Raymond P. Ludden (SFS’30) forms part of a covert mission behind enemy Japanese lines in occupied China to make contact with and assess the strength of the Chinese Communist resistance forces at Yan’an.
For his bravery, he was awarded the Bronze Star. Ludden had been stationed in China since 1932, but was imprisoned by the Japanese the day following Pearl Harbor. His release had been brokered by the Red Cross. Following the War, Ludden remained in China until 1949 sending dispatches back to Washington warning of the imminent takeover by the forces of Mao.