Drop Zone Burma

Drop Zone Burma

Author: Roger Annett

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781844157501

Category: History

Page: 262

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Air-dropped supplies were a vital part of the Allied campaign in Burma during World War II. The transportation of munitions, food and medical supplies was undertaken in the most difficult situations, both on the land where the air bases were often situated in remote tropical jungle terrain and in the air when hazardous flying conditions were met in the steamy airs above the carpet of forest treetops. This book is based upon the memories of nine veterans of the campaign: John Hart, an air-dispatcher with 194 Squadron; Peter Bray, a Dakota pilot with 31 Squadron; Arthur Watts, a fitter with both 31 and 194 Squadrons; Colin Lynch an Observer on 31 Squadron; Norman Currell, a Dakota pilot with 31 Squadron; George Hufflett, 1st Queen’s Infantry; Ken Brown, Royal Signals; Eric Knowles, the Buffs and Dame Vera Lynn who was with ENSA during the campaign. It describes how they arrived in Burma and their previous wartime experiences and then explains there parts in the famous actions such as The Defence of Arakan, The Sieges of Imphal and Kohima, the Allied Counterattack, the Advance to Mandalay and the Race to Rangoon. The author explains the background to this theater of war and then puts the veterans memories into context as the campaign progresses.
Drop Zone Burma
Language: en
Pages: 262
Authors: Roger Annett
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-10-30 - Publisher: Pen and Sword

Air-dropped supplies were a vital part of the Allied campaign in Burma during World War II. The transportation of munitions, food and medical supplies was undertaken in the most difficult situations, both on the land where the air bases were often situated in remote tropical jungle terrain and in the
Drop Zone Burma
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Roger Annett
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-10-30 - Publisher: Pen and Sword

Air-dropped supplies were a vital part of the Allied campaign in Burma during World War II. The transportation of munitions, food and medical supplies was undertaken in the most difficult situations, both on the land where the air bases were often situated in remote tropical jungle terrain and in the
Slim Chance: The Pivotal Role Of Air Mobility In The Burma Campaign
Language: en
Pages: 97
Authors: Major Derek M. Salmi
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-11-06 - Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

This study applies lessons learned from air mobility’s pivotal role in Field Marshal Sir William Slim’s World War II Burma campaign to contemporary air mobility operations. The author begins by tracing the evolution of air mobility from its pre-World War I roots to the Second World War, noting how its
Drop Zone Burma
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Roger Annett
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-10-30 - Publisher: Pen and Sword Aviation

Air-dropped supplies were a vital part of the Allied campaign in Burma during World War II. The transportation of munitions, food and medical supplies was undertaken in the most difficult situations, both on the land where the air bases were often situated in remote tropical jungle terrain and in the
Japan's Last Bid for Victory
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Robert Lyman
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-12-13 - Publisher: Casemate Publishers

Robert Lymans deep knowledge and understanding of the war in Burma, and the great battles at Kohima and Imphal in 1944, are well known. In this book he uses original documents, published works and personal accounts to weave together an enthralling account of some of the bitterest fighting of WWII.