A film titled: 'Parachutists in Training' on training of U.S. paratroopers. A training of the 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment at Fort Bragg in North Carolina, United States. A board reads: 'Headquarters 503rd Parachute Infantry'. The paratroopers holding rifles march in formation. Trees in the background. The paratroopers jump from dummy airplanes.
A film on training of U.S. paratroopers. Commander of the 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment William Miles Miley discussing with an officer at Fort Bragg in North Carolina, United States. Soldiers standing in formation. A building in the background. A car arrives. U.S. Army General George Catlett Marshall and British Army Field Marshal John Dill get off the car. They inspect the troops and equipment. Equipment placed on the ground. Officers discuss. They look at equipment. A parked airplane. Paratroopers standing at attention, equipped with parachutes and other equipment. An officer inspects the equipment of the paratroopers. The paratroopers board the airplane. A man gives a signal to take off. The airplane takes off and is in flight. The paratroopers seated inside the airplane. They stand up after getting orders and get ready for jumping. They jump out of the airplane. The paratroopers descend with the help of parachutes. Officers watching the maneuvers. The paratroopers lined up for an inspection. General Marshall and other officers inspect them.
A film on training of U.S. paratroopers. A paratrooper in a jumping uniform in the United States. He is equipped with two parachutes. A parachute being placed on a table. Men standing nearby and working on the parachute. They pack the parachute. The parachute is folded step by step and is placed inside a pack.
A report on United States Air Force C-123B assault transport aircraft performance at Fort Bragg military installation in North Carolina. Infantry troops walks over a sandy ground during a simulated assault mission at Fort Bragg military installation. The troops board a C-123B provider transport aircraft. Three C-123Bs land at Sicily Drop Zone. The troops get off the C-123Bs. Vehicles unloaded from the C-123Bs. The aircraft taxi along rough field.
A U.S. Army Jupiter C missile is launched from Cape Canavaral. View of nose cone being retrieved from sea, after having parachuted during missile testing. Sailors pull the cone into deck of their ship. Writing on wall of U.S. Army base at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, identifying it as home of the Airborne. Sign of the United states Army Parachute Team, outside their office at Fort Bragg. A Team member rises on a tethered parachute during experimental testing. Paratroop members of the Army Parachute Team gathered on the tarmac next to a C-123 aircraft, for a briefing. Their Commander, Captain Perry, conducts the briefing. Team members packing their personal chutes. A Team member donning his backpack chute, and attaching a reserve chute in front. Two smoke grenades are attached to his left foot. The skydiver's altimeter and stop watch. A weather balloon being released and tracked by radar.
United States Army Special Forces return to Fort Bragg, North Carolina. United States soldiers lined up holding American flags at Pope Air Force Base. Families wait for the return of United States Army Special Forces. A sign reads ' United States Air Force Pope Air Force Base' . A United States C-123 aircraft taxis after landing. Soldiers of the special forces get off the aircraft as it returns after an attempted rescue of American prisoners of war from a camp near Hanoi, North Vietnam. The family members greet the soldiers. An officer of the special forces speaks into a microphone as cameramen record the event.