• Short Summary

    VISNEWS CAMERAMAN ROBIN STILL MADE A PARACHUTE LEAP FROM A TROOP-CARRIER AIRCRAFT DURING A U.S.?

  • Description

    VISNEWS CAMERAMAN ROBIN STILL MADE A PARACHUTE LEAP FROM A TROOP-CARRIER AIRCRAFT DURING A U.S. MILITARY EXERCISE AUGUST 8 -- AND FILMED THESE STRIKING MID-AIR SHOTS AS HE DRIFTED EARTHWARDS. THE EXERCISE, UNDERTAKEN BY COMBINES U.S. ARMY AND AIR FORCE UNITS, WAS STAGED AT CAMDEN, SOUTH CAROLINA.

    AIM OF THE OPERATION, WHICH WILL CONTINUE FOR TWO WEEKS, IS TO HELP TRAIN ARMY COMMANDERS AND UNITS OF THE U.S. STRATEGIC ARMY CORPS, AND TO DEVELOP PROCEDURES FOR AIRBORNE ASSAULTS. FOR THE AIR FORCE, THE EXERCISE PROVIDED JOINT AND UNILATERAL TRAINING IN TACTICAL AIR OPERATIONS, PLUS INSTRUCTION FOR AIR NATIONAL GUARD, AIR RESERVE AND TACTICAL AIR COMMAND UNITS IN AIRBORNE ATTACK.

    THE FIRST DAY'S PARACHUTE-JUMP OPERATION WAS COMPLETED SAFELY. THE ONLY CASUALTY: A PARATROOPER WITH A BLEEDING NOSE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA49ZSAQLYUOWCWL60RVP912PH0
    Media URN:
    VLVA49ZSAQLYUOWCWL60RVP912PH0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/08/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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