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Also attached is a list of the trips accomplished by all crew 
members, and I would like to point out here that in the Army each crew 
member that completes 25 one way "hump" trips is entitled to the Air 
Medel, while those who complete 25 round trips are awarded the D. F. C. 
From this record and using the Army's basis of recognition, I believe 
that the merit of the remarks in my last few paragraphs will be 

	At Lt. Col. Hardin's suggestion, a letter showing the flight per- 
formence of our personnel has been addressed to him because he feels 
that some Government recognition will be forthcoming and he wishes to 
initiate a reccomendation. 

	Regardless of whether our personnel gets official recognition for 
their fine services, all members will have the satisfaction of knowing 
that they took part in carrying out a notable and historical project 
that constitutes another "first" for American Airlines as well as for 
the Government. Never again will any group be able to say that they 
too were a part of Project 7-A. 

	Although those actually at Tezpur should be given full credit for 
the sucess of Project 7-A, we must not lose sight of the large amount 
of effort put forth by many members of the different Company departments 
in order that equipment and facilities might be provided. 

	The efforts of those at LaGuardia will be known to most of those 
who read this report, however I would like to include the efforts of 
personnel at Miami, Stations Nos. 159 and 133 for particular commendation. 
All those groups did excellent work in expediting the movement of 
equipment, personnel and supplies through their stations. 

	By obtaining an unbelievable amount of spare parts and supplies for 
transfer to the project, both Bolling at Station 159 and LeCompte at 
Station 133 deserve special attention. How these men obtained some of the 
supplies and parts from already harrassed supply officers, is a story 
yet to be told, however, it can be said that time and again inccoming 
parts from these two stations saved a shut down of both 7-A and Army 
operated transports. 

	By way of refreshing our memories, it should be stated that as far 
as American Airlines was concerned, the birth of Project 7-A was announced 
through a Washington telephone call on Sunday, July 18, 1943. With the 
vague instructions that were then given, all departments of the Company 
got busy and by Monday night the 19th plans had been formulated 
for movinglO planes, 180 men and sufficient supplies from various points 
in the United States and some foreign stations to a yet undisclosed base in 
remote North East India. 

	With a bale of secret instructions from all departments, I left 
LaGuardia early Tuesday morning, the 20th, for Miami where Joe Healey 
and I proceeded to unwind the red tape that would obtain and release 
for issue every sort of Army equipment needed for 180 men who were 

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