National Geographic : 1944 Jan
The National Geographic Magazine U. N. navy, UImclaI "Hitting the Silk" Deep in the Heart of Texas This shows how a parachute works. The camera catches a parachute jumper, just as his pilot-chute is unfurling his main chute from the pack. The jumper is a sailor at the Naval Air Station, Corpus Christi, Texas. He is using a chute that he packed himself, as a petty officer and parachute rigger.