Air Sea rescue operations in the Carribean. Officers in control room as they speak over the wireless. A man plots on a map. United States Air Force OA-10 A air sea rescue plane, from the First Rescue Squadron at Howard Air Force Base, U.S. Panama Canal Zone, is seen in flight. Aircraft flies low over the sea. Crew of the plane in the observation point while in flight. Men in life raft wave towards the plane. Rescue plane lands and taxis.
Air Sea rescue operations in the U.S. Canal Zone. Three aircraft of the 1st Rescue Squadron, Howard Field, Panama Canal Zone, are seen flying above tha water. One flying the lowest is an SB-17 and above that a twin engine (C-47) and above that a smaller single engine airplane. Smoke from a flare is seen and an aircrew in a 20-man life raft. The C-47 airdrops something, and the SB-17 drops a large life boat, in a practice rescue operation. Crewmen in the raft, transfer to the life boat, raise its sail and start moving. A larger rescue motor boat intercepts them and the aircrew leave their sailboat and climb aboard the larger boat.
Hurricane Doria, Beulah and Chloe in North Atlantic. Hurricane Doria lashes the eastern Seaboard. Water filled streets. People evacuate the city and drive off in cars. Hurricane Beulah plows through the Carribean and Hurricane Chloe batters North Atlantic shipping. Vehicles drive on water filled roads. Man sits outside a bar and seafood restaurant.
Senate Hearings,1947 in Washington DC. Officials and dignitaries seated for Senate Hearings, 1947. Howard Robard Hughes, Jr. is questioned. He testifies about profits made on war contracts by him before Senate War Investigating Committee. He says that he has not made any profits on war contracts. Views of Hughes and other dignitaries sitting during the hearings.
Senate Hearings,1947 in Washington DC. Officials and dignitaries seated for Senate Hearings, 1947. Mr. Johnson, a businessman, is questioned. He testifies before Senate War Investigating Committee. A memorandum, made by him is passed to Mr Johnson. He reads it and answers. He testifies about the memorandum and is questioned about his conversation with Mr. Nelson. Dignitaries and members of the Congress seated during the hearings.
Firing of a V-2 rocket from White Sands, New Mexico. An XP-84 jet aircraft on a test flight in California. Scenes of devastation in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. An atomic bomb test conducted in Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands. Large smoke cloud rises. Americans expressing disgust with war and confidence in ability to protect against it in future. Newspaper headline about Armistice ending World War I on November 11, 1918. Victory parade in New York City. Close up view of Adolf Hitler as he speaks forcefully to a German audience. V2 rocket being launched in Germany. German Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet rocket plane in flight. Map depicting uranium deposits world wide. An XB-36 bomber in flight with landing gear extended. A huge formation of various warplanes in flight, high overhead. A wartime tank assembly plant. American army troops on parade. A United Nations meeting in session. Peaceful scenes of American soldiers in Hawaii before World War II in the Pacific. Hawaiian Hula dancers. Japanese carrier-based Aichi D3A1 dive bomber in flight during attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. Bombed U.S. warships and facilities in Pearl Harbor. American Army officer and civilian discussing wisdom of maintaing large standing army. Army recruits are seen in the U.S. Army Universal Military Training Experimental Unit at Fort Knox, in 1947. They are seen in quarters, studying; taking part in sports (baseball); and attending religious services in a base chapel. Several trainees in a field tent, working with numerous tape decks in some kind of military communications activity.