A field grade U.S. Air Force officer at Kindley Air Force Base, Bermuda, is seated in an office. Behind him on the wall is a large map of the Atlantic ocean with concentric rings on it, centered at Bermuda. He receives a paper report and makes a phone call. An airman at a communications center receives teletype messages and leaves to deliver them. Scene shifts to a flight engineer sitting at his panel aboard a WB-29A aircraft of the 53rd Strategic Weather Reconnaissance Squadron (Hurricane Hunters). The WB-29 is experiencing significant turbulence. An officer briefing a group of Air Force officers and airmen. View of 53rd Squadron area on ramp at Kindley Air Force Base. An officer briefing aircrews. A synoptic chart is mounted on front of his podium. A map of the entire Atlantic ocean and environs covers a wall behind him. To his left is a map of the South Atlantic with Bermuda highlighted at the top. a triangular air route is depicted on it. It is labeled: "Gull Hotel."
Responsibilities and assets of NATO's SACLANT. View from cockpit of aircraft landing on deck of U.S. aircraft carrier USS Bennington (CVA-20). Scenes of Atlantic ocean. Periscope of submarine breaks surface. View through periscope. American convoy underway during WWII in the Atlantic Ocean. Enemy submarine launches torpedo. Ships being struck by torpedoes. Underwater view of submarine. A torpedoed ship sinking. Views of empty Nazi submarine pens. A Douglas DC-4 passenger airplane passes by the Empire State building, while in flight over Manhattan Island, New York City. Steamships in terminals on the Hudson River. Tug boats and barges in New York harbor. Ocean-going cargo ships pass by the Statue of Liberty. Vehicular traffic in the streets of Norfolk, Virginia. A sign reads 'US Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia'. View of ships and harbor at Norfolk Naval Station. Headquarters of the Supreme Allied Commander, Atlantic (SACLANT). NATO officers in the "great map room of SACLANT" at the Headquarters. World map placed on a wall. Scene from 1952: U.S. Navy Captain briefs Admiral Lynde D. McCormick, Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet and also SACLANT. Map shows areas of SACLANT responsibility extending around the Atlantic from Southern Europe around past Iceland to the maritime provinces of Canada and down to the U.S. coast.. Surfaced submarine launches Regulus missile. Scene from 1960: U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Independence (CV-62) underway. Aircraft parked aboard the aircraft carrier. View of Naval Air Base at Oceana, Virginia. Douglas F4D flies above runway as another lands. Navy F8 aircraft parked on ramp. Canadian Naval Base at Halifax, Nova Scotia, with views of derricks, cranes, piers, and warships.
A film on the development of air power in the United States. Scenes depicting travel by ocean going ships, preceding air travel. Animation of a small ship moving away from the east coast of the U.S. Actual footage of a large sailing vessel of the early clipper ship variety sailing in the ocean. Animation of a small ship sailing to the Great Britain. Real footage of a four-stack ocean liner, which appears to be the RMS Mauretania (1906 edition), sailing in the Atlantic Ocean. Animated map of the Atlantic Ocean and the coasts of the U.S. and England. An R-34 dirigible airship in flight. The R-34 moored to the ground with a large craft around the gondola. A British Bristol fighter aircraft in flight. Animation of the maps of the U.S. and the Great Britain coming closer together, figuratively, through the speed of air travel.
A chalkboard sketch showing anticipated course of a hurricane moving across Western part of Cuba and thence across the tip of Florida and into the Atlantic ocean. Animated schematic diagram shows colliding air masses generating counterclockwise rotation of air forming a low pressure condition-- the birth of a Hurricane.
United States newsman arrives at Falmouth in England after crossing the Atlantic Ocean. U.S. newsman Robert Manry crosses the Atlantic Ocean in a small boat 'Tinkerbelle'. He crossed the Atlantic Ocean and returned the same way. He is greeted on the shore by his wife and children. Officers stand to welcome him. Large crowd gathers to greet him.
AJ Savage planes with engines running on flight deck of USS Midway (CVB-41) in the Atlantic. AJ taxis onto the catapult. AJ on a starboard catapult catted off. AJ readied and catted off. F2H-3B plane towed onto the catapult. F2H-3B catted off port catapult.