U.S. President John F. Kennedy in Galway, Ireland. Colorful balloon hangs from the window of a building. People stand on either side of the street. Policemen control the crowd as a car passes them. A truck parked on a road. Two young boys hold a flag of United States and Ireland as they march. A band of young children follow them. Two women look out from a house. Military band plays different instruments. Spectators stand and officials are seated in a garden. They applaud and wave to Kennedy.
U.S. B-17s of the 8th Air Force complete a bombing mission against German positions in Rouen, France during World War II. Ground crew men of the U.S. Army Air Forces as they write on a bomb. Bombs being loaded onto a B-17 aircraft. Pilots and flight crews ride bicycles to a quonset hut, on an airbase in England, where they are briefed by an RAF officer, who identifies the coded target and radio codes to be used. Eighth Air Force B-17s prepare to take off. The lead aircraft is "Yankee Doodle" piloted by Brigadier General Ira Eaker. He is followed by B-17s "Stinky", "Littleskunkface" and the "Berlinsleeper." Aerial view of the target and bombs dropping. Flak explodes well below the formation of B-17s.
The formation heads home to England. A large group of Army officers stands on top of the control tower watching the returning aircraft. Brigadier General Ira Eaker jumps from his parked B-17, "Yankee Doodle" and shakes hands with Major General Carl Spaatz, Commander of the 8th Air Force. Eaker is seen later, smoking a cigar and being interviewed about the raid by a surrounding group of Army personnel. ( Note: Reportedly, the B-17 "Stinky" crashlanded in Athenry Co Galway Ireland on the 15th January 1943 with General Jacob Devers and a party of other Generals onboard, but none were injured and and all arrived safely at 2AM the same day, in Belleek, Nothern Ireland.)
President John Kennedy touring the streets of West Germany. Cameramen and policemen surround President Kennedy and other dignitaries. President Kennedy and other dignitaries reach Berlin Wall in cars. President Kennedy walks up to the viewing stand erected in front of the Berlin Wall. Red banners on Brandenburg Gate are in place, placed there by East Germany to block President's view of East Germans on the other side of the Berlin Wall.
View of huge crowd of 150,000 people gathered in the square while President Kennedy passes in car. President Kennedy at a podium to make a speech. Crowd of many thousands cheering in front of City Hall. President Kennedy at Dublin Airport and honor guard welcomes him on tarmac. Air Force One aircraft parked on runway behind. During the President's drive from airport, millions cheer for him as his motorcade winds through the city streets of Dublin. View of cheering Irish people gathered on streets of Dublin in front of shops and offices.
U.S. President John F. Kennedy in Ireland. Soldiers hold guns and stand. President John F. Kennedy. People on either side of the street. Kennedy stands in an open car and the crowds greet him.. Kennedy seated on a podium with a dignitary.Crowd waves American and Irish flags. An Ireland official speaks into a microphone. A flag of United States. Other officials and dignitaries seated on the podium. The Irish spectators, including a black Priest, listen and applaud.
U.S. President John F. Kennedy in Ireland. Civilians stand on either side of the street. Soldiers march in the street. A helicopter in flight. Buildings in the foreground. People on street. Two men seated on a terrace of a building. Military band plays music and march. Two men on a a podium with a camera. Kennedy on another podium with other officials. People crowd near the podium. A flag of United States. A flag of Ireland in the background on top of a building.
U.S. President John F. Kennedy in Ireland. The residence of the President of Ireland. Cars enter the gateway to the residence. President Kennedy with other U.S. officials as he shakes hand with Irish dignitaries.