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[Alfred T. Palmer, U.S. Office of War Information photographer at the U.S. Marine glider detachment training camp, Parris Island, South Carolina]

[Alfred T. Palmer, U.S. Office of War Information photographer at the U.S. Marine glider detachment training camp, Parris Island, South Carolina]

Marine lieutenants, pilots, by the power tow-plane for the training gliders at Parris Island's Page Field, S.C.

Marine lieutenants, pilots, by the power tow-plane for the training gliders at Parris Island's Page Field, S.C.

Training gliders at the Marine [Corp]'s Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Training gliders at the Marine [Corp]'s Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine lieutenants studying glider piloting at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine lieutenants studying glider piloting at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Aerial tug boat, which tows gliders for Marine pilots in training out of Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Aerial tug boat, which tows gliders for Marine pilots in training out of Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine power plane which tows the training gliders at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine power plane which tows the training gliders at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Barrage balloons, Parris Island, S.C.

Barrage balloons, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine lieutenant, glider pilot in training, ready for take-off at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C. Power towing plane in background

Marine lieutenant, glider pilot in training, ready for take-off at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C. Power towing plane in background

Marine with the training gliders at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine with the training gliders at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine glider at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine glider at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

A Marine Corps glider being towed by a power plane from Page Field, at Parris Island, S.C.

A Marine Corps glider being towed by a power plane from Page Field, at Parris Island, S.C.

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

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

Marine Corps glider in flight, out of Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Corps glider in flight, out of Parris Island, S.C.

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

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

Marine Corps gliders being towed from Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Corps gliders being towed from Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Corps gliders in flight out of Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Corps gliders in flight out of Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Corps glider in flight out of Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Corps glider in flight out of Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Corps gliders in flight out of Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Corps gliders in flight out of Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Corps gliders in flight out of Parris Field, S.C.

Marine Corps gliders in flight out of Parris Field, S.C.

Marine lieutenant, pilot with the power towplane for the training gliders at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine lieutenant, pilot with the power towplane for the training gliders at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Barrage balloons, Parris Island, S.C.

Barrage balloons, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Lieutenant, glider pilot in training at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Lieutenant, glider pilot in training at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Parris Island, S.C., barrage balloon

Parris Island, S.C., barrage balloon

Barrage balloon, Parris Island, S.C.

Barrage balloon, Parris Island, S.C.

Marines finishing training at Parris Island, S.C.

Marines finishing training at Parris Island, S.C.

Marine lieutenant, glider pilot in training, at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine lieutenant, glider pilot in training, at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine lieutenant, glider pilot in training at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine lieutenant, glider pilot in training at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine with the gliders at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine with the gliders at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine lieutenant, glider pilot in training at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine lieutenant, glider pilot in training at Page Field, 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.

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

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

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

Marine Corps gliders in flight from Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Corps gliders in flight from Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Corps glider in flight out of Parris island, S.C.

Marine Corps glider in flight out of Parris island, S.C.

Marine Corps glider in flight, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Corps glider in flight, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Corps gliders in flight out of Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Corps gliders in flight out of Parris Island, S.C.

Marine lieutenant, pilot with the power towing plane for the training gliders at page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine lieutenant, pilot with the power towing plane for the training gliders at page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine lieutenant by the power towing plane for the gliders at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine lieutenant by the power towing plane for the gliders at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

A marine Lieutenant, glider pilot in training at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

A marine Lieutenant, glider pilot in training at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine statue at Parris Island, S.C.

Marine statue at Parris Island, S.C.

Marine lieutenant, pilot with the power towing plane for the gliders at Parris Island's Page Field, S.C.

Marine lieutenant, pilot with the power towing plane for the gliders at Parris Island's Page Field, S.C.

Marine glider at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine glider at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine lieutenant, glider pilot in training at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine lieutenant, glider pilot in training at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine glider in training at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine glider in training at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Preparing for take-off at the glider pilot training program, Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Preparing for take-off at the glider pilot training program, Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Barrage balloon, Parris Island, S.C.

Barrage balloon, Parris Island, S.C.

Barrage balloon, Parris Island, S.C.

