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Team Album - 1960-1969
Image ID: 317
1960 - Pope Air Force Base (AFB), NC - Members of the HALO Project. HALO means High Altitude deployment from the aircraft and Low Opening of the parachute. The project was a successful exploration of using free fall parachuting as a troop insertion technique. The Jump Master for Project HALO was Roy D Martin. --- Standing [l-r] - _____, Thomas F. Mertzig, Richard F Ward, Gary Powers, Sherman Williford, Norman E Charland, Richard G (Dick) Rainford, Harold R Lewis, _____ James E Lewis, _____, CPT James E Ray (Project OIC) Kneeling [l-r] - _____, Joseph G Saunders, _____, 2LT Roy D Martin (Project Jump Master, Charles E Yost, Alva J English, _____ (possibly Paul S Newman) ---- Help us place these people above: Robert Bailey, William M Carroll, James O Chapman, Gilbert Hamilton, WC Loyd, Paul Newman, Morris Swan Not Pictured: 1LT Jack R Cantrell, SSG David E Bolton (Project NCOIC, Rodger C. Hale, Richard Dunphy, Lee RK Smith (photographer of this picture and HALO Project Team Parachutist)
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