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Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/23: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100370006-8 HXAKUARTIOU ASSAM WINO I.C.D-A.T.C. 1325th AAP Bose Unit APO 629 Now York, W. Y. P97,71. ; 4011 20 August 1944 SUMICT: Cooperation of Detachment 101 with AT TOI Commandin Officer, 101 Detachment, APO 629 1 In the operation of Air Transport Command so mach has happened so many events have occurred, so many favors have been renlered to our personnel by your Detachment, that we feel it is fitting that SOSO roe ognitsion of your valued services be now made AA writing, so that you may know they have been appreciated. 2. Personnel of the 101 Detachment, USAF, have consistentl$ boon of great, assistance to the India China Wing of the Air Transport Command. 3. Invaluable aid has been rendered by the 101 Detachment by bon - /shin the Intelligence section of the India China Wing with information concerning the enemy. This .information has helped the ATO Intelligence Officers in their briefing of flying personnel who fly the hazardous Aosom- China route as to the exact position of the enemy linos, and the potation of enemy airfields, as well 44 the numerical strength of enemy aircraft based on f.orward Burma fields. 4. When reports of unusual radio interference on the Transport run were frequant, reports from 101 Detachment offered solutions, for camp:lei a. On 9 December 1943, Lt. Cole, Pilot of C46 #190 while in flight from Sookerating to China overheard a Japanese propfiaganda program broadcast on a frequency of 1145 KC. An Inglish speaking Japanese doacated his program to American Army Transport pilots. For a full half hour from 1830 hours to 1900 hours the Japanese spoke about the futility of flying supplies to a beaten Chtna. At this time Lt. Cole WAS flying in the vicinity of Sumprabum, his radio compass needle swung strongly and pointed dum south' thum indicating, the presence of a station in the vicinity of 3umprobon or south of it. On 14 December 1943, Intelligence reports of 101 Detacbsent stated that there were two English speaking Japanese Lieutenants at Mlitkyilnia (approximately 75 miles south of Sumprabwa) the $4150 report gave tho position of t radio station with a peculiar antennae system a short distance north of Myitkyina. b. At 1800 hours, M., 27 December 1943, let Lt. lilies Ononnell, Pilot of C-46 #662 enrouto west from China to A44401 picked up a strong DI station on 4 frequency of 340 Kos. The radio compass indicated a st$tion south of route. The second radio compass tuned to Fort Hertz radio *a a ? frequency of 360 Kcs. established his approximate potation es over York VsliLey. liL Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/23: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100370006-8 ? f ? Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/23: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100370006-8 1 rt ? i? 4.1* 4. - ? ? Continued Lt *Coo at Det ? Detachment sent in a report on 31 December 1943, that a Jay Ur station was at position (XX 4616) in the Huksomg Valley, two JaPmese sets were reported at (XX 1547). C. With conausive, evidence uf the existence of enemy radio . stations and their locatiors furnished by 101 Detachment, An Iste11,140001, Officers were able to adecpataly brief flying personnel, sad thus imegmmelmeat pilots were probably saved from aisinterpretizig radio signals. 5. I'm supplied escape procedures to be followed byairmea,foryei down in eneey occupied Northern Bursa, and advice concerning jungle survival, quoting actual experiences, which proved of great value. 6. kajor Berydea, Major Rdley, and other officers reeponaible for ATC Airdrome Defense wer* given excellent training in Jungle warfare tactics by the personnel of 101 Detachment. 7. with hundreds of flights being made daily by Air Trsaspowt. Commami aircraft between Assam4 India and China, airmen are sometimes forced 4own &long the route which covirs come of the.wildest terrain in the w0t1d41 Conscientious attempts are z4- to rescue those men and maRy successful rescues are due to the direct effort of 101 Detachment, law. In addition to actual physical participation in difficult searWh and rescue missions, 101 Detachment has wiaea4rimm2 true native friend* in Northern Burma and hes brierod them to help all American personnalwighlWmma they may came in contact. In recalling the past partiCipatioa by 101 pet., in rescue of our personnel, several incidents are outstanding: a. On 31 January 1944, C-46 #425, enroute to Chabua0 Assam" from Kunming, China, ran into bad icing conditions, when the radio equipment failed to operate