VIPs and foreign dignitaries arriving by plane at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. United States Air Force plane in background.
Events following the assassination of President Kennedy. Close view of Brigadier General Clair L. Wood, Commander of 1001st AB Wing Headquarters Command, standing on the ramp of Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, with numerous airplanes behind him. He and a Lieutenant Colonel make statements (not heard). U.S. Army VH-3A helicopter taxiing to stop. Mrs. Eunice Shriver and Edward Kennedy alighting from VH-3A. They board a VC-140B jet transport, after which ramp is rolled away and the aircraft door closes. View of chocks pulled from VC-140B and aircraft taxiing. View of photographer with camera.
Views of U.S. Air Force jets lined up on field at Andrews Air Force Base and moving fuel trucks.
Views of lighted sign of ANDREWS AFB OPERATIONS, crowd, cameramen, newsmen and NBC TV personnel in action. Honor Guard in front of the terminal. Cameramen on top of mobile stairs. Newsmen working with microphones. Distant view of Andrews AFB Operations building.
A film about missile launches in the United States. A Saturn rocket on a pad. The launch of the rocket. Cameramen in action. Arrival of U.S. President John F. Kennedy in a United States Air Force Boeing VC-137C and tour of Cape on November 16, 1963. President Kennedy in a car with Major General Leighton I. Davis Commander Air Force Missile Test Center (AFMTC) and James Webb, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Administrator, together with Launch Operations Center Director Kurt Debus. Astronauts Major Leroy Gordon Cooper and Major Virgil Grissom in civilian clothes brief Kennedy on the Gemini program. The President with Senator George A. Smathers and Werner Von Braun at the base of the Saturn rocket. President Kennedy boards a United States Marine Corps (USMC) VH-3A helicopter. The helicopter takes off and lands on USNS ( United States Navy Ship ) Observation Island (T-AGM-23). President Kennedy wearing a sailor jacket meets the commander of the ship. He observes the Polaris missile launch from USS Andrew Jackson submarine on 16th November, 1963. President Kennedy talks to Major General Davis and Dr. Kurt Debus at the launch operations division of the NASA. He boards a Boeing VC-137C aircraft at Cape Canvaeral and bids farewell.
The President's plane Air Force One arrives at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. Honor Guard stands at attention as John Kennedy's casket is carried out of plane and placed on a high-lift ramp. The lift is lowered and Honor Guard carries the casket to waiting ambulance. Mrs. Kennedy and Attorney General Robert Kennedy get off the lift and enter the ambulance to accompany the President's body to the White House. Ambulance is driven away.