Paratrooper Sergeant Demonstrating full Parachute Gear at TPS, Fort Benning, Georgia, 1944
Gift of Morton Steinberg
Photograph. Communications team sergeant demonstrates gear. The long bag across his chest is the radio antennae. He is wearing a T-5 Parachute with an A-3 reserve, and he is armed with a folding stock M1 Carbine. There is a machete and musette bag visible below his reserve parachute. The photo serial number on the front is "169050." TPS Fort Benning, Georgia. After June 1944
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Items from the service of Captain Morton H. Bernstein. Bernstein worked in the Army Air Forces, Material Command, Eastern Procurement District in New York. His primary task was to source and acquire material, primarily silk, for parachutes that were used by USAAF air crews and US Army paratroopers. This collection consists of sixty-six photographs of a site visit to Fort Benning, Georgia, showing paratrooper training, jumps, and civilian professionals inspecting parachute material.
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