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From the archives of the Airborne Oral History Project: Command Sergeant Major Rock Shiffer talks about his experiences at the Basic Parachutist Course in 1974.

Typical firing mechanisms constructed with models and basic principles of the two firing methods are demonstrated.

Processes of chambering, locking, firing, and cocking explained in detail - functional model built up to illustrate each step.

Skydiving / parachuting safety topics covered include: packing and wearing parachute equipment proper parachute techniques landing on land and water jumping with a static line executing free fall jumps.

U.S. Army Film Bulletin shows the special features, disassembly, loading and firing of the following captured German weapons: Submachine Gun MP 40 Cal. 9mm, Short Rifle Model 98K Cal. 7.92mm, Machine Gun MG 34 Cal. 7.92mm, Machine Gun MG 42 Cal.…

A pathfinder is a paratrooper, Soldier or covert operative who is inserted or dropped into place in order to set up and operate drop zones, pickup zones, and helicopter landing sites for airborne operations, air resupply operations, or other air…

Vietnam, June 1966: 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division in "Operation Hawthorne'' and Army construction activities; 320th Artillery, 82d Airborne Division leaves Santa Domingo.

Vietnam: combat and other activity, December 1965, January and February 1966 - 1st Infantry Division and 25th Infantry Division, and missions of Army craft in buildup ff Cam Ranh Bay.

Department Of Defense

Pin 26959

Combat and other activities in Vietnam (January/February 1966), 1st Infantry Division, Army Aviation Company, Army Engineer, 25th Infantry Division and ROK Forces - Honolulu Conference.

Part 1, troops fight at Anzio. Part 2, Under Sec. of State Stettinius returns from London. Part 3, SPARS, WAVES, and WACS model uniforms. Shows Navy nurses on Guadalcanal. Part 4, shows a baby contest in California. Part 5, the Forest Service uses a…

Story of 101st Airborne Division told on "THE BIG PICTURE" -- Viewers will see a comprehensive historical review of the 101st Airborne Division from early organization and training in World War II, through combat in Europe, to Reorganization Day…

Training and duties of U.S. Army parachute rigger, with focus on basic airborne training, parachute rigger course, and rigger skills related to packing parachutes, rigging supplies, and air drop techniques.

World War II scenes starting out with CU of Army Field Order No. 1, IX Troop Carrier Command, then shifts to a group of high ranking officers looking at Mosaic of Europe. Shows the joint chiefs of Staff at Shape Headquarters sitting around a long…

The story of the 173rd Airborne Brigade in Vietnam; operations at Vung Tau and Bien Hoa, and Operation "New Life,'' protecting the rice harvest for a hungry people.

History of the 82d Airborne Division with sequences devoted to activities during World War I and World War II.

PIN 20368

Combat missions of the 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, from the summer of 1965 to January 1967: Operations Van Buren, Harrison, Hawthorne, John Paul Jones, and Pickett.

OPERATION SAN ANGELO (1ST BRIGADE, 101ST AIRBORNE DIVISION) SONG BE, SOUTH VIETNAM - National Archives and Records Administration 1968 - ARC Identifier 31685 / Local Identifier 111-LC-52325 - Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of…

Film by the Air Force to encourage the sale of war bonds. Paratroopers and men and equipment brought in by gliders go behind the German Iron Line and drop into France the night before the invasion on June 6th. The men of the 82nd and 101 Airborne…

Operation Market Garden (September 17-September 25, 1944) was an Allied military operation in World War II. Its tactical objectives were to secure a series of bridges over the main rivers of the German-occupied Netherlands by large-scale use of…

Department of Defense

PIN 26157

AIR FORCE STORY, THE -- D-DAY, JUNE 1944

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GEN. EISENHOWER ADDRESSES TROOPS IN SOUTHERN ENGLAND; THE "BIG SHOW" BEGINS; AIRBORNE TROOPS DROPPED BEHIND ENEMY LINES; SUPPORT AIRCRAFT DROP EVERYTHING FROM…

National Archives and Records Administration

ARC Identifier 2569475 / Local Identifier 111-TV-205

Big Picture: The Army's 82nd Airborne

Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations. U.S.…

Training And Duties Of Us Army Parachute Rigger, With Focus On Basic Airborne Training, Parachute Rigger Course, And Rigger Skills Related To Packing Parachutes, Rigging Supplies, And Air Drop Techniques.

Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations. U.S. Army Audiovisual Center. (ca. 1974 - 05/15/1984). Silent. ARVN soldiers under cover along wall of the French National Cemetery. ARVN soldiers make…

Commemoration of the airborne landings in September 1944 near Arnhem during the Battle of Arnhem, which was part of Operation Market Garden. 180 parachutists of the 10th battalion The Parachute Regiment jump above the Ginkelse Heide near Ede, looked…

(1) parade (2) Gen. Ike Honored By Canada (sound of Ike speaking at college in academic robes, received honorary doctorate at Toronto University) (3) Airmen Seek Peacetime Pilot Jobs (sound) (4) Gen. William Donovan decorated by Truman (sound)

Big Picture: Fire Brigade - National Archives and Records Administration - ARC Identifier 2569669 / Local Identifier 111-TV-401. Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations. U.S. Army Audiovisual…

National Archives and Records Administration

ARC Identifier 2569550 / Local Identifier 111-TV-280

Big Picture: Airborne to Battle

Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations. U.S. Army…

A member of the 3rd Battalion, 12th Special Forces Group (Airborne) exiting a CH-46 helicopter over the Drop Zone during a 1994 Field Training Exercise in Truckee, California.
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