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❮Download❯ ➵ Over the Hump to Chiang Kai shek Author Karl Ruppenthal – Shop-peters.de During World War II the author was a pilot for Trans World Airlines TWA In late 1943 he left Washington DC as second officer on a secret flight having no knowledge of the plane's ultimate destination During World War II the author was a pilot for Trans World Airlines TWA In late 1943 he left Washington DC as second officer on a secret flight having no knowledge of the plane's ultimate destination or purpose The plane flew south to Brazil east to Africa and then made its way through Egypt and the Middle East to India After crossing the eastern Himalayan mountains above Japanese occupied northern Burma the dangerous China Burma India route known by pilots as the Hump this mysterious flight reached China In Chungking Chongking the plane took on two distinguished passengers General and Madame Chiang Kai shek the Chinese Nationalist leaders The plane's pilots and crew transported the Chiangs to the Cairo Conference with Winston Churchill and Franklin D Roosevelt In 1943 airplanes had to stop freuently to refuel There was no food on board; crew members had to bring their own Cabins were not pressurized and at higher altitudes supplemental oxygen was reuired There were no satellites GPS devices or advanced radar and communications systems When euipment broke in a foreign land they either had to fix it themselves or work around it which could be a matter of life and death Pilots on long journeys often flew b.

Y celestial navigation which basically reuired sticking a head out the window to take a reading from the stars Sometimes they had to look down to gauge their positions as well watching the tree tops over a forest or the whitecaps on the ocean’s surface to estimate how hard the wind was blowing the plane Or they flew by dead reckoning as was necessary when this flight passed over “the Hump” in this book The job was tough enough without the fact that World War II was raging While Europe and the Pacific were the war’s best known points of focus there were many places around the world that were unsafe to fly This 1943 flight avoided the North Atlantic and Europe entirely reaching China by way of Puerto Rico British Guiana Brazil Ascension Island modern day Ghana Sudan modern day Yemen Egypt Iran Pakistan and India At that time there were German boats and planes in the North Atlantic and few places to land safely in Europe In addition TWA would not fly over the North Atlantic during the wintertime fearing and not fully understanding the weather there And the Pacific and East Asia were at least as bad by 1943 having been almost fully overrun by the Japanese So they took the southern route which held da.

ePUB Karl Ruppenthal à ePUB Over the Hump to Chiang Kai shek PDF/EPUB ¼ Hump to  à shop peters.de

ePUB Karl Ruppenthal à ePUB Over the Hump to Chiang Kai shek PDF/EPUB ¼ Hump to à shop peters.de

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