U.S. troops moving into position along the southern Atlantic coast. A girl is pulled through window of transport train, saying goodbye to troops. Rail crossing at night, man with signal light. Train past carrying military equipment and United States troops toward Southern Atlantic coast. Formation of United States fighter planes in the sky. Views at Naval Air Station Florida, with fighter jets landing and missiles loaded on planes. Aerial views of airfields showing massed aircraft and hospital equipment and ambulances on airfields by October 20th, particularly in Florida bases.
Events held in the United States during the Cuban Missile Crisis of October, 1962 when the United States and the Soviet Union confronted each other with nuclear destruction. USAF (United States Air Force) F-100 Super Sabre jet fighters in flight. A sign reads 'NAS KEY WEST'. A USAF F-104 Starfighter supersonic interceptor aircraft makes a landing. USAF F-105 Thunderchief supersonic fighter-bombers are armed by airmen at an airfield. Aerial view of a base in Florida showing USAF airplanes in place. Aerial view of air evacuation equipment at a field. Surface to air missiles are readied at a beach. A radar in operation. Barbed wire obstacles are set up along a beach by U.S. troops. A USAF RB-66 Destroyer reconnaissance aircraft takes off from an airstrip. U.S. Marines reach U.S. Navy Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba. Americans are evacuated from Guantanamo as a precautionary measure. View of a baseball game.
Sign Homestead Arforce Base. President John F Kennedy arrives at Homestead Airforce Base in Florida. President Kennedy inspects air crafts and men and adds battle streamer to flag. RF-101 recon air crafts. President Kennedy speaks. Air force burial ceremony and formation of jets in flight.October 1962.
A film on the life of American astronaut John Herschel Glenn Jr. He was the first American to orbit the earth in 1962. Unmanned experimental flights. Launch of a spacecraft. Astronauts at work. Training of the astronauts. American astronaut Alan Shepard in a spacecraft. The Mercury-Atlas 6 mission underway. Men work on a spacecraft. Preparation for the launch of the spacecraft at Cape Canaveral in Florida. The spacecraft on a launch pad. Astronauts prepare for the spaceflight. Men at work in a building. The Mercury-Atlas 6 Friendship 7 spacecraft is ready to be launched. John Glenn prepares for the flight. The spacecraft on a launch pad. A U.S. flag on the spacecraft. Glenn takes his position in Friendship 7. The countdown begins. People gather and look at the spacecraft. Glenn in the spacecraft. The spacecraft is launched. Vapors rise from the bottom of the spacecraft. It ascends towards the sky. Technicians establish contact with Glenn. United States Air Force missile range instrumentation ship Rose Knot underway as it follows the course of the spacecraft.
October, 1962, U.S. Air Force U-2 reconnaissance aircraft, tail number 56-6707, of the Strategic Air Command (SAC) 4080th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing, lands at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. View of Photographic evidence, brought back by the U-2, showing Soviet missiles being set up in Cuba. President John F. kennedy broadcasts to the nation about the crisis, announcing measures being taken by the USA to address the situation. A B-58 Hustler bomber landing. Airmen removing camera from nose of a reconnaissance aircraft. Air Force Sergeant, photo interpreter, reading wet film in a base laboratory. U.S. Naval officers and sailors in Command Center viewing large wall map of the world. U.S. Air Force SAC B-52 bombers taking off. View of United Nations Headquarters building in New York City. On October 25, 1962, U.S. Ambassador to the UN, Adlai Stevenson, confronts Soviet Ambassador Valerian Alexandrovich Zorin about missiles in Cuba.He looks at Zorin, and says,"Don't wait for the translation, yes, or no." Zorin smiles as the room fills with laughter. He then responds. View of a Soviet ship bound for Cuba being monitored by a U.S. aircraft overhead. Pilot in cockpit of the aircraft. View from U.S. aircraft flying low past a Soviet ship. Crew in cockpit of the aircraft. Soviet ships turning away. Helicopter flying over sandy beach area of Hyannis Port, Massachusetts. The helicopter parked and Undersecretary of State, Averell Harriman, steps from the helicopter and is later seen with President Kennedy, and Secretary of State, Dean Rusk, at the President's Weekend White House. Harriman reports on the successful negotiation of a limited nuclear test ban treaty. Glimpse of Moscow. U.S. Secretary of State, Dean Rusk, Soviet Foreign Minister,Andrei Gromyko, and British Foreign secretary, Alexander Douglas-Home, are seen signing the document for their respective nations, August 5, 1963.
A film on the life of American astronaut John Herschel Glenn Jr. He was the first American to orbit the earth in 1962. John Glenn in Mercury-Atlas 6 Friendship 7 spacecraft traveling in space. A view of the earth from the spacecraft. The location of the spacecraft on TV monitors at Cape Canaveral in Florida. A man talks over a phone. Men at work in a building. Glenn directs the spacecraft back to earth. He is recommended to use the fly-by–wire mode. Caribbean was selected to receive Friendship 7. Glenn says that there is a fireball outside. Men at work in the headquarters building. A ship underway at sea. Men look at the spacecraft through binoculars. The spacecraft lands in the Atlantic Ocean . Glenn is taken aboard. He boards an helicopter and arrives at the headquarters.