correctly and the gas supply ran dangerously low. Lt. Micbawa Krikorian, Lt. Jack W. Niller, Cpl. David P. Ash, and Cpl. Gurtis F. Pritchard landtd several milers to the rear of the Japanese linos near &Japanese stronghold, Mak= Ga in the Northern Hukawng Valley. The airmen were kept, awake for the first several nights by the constant cannamading of artillery and rattle of machine gun fire. Taking a chance the Americans approached & native fishing in a stream, luckily h* was in the employ of 101 Dot. and he guided the airmen to a larger camp where they met Father Stewart, the Irinh. Catholic Priest, another member of 101. Father Stewart proceeded, to guide Krikorian, Uiller and Ash as well as & large nuMber of refugees along & precarious route tarough Japanese occupied Burma. At one time ter party narrowly escaped ambush by traitorous Burmese. The) India China Wing eas informed on 12 February 1944, by 101 Det., that their agents reported Irikorian Niller, and Ash alive and well, and that they would soon arrive at a,socrot air-strip located deep in enemy controlled territory. On 16 February 1944, the men were flown out of Burma by three L-5 type aircraft. On 25 February 1944, ATC was informed by 101 that Cpl. Curtis Pritchard had been captured, while floating down the Lemung Hka Hie captors, Burmese natives, turned Pritchard over to the Japanese. b. On another occasion two ATC fliers, 2nd Lt. .4.* P. St.ar'IJIDII --1 Cpl. J. W, Wyatt, owe their lives to friendly relations estahliahod 1F'" NVII"'"',J. 440 .401Preit '--?? ..... .. . ..^..r.ra ........ .....? - , , . _ . a i-imp . - ? .. ..... . 4.16?0041?00.60.114,.,:irdisbria., ? ? al" Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/23 : CIA-RDP13X00001R0001oo37onnR_R r4r, P s: ? Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/23: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100370006-8 Ista, with the natives of Northern Bursa, though they were supposedly uadier Control of the Japanese. ilhet 046 #634 muoute froa Aiming to ahaboa vividly laetr eltitude and failed to respond to mmeripmsoyseasures the Olst ordered, the wow to bail out. Lt. 4tarling and Cpl. Wyatt bailed out 'micas Wire the transport plane orashod'into a mauntain side and exploded with the 0Char two asabora 'till on board the aircraft. 0p1. Wyatt 1014 badly burDod lob* the plena exploded against the mountain just after he bailed oat. themilk both son encountered different natives in 'soh ease the natiV's WOO very friendly. They understood the word American, achins bid *rat iS a06,0 and treated his burns with native poultices. The sway was in the vicinity. At one time Cpl. Myatt looked *tit of the We and Watehed a of five Japenese soldiers ',arch the home of his benefactor, soh/shwa' barely lo feet misky. At this time the natives with knives drawn stood protect him should the 'Japanese discover the cave. Manners carried his to the nearest Allied outpost and returned with medical supplies mn4 on, sir mattress: Risking their own lives the natives smuggled Wyatt out of the 0100 and carried hi* to the nearest Allied outpost, ligumla, where he remained tor three weeks recuperating. Lt. Starlingo_ who landed on a mountain north of the assosbone Wok River, about ten miles NI of Hpimaw, was also fed and given ellmater by the natives and takon to the rorsard ihmmiquarters of 101 Datianhoot. c. A third incident was the rescue of 2n4 Lt. Borton Cpl. Nommom4 and Pvt. Linthicum, all crow members of 0.46 #6$2. Them* men a;c1 the 000 still' missing crow momber? 2nd Lt. Bagsby, were forced to bail out in the visimity of Myitkyina utter they had became lost and were low on fuel. At this time 16 rebruary 1944, kyitkyina area was strongly entrenched with emilly An agent, a member of 101 pet., found Barton and Hammond, and later Linthieumw and guided the mon to safety? Thus, eight mon have been brought from behind Japan,., limo tik all three ?sees a hazardous, self-saorificing undertaking. Thee* reeoues, though the do:Ails were withhold for security reasons, had a decided offset in strengthoLing the confidonoo of flying personnel, since they gained limos* ledge that ciona valiant aid wad availablo, even behind elegy limes. 8. 101 Detachment has unselfishly given the use of their equipment te ATO. On two occasions 104 type aircraft were loaned to the &mush and lees** ' Unit, when aircraft of this kind 'were needed to pick up etrandect airman et some small Jungle air-trip. On one occasion badly injured nomboro of evacuated from a email strip by an Air Marning'fitation (14-143). The air crashed at (26?28'N - 95?2011), near said A.W.3. station. As no &twat t could land and take off on the mall strip Was available to the ATO Rescue Unit, Assiatunce of the 101 Detachment was immediately 404. and it was used in evacuating the badly injured fliers as well ss the two doctors that parachuted to their assistance. 