National Geographic : 1946 Jan
U.S.Army Signal Corps, Official GI's Find the Moving of a 2,600-pound Refrigerator Easy-When They Have an Elephant toHelp! The captain in charge of the Post Exchange at Southeast Asia Command Headquarters, Ceylon, directs the shifting ofthe heavy unit. But Karunavathi, a35-year-old elephant, is the most effective helper. The Army used these powerful beasts in bothIndia and Burma.