Salvaged Airplanes landing at Davis-Monthan Air Base near Tucson Arizona, shortly after World War II. One with no landing gear sliding on runway. One on fire during landing. Near crash landings. Air Force technicians cannibalize serviceable parts of the Aircrafts. They assemble airplane tails, gas tanks, oil radiators and oxygen tanks. Technicians reclaim other parts from the aircraft that can be reused.
Crew members of a B-50 Superfortress,of the Strategic Air Command (SAC), 43rd Bomb Wing, at Davis-Monthan AFB,Tucson, Arizona, are lined up near left wing of the plane. Aircraft commander prepares to inspect crew members before flight. Three B-50s are lined up for flights. Lead B-50 takes off while others moving into takeoff positions. The B-50s display the 43rd Bomb Wing insignia on side of fuselage and tail code letter circle K.
Formation of U.S. Army Air Forces B-17s is seen in flight with clouds behind. Narrator speaks of salvaging them and similar older aircraft. . B-24 bombers landing at Davis- Monthan Airfield, to be placed in storage for preservation or salvaging. A sign reading, "Bone yard." B-24 taxiing into a Bone Yard filled with other aircraft. Among aircraft seen in the yard are those named: 'Double Trouble;' 'Gentle Annie;' and 'Boobie Trap.' Crews salvaging aircraft wheels and tires. Men removing an airplane wing, with a derrick. Aircraft being de-militarized. Plexi-Glass is replaced with aluminum skin. . Workers steam blast and paint aircraft that will be re-used for non-combat missions.
Titan II Intercontinental Ballistic Missile goes through extensive modernization program. Shows Titan II on trailer truck. U.S. map highlights McConnell, Little Rock, and Davis Monthan Air Force Bases where 54 missile facilities are to be updated. Process is broken down into four projects. Project Top Banana for booster modification. Project RV Update for reentry vehicle improvement. Project Guidance for system modification. Project Yard Fence for launch facility modernization. View of missile facility at McConnell AFB. Updating of missile for space boosters, and modification and updating of launch facilities. Men going into silo. Officer at chart. Engineers working at missile components and circuit boards.
Four B-50 Superfortress, USAF Strategic Air Command (SAC) bombers, escorted by four straight wing F-84 thunderjets, flying immediately overhead. The B-50s belong to the 43rd Bomb Wing and display "circle K" tail codes. F-84s peel off to left and leave the formation. Desert terrain and mountains in background (probably in vicinity of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, Arizona).
Four B-50 Superfortress bombers, from the Strategic Air Command (SAC) 43rd Bomb Wing, at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, Arizona, flying in precise formation. They display Circle K tail letter code.