Soldiers pack supplies and parachutes at an Australian Parachute Packing Depot in Papua New Guinea.
Papua New Guinea Date:1944 Duration:5 min 51 sec Sound:Yes
March 1943: A map shows Salamaua in Papua New Guinea. An aircraft drops supplies with parachutes over hills. An Australian parachute packing depot. Soldiers pack parachutes on tables in rows. Stacked Australian parachutes to deliver rations, American parachutes used for Ammunition, and 24 foot parachutes for regulation. White parachutes used for medical supplies, blue ones used for rations and red used for ammunition supplies. Aerial view of Goodview, an area of conflict. A soldier radios the requirements to base. Another soldier delivers the plan to the depot. Soldiers pack mortar ammunition. The fuses and sheets are packed together in boxes. Soldiers put boxes into sacks, tie the sacks and attach parachutes. Soldiers pack canned meat: lay straw in big cans, put small cans into those, seal the big cans, secure them with a wiring machine, and attach parachutes. Sacks of rice are put into copper sacks, their mouths tied. Soldiers pack rations including onions, bacon and potatoes for delivery. Supplies are loaded onto trucks and transferred to the aerodrome.
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