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Osprey US Paratroopers in Pacific
wedgetail53
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Posted: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 10:12 PM UTC
Randy Harvey reviews Osprey''s new publication "US Paratroopers in the Pacific".

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russamotto
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Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 12:11 AM UTC
Nice review, Randy. It is nice to see a good reference on the airborne forces in the Pacific, considering how much they did there.
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Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 01:54 AM UTC
Some of the coolest wartime newsreel footage I ever saw was of the guys jumpiing into Corrigidor on the old parade ground amidst the debris and large craters. Hell of a jump and I am sure there were a lot of banged up paratroopers that day.
I landed on some squirrly dz's but nothing like that!!
Airborne!! All the Way!!
J
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Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 02:26 AM UTC
Action in Noemfoor.



Corregidor




All the white dots on the cliff are parachutes.
jrutman
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Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 02:41 AM UTC

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Action in Noemfoor.



Corregidor




All the white dots on the cliff are parachutes.



I know dude!!! Those jumpers must have cursed the zoomies to high heaven. Can't blame the jumpmasters as in those combat jumps they were the first out the door on green light. It must really tighten up certain areas of your body when you see that cliff underneath you.
J
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Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 04:36 AM UTC
Way back in my Freightdog days I flew with 5th A.F. C-47 pilot who dropped the paratroopers on New Guinea and Corregidor. IIRC, he said the wind at Corregidor should have scrubbed the mission. After the war he flew for Delta until retiring in 1968. He was in his late 60s - early 70s when we flew together and he could still run and vault himself up onto the wing of our DC-3 without a ladder! Sharp as a tack. Lost contact with him about 20 years ago. Fair winds, Stan!

The photo 'Noemfoor.", think that's MacArthur B-17 circling?
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Posted: Saturday, March 23, 2013 - 12:33 PM UTC

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Nice review, Randy.



Thank you for the kind comment Russ. I always appreciate getting feedback. Always gives me a swelled head!!

Thanks everyone for sharing the information. That is one of the cool things about this site.....everyone is always ready to share and assist.

Thank you,
Randy