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Untethered: 1942

Untethered: 1942

May 1942. "Parris Island, South Carolina. Tactical formations of barrage balloons prevent dive bombing and the strafing of important ground installations. The Leathernecks are developing an excellent technique in this method of protecting important locations from enemy aircraft." Photos by Alfred Palmer and Pat Terry for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

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The line running from the power winch in the foreground can just barely be seen, heading over to the landing spot then straight up to the balloon.

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