US soldiers fire artillery shells in Kimpo Airfield in Seoul, Korea during the Korean War. The back gate of Kimpo Air Force Base. 5th AAF sign at the gate and MP (Military Police) on duty at the guard shack. . A truck loaded with artillery shells pulls out of the air base. Two ground soldiers unload the artillery shells. They remove the protective casing from around the shells. Corporal Bud Meyers and Corporal Jack Courtney unload the ammunition from the truck. PFC (Private First Class) Jack W. Brown fuses the artillery shells prior to firing. The soldiers pass the artillery up to the gun crew. The gun crew fires three times rapid fire. United States Air Force Colonel Markey stands nearby and watches the firing operations.
U.S. Air Force airlift operations in Korea during the Korean War. Interior of a C-54 Skymaster transport aircraft shows the crew getting on the aircraft prior to take off from Kimpo Airfield near Seoul. The radio operator of Command Post 1, Norman Bass ; Lieutenant Ernest Amerine and crew-chief technical sergeant Thomas G. Cooper. The interior of the plane shows T/Sergeant checking the cargo. The crew walks down a ladder. A truck backs up towards the C-54. Korean native laborers get off the truck and unload artillery shell cases from the plane into the truck. Several views of airmen and Koreans unloading the artillery shells. Combat troops walk up a step ladder into the door of the C-54. All the men are carrying carbines.
U.S. Air Force airlift operations in Korea during the Korean War. Interior of a C-54 Skymaster transport aircraft shows pilot of 437th Troop Carrier Wing, Lieutenant Colonel Howard T. Markey, talking to the co-pilot, Captain Vernon J. Mouton. The Lt. Col. and the Captain sitting at the controls of the plane in flight check over the instrument panel and talk about the same. The C-54 in flight. It approaches Kimpo Airfield for landing.
Far East Air Force operations in Korea during the Korean War. Aerial views from aircraft in lefthand landing pattern for the Seoul air base (K-16) airfield in Korea. View from downwind leg. A C-124 Aircraft taxiing on parallel taxiway, after landing. Another C-124, with its front loading doors open on the parking ramp, along with several smaller airplanes. View from base leg. Aerial views of the K-14 Kimpo air base.
Focuses on Korean War (1950-1953). U.S. 11th Airborne units arrive at Ashiya Air Base to carry out Seoul operations in Korea. Soldiers unload equipment from truck at air base. Sign on building reads 'Ashiya Air Base, Base Operations'. Paratroopers board planes. Plane takes off from runway. Road sign reads 'Kimpo Airdrome Stop Military Police Check Point'. Plane taxis at Kimpo air base in Korea. Men disembark from plane. Wounded soldiers on stretcher taken into plane. Boats are carried out of cargo planes at air base. Air University Commanding General George C Kenney, and Commanding General of Far East Forces (former commander of U.S. forces) Carl Spaatz, arrive at Kimpo air base for inspection. Captured IL-10 plane parked in the background in hangar. Men manning F7F aircraft. F7Fs in flight line.
A wrecked automobile on the side of Kimpo airfield in Korea. Mountains in the background. The automobile is of American make. A man walks around it and looks at it. Bricks in the background. Grill reads 'Buick Eight'.