Filmed from the Destroyer USS Nelson, DD-623, while the Allied naval convoy, UGF.9, was en route for the World War 2 invasion of Sicily (" Operation Husky"). Stern view of the amphibious force flag ship USS Ancon, AGC-4. Forward view of the bow of the USS Nelson as it comes along side of the USS Ancon. Starboard view of the USS Anchon. Head-on view of some of the transport ships in the convoy. Signalmen reading messages from other ships via telescopes. Commander Amphibious Force, Atlantic Fleet, Rear Admiral Alan Goodrich Kirk, (1888-1963) looks through binoculars, talks with staff member, and stands next to an unidentified captain. Starboard bow of the USS Nelson. Looking forward at the bow of the USS Nelson at the stern of the destroyer USS Mervine, DD-489, and lines are cast to the USS Mervine by the USS Nelson's crew. Port side view of a Gleaves class destroyer moving fast in heavy seas.
The 'Miss America -1963' beauty contest in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Participants of the 'Miss America -1963' beauty contest pose and walk on the ramp. An audience watch the beauty contest. A panel of judges give remarks. Miss Ohio Lass, Jacquelyn Mayer receives the title of 'Miss America -1963'. Jacquelyn Mayer is crowned. Photographers take photos. On the next day, Jacquelyn Mayer smiles and waves.
United States Marine Corps Lockheed C-130F Hercules aircraft make Troop Action Guidance landings on USS Forrestal (CV-59) underway in the Atlantic Ocean. United States Marine Corps C-130F Hercules aircraft lands on USS Forrestal (CV-59). The aircraft taxis and takes off. A cameraman with camera on stand clicks pictures.
A film on the life of American astronaut John Herschel Glenn Jr. He was the first American to orbit the earth in 1962. John Glenn in Mercury-Atlas 6 Friendship 7 spacecraft traveling in space. A view of the earth from the spacecraft. The location of the spacecraft on TV monitors at Cape Canaveral in Florida. A man talks over a phone. Men at work in a building. Glenn directs the spacecraft back to earth. He is recommended to use the fly-by–wire mode. Caribbean was selected to receive Friendship 7. Glenn says that there is a fireball outside. Men at work in the headquarters building. A ship underway at sea. Men look at the spacecraft through binoculars. The spacecraft lands in the Atlantic Ocean . Glenn is taken aboard. He boards an helicopter and arrives at the headquarters.
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.
United States Marine Corps Lockheed C-130F Hercules aircraft make Troop Action Guidance landings on USS Forrestal (CV-59) underway in the Atlantic Ocean. United States Marine Corps C-130F Hercules aircraft lands on USS Forrestal (CV-59). The aircraft taxis and comes to a halt with the engines running. The aircraft takes off from the carrier. A cameraman with camera on stand clicks pictures.