7 - Practice Jump, Mindoro PI, March 1945. 
8 - Practice Jump, Mindoro PI, March 1945. 
9 - "Hardrock" Hamel q
10 - Lt. Hewitt, Garrett, "Speed" Reed, Feb 14, 1945
11- George Gaspar
12- Harold Johnson (A-20 "Smokey" Pilot: N. G. Patterson)

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Dumaguete, Negros
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. Trooper wearing field shoes with canvas leggings--not unusual in the Pacific. In Europe the airborne divisions commanders would not put up with such. I do not know about MG Swing.p