Oil tanker blast in Alameda,California. Below deck explosion rips a dry docked oil tanker. Rescuers make a cut through the side of the vessel to rescue victims. They carry the injured on litters place them in cars. The injured workers show their wounds.
United States flying boat China Clipper (a Martin M-130 Flying Boat of Pan American Airways) at the beach in Alameda, California. Ceremonies precede the China Clipper's take off from Alameda to Honolulu. The huge craft leaves for the first mail and passenger flight. Captain Musick and his crew. Mail to be loaded in packets. The U.S. flag on the flying boat. Huge crowd at the beach. Plane taxis in water. Aerial view of the land. Pilot seated at the controls in the cockpit. Interior and exterior view of the China Clipper while in flight.
Women's diving finalists are seen performing platform dives at AAU meet in Houston,Texas, on August 16,1957. Paula Jean ("PJ") Myers wins the gold medal. (Narrator notes she won the gold medals in every AAU meet held in 1957). Myers is seen putting on her sweatshirt after a dive. Scene shifts to Florida, where several expert Water skiers,including an Italian woman, display tricks during World Water Skiing Championship tournament at Cypress Gardens, Florida, on September 17, 1957. Winner of the Tournament's trick skiing event, Mike Amsbury, of California, is seen performing in the final sequence.
The U.S. Navy flying boat Caroline Mars carry 218 passengers from San Diego to Alameda and sets a new record. The U.S. Navy officers and sailors stand at a dock. They wear life jackets and walk towards the flying boat. The sailors and passengers aboard a U.S. Navy flying boat Caroline Mars. Insignia of the United States on the Caroline Mars. A signal officer gives a signal. The flying boat taxis in water and takes off. Caroline Mars in flight from San Diego to Alameda.
Gregory C. (Greg) Bell, a sophomore at Indiana University, is seen making his record-setting long jump of 26' 7", to win the national collegiate title on June 14, 1957, in Austin Texas. Bell sitting on the ground after his jump. Sequence shifts to the track where Don Bowden, of California, is running well ahead of favored Ron Delany, of Villanova, to win the 800 meter run in 1 minute and 47.2 seconds. (Note: Delany won the 1500 meter run in 4 minutes 6 and a half minutes.) The next day, on June 15, 1957, Bob Gutowski, of Occidental College,California, is seen breaking the World record in the pole vault at a height of 15 feet 9 3/4 inches. He poses momentarily afterwards.
USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) leaves the Naval Air Station Alameda in San Francisco bay. Mobile crane picks up after brow for removal. Some dependents seen on pier. USS Procyon (AF-61) tied up. Officers and men on weather deck of the Coral Sea look down on the pier. Looking down over the pier at Naval Air Station Alameda. Crowd of dependents spread out at the pier. The USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) out away from the pier. Dependents around the edge of the pier. Personnel on the flight deck area. The skyline of San Francisco framed by two crewmen manning the rail on the flight deck. Gear on deck next to the island. Some officials on the flight deck. USS Coral Sea underway. The officials on the flight deck as the ship passes underneath the Golden Gate bridge. The city of San Francisco. A part of the flight deck seen. some officers are seen on flight deck edge. A United States Navy UH-2C Seasprite helicopter comes in for a landing on the flight deck. The helicopter lands. Pleasure boat cruises past the ship. View of the San Francisco Bay. A part of the Golden Gate Bridge is seen framed by a sailor.