U.S. Paratroopers of 187th Regimental Combat Team jump into area near Munsan, Korea.
Korea Date:1951, March 23 Duration:3 min 11 sec Sound:Yes
U.S. Airborne Operation Tomahawk to drop paratroopers near the 38th parallel in Korea. Officer checks chutes of his paratroopers before boarding aircraft. Paratroopers of 187th Regimental Combat Team Loading weapons and equipment into the rear of the C-119s. An Aircraft commander briefing his C-119 crew, before departure. Crew member boarding a C-119. Scene shifts to view from an in flight, of C-119 formation set up over Taegu and proceeding to jump area. Below, smoke rises from prior bombardment by fighters and bombers, at the jump area, 10 miles South of the 38th parallel. The Paratroopers begin jumping from the C-119s, at 800 ft. altitude, in Sticks of 42 men each, over rice paddies and rolling terrain. Air below, filled with open parachutes , as seen from camera aircraft. Next jeeps and trailers are seen being pulled by billowing chutes from rear door of the photograper C-119. More views of chutes descending and troopers organizing on the ground. Views of armor from the U.S. Army 24th Infantry Division linking up with the paratroopers, as they begin moving to set up their defensive positions. (Korean War)
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