A U.S. Navy P-3C Orion aircraft in Atsugi, Japan during a long range navigational test. A crew member in a flight jacket checks over data as he stands next to the P-3C aircraft on a flight line. A fuel truck encased in dry ice. Three men stand under the wing of the P-3C aircraft during fueling. A sign on a control tower reads 'NAS Atsugi elevation 205'. Atsugi air control tower. The P-3C aircraft on flight line being prepared for a long flight. A U.S. Navy C-121J Super Constellation aircraft parked in the background. The P-3C aircraft on the flight line. Men move around checking the flight cover. The tail of the P-3C aircraft.
A U.S. Navy P-3C Orion aircraft in Atsugi, Japan during a long range navigational test. A flight crew is briefed in a weather briefing room. Navigator Lieutenant R.T. Myers and pilot Lieutenant Commander F.H. Stoodley figure out fuel consumption for the flight. Flight Meteorologist Commander J.E. Koeher speaks to aircraft commander Commander D.H. Lilienthal, flight engineer K.D. Frontz, pilot Captain R.H. Ross and flight engineer H. A. Statti. Commander Koher and Commander Lilienthal discuss weather conditions. A navigational chart depicts the flight path from Japan to Pax River in Maryland, Unite States. Commander Lilienthal stands next to a bulletin board as he points out at the chart.
A U.S. Navy P-3C Orion aircraft during a long range navigational test. A fuel truck with running lights on in Atsugi, Japan. The fuel truck is encased in dry ice while fueling the P-3C aircraft. A man stands along the side of the fuel truck and rubs his hands over the steaming icy sides of the fuel truck. A man stands under the wing of the P-3C aircraft with a fuel hose attached to it. Another fuel hose being attached to the aircraft. A man stands next to the fuel truck. A Japanese driver stands alongside. A technician checks dials alongside the fuel truck. The P-3C aircraft being fueled.
A United States Navy Lockheed P-3C Orion aircraft in flight from Naval Air Facility Atsugi in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan during a long range navigational test. A runway seen from the aircraft as the aircraft taxis for a take off. The pilot Commander Donald H. Lilienthal and the copilot look at the controls. A navigator at work. He looks down the passageway of the Lockheed P-3C Orion aircraft. Another man approaches him. Two men in the background and a gear in the foreground. The navigator works on a chart. The back view of Commander Donald H. Lilienthal in silhouette at the controls. A member of crew in the aircraft. A member of the crew in deep silhouette. Half moon as seen from the aircraft.
An aerial view of Atsugi Airfield as seen from a U.S. aircraft in flight, shortly after the end of World War 2. Aircraft parked on Atsugi Airfield. Scene shifts to a harbor area and dock installations in vicinity of Yokosuka Naval Base. Ships alongside a finger dock. Bomb damage in the surrounding area.
Surrender of Japanese Imperial forces leads to end of World War II. American planes approach Atsugi Air Base in Japan. Wrecked Japanese planes on airfield. Japanese labor works on airfield. C-54 aircraft lands in Atsugi. General Douglas MacArthur disembarks the plane. USS Missouri in Tokyo bay. Surrender ceremonies aboard USS Missouri. Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mamoru Shegemitsu (with cane), General Yoshijiro Umezu, Major General Yatsuji Nagai, Katsuo Okazaki, Rear Admiral Tadatoshi Tomioka, Toshikazu Kase, and Lieutenant General Suichi Miyakazi on deck of USS Missouri. Cameramen record event. General MacArthur speaks on mike. American officers surround General MacArthur. Surrender Instrument on table. Eleven men Japanese Delegation move ahead to sign the Surrender Instrument. Mamoru Shegemitsu signs Surrender Instrument. General Jonathan Wainwright and Lieutenant General Sir Arthur E Percival of British Army step forward with General MacArthur to sign Surrender Instrument. Map shows surrender locations like China, Manchuria, South West Pacific, Central Pacific, Japan, South Korea and Philippines.