U.S. President Ronald Reagan at the White House in Washington DC. President Ronald Reagan gives a speech on the Defense Budget. He speaks about the Defense Program America needs. President Reagan states that the American security should be prepared for all situations. An animation shows 'Intercontinental Missiles'. Intermediate Range Weapons from 1978-1982. An animation shows the difference in production of submarines, artillery and weapons between the United States and the Soviets. An animated picture shows the 'Soviet Communications Intelligence Facility'. The Soviet Weaponry Sandino Airfield, Nicaragua. An airfield under construction in Grenada. President Reagan in his speech states that the American military force should be ready to respond to any emergency situation. An animated graph shows the percent of budget from 1960-1980. At the end of the speech President Ronald Reagan asks for America's prayers and support.
Damage to A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress and to property following the crash shortly after take off at March Air Base in California. A USAF B-52 tail section and scattered debris. Personnel at crash site. Views of March Air Base and fog covered mountains. Medics carry body bag on a litter. Damaged tail section and tires of a crashed B-52. Fire fighters extinguish small fires. Smoldering debris. Damaged B-52.
Film opens showing closeup of a smashed aircraft landing gear at a crash site. A large group of men stand near the burned remains of U.S. Air Force B-52D Stratofortress, 56-0594, of the 22d Bomb Wing, that crashed at 0730 hours, shortly after takeoff from March Air Base in California. An armed airman stands in the foreground. A fire truck is parked near the wreckage. Scene shifts to recovery workers combing through smouldering debris. Medics carry covered remains from the area, on a stretcher, past an Air Force cinematographer filming the scene. Closeup of a medic in white red cross helmet wearing a breathing mask, standing near workers placing charred remains in a plastic bag and tagging it. An Air Force Lieutenant Colonel and a Captain, standing with civilians at the site. View of the plane tail and part of fuselage silhouetted against gray sky. Remains of a farm animal. Airman shoveling ashes over smouldering debris. An aircraft circling over the crash site. A fire truck parked next to wreckage. Camera pans over remains of aircraft tail section. Closeup of landing gear wheels with tires and fire fighters moving hose through through smouldering debris in background. Firefighters at their truck. (Note: the crash site is a plowed farm field at Sunnymead, approximately 2.5 miles SE of March AFB.)
Damage caused to USAF B-52 Stratofortress and to property following crash shortly after take off at March Air Base in California. View of March Air Base and scattered debris. Damaged tail section, tires, motor and engines of a crashed B-52. Personnel stand near debris. One personnel walks through debris. Damaged B-52 in the background. Medics, crewmen and other personnel at crash site. Sps (Security Police) roping off crash site.
Damage caused to a USAF B-52 Stratofortress and to property as a result of the crash shortly after take off at March Air Base in California. Damaged B-52 tail section. SPs (Security Policemen) standing at crash site. Medics look for medical evidence and carry body bag on litter. Air force personnel, medics and others at crash site and inspect debris. Firefighters spray water on debris. A policeman speaks over the radio.
Damage caused to a USAF B-52 Stratofortress and to property following crash shortly after take off at March Air Base in California. Firefighters spray water on debris as another rakes the rubble. Damaged engine of crashed B-52 . Photographers, cameramen and reporters at the crash site. Personnel talks over a radio.