After almost 47 years and a few years of nagging by another old “Hump” pilot by the name of Art Wollgast, I will write the story down. The First Hump Walk Out to the India ...
Two rescued Hump crewmen stand with their five rescuers after being forced down in India’s rugged Naga Hills. The Naga tribesmen (center) led the two men of the 3rd Squadron, 1st Transport Group, Air Service Command, back to civilization. Left to right: Pvt 1st Class Harvey Sisson of Dorchester, Massachusetts, Wah Bon, Silong Nang. Shoed Nang, Joe de Bull No, Silong La, and Lt. Gerald M. Jernigan of Manchester, Tennessee, pilot of the plane. It was a good Christmas homecoming away from home in 1943. (10th Army Air Force Combat Camera Unit.)
Posted April 23, 1992
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