National Geographic : 1945 Sep
Flying Our Wounded Veterans Home 373 9 . - a U. S. Army Signal Corps. Official Ambulance Plane Lands in Burma Treetop; Casualties Are Brought Down by Ladder Sgt. W . H. Latta, pilot of the light liaison plane, suffered a fractured leg and face lacerations. He is being lowered by ropes. His three passengers, infantrymen wounded on a jungle battlefield, were treated for additional shock. Unarmed "grasshoppers," or jungle taxis, fly close to the ground to escape enemy fire and often evacuate wounded from places where larger planes cannot land. They form the first link in air evacuation.