Vol. IV No. 1. Delhi, Thursday, Sept. 13, 1945. Reg. No. L5015
Troop Carrier Non-Com Survives
Epic Parachute Drop In Burma
Drops Over 7,000 Feet With Only Arm In Ring
By PVT. W. E. CHILTON Roundup Field Correspondent
SECOND TROOP CARRIER SQ., ASSAM – From the confusion that was war came a lot of stories of rescue and survival, but none can top the recent wild parachute ride of Sgt. John Stevens of Woodstown, N.J., over the tangled North Burma terrain.
Stevens is a crew chief in the Second Troop Carrier Squadron, veteran transport outfit which has seen two and a half years service in all three nations of the CBI Theater. He was heading in a C-46 towards the foothills of The Hump when at 7,000 feet altitude the right engine commenced sputtering. Seconds later the radio operator tore past him, grabbed a parachute and opened half the…
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