Cargo loading at Dover Air Force Base (AFB) in Delaware,United States. Commander of the 1607th Air Transport wing, Colonel Francis G Gideon seated at office. He speaks on the role of Dover AFB. Aerial view of the Dover AFB. Aircraft parked at the base. Cargo truck moves towards aircraft. Trailer loaded with cargo moves on base. Crewmen place cargo cartons on conveyor belts from trailer and load United States Air Force C-124 Globemaster II cargo aircraft. Pilot gets into cockpit. Aircraft taxis and takes off from base. Men operate at control. Crewmen check the cargo cartons. Transport truck drives through street.
Women's diving finalists are seen performing platform dives at AAU meet in Houston,Texas, on August 16,1957. Paula Jean ("PJ") Myers wins the gold medal. (Narrator notes she won the gold medals in every AAU meet held in 1957). Myers is seen putting on her sweatshirt after a dive. Scene shifts to Florida, where several expert Water skiers,including an Italian woman, display tricks during World Water Skiing Championship tournament at Cypress Gardens, Florida, on September 17, 1957. Winner of the Tournament's trick skiing event, Mike Amsbury, of California, is seen performing in the final sequence.
United States Army M-60 Medium Tank in Delaware, United States. A sign reads 'US Army Ordnance Corps, Delaware'. A man signals the tank as it moves outside. The M-60 Medium Tank is heavily armed. The M-60 Medium Tank moves on hilly and uneven terrain.
The 42nd National Automobile Show at the New York Coliseum, December 8-16, 1956. A sign above an escalator at the entrance reads 'National Automobile Show'. A model wearing a swimsuit seated on the hood of a 1957 Desoto convertible. Two women seated in a 1957 Chrysler 300C. Aerial view of the Buick exhibit, with the 1957 Buick Roadmaster Convertible prominently displayed. An executive version of the 1957 Cadillac features a typewriter in the back seat and a record player in the front dash. Auto executives gathered at a display featuring a row of steering wheels. President of Chrysler L. L Colbert hails the future in a statement..
Evolution of United States Air Force uniforms in the United States. A pilot wearing a 1957 U.S. Air Force uniform gets into the cockpit of United States Air Force F-86A Sabre aircraft. He puts on his helmet and connects an oxygen pipe. The pilot makes communication connections and closes the canopy. A pilot wearing a 1957 U.S. Air Force uniform does a preflight checking of a F-86A Sabre aircraft. He puts on a parachute and climbs into the cockpit.
A film "The Nuclear Ship Savannah" depicts testing trials in the United States. Sea trials of the nuclear-powered cargo and passenger ship, NS Savannah. She cruises in calm waters from her testing base at Yorktown, Virginia. Officers seen in operating positions. Helmsman steers her through various turning maneuvers. Engineers place challenging demands on her propulsion system from full speed ahead to full speed astern. Narrator calls attention to lack of smoke stack on this ship. atomic symbol painted on ship's side. Animated illustration of a nuclear reactor. View of turbine deck aboard the ship. View of the nuclear reactor control room. Numerous views of the Savannah cruising in calm waters. She is seen cruising the Delaware River near the Delaware Memorial Bridge. Model of the USS Savannah, first to cross the ocean using steam power (although she has sails). Animation showing departure of the Savannah from that city in 1819 and depicting boilers, retractable paddle wheels,and swiveling smoke stacks.