Coast Artillerymen at Camp Davis in North Carolina demonstrate how to handle a barrage balloon. The manifold of the balloon is connected to a helium gas cylinder by means of a rubber tube. Men connect one end of an inflation tube to the manifold. The end of the tube is connected with the appendix of the balloon. The envelope is inflated A man opens cylinder valves. The balloon gradually rises. Men install a rudder. Men hang sand bags on the balloon to control its rate of rise. Men move the balloon to a winch. The second balloon inflated in the same manner. Men remove the sand bags. A man operates the winch. The balloon rises. The second balloon rises. The balloons are raised up. A balloon is hauled down and anchored. Men hang the sand bags. The crew moves off from the field.
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