(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.