(Flying the Hump) (Click on any image to enlarge for details)
"The Mighty Hump"
This is a view of "The Mighty Hump" as seen by every pilot and crew member that ever crossed the Himalayan mountains by "flying the hump." It was an awesome sight of nothing but mountains -- snow -- ice -- and strongwinds. A lot of good men lost their lives flying this hunk of ice and snow.
B-24 Tanker over the 'Hump'
From December 1st, 1942 to November 16th, 1945, pilots and crews delivered a total of 776,653 tons of war materials at the cost of 910 crewmen, 130 passengers, 594 planes and only 75 men rescued. A terrible price to pay, but these pilots and crew members delivered.
C-46 over the 'Hump'
The Flying Tigers 69th D.R.S. Association, Inc. is incorporated under the Pennsylvania Nonprofit Corporation Law of 1988. Its mission is to honor all who have served their country in the 14th Air Force, 69th Depot Repair Squadron during World War II, to educate the public regarding the history of the 14thAir Force, 69th Depot Repair Squadron, and to perpetuate their heritage, values and traditions.