Of the 16 million Americans who served in the Armed Forces of the United States during World War II, only a relatively small percentage served in the far-off China-Burma-India Theater, "Twelve Thousand Miles from Main Street, U.S.A." It was also distant from the pages of newspapers back home as Europe and the Pacific grabbed the headlines. In fact, to this day, it is a little-known part of history.
Here however, the men and women of the CBI Theater and their service is remembered and honored. Honorees are listed in alphabetical order with their name, unit or area, and hometown below their photo. The photo is a link to related information (if available) about their service.
You can participate by submitting a wartime photo of a relative or friend who served in the CBI Theater. Use the link below to submit a photo. You may also send additional photos and details of service if desired. Include full name, unit or area, and wartime hometown.