Operations aboard the U.S. aircraft carrier, USS Essex (CVA-9) during amphibious deployment of U.S. Marines to Beirut, Lebanon, in 1958. Sailor writes information on plexiglass board as he receives it through headset earphones. Sailors monitor radar scopes. Room is dimly lit and light reflects off their faces as they receive information and converse on interphone. Radar man, holds mike and speaks a while monitoring scope. Navigator plots positions on a navigation chart in chart room aboard the USS Essex. Chart and notes indicate the ship's position in the Mediterranean, as 270 miles from Nicosia, Cyprus, and 480 miles from Beirut, Lebanon. (Note on chart states that flight over Cyprus is prohibited.)
U.S. Army officers and officials in Beirut, Lebanon during the Lebanon Crisis. Commanding General of U.S. Army Forces in the Middle East Paul DeWitt Adams, U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon Robert Mills McClintock, Personal representative of U.S. representative to Lebanon Robert Daniel Murphy and Commander-in-Chief of the Lebanese Army General Chehab standing and talking in front of the U.S. Embassy in Lebanon. An officer standing behind them. Photographers taking pictures. The officials get into cars. The cars leave. The American Land Forces Honor Guard standing in a row along the side of the road in front of the Embassy. A man takes pictures.
U.S. Marines being checked by officers on deck of a transport ship, prior to disembarkation. Sailor operating controls to lower LCVP (Landing craft Vehicle Personnel) from the davit. Boat lowered over the side to transport Marines to the beach at Beirut, Lebanon.
Honor Guard of UN troops from various nations stand at entrance to the so-called "Peace Pagoda," where negotiations were conducted to end the Korean conflict. U.S. Military Police Officers escort Major General George G. Finch, USAF, Chief negotiator for the U.S. followed by MP officers escorting Lieutenant General, William K. Harrison, Jr. United States Army, Senior Delegate, United Nations Command Delegation, who would sign the truce documents. Separate sequence shows U.S. Army MPs and U.S. Navy Shore Patrol (SP) patrolling streets in Beirut Lebanon, in 1958. MPs talk with a local policeman and point to a map of the Town of Beirut, posted on a wall
U.S. sailors at a dock in Beirut, Lebanon during the Lebanon Crisis. A dock area in Beirut. United States sailors on the dock. Several ships anchored. An officer standing beside a parked car. A few sailors in a boat. CC-17-4 written on the boat. A vessel moving away from the dock beside the boat. A U.S. Navy ship moving towards the dock. A sailor pops his head out of a porthole on the ship and talks. A group of men positioning the gangway to the ship.
U.S. Marines in Beirut, Lebanon during the Lebanon Crisis. Several U.S. Navy ships at a pier in Beirut port. Marine equipment at a dock. Jeeps parked at the dock. A few Marine mechanics working at jeep transmission. The Marines standing in rows on the dock. An officer briefing the Marines. Other officers standing beside them. A Marine among the equipment at the dock