Wounded U.S. Marine being loaded aboard Stinson L-5B aircraft in Okinawa, Japan during World War II.
Okinawa Ryukyu Islands Date:1945, June Duration:1 min 46 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Air evacuation of wounded United States Marines on Okinawa in June, 1945. U.S. Army Air Forces Stinson L-5B Sentinel ambulance aircraft of the 163rd Liaison Squadron landing in front of camera as signalman waves flags. Identifiable aircraft serial numbers are: 44-17001, 44-17308, 44-17005. An ambulance pulls up on the field in front of a Red Cross tent and men carry a woundedsoldier on a stretcher towards L-5B aircraft. Another Marine on litter being loaded aboard an aircraft. More L-5B's taxi into position and take off. Identifiable tail numbers 44-17320, 44-16938. One aircraft, only identifiable with the number '80' on the tail is a Marine Corps OY-1 (L-5B).
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