(Taylor Publishing Co., Paducah, KY. 1980). Limited Edition. Quarto. Item #016472
Limited to 3200 copies. The present copy is number 2592. 596p. index. Limited Edition commemorating the US Army Air Force's flying over the Hump at the eastern end of the Himalayas. The weather, inadequate charts, and the treacherous winds near the mountain tops required extraordinary skill and courage especially. Yet it was this dangerous route that supplied the Chinese war effort and the US Army forces in China. Profusely illustrated with color plates and over 1,000 photographs, nose art, pilots, index of those who flew. Cover reads: Hump Pilots Association; China, Burma, India with their insignia printed in silver type on cover. A very nice copy. Book weights 6 lbs, 7 oz.