Preparation of supplies and drops executed by soldiers from airplanes in Papua New Guinea.
Papua New Guinea Date:1944 Duration:7 min 25 sec Sound:Yes
Documentary titled 'The Biscuit Bomber - The Story of Dropping' about the development of aerial supply techniques by the Troop Carrier Command in New Guinea, 1942-43. A fighter formation of U.S. Douglas C-47 Skytrains and P-38 Lightning fighters of the 54th Troop Carrier Wing with fighter escorts in flight. Soldiers with supplies on the plane. U.S. and Australian troops fighting in the jungles of New Guinea. Soldiers amidst heavy firing and bombardment. Natives on foot carry heavy supplies on their shoulders and backs. Soldiers and natives make their way across the rough terrain. A village with huts and army vehicles. A map shows the area of conflict. Soldiers gather and wrap supplies in blankets and rags, load them into planes. Plane taxis and takes off from field. Soldiers on the ground give a smoke signal. Soldiers in the plane drop the supplies over the drop area. Inadequate wrapping and packing of supplies and the failure to use parachutes damages the supplies during the drops over Goodview.
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