Barrage balloon, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Lieutenant, glider pilot in training at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Lieutenant, glider pilot in training at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

A marine glider pilot in training, a lieutenant, at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

A marine glider pilot in training, a lieutenant, at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

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

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

Marine Corps lieutenant studying glider piloting at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Corps lieutenant studying glider piloting at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Corps gliders being towed from Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Corps gliders being towed from Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Corps gliders in flight out of Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Corps gliders in flight out of Parris Island, S.C.

[U.S. Marine Band drummer, probably at the Marine Barracks, Washington, D.C.]

[U.S. Marine Band drummer, probably at the Marine Barracks, Washington, D.C.]

Marine lieutenant with the power towing plane for the gliders at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine lieutenant with the power towing plane for the gliders at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine lieutenant by the power towing plane for the gliders at Parris Island, S.C.

Marine lieutenant by the power towing plane for the gliders at Parris Island, S.C.

Training gliders at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Training gliders at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Barrage balloon, Parris Island, S.C.

Barrage balloon, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine lieutenant, glider pilot in training at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine lieutenant, glider pilot in training at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marines finishing training at Parris Island, S.C.

Marines finishing training at Parris Island, S.C.

Marine parachuting at Parris Island, S.C.

Marine parachuting at Parris Island, S.C.

Marine lieutenant, glider pilot in training, ready for take-off at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine lieutenant, glider pilot in training, ready for take-off at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Barrage balloons, Parris Island, S.C.

Barrage balloons, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine glider pilot in training at Page Field, is watching take-offs, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine glider pilot in training at Page Field, is watching take-offs, Parris Island, S.C.

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

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

Marine Corps gliders in flight out of Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Corps gliders in flight out of Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Corps glider in flight out of Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Corps glider in flight out of Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Corps lieutenant studying glider piloting at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Corps lieutenant studying glider piloting at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Corps lieutenant studying glider piloting at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Corps lieutenant studying glider piloting at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Barrage balloon, Parris Island, S.C.

Barrage balloon, Parris Island, S.C.

[U.S. Army Air Forces pilot in front of a YB-17 bombing airplane, probably Langley field, Virginia]

[U.S. Army Air Forces pilot in front of a YB-17 bombing airplane, probably Langley field, Virginia]

Marine gliders being towed from Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine gliders being towed from Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine statue at Parris Island, S.C.

Marine statue at Parris Island, S.C.

Marine lieutenants, pilots, by the power tow-plane for the training gliders at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine lieutenants, pilots, by the power tow-plane for the training gliders at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine statue at Parris Island, S.C.

Marine statue at Parris Island, S.C.

Marine glider pilot in training at Page Field, watching take-offs, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine glider pilot in training at Page Field, watching take-offs, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine lieutenant, pilot with the power towing plane at page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine lieutenant, pilot with the power towing plane at page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine lieutenant by the power plane which tows the training gliders at Page Field, Parris, Island, S.C.

Marine lieutenant by the power plane which tows the training gliders at Page Field, Parris, Island, S.C.

Marine lieutenant with the towing plane for the gliders at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine lieutenant with the towing plane for the gliders at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine glider pilot at Parris Island, S.C.

Marine glider pilot at Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Corps gliders in flight out of Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Corps gliders in flight out of Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Corps glider in flight over Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Corps glider in flight over Parris Island, S.C.

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

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

Parris Island, South Carolina. Special United States Marine units in training bedding down a big barrage balloon

Parris Island, South Carolina. Special United States Marine units in training bedding down a big barrage balloon

Parris Island, South Carolina. Special Marine units in training at Parris Island are learning how to bed down a big barrage balloon

Parris Island, South Carolina. Special Marine units in training at Parris Island are learning how to bed down a big barrage balloon

Parris Island, South Carolina. Special United States Marine units in training bedding down a big barrage balloon

Parris Island, South Carolina. Special United States Marine units in training bedding down a big barrage balloon

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 aircrafts

Parris Island, South Carolina. U.S. Marine Corps glider detachment training camp. Trainees and instructor

Parris Island, South Carolina. U.S. Marine Corps glider detachment training camp. Trainees and instructor

