Imphal, The Hump and Beyond
U.S.A.A.F. Combat Cargo Groups of the Second World War
Darjeeling Rest Area Map
| Submitted by Scott W. Hause, son
of Corporal William L. Hause, 39th Statistical Control Unit, Headquarters
India-Burma, Air Service Command, November 19, 1944 through September 2, 1945.
Darjeeling is the legendary British hill station perched in the foothills of the Himalayas. Located in the northern extreme of the Indian state of West Bengal, Darjeeling is just east of Nepal, just south of Sikkim, and a bit west and south of Bhutan (Tibet). The town, itself, laid out by Lord Napier of the Royal Engineers, is at an altitude of 2,134 m (7,000 ft).
Darjeeling, a name of Tibetan origin means where Indra's thunderbolt or scepter rested, (Dodi-thunder bolt, Ling-place). In Sanskrit, the name, derived from the world 'Durjay Ling', means 'Siva of invincible prowess, who rules the Himalayas'.
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Darjeeling is located on a narrow ridge jutting out in a vast basin in the heart of the Himalayas, and enclosed by mountains, the view is more open to the north and north-east as where the eye traverses range after ascending range of hills behind the cultivated slopes of closer hills till the rising waves mingle with the distant snowy griddle of rugged peaks. Obscure in the early dawn, these peaks offer one a breath taking view with each new dawn.
It is most famous for its once magnificent tea estates. Despite a steady and inexorable decline since independence, roughly a half century ago, these estates still produce a substantial portion of the world's tea.
During the Second World War the Allies used this area as a rest
area for tired troops.
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