Armed Forces: Operation Jungle Jim

It was an odd leave-taking from Florida's Eglin Air Force Base. The wives were up to date in Jamaica shorts and Capri pants—but their Air Commando husbands, togged out in green fatigues and ANZAC-style campaign hats, looked like something out of a World War II movie. Some of the men stood with their families alongside a flight ramp; others huddled near a waiting Military Air Transport Service C-118. Then, with the call of the roll, the 53 men went one by one into the big transport. It swung around, taxied to the...