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de-trucking - two hours to takeoff


Due to the splendid co-operation of the Fifth Air Force and the 54th troop Carrier Wing, all departures were effected smoothly.  All planes had been properly fitted for parachute drops, viz, doors taped and all excess accoutrements removed from the interior prior to arrival of the troops. 


The helmet markers are to assist in assembly and to help avoid straffing by friendly aircraft.


Photograph Courtesy of Daniel MacRaild - Presentation and Retouched Image 2008 All Rights Reserved - Corregidor Historic Society & 503d PRCT Heritage Bn