Original U.S. WWII China Burma India Hump Pilot Named A-2 Jacket Grouping
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Original Item: One-of-a-kind. Lieutenant Milford B. Bates Jr. ASN 078177 was a an air transport pilot in the China Burma India theatre of operations during World War Two. He was stationed at 1306th Army Air Force Base Unit at the Karachi Airport, India. Activated in March 1942. ATC Station #16. Was western ATC hub of India-China Air Route, receiving large numbers of ferried aircraft from Africa and Middle East. Large Technical Service Command presence and depot facilities. Trans-India movement made via New Delhi and Calcutta for Tenth Air Force aircraft; through Chauba for Fourteenth Air Force ferried aircraft. Also performed air transport of supplies and material in CBI. Moved large amount of shipments from port facility across India via transport aircraft. Detachment was closed on 26 June 1946.