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

Memories of Yangkai, China

1942 - 1945
"Preserving the Memory of Their Sacrifices!"

Not all of the photos were annotated, so we did the best we could.   If you can provide more accurate information PLEASE email us
Old Chinese man smoking a pipe
Peasant enjoying some American tobacco in the village of Yangkai, China, 1944.
(Courtesy of 'Al' Lodoveco - 491st Bomb Squadron )


Peasants take a break from their work in the fields near Yangkai, China, 1944.
(Courtesy of 'Al' Lodoveco - 491st Bomb Squadron )


A young fisherman, along the river near Yangkai, China, 1944.
(Courtesy of 'Al' Lodoveco - 491st Bomb Squadron )


Villager at work on the edge of a rice paddie near Yangkai, China, 1944.
(Courtesy of 'Al' Lodoveco - 491st Bomb Squadron )


Village children pose for the photographer, Yangkai, China, 1944.
( Courtesy of 'Al' Lodoveco - 491st Bomb Squadron )


Two Chinese boys, who have 'adopted' the men of the 491st Bm Sq; near Yangkai, China, 1944.
( Courtesy of 'Al' Lodoveco - 491st Bomb Squadron )


Irrigating his rice paddy; near Yangkai, China, 1944.
(Courtesy of 'Al' Lodoveco - 491st Bomb Squadron )


Fishing the river at Yangkai, China, 1944.
(Courtesy of 'Al' Lodoveco - 491st Bomb Squadron )


A villager takes time for our photograph, near Yangkai, China, 1944.
(Courtesy of 'Al' Lodoveco - 491st Bomb Squadron )


Fred Nash at the hardware stand.
Yangkai Village, Spring 1945
(Frank W. Bates collection, 491st)


Wilbur Carter, Clarence Hall and on the far right is Harry Gordon.
(Frank W. Bates collection, 491st)


Fernand Arel in the room he shared with Frank Bates and Dagget.
Yangkai, 1944.
(Frank W. Bates collection, 491st)



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