Saturday, May 10, 2014




Building a jungle airstrip for the Chindits

British troops rushed out of the jungle to give us a hand – landing gear washed out, wing collapsed, we had overrun the field knocking out a few bunds. No casualties – all ropes held, the dozer never moved an inch. The next gliders landed in adjoining paddy fields – washing out their landing gear – and never touching the “strip”!