Airborne Special Missions Section
Airborne Special Missions Section - Baker Section - AVIARY overview.
Agent Guerrilla Sabotage Team Drops
Early Agent drops, December 1950 - February 1951.

Guerrilla and Sabotage Team Drops March 1951 - May 1953.

Guerrilla Warfare and Airpower in Korea 1950-53
Project NO. AU-411-62-ASI
Partisan Operational Jumps
Partisan operational jumps 15 March 1951 - 19 May 1953.

Guerrilla Warfare and Airpower in Korea 1950-53
Project NO. AU-411-62-ASI
Baker Section
Baker Section Jumpmaters and Korean partisans. Notice the camouflaged jackets the partisans in the front row are wearing.

Courtesy of Les Hughes.
1LT Douglas Dillard
1LT Douglas Dillard, the leader of AVIARY on a clandestine mission over North Korea, February 1952.

This image was scanned from a 35-mm negative.

Courtesy of Les Hughes.
2LT Emory Albritton
2LT Emory Albritton exiting the aircraft over the Han River sandbar, August 1952.

This image was scanned from a 35-mm negative.

Courtesy of Les Hughes.
Byon Youn Duk
Byon Youn Duk, Korean AVIARY instructor, exiting the aircraft over the Han River sandbar, August 1952.

This image was scanned from a 35-mm negative.

Courtesy of Les Hughes.
Byon Youn Duk
Byon Youn Duk, Korean AVIARY instructor, under canopy on the Han River sandbar, August 1952.

This image was scanned from a 35-mm negative.

Courtesy of Les Hughes.
Partisan Jump Training
Korean partisan stands in the door for a training jump with SFC Vincent "Vic" Romano performing duties of the Jumpmaster.

SFC Vic Romano served with the 4th Airborne Ranger Infantry Company prior to his assignment with AVIARY.
MAJ Austin
MAJ Austin, S2, CCRAK, stands in the door, with Jumpmaster 1LT Douglas Dillard, Han River sandbar drop, August 1952.

This image was scanned from a 35-mm negative.

Courtesy of Les Hughes.
COL Alexander
COL Alexander, Commanding Officer, FECLD (K), stands in the door, with Jumpmaster 1LT Douglas Dillard,. Han River sandbar drop, August 1952.

This image was scanned from a 35-mm negative.

Courtesy of Les Hughes.
1LT Dillard - COL Alexander
1LT Dillard and COL Alexander, CO FECLED (K) getting rigged up to jump the Han River sandbar, August 1952.

This image was scanned from a 35-mm negative.

Courtesy of Les Hughes.
COL Lee
COL Lee, Korean Liaison Officer, assisted by Korean AVIARY instructors before his first parachute jump on the Han River Sandbar August 1952.
1LT Douglas Dillard
1LT Dillard briefing COL Alexander and LTC Vanderpool on their first parachute jump on the the Han River Sandbar, August 1952.

This image was scanned from a 35-mm negative.

Courtesy of Les Hughes.
Parachute Jump Hand River Sandbar
COL Lee, Korean Liaison Officer, COL Alexander, CO FECLD(K) and LTC Vanderpool, Chief, Guerrilla Division FECLD making a parachute jump on the Han River sandbar.

Courtesy of Les Hughes
Korean Interpreters - Instructors
Korean interpreters/instructors on the Han River sandbar drop zone after an AVIARY training jump, March 1952.

This image was scanned from a 35-mm negative.

Courtesy of Les Hughes.
AVIARY Patch
Korean made AVIARY patch.

This is the only known example of this patch.
CPL George Tatarakis
CPL George Tatarakis posthumously awarded Air Medal and Purple Heart.
CPL George Tatarakis
SGT Tatarakis served with Aviary as a Jumpmaster.
SGT George Tatarakis
The inscription for SGT George G Tatarakis located on the Korean War memorial wall at the Punchbowl - The National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.
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