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Paratroopers at Burlington


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At Fairchild Field people gathered to watch the state's first war plane fly over, however they got more than advertised. A squadron of paratroopers led by Lt. J. P. Foley jumped from three planes and descended on the field. Following their landing, the troops proceeded to enact a battle scene, shooting blanks from machine guns and charging the hangars with fictitious hand grenades. The event showcased Burlington's new aviation manufacturing plant which just finished the plane Gunner, highlighted during this event.
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