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Photos: Flying Tigers C-47 Transport Aircraft Lands in Kunming
China Aviation Daily | Oct. 17, 2016

A C-47 aircraft made in 1944 landed at Kunming Changshui International Airport on the afternoon of October 15, after a commemorative "Hump" flight, widely known as the most dangerous aircraft route in China during World War II.

The 70 year-old transport aircraft departed from Australia in August and successfully re-flew across World War II "Hump" to arrive in Kunming on Saturday.

A group of three Australian and two American flight crew are in the process of recreating one of the great Allied World War II aviation triumphs.

The C-47 will eventually fly to the Flying Tiger Heritage Park in Guilin, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, as a historic exhibit.

The Hump, or the "death route" over the Himalayan Mountains, was operated to transport military supplies from India to Southwest China from 1942 to 1945.

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