National Geographic : 1945 Sep
U.S.Army Signal Corps, Official Oxcarts Carry Wounded Five and a Half Miles Through Jungles to Myitkyina Airfield,Muddied byMonsoon Rains By nightfall, these jungle fighters, evacuated by the plane in the background, will be resting in India hospitals. The Burma airfield was captured May 17, 1944, by Brig. Gen. Frank Merrill's Marauders, composed of American and Chinese troops. During the battle, wounded were treated inarevetment offtherun way by Dr. Gordon S. Seagrave, of Burma Surgeon fame.