Story of Hump Air Transport
The Hump was the name given by Allied pilots in the Second World War to the eastern end of the Himalayan Mountains over which they flew military transport aircraft from India to China to resupply the Chinese war effort of General Chiang Kai-shek and the units of the United States Army Air Forces based in China. Creating an airlift presented the U.S. a considerable challenge in 1942: it had no units trained or equipped for moving cargo, and no airfields existed in the China Burma India Theater for basing the large number of transports that would be needed. Flying over the Himalayas was extremely dangerous and made more difficult by a lack of reliable charts, an absence of radio navigation aids, and a dearth of information about the weather.
What You Will See
Replica of the "Buzz Buggy" C-47 Transport
A replica of the WWII C-47 transport plane that flowed the Hump Route over Himalaya Mountain