GI FOSTER FATHERS – AMERICAN TRUCK DRIVERS HELP INJURED CHINESE CHILDREN ON THE BURMA ROAD

By a YANK Field Correspondent

SOUTHWEST CHINA—Whenever a GI truck passes a certain small village on the Burma Road, it honks its horn twice. Then the little blind girls of T’ien Kuang know they’re not forgotten.

T’ien Kuang is a mission school of the Lutheran Church. The 37 Chinese children there are casualties, bombed out of their homes and blinded by shrapnel or wartime diseases.

Troops of the Service Forces in the area—warehousemen, welders, electricians, mechanics and convoy drivers—have paused in their work of supplying Chinese and American soldiers and raised shekels to support this little school.



china burma india CBI insignia

Shoulder Insignia of the China-Burma-India Theater (CBI). The insignia was a combination of the flags of the United Stats and The Republic of China.

burma road

Aerial view of the winding and mountainous Burma Road. The road was a supply route that linked Burma to Southwest China.



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