[Chinese servicemen boarding Douglas C-47 Skytrain]

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[Chinese servicemen boarding Douglas C-47 Skytrain]


Photograph of Chinese servicemen boarding a U.S. Army Air Forces Douglas C-47 Skytrain aircraft (tail number 316171) at an unidentified airfield, circa 1945. Conflicting information on verso gives the location as China or Burma.

Typed on verso: "Hqs. Tenth Air Force, China -- Three days after the capitulation of the Japanese Tenth Air Force planes deployed the New Sixth Army from Chihkiang to Nanking. 33,000 troops were flown to China's former capital in 25 days to disarm the Japs and enforce surrender terms. (Official Tenth Air Force Photo)."

Inscription on verso: "Last January, troops of the Sixth Army were flown by Air Commando C-47's from Myitkyinā, Burma, to forward bases in China. These troops were photographed at Myitkyinā."


1945 circa

Bibliographic Citation

The William Orthman World War II Collection/The Museum of Flight