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equipment checking


The troops arrived at the airfield and were at their assigned planes two hours prior to take-off.  During this period, parachutes and equipment were fitted an the individuals.  Fifteen (15) minutes prior to take-off, all men were seated in the planes with parachutes and full equipment on.


"There are photographers all over the place. On the ground are more transports than most people have ever seen at one time. On adjoining strips fighters are warming up, across the wat bombers are taxying from their revetments, creeping along like gigantic cats slinking behind a fence toward the hill."


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