Lost in Shangri-La Rescue Mission

The Lost in Shangri-La rescue mission was a remarkable and daring operation during World War II that took place in the remote jungles of Papua New Guinea in 1945. It involved the rescue of a group of American military personnel and WACs (Women’s Army Corps) who crash-landed in a valley known as Shangri-La, named after the fictional utopian paradise in James Hilton’s novel “Lost Horizon.”

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