FIRST CONVOY OVER THE LEDO ROAD PICK'S PIKE, LIFE LINE FROM INDIA TO CHINA
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American and Chinese soldiers place flags on a Jeep for the First Convoy over the Ledo Road
First Convoy formed and awaiting departure from Ledo
Lead vehicle is decorated with American and Chinese flags
At symbolic ceremony, General Pick (right) receives orders for first convoy from General Sultan (left).
First Convoy heads out on the Ledo Road, 12 January 1945.
6x6 Deuce 'n' a half (2½ ton truck) decorated for first convoy
More than just a pretty picture - lead truck was also armed with an anti-aircraft gun
Motorcycles lead the 113 vehicle-long convoy
Trucks pause on a narrow stretch
Lead truck continues past one of the many bridges
The First Convoy winds its way through Burma
Army ambulance passes convoy
General Pick addresses drivers prior to leaving Myitkyina
The convoy made two extended stops as the final route was cleared
MPs assigned to the convoy prepare for overnight layover
General Pick in lead jeep at the junction of the Ledo and Burma Roads
Photographers follow lead vehicles
Truck passes ceremonial junction
Sign marks passing of first convoy. View
text of sign.
American and Chinese soldiers view the sign, in a different location and with translation added.
Convoy traverses switchbacks on the Burma Road.
Passing Temples and ruins
Flags and fireworks greet the convoy as it passes through Saikwan, China.
Boy gives traditional Chinese good luck greeting as convoy passes. Cover of May 4, 1945 issue of YANK The Army Weekly.
Convoy assembled for triumphant entry into Kunming
Convoy passes under sign "Welcome the Firat Convoy on Stilwell Road"
General Pick waves to crowd lining streets of Kunming
People crowd the convoy
First convoy arrives Kunming, China on 4 February 1945.
The long convoy in Kunming
General Pick at road opening ceremony
Governor of Yunnan Province greets General Pick
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