BATTLE OF KOREA: Versatile Whirlybirds

Last week, on the front north of the Punchbowl, a whole battalion of marines —nearly 1,000 men—was moved to a mountainous front-line sector by helicopter, in the largest operation of its kind to date. Twelve big Sikorskys made a total of 162 round trips, finishing the job, without a hitch or a casualty, in 6 hr. 15 min., almost an hour ahead of schedule. The landing point was within range of enemy mortar positions, but apparently the Reds could not see what was going on; no hostile fire was received.

Marines jubilantly talked...

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