U.S. 10th Air Jungle Rescue Detachment performs Rescue mission behind Japanese lines in Burma during World War 2
Burma Date:1944, April 25 Duration:2 min 12 sec Sound:NO SOUND
10th Air Jungle Rescue Detachment mission in Burma, during World War Two. U.S. Airmen talk in front of jeep bearing Letters "AJR" on its windshield.. They examine a map. Ground crew pull props through on B-25 Mitchell bomber and clean gun turret canopies. View of pilots inside cockpit of B-25 in flight over jungle. A jungle rescue team discusses mission in front of a Sikorsky YR-4B helicopter parked at field. Pilot, Lieutenant Carter Harmon, climbs into cockpit of the helicopter. Ground crew seen pulling props through on a B-25. Views from inside a B-25 flying over jungle. The object of rescue is is seen. (TSgt Ed "Murphy" Hladovcak of the 1st Air Commandos, piloting a Stinson L-1 Vigilant with three wounded British soldiers on board, had been forced down behind Japanese lines, several miles from Mawlu, Burma.) Two B-25s are seen parked on a rough field. A white tent is nearby and many Burmese people are seen. Airmen are seen around a B-25. Brief view of happy airmen inside a vehicle. (Note: This is probably the first use of a helicopter for a combat rescue. )
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