Flying the Hump
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In 1944, Japan cut off Allied access to China’s Pacific coast. Chinese airbases were needed for attacks on Axis powers. Working together, 84,000 Allied and Chinese forces flew dangerous missions through the Himalayan Mountains on a 530-mile stretch called "The Hump." From 1942 to 1945, over 1500 airmen were killed, 2000 planes destroyed, and over 81 planes listed as missing along the treacherous air route. On March 27, 1944, an unarmed Curtiss C-46, operated by an inexperienced crew, left the airbase in Kunming, China en route to Sookerating, India. During the flight, a crewman shouted over the airwaves for directional bearings. There was no further communication with the plane. Subsequent searches failed to locate a crash site...
When Billy Farber came to, the first thing he realized was intense pain. After he struggled through the agony, he heard people around him speaking a language like nothing he'd heard before. It wasn't Chinese, Hindi, Punjabi or any other Indian tongue, and it sure as hell wasn't English. One thing was certain, he was lucky to be alive -- or was he?
"Flying the Hump" takes the reader on an action-packed, edge-of-your-seat adventure comparable to a Burroughs-esque Lost World thriller. History and fantasy collide with horror and weird fiction to bring you a World War II tale as harrowing as flying the hump.