The Project 7A story is one of the most significant of all of the many aspects of American Airlines’ operations during WWII as part of the Air Transport Command, which went on to become the Military Air Transport Service, then the Military Airlift Command, and then Air Mobility Command.
Lavishly illustrated with photos from the collections of many of the crew members of 7A, To The Four Winds puts you in the cockpits and in the barracks with the men who fought every element that nature and man could throw in their path along the way to China. 7A was the very beginning of what became the Hump operation, and these men literally wrote the book on how to do it. The Army eventually took over and turned it into a much larger airlift, and indeed some of the officers who won the first real battle of the Cold War, the Berlin Airlift, cut their teeth on the CBI operation. But it was American Airlines that got it all started and taught the Army how to run it!