Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Mar

4

1944

Preparing for the second Chindit raid deep into Burma

A Chindit column crossing a river in Burma, 1943.

And now — how, actually, do you get three large Missouri mules into a C-47, at night, to a tight schedule? How do you keep them there, so that they do not injure themselves and cannot kick their handlers or the sides of the plane? What do you do if one breaks loose in the air? Shoot him? The bullet will go on through the sides of the plane. From what angles is it safe to engage in gun-play inside a loaded aircraft?