2021 SEASON OPENER: , With the onset of heavy monsoon rains in March the ATC operation was reduced to operating from the only all-weather base at Chabua (the RAF base at Dinjan was now occupied by CNAC and Tenth Air Force's only P-40 group), but with a critical shortage in flight crews, even ATC's modest goal of 4,000 tons a month was impossible to attain. The 51st arrived in India on March 12. Bereits 1993 hatte die Kelly Family mit WOW ein Album veröffentlicht, das erstmals ausschließlich Eigenkompositionen enthielt. Zwischen den Konzerten nahmen sie ihr Album Over the Hump im Sound Studio N in Kölnauf. While ICW was carrying more tonnage by virtue of having nearly ten times as many aircraft as CNAC (and half of those with a larger load capacity), the Chinese carrier was far more efficient in tonnage lifted per aircraft, by a factor of 2.5 to 1.  In Österreich (2-fach Platin im Januar 1996) und der Schweiz blieb das Album jeweils über 60 Wochen in den Charts. Principal Translations: Inglés: Español: over the hump expr expression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." The modified plan was approved in April 1945 and Morrison Field, Florida, was chosen for the maintenance but it proved an impediment to success when C-54s sent there remained at the field for periods five times the seven days originally estimated for turnaround.  Also, performance specifications of the Douglas transports were not suited to high-altitude operation with heavy payloads, and could not normally reach an altitude sufficient to clear the mountainous terrain, forcing the planes to attempt a highly dangerous route through the maze-like Himalayan passes. In his memoir Over the Hump, Tunner wrote: If the high accident rate of 1943 and early 1944 had continued, along with the great increase in tonnage delivered and hours flown, America would have lost not 20 planes that month but 292, with a loss of life that would have shocked the world. , At his meeting with Arnold, Chiang warned that the price of China's cooperation with Stilwell to reconquer Burma was a 500-plane air force and delivery by the airlift of 10,000 tons a month. 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 of the United States Army Air Forces (AAF) based in China. Performance increased for more recent cohorts and over time.  The expansion of bases resulted in the formation of eastbound Routes Easy, Fox, Love, Nan, and Oboe, and of westbound Route King. It’s Wednesday and we’re over the hump! Moist warm air from the Indian Ocean to the south produced high pressure that swept north, while cold dry air from Siberia moved south. Flying over the Himalayas was extremely dangerous and made more difficult by a lack of reliable charts, an absence of radio navigation aids, and a dearth of information about the weather. All-weather base, headquarters of 1st Ferrying Group, with 3rd Ferrying Squadron based there. ... We could’ve had we both could have had his we both could have kids his age so. See more ideas about over the hump, happy wednesday quotes, wednesday quotes. The group began with 75 transports, but thirteen were diverted to the Middle East en route to India. The C-46s moved the 14th Division from five airfields in Burma, including a field at Nansin whose construction was completed December 4. The "command" was.  Attributed by its pilots to its slim Davis wing, the C-87 also had a tendency to spin out of control when encountering even mild icing conditions over the mountains. Cannon and Bromiley, along with "Red" Forman, became USAF brigadier generals with the. [ag] A month later, to give Hardin closer personal contact with his growing number of airbases, ICW changed its headquarters from New Delhi to Rishra, north of Calcutta. [t] Living conditions for both airlift flight crews and support personnel, particularly at Dinjan, were described as "by far the worst in the entire theater, with primitive quarters, poor sanitation, bad food and mess facilities, pervasive disease, and lack of recreation. From this level the mountain wall surrounding the valley rises quickly to 10,000 feet (3,000 m) and higher.
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