National Geographic : 1945 Dec
New Guinea's Mountain and Swampland Dwellers 693 Astonished Tribesmen Cluster Around a Rescue Glider in Grand Valley A paratrooper talks in sign language to the group at left. When the invaders from the sky departed, they left behind about a ton of GI equipment and supplies, although they removed all ammunition. They are still speculating on the use to which this treasure-trove will be put by the simple valley dwellers. Netherlands Offcial Three Survivors of Grand Valley Plane Crash Dine with Their Rescuers Beneath a tent made from a parachute, the trio (at right) share a meal with Filipino Medical Corpsmen who dropped from the skies to help them. The three were aboard an Army transport plane when it struck high on the valley wall on May 13, 1945. Twenty-one of their comrades were killed (page 680).