Preparation of parachute supplies to be dropped at observation posts in jungles of the China India Burma Theater.
China-Burma-India Theater Date:1944 Duration:3 min 45 sec Sound:Yes
A film titled 'Aerial supply to Burmese outposts' based on establishing and supplying observation posts of the Allies in jungles of Assam-Burma frontier during World War II. Native workers carry equipment and cross a river followed by U.S. soldiers. Troops reach a camp site and native workers are paid off by a soldier. Shacks are being built by a native labor. U.S. soldiers at camps in forward post bathing and shaving. Once the observation post is set up, the soldiers climb up a lookout post ladder on the top of which a warning system is maintained. Native laborers make baskets at a supply post which will be used as containers for parachute supplies dropped. Ration crates are being brought at an airfield depot from a quarter master depot for shipment. The crates are weighed and the containers are packed with straw. Parachutes are attached and the containers are ready for shipment. The material is taken to a U.S. Army Air Force C-47 Skytrain transport airplane and is loaded aboard. The pilot is briefed at a map which indicates the locations of the camps where the supplies are to be dropped.
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