Parris Island. Marine Corps gliders. Look out for these boys, Adolph. Some day, these lieutentants of the Marine Corps may land in battle dress at Berchtesgaden. Now they're learning how to pilot gliders at Page Field, Parris Island, South Carolina

Parris Island. Marine Corps gliders. Look out for these boys, Adolph. Some day, these lieutentants of the Marine Corps may land in battle dress at Berchtesgaden. Now they're learning how to pilot gliders at Page Field, Parris Island, South Carolina

Parris Island, South Carolina. U.S. Marine Corps glider detachment training camp. Trainee ready for flight

Parris Island, South Carolina. U.S. Marine Corps glider detachment training camp. Trainee ready for flight

Parris Island, South Carolina. U.S. Marine Corps glider detachment training camp. A barrage balloon takes to the air under capable handling by a Marine Corps ground crew

Parris Island, South Carolina. U.S. Marine Corps glider detachment training camp. A barrage balloon takes to the air under capable handling by a Marine Corps ground crew

Parris Island. Marine Corps barrage balloons. The Marines have the situation well in hand. That goes for everything they tackle -- like this barrage balloon, for example. The special Marine Corps units at Parris Island, South Carolina gain proficiency with this new fighting tool that the leathernecks have taken over

Parris Island. Marine Corps barrage balloons. The Marines have the situation well in hand. That goes for everything they tackle -- like this barrage balloon, for example. The special Marine Corps units at Parris Island, South Carolina gain proficiency with this new fighting tool that the leathernecks have taken over

Parris Island. Marine Corps barrage balloons. Bedding down a big barrage balloon is just another job that the leathernecks take in stride as special marine units are trained at Parris Island, South Carolina. "Purging" it with fresh gas before it goes aloft again and running it up into a tactical formation under control of a steel cable are other features of a technique at which the marines have become very proficient

Parris Island. Marine Corps barrage balloons. Bedding down a big barrage balloon is just another job that the leathernecks take in stride as special marine units are trained at Parris Island, South Carolina. "Purging" it with fresh gas before it goes aloft again and running it up into a tactical formation under control of a steel cable are other features of a technique at which the marines have become very proficient

A scene at the U.S. Marine Corps glider detachment training camp at Parris Island, South Carolina

A scene at the U.S. Marine Corps glider detachment training camp at Parris Island, South Carolina

Parris Island, South Carolina. U.S. Marine Corps glider detachment training camp. A barrage balloon takes to the air under capable handling by a Marine Corps ground crew

Parris Island, South Carolina. U.S. Marine Corps glider detachment training camp. A barrage balloon takes to the air under capable handling by a Marine Corps ground crew

Parris Island, South Carolina. U.S. Marine Corps glider detachment training camp. Glider planes in flight

Parris Island, South Carolina. U.S. Marine Corps glider detachment training camp. Glider planes in flight

Parris Island, South Carolina. U.S. Marine Corps glider detachment training camp. A glider winch

Parris Island, South Carolina. U.S. Marine Corps glider detachment training camp. A glider winch

Parris Island. Marine Corps barrage balloons. The leathernecks get a new job and, as usual, handle it well. A barrage balloon ready to go aloft under the handling of special marine units in training at Parris Island, South Carolina

Parris Island. Marine Corps barrage balloons. The leathernecks get a new job and, as usual, handle it well. A barrage balloon ready to go aloft under the handling of special marine units in training at Parris Island, South Carolina

Parris Island. Marine Corps barrage balloons. Putting the Indian sign on Axis dive bombers and strafing planes. This barrage balloon, under control of a Marine unit in training at Parris Island, South Carolina is part of a plane trap that protects important ground installations. Planes cannot come close to a number of these balloons swaying in tactical formation, with steel cables trailing, without the danger of shearing off wings

Parris Island. Marine Corps barrage balloons. Putting the Indian sign on Axis dive bombers and strafing planes. This barrage balloon, under control of a Marine unit in training at Parris Island, South Carolina is part of a plane trap that protects important ground installations. Planes cannot come close to a number of these balloons swaying in tactical formation, with steel cables trailing, without the danger of shearing off wings