Marines at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in California, United States. An OV10A Bronco aircraft in flight. Another OV10A Bronco aircraft in flight over a field. Mountains in view. One of the OV10A Bronco aircraft lands and taxis on the airstrip at Camp Pendleton. A few Marine officers and Marines stand in formation on the airstrip at Camp Pendleton. The Marine officer gives command and the Marines color guard come to attention. The members of the color guard come to shoulder arms with M-14 rifles, execute reverse march and move. Several military personnel and civilians standing beside the parked OV10A Bronco aircraft on the airfield. A few of them standing and a few of them walking beside the aircraft.
World War II scenes of German Stuka dive bombers in operation. U.S. B-25 bomber in flight, and views of firestorms from Allied incendiary bombing of Axis targets. Scenes of the "Operation Firestop" project in 1954-55, in California. U.S. Forest Service and other agencies cooperate in a one-year project headquartered at Camp Pendleton, California. Aerial views of Camp Pendleton area, in Southern California. A modified Grumman TBM Avenger torpedo bomber in flight discharges water from its torpedo bays. Men installing fabric water container into the bomb bay of the TBM. The aircraft seen in low level pass, dropping water contents onto field. Cropduster pilot Floyd Nolta, seen flying his Stearman biplane over California landscape, and then taxiing in to park, after landing. On the ground, we see how he modified his airplane to release water from a hopper in its bottom. On August 13, Vance Nolta flies the Stearman on multiple sorties, dropping water on a fire in the Mendecino Forest. Nolta filling his water tank from a hose at Willow Airport, and dropping water from the air, above the fire. View at Willow Airport, of 7 Stearman and N3N airplanes modified for aerial firefighting. Views of these aircraft dropping chemically treated water from the air. TBM aircraft equipped with 400 gallon tanks drop water from the air. PBY flying boat seen in flight. A B-26 bomber passing low and dropping chemically treated water. A Navy Mars flying boat passing overhead as it drops water from a 7000 gallon tank.
"Operation Firestop" at Camp Pendleton, California. A helicopter lands and personnel board the helicopter. Helicopter in flight. Helicopter hovers near fire truck as pilot picks up an end of a hose and unreels it, laying it out over a hillside. Accordian-folded cotton hose uncoiled from a tray below a helicopter, as firefighter holds the hose. Fire retarding chemicals being tested by rotating treated materials through flames, in a laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley. Field testing by spraying fire retardants on a grass field at Camp Pendleton, and then observing their efficacy when the field is set afire. Large group of firefighters on hill, participating in "Operation Firestop," watch a helicopter flying below them during tests. A truck laden with bags of chemicals, makes its way up a hill through brush.
Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in California, United States. A signboard reads 'Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field, Camp Pendleton, Calif., Elevation 63 Ft.'. A Marine looking through binoculars on top of the control tower with the signboard. Views of the signboard and the Marine looking through binoculars.
Marines at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in California, United States. An OV10A Bronco aircraft in flight. The OV10A Bronco aircraft lands and taxis slowly on the airstrip at Camp Pendleton. U.S. military personnel and civilians beside the parked OV10A Bronco aircraft. A few Marines talking to the pilot in orange flight suit. Marines stand in foreground. The Marines color guard stand in foreground at parade rest. Marines and civilians on the airstrip. The parked OV10A in background. The Marines Sergeant standing on the airstrip. Other Marines lined on one side of the airstrip. A portion of the hangar in the background. Several Marines stand at parade rest. A few officers among them. Marines looking towards the parked OV10A and a few Marine officers standing and a few seated in the far background. View of the Marines standing at parade rest. The marines in formation on the airstrip. Major General Quilter with other Marine officers. The General salutes and shakes hands with the Marine Captains standing at attention. Major General Quilter stands looking into the cockpit of the parked OV10A and talks to pilot with orange flight suit and jacket. U.S. Marine personnel holding their children beside the cockpit of the OV10A. A small boy next to the side of cockpit of parked OV10A while looking inside. Marines and civilians beside the aircraft on the airstrip.
Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in California, United States. A Marine ground crewman wearing noise suppressor headset standing on the Camp Pendleton airstrip giving hand signals to OV10A Bronco. The aircraft taxiing into parking area. Another ground crewman giving hand signals to the OV10A. Props begin slowing down. The pilot in the cockpit of the aircraft opens the side hatch. The ground crewmen stand near hatch. The pilot Lt. Col. Upschulte, climbs out of the aircraft and puts on the garrison cap. The pilot salutes Major General Quilter and speaks with another Marine officer. A few civilians standing in the area. Marines in formation in the far background. Lt. Col. Upschulte speaking to Major General Quilter and the Marine officer. The OV10A in the background. Major General Quilter, the pilot and other Marine officers walk and take seats in the aircraft parking area. The Marines in formation. A few Marine officers standing and a few of them seated in the area. The OV10A in the background. The Marine officers stand at attention. Other Marine officers at attention beside hangar in the far background. Major General W.B.Kyle speaking over the microphone. The Marine Colonels, Major General Quilter and other Marine officers seated. The OV10A in the background. Lt. Col. Upschulte stands behind the podium and speaks over the microphone. A few Marine officers standing and a few of them seated in the background.