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.
A sign identifies the "XVIII Airborne Corps Sport Parachuting Club" at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Members of the club are seen standing at an operations counter inside the building. Each of them wears a patch with the club logo. A large open air stadium is seen where the Army Skydiving Team will perform. Paratroop members of the U.S. Army Parachute Team walking to an Army AT-19 aircraft. view of the aircraft in flight and of the pilot at the controls. Army Team members seated in the cabin of the airplane. View of large open area below with markings on the ground. Below, men sit near signal panels used to convey information to the jumpers.The first jumper signals to the copilot who signals back. The jumper goes out and free-falls. On the ground, signal panels call for various maneuvers which the trooper performs. Spectators look upwards to see the maneuvers. View from the plane, as the jumper opens his chute and steers toward a target marked on the field, which he hits perfectly. Another jumper leaves the airplane and repeats the process. View from the jumper of his altimeter. His chute opens and we see the ground target from his viewpoint. He lands.
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.
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.
United States Army Special Forces return to Fort Bragg, North Carolina. United States Army soldiers and a band lined up as they hold American flags at Pope Air Force Base. They await the return of the special forces soldiers after an attempt to rescue American prisoners of war from a camp near Hanoi, North Vietnam. A United States C-123 aircraft taxis after landing. Soldiers of the special forces get off the aircraft as they return. Family members greet the soldiers. Photographers take pictures. Soldiers reunite with their families and friends.
B-B rifle training on a quick-hill course at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Troops march through an entrance to the quick-hill course. The soldiers are briefed by an instructor. Students walk through the course and fire at a pop-up target. The soldiers set off booby traps (simulated). They put on protective helmets and face shields.