World War II Pilots called it "the Hump", a treacherous flight from India to China over the worlds highest mountains in the world's worst weather. Many pilots never came back, but Thomas Herrod made the trip sixty-five times, flying essential military cargo to allied soldiers fighting the Japanese. "One Pilots Life" details Herrod's military exploits, including landing hospital planes behind enemy lines while under heavy fire.
Herrod's aviation career continued after WWII, as he parleyed his piloting skills into a successful agricultural aviation business and went on to found the highly successful Airline Pilot Training School. The skills he developed in the military proved vital to his business success.