94 Upon all occasions the 101 Detachment has given &dais* Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/23: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100370006-8 Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/23: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100370006-8 Ter:i r4, to the ATC. Their swiftness of action and thair indifference obstacles and danger has been particularly impressive. Our grafi appreciation can hardly be expressed in words. 11 Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/23 : CIA-RDP13X00001R000100370006-8 Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/23: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100370006-8 Can.T.ENDWrIONS h.EcEri Three forms of commendetiens have been forwarded to Deta rt 101 dUring .the period of this report while another in the form of appreciation for Worms.- tion received can also be classified as a tribute to tne efforts of the Unit. The first commendation concerns Warrant Officer, gr. Robert R. Rhea of the Field Photographic Section. The commendation came in the form of a certi- fication from General kerrill making him a member of Ureit 5307 which entitles him to wear the Presidential Citation a;.arded that Unit. The appreciation cahle comes from Grunnert of the 14th Army readik: as follows; "Halfpint from Grunnert for Peers. 33 Corps badly in need of informa- tion East of the Chidwir and plan to put agcnts across. Corps request location of your agent* Soute of Hamann in order that yours and .taeire do not conflict. Also if possible they would like a liaison officer from you. Again appreci4te 4 information you have been c,ivine, us." Uajor General Howard G. Dav'Ason, 10th Air Force, U.S. Army, nas deemed it appropriate tc sene t1e followinL commeveation regardin6 this Unit: Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/23: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100370006-8 Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/23: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100370006-8 HEAlaARTERS "MTH AIR FORCke U.S. AY Office of the Commandine General 48? 1 August 1944 TO CommandinE General, Office of Strategic Service. 3UEJECT: Contribution of Jetac:Lment 101, OSS, to USAAF in Northeastern Assam and North burma. 1. Detachment lol, C6o, !las from its very inception-Eiven the utmost ciooper tion and r:-ovided ?extremely effective assistance to the United States Army Air Forces operating from Northeastern Assam and Northern Burma. Its contributions commencinr in February, 1943, has fallen Into the followint, tLree principal cate- gories: a. Air o erations in Northern Burma were lariely devoted to assistin the4 caizr of tae ,:round forces. CGS furnished the principal intelligence re... carding Japanese troop concentrations, hostile natives, stores and enemy , movcmnt. Up to 15 March 1944, some 90% of all combat missions were planned on t',e basis of intelliLence received from this source. Since then the per- c.7.-ntal:e of direct air-Jround support missions has increased and missions IJa6cd upon OSS Li.tellince no average about 60% of the total. h. 2a,:ss5e55ment zatreinel, inlortctrt. Lnfomtion based upon visual observation of air effactivF:ness aq3es3ment was furnished with great regularity. AsiJe from t e vrl'ie of assessment in mission planning, the oppor- tuni-,: reicrt to ,dlots details on the effectiveness of their individual a*.tatis -9 fnur t- .e r:e of our L-rcatest moral boosters. r of Pilots and .:417....,gre ws ????100!???.??+?/..? t e under review, t..e a_encics rCiC:if 'four f1L..ter ilots sot down Ir LIM ,articited in thisthr;cee t-o 121 !.r. rew :.er.bers of Troop klarric nmari,i. In almoct every ir,st nce Vese Atr Corps 1)1_,:?Lri of t:Ie OSS effected, the close to, and behind en rescue or rendition of H, r units and Air Transport personnel were forced, d ountainous t erra54 omin it r u. 1,(111; . J. 4 of 1.orttrn Dtz.i. ii,r1next; .:eretdo, for Its v:lue in human interest arui ieii,is st,territ. of one of tile reslu-A airmen. 2. The 1C1 Dttacizerlt, 0, !lave been of inestimabl$ to ttle. Air Cc,rts. 111 Declassified and Approved?For_ReleaSe 2013/09/23 : CIA-RDP13X00001R000100370006-8 Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/23: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100370006-8 Office of the Cammanding General SUBJECT: Comendation. TO Comanding Officer, U. S. Army FsperimenS4e4 Station, Nazira, Assam, India. 