Parachute Battalion

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Parachute Battalion movie poster.

Movie (1941)

Robert Preston (Donald Morse)
Nancy Kelly (Kit Richards)
Edmond O'Brien (Bill Burke)
Harry Carey (Bill Richards)

Three young men enlist in the US Army and are sent to Fort Benning, for training as parachute infantry. Of course, their military istruction will be mixed with a love affair.

Unidentified Aircraft

Probably North American T-6s.

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Curtiss NBS-4

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Martin NBS-1

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Perhaps the same aircraft. Archive footage used as instructional material to trace the experiment of 1930 about mass parachuting.

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Standard J-1

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Curtiss JN-4 Jenny

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Douglas B-18A Digby I

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Douglas C-33

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85 10TG on the tail.

Ground instructional airframe (tailless).

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North American O-47

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Curtiss A-18 Shrike

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Martin B-10 (or variant B-12)

The horizontal stabilizer in the foreground.

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