Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Meet Neil Bach
Sgt. Neil Bach, U.S. Army Air Corps, World War II. Neil particpated in the China-Burma-India campaign. He flew 112 missions (752 hours) of all types in C-46's (large cargo planes) to support American and Chinese troops fighting the Japanese. These air routes took them directly over the highest and most dangerous mountain range in the world - the Himalaya Mountains. This became known as "The Hump". Between 1944 and 1945, 81% of all supplies came into China via these air crews. His medals include: The Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with cluster, 3 Bronze battle stars and the Good Conduct medal. Neil is from Pontiac and is a member of the Museum Board.