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Thanks to Paratroopers who had the foresight (to saved enough out of their beer money) to buy a camera we have some of -- the "BEST" Airborne Pictures on the web --

For the majority of the pictures on this page, a special thanks too:

Azie L. Magnusson: 11th Abn Div. 89th Abn. Field Artillery Batt. from 1955 to 1957

Louis G. Schreiner: Co. "E" 1/504 A.B.G. 8th Inf. Div Lee Barracks Mainz Germany, Aug 1960 to Aug 1962

Frank Wright: 11th Airborne Medical Battalion, Clearing Co. 1955 to 1958

Great Picture of General Gavin

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Paratroopers 1941

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Paratroopers early 40's in plane

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Paratroopers early 40's in tree

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WWII Paratrooper Loading C-46 or C-47

C-46 was cigar shaped, larger than C-47 and carried up to 40 troopers, jumping doors on each side, whereas C-47 carried no more than 20 troopers and only had left door.

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Troopers Loading C-46

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Paratroopers exiting C-47

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Paratroopers exiting C-47 Photo #2

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Paratroopers exiting C-46 Photo #3

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The Great Separator "The 34' Tower"

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The Great Separator "The 34' Tower" Photo #2

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Swinging "PLF"

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Suspended Agony
I think I'm going to cry.


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Paratroopers 40's Standing in Door

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Paratroopers 50's Hooked up and ready to go in C-119

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Putting your knees in the breeze

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Putting your knees in the breeze photo #2

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Jumping the good ole 120 lb GP bag.

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CORCORAN BOOTS size "BIG"

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Waiting for the "SHOCK"

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Hup1000, Tup1000 , ......

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Hey guys wait for me !!

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A great comparison of the different opening of the T-7 and T-10 chutes

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Jumping the C119 with clam shell removed good view of "A" frame extension arms for the static line cable

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LOOK OUT BELOW !!

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Exiting the ole C-119

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Jumping the C-119 in Germany 1956

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C-119 Dropping Troopers in Vee formation.

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4 Troopers that need work on the proper body position

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That's what I call sticking together!!

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Last Stick to empty buys the beer!!

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Jumping in Germany 1961

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OK OK what part of "SLIP" don't you understand!!

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I guess I'll be hearing about this all week !!

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It's to late for apologies.

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Ya, and I love you Too!!

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"Maewest"

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"Maewest #2"

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Jumping in the snow, Alaska.

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Paratrooper's delight, a full chute and no one around.

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Pull down hard and slow that decent

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Chute full of air

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Jump in up state NY early 50's


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Paratroopers in the sky

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82nd Airborne hits the DZ.

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Don't pick up those feet !!

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Trees are for the birds.

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Just a pertty picture

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A perfect Feet, As--s , Head "PLF"

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Man, I believe I could have stood up !

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Boy, what a pertty sight !!

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Hey, don't just stand there stop it !!

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4 steps to a perfect "PLF"

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Helicopter crash Flak Kaserne Germany 1956

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chopper jump
Helicopter Jump Ft. Bragg 1959. Picture frunished by Jerry Ray who served with the 82 nd. D/325 ABG 1959-1960.

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SONG ALBUM
Cover of 78RPM Airborne Song Album purchased Ft. Bragg 1959-1960

Click on the Album Cover for Information on how to obtain a CD of AIRBORNE SONGS
JScomp
Want a Great CD made from a "RARE" 78 RPN Record of a documentary of 4 weeks of actual jump school at Ft. Benning in 1959. All Interviews and Instructions are from actual Trainees and Black Hats. They Jumped an old C123

Click on the Album Cover for Information on how to obtain a CD of Jumpschool in the 50's

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