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.
Germany ten years after World War II. People in Frankfurt, Germany. An area in front of massive Bahnhoff. Dozens of strassenbahnens pass by and carry German working people. People move across a street. They move in and out of cars and the flow is unimpeded. The cars move in and out from all directions.
Germany ten years after World War II. Improvement in Frankfurt, Germany over the pre-war standards. A bomb damaged apartment building. A modern apartment building. Rheingau Alle, just opposite the Wacom Circle stands the mammoth new ultra modern public administration building. Trucks and automobile traffic in front of the building.
Germany ten years after World War II. Improvement in Frankfurt, Germany over the pre-war standards. One of the few damaged buildings and a new bank building. The top of the building reads 'Firestone Rifen' and a sign reads 'Phoenix'. Traffic in front of the building. A large modern building with a sign on the top which reads 'Nitag'. Traffic flow in front of it. A moth covered shell of a bombed out building framed with trees on both the sides and traffic flow in the background.
The 27th Criminal Investigation Department (CID) laboratory in Frankfurt, Germany. Hands holding a magnifying glass focus on a pair of scissors. A laboratory technician with the magnifying glass examines the scissors. The laboratory technician operates a vacuum type dust and lint extractor over an olive drab (OD) uniform jacket. The nozzle of the vacuum type dust extractor as it is run over a sleeve and the shoulder of a coat. A sign on a door reads 'Chemistry Laboratory'.
The 27th Criminal Investigation Department (CID) laboratory in Frankfurt, Germany. A CID technician makes time exposure on a bottle. The technician operates an enlarger on a bullet hole sample in fabric. A laboratory technician puts paper positive prints in a developing solution. The technician puts wet prints through a large drum drier.