Daily, from dawn until dusk, the stream of
aircraft headed up country to perform their various missions. Some hauled loads
of cargo to drop enroute to their assigned sites. New cargo was then picked up
and returned to their starting points or other sites in between. And then it
would start all over again - always finding time to get in one more load as long
as the weather cooperated! Some of the cargo was rice or medical supplies,
sometimes it was munitions in support of the military offensives, and often
their cargo was a flood of refugees, carrying their life's belongings on their
backs to a "safer" place.
Their landing strips were often nothing more than short dirt strips carved into the sides of mountains, or nestled between dangerous carsts, and from the air one village looked much the same as the next...........
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