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By Riley Sunderland Charles F. Romanus

Sporting the narrative from normal Wedemeyer's assumption of command to the top of the battle, this quantity concludes with american citizens nonetheless operating to enhance the chinese language military whereas trying to fly in adequate provides from India and Burma.

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The logistical effort was being made by the Air Service Command under the command of the Fourteenth and by Advance Section No. 1, SOS in CBI, Col. Robert R. , commanding. The SOS kept the designation "Advance Section No. 1" until 10 November 1944. Those ground force men who had been training and advising the Chinese had been divided among the operational staff working with the Americansponsored divisions in Yunnan Province (Y-Force Operations Staff or Y-FOS), and those doing similar work in east China with the Z-Force divisions.

The 312th had two fighter groups (50 P-47's, 60 P-51's, and 6 P-6l's), a total of five squadrons, protecting the 40 B-29 fields at Cheng-tu. The B-29's of the XX Bomber Command were based on India, but staged through the Cheng-tu complex of air bases to attack their targets in Formosa, Manchuria, and Japan. The Cheng-tu fields, an expansion of existing Chinese facilities, were a major installation. There were four airfields, each with a runway about 2,600 yards long, and storage for 168,000 gallons of gasoline.

B 2,257 Theater troops........................................................... 5,349 Services of Supply........................................................ 2,410 a STM-30, Strength of the Army. b STM-30 reports 23,713 ATC troops in CBI: India Headquarters, 482; India Wing, 7,550; TAG, for 30 Nov 44, reports only 24,216 in China. Assam Wing, 15,681; none in China Wing. The immediate logistical support of Wedemeyer's theater was to be given by General Sultan's India-Burma Theater; his requirements on the zone of interior for units, supplies, equipment, and personnel were to be submitted through Sultan's headquarters, which thus could screen them for items that could be supplied from India-Burma Theater.

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