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Armed Forces Day 1955

Military Equipment
on display

"G.I" Fire Truck

Colors Passing
the review stand

Pass In Review
the 508th on the parade ground

Crowd Control
a U.S. MP and what may be a Japanese counterpart protect the parade ground

Sikorsky H-19 Chickasaw
helicopters

Chickasaw
deploying troops


Weapons Display
by a pair of machine guns

Observation Aircraft
probably a Cessna L-19 (AKA O-1 Bird Dog). Watch a takeoff and landing on a similar grass strip

Bleacher Seating
used during the event empty after the demonstrations were over
(photos courtesy Fitz Blum)

 

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