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U.S. Air Force Military Airlift Operations in the Vietnam War and during border tensions in Korea

View from a U.S. Marine bunker as enemy shell explodes nearby, during the siege of Khe Sanh in the Vietnam War. The marines firing mortars and a 105mm howitzer from their bunker. Enemy shells exploding on the tarmac, where American Air Force C-130 aircraft are parked. Marines rushing wounded comrades on stretchers, to C-130s for evacuation. Scene shifts to U.S. Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel James P. Sheehan, standing at Camp Pendleton, California. (He was a company commander in the siege at Khe Sanh.) As he describes the C-130 aircraft support operations, a contingent of marines marches past, behind him. Scene shifts to a civilian narrator standing in the Military Airlift Command (MAC) Headquarters Command Center at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. Among other things, he describes MAC support to the Tactical Air Command in Korea. Camera focuses on MAC air routes in the vicinity of the Philippines, Japan, and Korea. Next, is seen view of airfield at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, briefly at sunset, and then at night, as pilots of the 366th Tactical Fighter Wing and their F-111 aircraft prepare to depart for Korea, in response to border tensions, in August, 1976. Ground crewman directs a taxiing F-111 using lighted wands. The F-111s takes off. One of them is seen landing after the 7 thousand mile flight to Korea, as Major Paul Malandrino,Jr. (unseen) of the 366th Wing, speaks about MAC's airlift support. A C-141 MAC aircraft is seen landing. View of a C-141 with tail doors open and its cargo of military equipment on the ramp behind it. Glimpse of a marine with rifle and earphones, guarding equipment on the airfield ramp. Closeups of F-111 aircraft taking off.

Date: 1976
Duration: 2 min 3 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Memorial monument to José de San Martín is dedicated in Washington, DC

Argentine Ambassador Honorio Pueyrredón speaks into four microphones, at the dedication of a memorial to General and independence leader, José de San Martín, located in Judiciary Square, Washington, DC. (It was moved to Triangle Park, at Virginia Avenue and 20th Street, in 1976.) This is a duplicate of the original located at the Plaza San Martin, in Buenos Aires. It is a gift to the United States from Argentina. View of the flag-draped equestrian statue, as it is uncovered displaying the flags of Argentina and the United States and numerous doves flying skywards. View of the memorial base, as an aide climbs steps and presents the Ambassador with an object that he places into an opening in the base. Scene shifts to President Calvin Coolidge, stepping to the podium, surrounded by officials and notables, including First lady Grace Anna Goodhue Coolidge. They applaud and then sit as the President begins to speak. Change of scene shows closeup of the President and Mrs. Coolidge standing on a stand decorated with flags and bunting, set up next to a building. Secretary of State, Frank Billings Kellogg, stands to the left of Mrs. Coolidge. Uniformed Argentine soldiers stand at attention in front of the dignitaries. The President shields his eyes from the sun as he observes something to his left.

Date: 1925, October 28
Duration: 1 min 36 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
California State Police explains several Vehicle Ambush Counter-attack techniques against terrorists in California.

Vehicle Ambush Counter-attack techniques. Cars are driven through road barricades as narrator explains use of a vehicle as a weapon to push aside cars that are being used to ambush. Cars are hit in the rear or front quarters by the escape vehicles to demonstrate disruption of an ambush. POV driver side of car as gunmen drive alongside and shoot the driver. Wide shots of same ambush on driver as it takes place on road curve. Defensive maneuvers by driver include hitting the brakes hard to throw off the aim of gunmen. View of motorcycle on same curve. View of Molotov cocktail being thrown at a car. Narrator explains that having the window up helps to ward off a Molotov cocktail attack as views of burning car are seen. A chauffeur waits on the street in front of a Cadillac limousine. A man emerges from an office building and gets into the limousine. POV of limousine driver as he drives to evade attackers, and reaches under dashboard to turn on a siren. Woman in 1970s fashions sits on a motorcycle radioing ahead to attackers on her walkie talkie.

Date: 1976
Duration: 12 min 38 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
United States airmen receive chemical warfare defense training at George Air Force Base in California.

A film covers chemical warfare defense training received by U.S. airmen at George Air Force Base in California, United States. A dramatization shows a U.S. airman leaving a building and falling on the ground. An airman in special clothing carries a box of rations into a building. A sign reads 'Air Conditioning Control'. The airman turns on wall switches.

Date: 1976, June 28
Duration: 1 min 40 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
United States airmen carry boxes of rations during chemical warfare defense training at George Air Force Base in California.

A film covers chemical warfare defense training received by U.S. airmen at George Air Force Base in California, United States. U.S. airmen in special clothing put on gas masks in a room. The airmen walk up the stairs in a building. They carry boxes of rations through a hall.

Date: 1976, June 28
Duration: 2 min 13 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
United States airmen respond to a simulated chemical attack during a defense training at George Air Force Base in California.

A film covers chemical warfare defense training received by U.S. airmen at George Air Force Base in California, United States. A ground crew responds to a simulated chemical attack. The crew around a U.S. Air Force F-4D fighter-bomber aircraft parked at an airfield. The crew dons gas masks, hoods and gloves. A crew member administers an injection to an airman who was the casualty of the attack. Crew members help him to get up.

Date: 1976, June 29
Duration: 4 min 43 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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