Coast Artillerymen at Camp Davis in North Carolina demonstrate how to handle a barrage balloon. Two types of barrage balloons. Men lay a canvas cover on a balloon bed. A compact wooden box in which a balloon is transported. Men lift the box and bring it to the edge of the cloth on the ground. They remove a lid. A balloon and its accessories are unpacked. Men remove their shoes and spread the balloon. Men put an inflation tube into an appendix of the balloon and the other end is attached to an air blower. The balloon is partially inflated. A man enters a gas chamber through the appendix and takes an inspection lamp. Men prepare cylinders of helium for inflation the balloon. The inspection is complete and the man comes out from the appendix. Men walk on the balloon to remove the air.
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