National Geographic : 1944 Aug
Blood Plasma Saves a Tommy's Life Though the landing was unopposed, 23 men were lost in glider crashes. Ruts and grass-hidden logs, not shown in aerial photographs, ripped off undercar riages. Many British troops were from the English north country and Scot land. Australian-type hats were issued by General Wingate in India. Wingate and Cochran, a Ground-Air Team That Stunned the Japs Called the "second Lawrence," thelate Major General Wingate cleared Axis backed Arabs in 1936 from British pipe lines inPalestine. He entered Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, at Emperor Haile Selassie's side in1941. Cochran's Air Com mandos made his 1944 airborne invasion ofBurma possible.