(Robert Hale, 1941) : Book 3 1941 – 45
p.203 Activity in the
― Carrying out “Recess” for Gen. Chenault’s 14th Air Force.
p.265-275 Activity in
― The Chinese “Secret Police” ― Geb Tai Li (Bureau of Investigation & Statistics)
― Joint OSS/14th Air Force Unit formed under Gen. Chenault (The “Flying Tigers”) ― AGFRTS = Air & Ground Forces Resources & Technical Staff
― Col. Richard Heppner became OSS
― Sabotage at
― Sabotage of the Canton/Hankow Railway.
― Japanese Cavalry attacked by air at Yiyang.
― Japanese barges
destroyed by air on the
p. 291 Mercy Missions & Mercy Teams
― 20,000 Allies POWs & 15,000
Civilian Internees were scattered in camps from
― July 1945: Nine volunteer Mercy Teams were recruited for parachuting to rescue/help those camps.
― August 15th, 1945: Four Mercy Teams assembled at the Sian Base to board planes provided by the 14th Air Force:
MISSION CARDINAL (for
― General Takahashi: i/e Japanese Garrisons of North China said (arrogantly!) that the teams would receive the “courteous protection of the Imperial Army”
General posits about the Nine Mercy Missions:-
- - GENERAL WAINWRIGHT – The hero of Bataan & Corregidor.
- GENERAL PERCIVAL – Former Commander
- GENERAL SIR SHEWTON THOMAS:- Former Governor of
- THE DUTCH FORMER
GOVERNOR-GENERAL OF THE
― HOTEM PRISON CAMP (
OSS Captain R.F.Hilsman
Jim (& member of the Mercy Mission) rescued his father, Col. Hilsman, who had been captured on
p.300 JOHN BIRCH:
* His Name was later “adopted”, by the Anti Communist, Right Wing “John Birch” Society.