Flying unarmed Piper L-4 Grasshopper, Stinson L-5 Sentinel and Noorduyn UC-64A Norseman light aircraft, the 159th Liaison Squadron flew courier and aerial reconnaissance missions and dropped munitions and supplies to American and Philippine forces fighting in the Battle of Luzon, and rescued many wounded soldiers.

While the film is 20 minutes in length, the liaison squadron (first) segment is only 10 minutes in length and is described as follows…

Dating to February 12, 1945, the 69th issue of the Army Air Force’s Combat Digest features several fascinating segments. First, the use of small planes to carry wounded in and out of combat areas on Leyte, in the Philippines. This was the 159th Liaison Squadron which saw combat during the Philippines Campaign (1944–45) with the 3d Air Commando Group. Flying unarmed Stinson L-4 and L-5 Grasshopper and UC-64A Norseman light aircraft, the squadron flew courier and aerial reconnaissance missions and dropped munitions and supplies to American and Philippine forces fighting in the Battle of Luzon, and rescued many wounded soldiers.

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