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Barrage balloons, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Corps barrage balloons, Parris Island, S.C.

U.S. Marine Corps, bedding down a big barrage balloon, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Corps barrage balloons, Parris Island, S.C.

Barrage balloons, Parris Island, S.C.

Parris Island, S.C., barrage balloon

Barrage balloon, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Corps barrage balloons, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Corps barrage balloons, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Corps barrage balloons, Parris Island, S.C.

Barrage balloon, Parris Island, S.C.

Barrage balloon, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Corps barrage balloons, Parris Island, S.C.

Barrage balloon, Parris Island, S.C.

Barrage balloons, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Corps barrage balloon, Parris Island, S.C.

Barrage balloon, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Corps barrage balloons, Parris Island, S.C.

Balloon barrage training center. Aerial octopus. This strange looking creature is a tail view of one of the barrage balloons prompting the above title. The lower fin is filled with gas last as it is slowly raised from the ground. Camp Tyson, Tennessee

Barrage balloon manufacture. Seamers at work. Putting rubber cement on both surfaces which are to be fastened together, these workers assemble individual pattern pieces into strips or "gores" for barrage balloons being made for army balloon corps. By an ingenious arrangement of folds, strips nearly a hundred feet long can be handled by each worker on the table in front of him. General Tire and Rubber Company, Akron, Ohio

Barrage balloon manufacture. Rubber tailor shop. Using a tailor's electric cutter--a speedup suggestion from one of the young workers--these workers slice through several thicknesses of rubber fabric as they cut the patterns for the strips and "gores" for making barrage balloons. Marked, cut, assembled and seamed on long tables, the strips are taken from the tables to the assembly floor to be fashioned into a gigantic gas balloon for the protection of our cities. General Tire and Rubber Company, Akron, Ohio

Barrage balloon manufacture. Neck and neck in the stretch. Appearing like race horses galloping down each side of a long strip of barrage balloon fabric, the worker with the scissors apparently finishing ahead of the fellow with the electric fabric cutter. Actually the scissors are not used for cutting, but for "touch up clipping" only, since the power cutter is so much faster. After these men have cut the patterns, the pieces are sent to "seamers" who assemble the individual pattern pieces into strips of "gores," which in turn are assembled into completed barrage balloons. General Tire and Rubber Company, Akron, Ohio

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 aircrafts

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

Parris Island. Marine Corps barrage balloons. The leathernecks make a strong medicine against Axis aircraft. Special marine units in training at Parris Island, South Carolina send up part of a tactical formation of barrage balloons that prevent dive bombing and the strafing of important ground installations

Parris Island. Marine Corps barrage balloons. The leathernecks make a strong medicine against Axis aircraft. Special marine units in training at Parris Island, South Carolina send up part of a tactical formation of barrage balloons that prevent dive bombing and the strafing of important ground installations

Parris Island. Marine Corps barrage balloons. Marines in training at Parris Island, South Carolina add one more fighting trick to the many they already know. These fast, powerful tractors are used for positioning power winches from which tactical formations of barrage balloons are controlled

Parris Island. Marine Corps barrage balloons. The leathernecks make a strong medicine against Axis aircraft. Special marine units in training at Parris Island, South Carolina send up part of a tactical formation of barrage balloons that prevent dive bombing and the strafing of important ground installations

Parris Island. Marine Corps barrage balloons. The leathernecks make a strong medicine against Axis aircraft. Special marine units in training at Parris Island, South Carolina send up part of a tactical formation of barrage balloons that prevent dive bombing and the strafing of important ground installations

Indian rubber. Tires for the machines of war are part of the great stock pile of equipment at an Indian port city. Much of this material has been shipped to India by lend-lease. Barrage balloons protect the stockpile

Parris Island. Marine Corps barrage balloons. Marines in training at Parris Island, South Carolina, add one more fighting trick to the many they already know. These fast, powerful tractors are used for positioning power winches from which tactical formations of barrage balloons are controlled

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

United States "lend-lease" program in eastern India. Tropical palms of India partially hide a great stockpile of war equipment at an Indian port city. Much of this material has been supplied to India under lend-lease. One of the protecting barrage balloons can be seen in the picture

[Bird's-eye view of landing craft, barrage balloons, and allied troops landing in Normandy, France on D-Day] / U.S. Maritime Commission photo.

Artwork: "Barrage Balloons Over U-boat Pen Construction" Artist: Blasing Spreng

Artwork: "Barrage Balloons Over Industrial Area," 1942. Artist: Willfried Nagel. Catalog Number: G.O.1.5125.47. US Army Art Collection

Launch of the cargo ship Empire Scott