Preparation area at Ashiya Air Force Base in Japan shows cargo being assembled and parachutes being attached to drums.
Japan Date:1951, January 18 Duration:1 min 4 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Combat cargo airdrop prepared at Ashiya Air Force Base in Japan during the Korean War. Views of the cargo which is to be dropped. Preparation area shows the cargo being assembled. American and Japanese personnel working in the area. Drums of gasoline, with protective cover, being prepared for dropping. Parachutes are attached to the gasoline drums. Conveyor belt system is used in the cargo preparation area. A Japanese civilian pushes two drums down through the area on the conveyor belt system. Japanese make parachute attachments to fifty gallon drums.
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