"In 1943, five American airmen were flying a treacherous, Himalayan supply route known as “the Hump”. They expected a routine flight from Kunming, in China, back to their base at Jorhat, in India. But a violent storm suddenly erupted and blew the men hundreds of miles off course.
Forced to bail out, just seconds before their plane ran out of fuel, the five men miraculously survived. They thought they had landed in India - or possibly in China - but instead they found they were stranded high in the mountains of central Tibet.
Their ordeal was just beginning."
Recently finished Lost In Tibet by Richard Starks & Miriam Murcutt. I lucked into a hardcover copy at the local discount book store for $12.00 US. Fascinating story. They were among the first Americans ever to enter the "Forbidden City". I highly recommend it.