Photo of the Day

February 29, 2020

Parachute Class

At Camp Carson, Colorado, in the early 1950's, airmen learned how to open parachutes while their feet remained safely on the ground. The lesson is part of a course on surviving should they be shot down during wartime.
Photograph by VOLKMAR WENTZEL, Nat Geo Image Collection

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