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.
USAF (United States Air Force) trucks outside the Rhein-Main Base Operations building of the air base. Interior of the Rhein-Main Air Base, an U.S. Air Base near the city of Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Several USAF airplanes are parked at base. Trucks lined in an order, a truck carrying wheat floor bags in moving towards airplane. Wheat bakery floor bags from Kansas City are loaded in the C-54 Skymaster of USAF, during Berlin Airlift period.
Activities at Rhein Main Air Force Base near Frankfurt, Germany. Last Vittles aircraft of the Berlin Airlift parked on a field at the air force base. Officers stand under the wing of the aircraft on the field. Laborers load bags of coal from a truck on the Last Vittles aircraft. An army band plays. United States Air Force (USAF) Brigadier General Edward H. Alexander watches as the Last Vittles aircraft take off.
Activities at Rhein Main Air Force Base near Frankfurt, Germany. An army band plays at the air force base. Aircraft fly in formation. United States Air Force (USAF) Brigadier General Edward H. Alexander inspects the landing gear of a Last Vittles aircraft, part of the Berlin Airlift. A truck loaded with laborers backs up the aircraft. The laborers load coal in the aircraft.
Activities at Rhein Main Air Force Base near Frankfurt, Germany. Aircraft fly in formation over a field. Last Vittles aircraft of Berlin Airlift in foreground on the field at Rhein Main Air Force Base. An aircraft taxis. An army band plays.
A scoop crane scooping grains from reserve and putting it into a big machine. Grains are packed in clothe bags. Cloth bags are transported in barges. Bags then carried in trucks to Rhein-Main Air Base in Germany. Trucks are lined up and several USAF (United States Air Force) planes in background. Bags are unloaded from trucks to plane during Berlin Airlift period.