The Warrior Next Door Podcast

Next Series Preview - Ed Patterson North Africa and China Burma India Theater WWII

January 27, 2022 Ryan Fairfield, Tony Lupo Season 2 Episode 33
The Warrior Next Door Podcast
Next Series Preview - Ed Patterson North Africa and China Burma India Theater WWII
Show Notes

Adjutant Ed Patterson served in the Statistical Command during the North Africa campaign as well as the China Burma India theater of WWII. His work involved planning and coordinating supplies being flown from India over "The Hump", or the Himalayas to allied bases in China. From a goal of flying 10,000 tons per month early on to eventually achieving 70,000 tons per month, Mr. Patterson's group continually refined their supply chain to deliver over 650,000 tons of supplies over the hump in a just a few years, helping to keep the Japanese army in China tied up while American Naval forces marched across the Pacific.