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Then and Now
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All photographs in this feature are courtesy Frank Foster,
"G" Company, 503d PRCT.
Copyright ©, The Corregidor Historic Society, 1999-2002 & 503d PRCT Heritage Bn.
Last Updated: Feb 5, 2003. Then and Now photographs © Steven Foster, 2003.
Colonel Calhoun's Comment: :
This picture shows our jump equipment well; the trooper is standing with his
left hand holding the risers.
Object above right
shoulder appears to me to be an object in the back ground.
Right hand and knees support the chute. Otherwise the reserve would slip from
the belly band and fall to the ground.
The belly band has been unbuckled and hangs down (it
is still through the slot in the back cover of the reserve chute).
Kit bag hangs down to the knees behind the reserve chute.
Chest strap though handles of kit bag which drags it down. If the reserve chute
were buckled in place, chest strap would be higher. The reserve chute tightly
attached to the body of the jumper above the kit bag kept the kit bags from
flying up and hitting trooper in the face on opening shock. If properly
attached, all went well.
wearing field shoes with canvas leggings--not
unusual in the Pacific. In