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.
American farmers on farmland with several tractors operating on the field. American men and women work to clear rocks and stones from a farm field. Group of rural neighbors in America working together to construct a barn building (raise a barn). They build the barn and wield hammers. Ships at dock with Marshall Plan food supplies from United States to Europe for post-war recovery after World War 2. Elevated view of main city square in Copenhagen, Denmark soon after World War 2. Busy roads with vehicle, pedestrian, and street car or trolley cars running on roads around the Liberty Memorial obelisk, on Vesterbrogade opposite the Grand Central Station. Crane lifting supplies for rebuilding effort beside some buildings in Copenhagen. Man in Europe cuts grass with a scythe or grass whip. American troops board ships to Europe to join NATO troops in Europe maintaining peace after World War 2. Close up view of group of American NATO forces marching in close ranks. U.S. military forces at NATO Naval headquarters in Norfolk,Virginia. Officer salute at a flag ceremony. Wide view of massive group of U.S. Navy sailors at attention during a ceremony in Norfolk. U.S. Naval fleet in Atlantic ocean. U.S. Navy jet fighter aircraft takes off from Carrier in Atlantic ocean. Camera view as planes take off from camera, and then view from rear facing camera in aircraft as plane takes off from aircraft carrier deck. View of the world's first atomic powered submarine, the U.S. Navy's USS Nautilus (SSN-571). The submarine at sea from an aerial view, and view from submarine of water breaking over its surface. American long range Boeing B-47 Stratojet aircraft parked at airfield. Personnel in control tower flashes light signals to waiting aircraft. A B-47 taxis for take off. American pilots exit personal equipment storage building of 306th Bombardment Wing at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, and head to their aircraft for a mission. B-47 Stratojet plane taking off.
Midway-class aircraft carrier USS Franklin D. Roosevelt in the Atlantic Ocean during Operation Long Step. U.S. Navy F2H-2 (Banshee) aircraft on a deck-edge elevator being prepared for flight. Essex-class aircraft carrier USS Leyte CVA- 32 underway at sea as seen from USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR) CVA-42. F2H-2 and F2H-2P aircraft land aboard the flight deck of USS FDR.
Midway-class aircraft carrier USS Franklin D. Roosevelt in the Atlantic Ocean during Operation Long Step. Flight deck crew re-spots the aircraft aft in readiness for next launch. A lineup of U.S. Navy F2H Banshees wait to be spotted aft. Three-inch gun crew stand during condition watch. Essex-class aircraft carrier USS Leyte in the background. A U.S. Navy HUP helicopter lands aboard USS FDR. A pilot sits in a Banshee aircraft awaiting his turn to be moved in position over a catapult. F2H-2s warm up. F2H Banshees in position on catapults ready for launching. Handling and catapult crew stand in assigned positions between airplanes during jet launchings. The jets being catapulted. A helicopter aboard USS FDR during the launching of the aircraft.
Midway-class aircraft carrier USS Franklin D. Roosevelt in the Atlantic Ocean during Operation Long Step. U.S. Navy F4U-4 Corsairs lined up ready for a signal to take off. AD type aircraft and F4U-4s get the signal for take off. The airplanes take off. An LSO (Landing Signal Officer) brings in a F2H-2 Banshee. The Banshee taxis. An AD-4 Skyraider approaches the stern of the ship for landing aboard USS FDR. F2H Banshee airplanes in flight, awaiting turn to land aboard the aircraft carrier. They fly in formation over Baltimore-class heavy cruiser USS Columbus CL-74. Captain George W. Anderson CO (Commanding Officer) of USS FDR views operations from the bridge. Commander T.F. Caldwell enters with a message which they discuss.
Aircraft carrier USS Franklin D. Roosevelt in the Atlantic Ocean during Operation Long Step. Heavy cruiser USS Des Moines CA-134 sends a blinker-light signal to USS FDR. Aircraft being spotted aft. USS Des Moines underway through rough seas southwest of Sardinia. Essex-class aircraft carrier USS Leyte's helicopter returns to the ship. USS Des Moines underway. Airplanes on flight deck of FDR in the foreground. A quartermaster sends USS Leyte a flashing-light signal. The quartermaster sends a message to heavy cruiser USS Columbus. USS Columbus answering USS FDR's message. Flight deck crew takes a break during Operation Long Step. Gearing-class destroyer USS Myles C. Fox, DD-829, airplane guard for USS Roosevelt, takes heavy seas over her bow during rough weather south of Malta. Two guardians stand by on station. USS Myles C. Fox in the background. Silhouette: USS FDR's helicopter U.S. Navy HUP being tied down to the flight deck. Sea and spray falling over the flight deck of USS FDR as it is underway south of the island of Malta. Views of aircraft on the flight deck.