Museum rolls in 11,000-pound stone from China

Bardua, Rob
September 2004
Airman;Sep2004, Vol. 48 Issue 9, p13
This article informs that a stone roller used to build airfield runways in Kunming, China, during World War II made its American debut in June, 2004, during a ceremony at the Air Force Museum. The roller, which is made of solid stone and weighs nearly 11.000 pounds, was pulled by hundreds of Chinese workers to compress gravel for runways, some as long as 8.500 feet. The runways were used by the Flying Tigers, 14th Air Force aircraft and the transport aircraft flying the "Hump Route" from India to China.


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