C-47 Skytrains and P-38 Lightning fighters drop supplies with parachutes over Greenview in Papua New Guinea.
Papua New Guinea Date:1944 Duration:6 min 56 sec Sound:Yes
March 1943: Australian and American soldiers in Salamaua in Papua New Guinea. Trucks loaded with supplies move to the aerodrome. The Depot officers radio A3 of the 5th Air Force Headquarters, who in turn contact the 54th Troop Carrier Wing for airplanes. Brigadier General Prentiss monitors the mission with Colonel Hampton. Board shows duties of the Troop Carrier Wing. The pilots and crew are briefed for the mission. Soldiers leave in jeeps at dawn for the aerodrome. The pilots are given the time for take off. Supplies are loaded. Planes are ordered off ground. Douglas C-47 Skytrains and P-38 Lightning fighters taxi and take off. Pilot scouts the skies for change in weather and danger. Planes over drop area in Greenview, marked by parachutes from earlier drops on the ground. Soldiers put supplies onto ramps and prepare for the drop. Pilot gives the signal and supplies are dropped.
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