Shows four soldiers from U.S. 4th Engineers division ferry a Bantam Car or 'The jeep' across river stream..Driver carefully reverses jeep onto a tarpaulin sheet. Soldiers wrap up jeep and tie it up. Waterproofed Jeep is successfully ferried across river by troops. July 1941.
United States 501st Parachute Battalion in Fort Benning, Georgia. Airplanes on the air base. Paratroopers march. They board the planes. The airplanes in formation. Paratroopers jump from the planes in flight. They open their parachutes. They land.
United States paratroopers undergo training at Fort Benning, Georgia. They take their early jumps with parachutes using special towers. The paratroopers descend on the ground with their parachutes.
Major General George Patton, Commander 2nd Armored Division at Fort Benning, Georgia and 66 other officers and enlisted men signing up for private flying school in Columbus, Georgia. Officers studying on field. They board Fairchild aircraft and Cadet Monoplanes and take off. Graduates lined up and getting diplomas.
Shows U.S. Army parachutists training on scaffold at Fort Benning in Georgia. Parachutists practice hanging and landing techniques while the high rank officers watch them. Parachutists boarding aircraft C-47. Aircraft taking off and practice jumps. Parachutists jumping, one after the other.
Shows 501st Parachute Battalion, boarding C-47 aircraft and jumping at Fort Benning in Georgia. Views of German parachutists descending on Norway from Junkers 52 aircraft. Aircraft C-47s taking off and dropping heavy equipment parachutists as Curtiss A-12S lay smoke trails below. Troops advancing through smoke in fields.