An aircraft of the American Overseas Airlines in Frankfurt, Germany. It is on a multi-leg journey carrying 45 former War Correspondents back to Europe for celebrations commemorating the 5th anniversary of the D-Day Invasion of World War II. Views of Frankfurt from a moving vehicle, high atop a ridge, looking down at the city, and winery grape fields. Many Frankfurt buildings visible and the Main River running beside the city. Views of some buildings still destroyed from World War II, five years prior. Several negro U.S. Army soldiers beside cars greet the party of former war correspondents. The correspondents meet with a U.S. Army General -- possibly J. Lawton Collins or Thomas Handy. A correspondent looks out from a window at a war-damaged building in the background. A street car with the sign "Nied Hochst" arrives at a stop and civilians get into it. Exterior and interior views of the main train station, the Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof. Some cakes and pastries in a bakery. Correspondents meeting with a local Frankfurt official and his wife. Remains of a largely destroyed church, likely either Saint Bartholomeus's Cathedral (Dom Sankt Bartholomäus) or Katharinenkirche (the Church of St. Katherine). Views of the wrecked exterior and interior of the church. A West German flag draped over an interior balcony. Sign outside the church door indicates "Entrance to the Exhibition" (Eingang zur Ausstellung). A Germany girl selling trinkets at a market cart. German boys and girls in a market square and fair area, possibly Romerberg. Correspondents approach a booth selling cigars and cigarettes. More partially destroyed buildings in Frankfurt. Correspondents boarding a plane at Rhein Main Airbase. View of the airport terminal. Sign on a building reads 'Rhein Main Base Operations. Elev 358'. The correspondents boarding the American Overseas Airlines aircraft, and seated inside the aircraft. Aerial view of the German countryside below. Passengers sleep and relax aboard the airborne aircraft.
Workers unload goods from the United States C-54 Skymaster and load them onto trucks in Frankfurt, Germany. United States army vehicles pass by with C-54 Skymaster in the background.
United States airman speaks over lip microphone in Frankfurt, Germany. He looks at the screen in front and operates controls. Airman points out at a map on board.
C-54 Skymaster parked on ground in Frankfurt, Germany. Number of United States army trucks parked in line. Workers unload flour sacks from the aircraft onto trucks. Workers lift coal sacks. Coal sacks on trucks. Parked army trucks with soldiers in it.
Workers unload coal sacks from C-54 Skymaster parked on ground in Frankfurt, Germany. Vehicle drives past a number of C-54 Skymaster aircraft parked on ground. Engineers work on the aircraft's engine. Rear of a truck with flour sacks in it. Workers fill coal into sacks. Army truck backs up to the aircraft. Workers load coal sacks onto trucks.
Pedestrians on the street in Frankfurt Germany, outside the Frankfurt Central Station railroad station. Trolleys or streetcars on the street in recent post-war Germany. A building seen with a sign reading 'US Army RTO'. Interior of the Frankfurt Central Station. Views of platform area in the train station, arched roof and glass. Trains seen leaving the station. Women and men sit and stand in the open large door of boxcars as the train slowly departs the station. Pedestrians exiting a train and filling the platform as they exit the station. View outside as people queue to ride streetcar trams or trolleys. A nun in a habit runs to catch a streetcar as it is pulling away.