National Geographic : 1945 Aug
U.S.Army Air Forces, Official Though Roaring Motors Assail Their Ears, Airstrip Builders Are Too Busy to Glance Up atan Arriving C-47 Chipped to uniform size, each stone was laid by hand. The field will be smoothed by ten-ton rollers hewn out ofsolid rock and dragged byhundreds ofmen. Com pletion of half the runway enabled smaller planes to land. As if by mental telepathy, Chinese workers sensed the approach ofJapanese air raiders. Almost before Intelli gence had the news, the exit roads were blocked with fugitives.