WOW! Talk about a small world. My father was in China from Feb to Sept 1945 mostly around Chungking and Shunan. Apparently we like to dress up in local garb and smoke pipes, at least on my side. What was your fathers name? I have a couple of books on the war in China and could see what I can find. Ever heard of Admiral Miles? He was the SACO boss there. When I was in High school he was the CO of the Brooklyn Navy Yard and he gave me the run of the place. Looking back on it I bet the crew of some of the ships I had lunch on were not impressed. Loved roaming around on subs.Regarding WWII CBI Theater, my father was embedded with and trained Chinese troops in south central China 1941-44 and was with them repelling the Japanese crossing of the Salwein River. He had to have interpreters as they moved from one warlords area to the next as the dialects changed. Their approximation of our Maris name was similar to "Mah Li Shur" meaning "Man on a horse".