Letter IX – “A Day’s Venture”

Pacific Paratrooper

Dobodura, New Guinea

At this point in time, the jungle war training had live firing and everything was becoming a bit clearer, a bit more realistic.

Major Burgess left the units temporarily to set up a jump school.  This would give the glidermen and Burgess himself an opportunity to qualify as paratroopers.  The parachutists began their glider training at Soputa airstrip that was no longer in regular use.

waters off Lae, New Guinea


Letter IX                                               “A Day’s Venture”                                                                      Monday   6/26/44                       …

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