Against The Rising Sun
- Life and Times of the 341st Bomb Group (M) -
"Preserving the memory of their Sacrifices!"

From the collection of
Clyde Dyar
( 490th Bomb Squadron )




Peasants building airfield. Hanchung, 1945 Hundreds of Chinese peasants working to build the airfield at Hanchung, China, 1945.
(Courtesy of Clyde Dyar - 490th Bomb Squadron )


Tent the 490th brought from Warazup, Burma.
Home away from Home, a "lend-lease" tent from our field at Warzup, Burma, set up on the flight line at Hanchung, China in 1945.
l. to r.; Garrett, Scott, Sharp, Dyar.

(Courtesy of Clyde Dyar - 490th Bomb Squadron )


Garrett and Dyar with their houseboy. Hanchung, 1945.
Garrett (l.) and Dyar (r.) with their houseboy "Leo", and a crap game going on behind them. Hanchung, China, 1945.
(Courtesy of Clyde Dyar - 490th Bomb Squadron )


P-51 drop tank shower. Hanchung, 1945.
"We dug a well and used P-51 drop tanks for water storage for our shower down on the flightline at Hanchung, China in 1945. Sun heated the water for us."
l. to r.; Sharp, Scott, Dyar.

(Courtesy of Clyde Dyar - 490th Bomb Squadron )


Sharp and Scott after pheasant. Hanchung, 1945.
Sharp (l.) and Scott (r.) display the results of their pheasant hunt at Hanchung, China. Note the carbine, no shotguns needed for these sharp shooters!
(Courtesy of Clyde Dyar - 490th Bomb Squadron )


Bill Sharp's gone native. Hanchung, 1945
"Bill Sharp's been over too long, he's gone native.   They gave him a wheelbarrow to haul a sack of cement. He came back with the cement on one end of a pole and the wheel barrow on the other. Hanchung, China, 1945.
(Courtesy of Clyde Dyar - 490th Bomb Squadron )


Dyar and Scott fishing river near Hanchung, 1945.
Clyde Dyar (in back) and Scott testing the waters of a river near Hanchung, China, 1945.
(Courtesy of Clyde Dyar - 490th Bomb Squadron )


Clyde Dyar in front of pagoda. Hanchung, 1945
Clyde Dyar in front of a pagoda on the main street of Hanchung, China.
(Courtesy of Clyde Dyar - 490th Bomb Squadron )


Clyde Dyar visits the Great Wall. Hanchung, 1945
Clyde Dyar (not the one with the baskets) visits the "Great Wall" at Hanchung, China, in 1945.
(Courtesy of Clyde Dyar - 490th Bomb Squadron )


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