Hump Pilot

Hump Pilot

by Nedda R. Thomas

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Based on the true life exploits of a World War II pilot flying the dangerous route over the Himalayas, the book brings to light a little known facet of World War II. Flying the Hump, was the name given by American pilots to flying over the treacherous air currents of the Himalaya Mountains during World War II. It was an extremely dangerous but necessary route American pilots traveled to bring vital material to Chinese troops in China and American and other Allied forces in the Pacific. The materiel transported, critical to the Allied war effort in the early days enabled them to persist while the industrial might of the United States was retooling

Product Details

BN ID: 2940156146574
Publisher: History Publishing Company LLC
Publication date: 09/01/2018
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 853,086
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

The Hump is a larger-than-life epic that deserves to be told -- how better than through the eyes of a man who experienced it, the author’s father, who brought her up to speed on aircraft and flying in the Theater, and through whose eyes Nedda Thomas Davis wrote his war story, Flying the Hump. The author’s writing life has included years as a magazine editor; also numbers of published articles about creative people, including Jehan Sadat of Egypt—Her work for peace; and her work on a project about PBS News Anchor Jim Lehrer's career as a novelist. Growing up in a military/ diplomatic family, living in the US, France, and the Far East, all expanded the author’s world view.She holds a Master's Degree in human development and finished seminary in 2007. Wonderful family memories and the rich variety in her work nurtures her passion for history.

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