Flying "The Hump"

Discussion in 'Burma & India' started by mojo1a, Apr 4, 2016.

  1. mojo1a

    mojo1a Member

  2. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member Patron

    Thanks for posting about John Ferguson. I've enjoyed reading a few books on the men who flew the Hump, some amazing stories and some incredible flying.
  3. A-58

    A-58 Not so senior Member Patron

    Here's another famous "flyer of the hump". Gene Autrey, the famous singing cowboy of Hollywood and radio was a pilot in the AAC. Courtesy of wiki of course.

    During World War II, Autry enlisted in the United States Army in 1942, and became a tech sergeant in the United States Army Air Corps. Holding a private pilot's license, he was determined to become a military pilot and earned his service pilot rating in June 1944, serving as a C-109 transport pilot with the rank of flight officer. Assigned to a unit of the Air Transport Command, he flew as part of the dangerous airlift operation over the Himalayas between India and China, nicknamed the Hump.
  4. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

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