Java and Sinkers
As men finish preparing for
the mission, coffee and donuts are handed out to all.
Pilot points to his snazzy nose art but the most telling paint appears on
the fuselage over the engine. Icons stenciled there include two combat
parachutist drops, supply drops, and three glider tows. This guy knows
what he is doing!
(Courtesy Tom Porcella)
checks his gear as the 82nd prepares to board their C-47s.
(Photo courtesy Tony Rogers)
Everyone helps by checking their
buddies gear to ensure everything is in place and secured properly.
OK, Mount Up Finally, the word is received to board the aircraft, the
mission is on.
a "stick" of 16 parachutists
await the signal to "Stand up, Hook up! Stand at the door!"