C54-Plm Revisited: A 1945 Photo Scrapbook of the 1346th AAF Base Unit in the CBI Theater, INDIA-CHINA DIVISION AIR TRANSPORT COMMAND, 1 October 2010 by JR. Stevenson, Ralph L. (Author)
Publisher : Sunstone Press (1 October 2010)
Language : English
Paperback : 56 pages
ISBN-10 : 0865347697
ISBN-13 : 978-0865347694
Item Weight : 340 g
Dimensions : 29.7 x 22.4 x 0.8 cm
The first C-54 PLM was a limited produced photo scrapbook from the 1346th AAF Base Unit at Kurmitola, India in 1945 during the China-Burma-India (CBI) military theater. Sixty-five years later, containing the same unpublished forty-five photos and text, C-54 PLM Revisited is now available so other generations can view the amazing efforts and ingenuity of American military personal. PLM or Production Line Maintenance was the process installed by the Army Air Corps' leadership that kept the maximum number of air cargo planes flying. PLM guidelines allowed timely deliveries of essential fuel and supplies to distant and isolated air fields and ultimate victory.
About the Author
Ralph L. Stevenson, Jr. is the son of the late Colonel Ralph Stevenson whose career from US Army Air Corps to United States Air Force took him all over the world. His WW II mission had him stationed in India working on the logistics of getting supplies to air fields and outposts to battle Imperial Japan and it earned him a Bronze Star. After his death, Ralph, Jr. kept his dad's war chest of memorabilia in good condition. The C-54 PLM was one of several post bound scrapbooks worthy of publishing for the veterans and descendents of that time and place in American history. Ralph Stevenson, Jr. did not make a career in the military, but spent time as a propeller mechanic on C-124's at Tinker AFB where the hands-on aircraft maintenance experience was another significant factor in publishing this book. Ralph, Jr. is also the author of Sam's Stamp Store, a children's book; Elmer Charles Anderson, a Grave Search, a book about seeking his lost grandfather; and he was Executive Producer of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia musician Rufus Harley's CD jazz compilation of Scottish bagpipes and saxophone. He has also designed the State of New Mexico Tartan and City of Albuquerque Tartan.