Pacific Stars and Stripes, Dec. 18, 1953
SEOUL, Dec. 18- As Fifth Air Force's Operation
Christmas moves into its final stages, contributions from airmen now
total $46,571 and Air Force welfare officials predicted the fund to
rise over the $50,000 goal.
The Air Force said clothing which came from friends
and relatives of airmen in the States has exceeded 98,000 pounds and
is expected to go over the 100,000-pound mark before Christmas Day.
The supplies, which included material for clothing,
shoes and medicine, have already been distributed to Korean orphanages,
according to Fifth Air Force Staff Chaplain (Col.) Peter A. Dunn,
Albany, N.Y., who directed Operation Christmas.
Donations to 86 orphanages which are solely supported
by various Fifth Air Force units include: 6,400 yards of clothing
material, 19 sewing machines, 300-pounds of medicine, 400 sweaters,
630 suits of clothes, 100 pounds of athletic equipment, 425 snowsuits,
425 pairs of rubber boots, 100 suits of woolen underwear, 1,000-pounds
of school supplies, one knitting machine, one public address system,
one organ and five truck loads of lumber.