U.S Army Medical Service in Korea. Injured U.S. soldiers evacuated to the United States during the Korean War.
United States USA Date:1953 Duration:6 min 52 sec Sound:Yes
Scenes inside U.S. Army hospital in Japan. Surgeons scrub. Patients are moved about and treated. Nurse tending bedridden patient. Several soldiers seen leaving to return to duty in Korea. Others are transported to Haneda Air Base, near Tokyo, where the Military Air Transport Command operates long range aircraft in the so-called "Pacific Air Shuttle."
A wounded soldier is taken from an ambulance and placed aboard a transport aircraft. Interior of aircraft is shown, with litters. The aircraft lands at Hawaii where wounded are cared for at Tripler Army Hospital until ready to continue journey to Travis Air Force Base in California. View from cockpit of aircraft landing at Travis Air Force Base. Wounded patients being moved through rear cargo doors of C-97 aircraft. View of Walter Reed U.S. Army General Hospital in Washington, DC. Captain Zimmerman introduces Lt. Col. S.J. Newsome, who was a surgeon in Korea with the 7th Division. Dr. Newsome emphasizes "speed" as the most important factor in recovery of wounded soldiers. He also mentions the problem of disease affecting soldiers in foreign places like Korea. Scenes of Army doctors examining soldier patients. Wounded being placed aboard jeep in Korea. Soldier firing rifle. Soldiers slogging through mud and water. Soldiers firing artillery in the snow, and evacuating wounded on inflated litter in snow. Combat in jungle. View of people at river in India. Civilian dead in streets.
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