Japanese self defense forces participate in training program, Japan.
Japan Date:1950 Duration:4 min 34 sec Sound:Yes
Camp Kashi, Kyushu, Japan. Members of U.S. 187th Parachute Maintenance Company train Japanese Self Defense Force paratroops. Japanese instructor and U.S. paratroopers help Japanese paratroopers to don and secure their chutes. They board U.S. Air Force C-46 aircraft. Views through open door of C-46, in flight, show American paratroopers accompanying the Japanese. On ground, drop zone is marked by smoke and one of several American Army advisors talks radiotelephone to coordinate the jump. Onboard the aircraft paratroopers hook up to static line. On the ground, Japanese officers look up towards plane, as troopers emerge and their chutes deploy. As they land, the Japanese paratroops wrap up their chutes and form up into units. Soldier takes his bag and runs. Japanese Self Defense Paratroops march in parade. after training of two weeks: Graduates of training course and officers attend the program. The flags of Japan and United States. Japanese General honors the students of training program by giving them paratroop wings and certificates. U.S. Army Brigadier General and Japanese General salute as new paratroops pass in review. View of Paratrooper's wings. Certificate from Headquarters 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team. Smiling new Japanese paratroopers.
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