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U.S. PARATROOPERS IN TRAINING IN THE SOUTHWEST PACIFIC.
The camera catches a U.S. paratrooper in action during training at an Allied air base in the Southwest Pacific. At left, he is shown as he plunges carthward from a plane following the leaps of fellow paratroopers. At right, he drifts gently through the air after pulling the rip cord to open his parachute. U.S. paratroopers in their first majo…