• Short Summary

    ABOUT 1,900 MEN OF THE US 101st AIRBORNE DIVISION BATTLE GROUP MOVED OUT OF FORT CAMPBELL, KENTUCKY, SEPT 9/10.

  • Description

    ABOUT 1,900 MEN OF THE US 101st AIRBORNE DIVISION BATTLE GROUP MOVED OUT OF FORT CAMPBELL, KENTUCKY, SEPT 9/10. REINFORCED BY OTHER FORT CAMPBELL UNITS THEY WILL TAKE PART IN OPERATION CHECKMATE 2, TEN-DAY NATO MANOEUVRES IN EUROPE, STARTING SEPT 15 AND THE FOLLOWING THE THREE-DAY EXERCISE CHECKMATE 1.

    AFTER RECEIVING LAST-MINUTE INOCULATIONS, THE TROOPS LEFT THE U.S. ARMY'S LARGEST AIRFIELD IN THE UNITED STATES ABOARD C-118 TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT, WHILE THEIR EQUIPMENT WAS AIRLIFTED IN C-124 PLANES.

    CHECKMATE 2 WILL BE CARRIED OUT IN THRACE, THE NARROW STRIP OF LAND LINKING GREECE WITH TURKEY, BY SEA, AIR AND LAND FORCES FROM BRITAIN, GREECE, ITALY, TURKEY AND THE UNITED STATES. THE FORT CAMPBELL TROOPS ARE EXPECTED TO RETURN TO BASE ON SEPT 24.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA851YLVP5Q4XRJFUF2ISIXHP5X
    Media URN:
    VLVA851YLVP5Q4XRJFUF2ISIXHP5X
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/09/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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