9 l. It has came to my attention through confidential sources that your orginization has ronderad_outataioiling vice to personnel of the 'MCC. 2. For this cooperation and very valuable assistance, I wish to express my personal appreciation and, to icannend you most hi4 ly. ri! Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/23: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100370006-8 Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/23: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100370006-8 Cline* . Fat ? astiouli,s3A-3 =NM 0?$*$? Reports TO 04*. 0?141. Suva= Theatre of Operatisas? Vatted States Amy. The Aerie* of reports transmitted. le 11-2 fii* IMP 0.$*11. from CURT= la the early stamps et operation. 0111111013, were exsoptiosally able ant Issetal? It is with wes, t roast that we saw this ssrarse later vanish. Ert 136 S.J.TOORDi Colonel. tfatrei,._t 'for LCD* $116111-? igajor $amaralo CS* eit?00 et $o Golf, -) .?? _,_,--,.-)..,-,?1,1 -A- , , , ,0- , ?;kodililiriNOVOW Ar".4*. ." ? .... , . IIt ??? ...... 0 . ? . . 41110?446idik&m: . - ,- -"111."4 Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/23 LCIA-RDP13X00001R000100370006-8 Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/23: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100370006-8 .t z , 01.7fCE "A7M011ANDUM - UNITED STLTES G17ft TO: Chief, R & A Branch Ltten: Dr. Rich:r,rd Hartshorne FROM: Intelligence Liaison Of"ice SUBJTCT:E. & ReportNo. 1766 1. F.r='-rence is rwAe to our telephone convercition this morning concerniNg the request of the Office of the Chief of Engineers which is contained in the attached letter. 2. This is to confirm the underRtandingthat h_ been grE.nted forthe OCE to in:.ludethis report in th(Ar forthcoming Engineer Research Office report on Ger.Iln Navigable Waterways. 3. For your inform:tion, this office will instruct',he 077 Lo IILIP? the credit line read to the effect that the study wL:,s pre:ared in the Rese r-Al and-,..nalysis Brnch, OSS. is/ Philip L. Gore - , . ? Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/23: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100370006-8 Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/23: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100370006-8 NafttlAcAlWffil X44401A14 *OW.W31.4atia SH.,FF appreciation of OSS Material 1) Lt. Col. Miller, Chief of the Occupational ,ommittments (Co-ordinting) Sub-division of G-2 SHAEt hAIs asked me to tell you that all of the SHAEF authorltieSt. ooncerned ,re deP:ly appreciative of the fact that GS$ is making its German Biographical information available to SHAFF. He went on to say that at a recent meeting, a SH1,EF officer, nameless but presumably Britih, said that this OSS m,terial Tas superior to that furnished by ?ID. It w-s far better org:Inized and therefor'e more immediately usable. Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/23: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100370006-8 Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/23: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100370006-8 We return herewith "The Ports of France" ancl-we 0' ,i.-.? much indebted to you for the loan of these books. Smra.L tr,b,r 4 Officers of our Section have gone through them and, it-it could be arranged, we should like, to have a copy. In,44 ,'6 ,; i?JF ? --'' circumstances We would like to it photostat 004-0 of No. 1:'-' from page 5?B (Administrative) o page 20 4no US;Tes _ -,,-,4;Tv,cwir , opinion is that the Administrative partjs very interesti*.:- 4,,q,LY4 We also like the plans; the only drawback to these plans , ,. ?? ;: that the names on the back thereof are not very han3y40 , , t '? 'I , 1 i? ' , :lk :- , ? 'F. Furthermore, we like your sections on VulnerablUty.. , ,?':. _:,.-i;;:: ' i-''z ' '''' These are especially good for people not acquaintedwIt immobilization of ports. The tables too, such as Tidal Range and Dry! Docks, ' are handily arranged and much appreciated, and wealso like the way of giving the names of owners of floating 1 There are, of course, several inaccuracies, but inasmuch as we ourselves have, had the same erroneous information, it is believed that we should not attempt to correct wrong figures, but rather let these correcgo* come to you in the regular way: 'I refer to the measure ments of E/R Boat Pens for instance.- May I hear from you in regard to the above ri uOtt, and may I again express my thanks for the loan of tbeii. books. NL, 17. ff ' yoursa . . . ... "" , .18 .1* 1.? .. . ?? * ' I -11k AM; ?IF . . ?? ' liat . I' ? . ? . ' ? 44.'4**. 'MO% Alf ' "4140010IV ? .1.;,-1ar ?,.' ? Veti it : ?: ' 1. '. .. T :I: ' . . ? ., IV 1-..i. ?,? 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