A TRIBUTE TO THE VETERANS OF
During World War II thousands of men -- mostly boys, really -- were assigned to USAAF units serving in the CBI theater of war. Their task, at the direction of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and approved by Congress and the American people, was to wage war, to stop against an aggressive enemy from enslaving the people and plundering the resources of East Asian countries, specifically China, Burma and India.
These men served their country well! They overcame the hardships, accepted the sacrifices, and performed their duties outstandingly. In spite of their youth and naivete, and despite the isolation of being half way round the world from those they had vowed to protect, each of them accepted that Freedom is worth fighting, and perhaps dying, for! All of them knew the risks and many, ultimately, sacrificed their lives. Their outstanding accomplishments in, arguably, one of most difficult theaters of the war emphasize the courage, dedication and ingenuity of all the World War II veterans who defended an ideal and their way of life!
The men of 341st Bombardment Group, whether assigned to HQ or to its 11th, 22nd, 490th or 491st Bomb Squadrons, made the long trip from the United States of America to the corner of Asia designated as the C-B-I theater of war. There they accepted their tasks and performed the work necessary to deprive the enemy of war materials, weapons and sanctuary.
This website is our tribute those serving in the U.S. Army Air Forces in the China-Burma-India theater during World War II! We are dedicated to sharing information related to their experiences while serving their country.
341st Bombardment Group (M) -- Contains information and photo archives related to the history, activities and personnel of this B-25 Group.
308th Bombardment Group (H) -- Contains information and photo archives related to the history, activities and personnel of "Chennault's Forgotten Warriors"
16th Combat Camera Unit -- Contains information and photo archives related to the history, activities and personnel of the 16th Combat Camera Unit.
"The LAST RESORT" -- the American Red Cross Center in Yangkai, China, a gathering place for many American soldiers and airmen stationed in the area.
"Hump Flyer" Tribute -- Some tales and images from a deceased friend of ours, one of the many who brought fuel, munitions, parts, supplies, mules and men over the Himalayas.
USAAF in CBI Message Board -- As of 31 Jan 2010; due to an inability to exclude inappropriate and improper postings we have had to discontinue our latest attempt at a message board. We recommend you utilize the Army Air Forces Forum to seek and exchange CBI-related information.
CBI Bibliograpy -- Some books and newsletters which we find of interest and/or assisted our research.
Other CBI & USAAF websites -- Some websites which we find of interest and/or assisted our research.
websites by Tony Strotman
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This web site is provided as a public service. It is intended to provide factual, historical information to the public, to commemorate the contributions and to preserve the memory of the sacrifices of our World War II veterans serving with U.S. Army Air Forces in the China-Burma-India theater. Permission is required for any commercial use or mass distribution purposes of the copyrighted material.
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