Airborne Special Missions Section
Airborne Special Missions Section

Airborne Special Missions Section - Baker Section - AVIARY overview.

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Agent Guerrilla Sabotage Team Drops
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

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Partisan Operational Jumps
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

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Baker Section
Baker Section

Baker Section shortly before the Spitfire mission, June 1951. From left to right: SGT C.H. Lane, unidentified, SGT William Miles, LT David Hearn, LT Leo Samuel Adams- Acton, SGT Charles Garrett. The drop zone selected was a mountainous bowl approximately five miles south of Karyoju-ri, a small North Korean town at the headwaters of the Imjin River.

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1LT Douglas Dillard
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.

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2LT Emory Albritton
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.

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AVIARY Instructor Byon Youn Duk
AVIARY Instructor 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.

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Byon Youn Duk
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.

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Partisan Jump Training
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.

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MAJ Austin
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.

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COL Alexander
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.

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1LT Dillard - COL Alexander
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.

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COL Lee
COL Lee

COL Lee, Korean Liaison Officer, assisted by Korean AVIARY instructors before his first parachute jump on the Han River Sandbar August 1952.

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1LT Douglas Dillard
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.

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Parachute Jump Han River Sandbar
Parachute Jump Han 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

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Korean Interpreters - Instructors
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.

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1LT Douglas Dillard
1LT Douglas Dillard

1LT Douglas Dillard, the leader of AVIARY, with C-47 used for clandestine missions over North Korea. Photograph taken at landing strip, Yo Do Island, North Korea.

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Landing Strip Yo Do Island
Landing Strip Yo Do Island

Landing Strip Yo Do Island, off the west coast of North Korea. Partisan Base with short landing strip. AVIARY made resupply drops when landings were not possible.

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AVIARY Patch
AVIARY Patch

Korean made AVIARY patch. This is the only known example of this patch.

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CPL George Tatarakis
CPL George Tatarakis

CPL George Tatarakis posthumously awarded Air Medal and Purple Heart.

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