View of the first three U.S. B-52 bombers (of a force of 15) landing at U-Tapao Airbase, Thailand on April 10, 1967. These bombers hit targets in Vietnam on their way to U-Tapao. (The entire force arrived during the period from April through July, 1967, on temporary assignment from the Strategic Air Command 4433rd Bomb Wing at Anderson Air Force Base, Guam.) The B-52s are under the command of the SAC 3rd Air Division. The aircraft land with wing flaps down and deploy drag chutes to slow their ground rolls.Officers of the 4258th Strategic Wing,and Royal Thai Air Force greet the arriving aircrews. The event is recorded by photographers, along with newsmen from Japan, Thailand, United States and Philippines.
Film opens with February 1st, 1967 Change of Command Ceremony for Commanders in Chief of U.S. Air Force Strategic Air Command (SAC). General John Dale Ryan is assuming command from General Joseph J. Nazzaro. A color guard stands with American flag flanked by flags of Air Force, SAC, units, and award ribbons. A military marching band marches in front of a stage (reviewing stand) where Generals and guests are seated, including Generals Nazarro and Ryan, plus the Commanders of SAC's three Air Forces. Civilian leaders present included Nebraska Governor and Mrs. Norbert Tiemann. Closeup of General Ryan. View of Governor and Mrs. Tiemann standing amongst six Air Force Generals. A traditional ceremony for change of command ensues. The flag of outgoing General Nazzaro is furled and cased and the flag of incoming General Ryan is unfurled and uncased. The flag ceremony completes as the two Generals exchange positions. Views of Generals and guests. Closeup of General Nazzaro.The band plays and marches and a contingent of U.S. airmen march in review. General Nazzaro renders them a parting salute and then he and Ryan shake hands and both turn to greet the Governor and his wife.
Film opens with view of building at Vandenburg Air Force Base, California. Sign on it reads: "1967 SAC Missile Combat Competition." Two Air Policemen stand at building entry next to two American flags. Inside the building, SAC missile crews line up to register. Participants are two combat crews and one target alignment team from each of the six Minuteman and two Titan II Wings. Next, Missile Wing Commanders drew envelopes from the Blanchard Perpetual Trophy Cup, to determine their specific exercise times. Closeup of Wing Commanders seated during the drawing. Closeup of the Blanchard Trophy. Views of Wing Commanders selecting envelopes from the Trophy. Scene shifts to outdoors, where a blue van is parked and a target alignment team of the 308th Strategic Missile Wing, Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, is setting up and performing their "aiming" task. Next, a Titan II launch crew from the 308th Wing is seen in white coveralls inside a launch control training facility, working with consoles and computers. scene shifts to competition headquarters, where results are being posted on a large display board. Meanwhile, a Minuteman missile crew, from the 351st Stratgic Missile Wing, Whiteman AFB, Missouri, is seen performing actions in the training facility. A member receives a problem via telephone, and the crew works to solve it. More views of crews at work and scores being posted. View of auditorium where the award ceremony is being conducted on April 7th. General Joseph Nazzaro, CINCSAC, goes to the podium, as the audience rises and applauds. He makes a few congratulatory remarks to all participants and sits back down, as a Colonel prepares to announce the awards. Closeup of Wing Commanders and others in the audience. Three airmen from the 308th Wing pose with awards for best maintenance and best Titan maintenance. 390th Wing members pose with awards for best Titan crew. More awards are presented concluding with the top awards.
Defending National League champion Los Angeles Dodgers practice at spring training in Vero Beach Florida prior to 1967 baseball season. Sign outside the ballfield reads 'Vero Beach'. Brief shot of Dodger outfielders Willie Crawford and Ron Fairly (misidentified as Jim Fairly). Young female fans watch as Dodgers, Tokyo Giants and dignitaries hold a pre-game ceremony on the field. Dodger manager Walter Alston sits and talks with unidentified Japanese man. Tokyo pitcher (#15) pitches to Dodgers' Ron Fairly, who gets a hit, scoring Jim Campanis from third base. Alston smiles.
Several highlights from the 1967 Senior Bowl football game. A crowd fills the sold-out Ladd Peebles Stadium, in Mobile Alabama, for the Senior Bowl game, matching all star football players from the North and the South. Oregon State's Bob Grim is seen running the ball to pick up 25 yards. North's Quarterback hits Iowa State's Eppie Barney for a touchdown, with 1:13 remaining in the 3rd period. South quarterback Terry Southal, of Baylor, passes to Louisiana State's Dick Redding for a touchdown at the 13:12 mark of the 4th quarter. North's Bob Grim takes handoff and runs from the 40 yard line until pushed out of bounds at the South's 15 yard line. Nebraska's Harry Wilson runs the ball for a touchdown in the 4th Quarter. North beats the South 35 to 15.
(Note:The final North tally came at the very end of the game with a pass from BYU's Virgil Carter to Nebraska's Pete Tatman. Bubba Smith of Mich. State was a monster on Defense and won the MVP award.)
Rookie Boston Red Sox pitcher Billy Rohr comes within one out of throwing a no-hitter against the New York Yankees in baseball game at Yankee Stadium, April 1967. Rohr faces the last batter as scoreboard (in background) shows the Red Sox' 3-0 lead and zero hits for Yankees. Yankee catcher Elston Howard lines a single into right field, breaking up the no-hitter. Rohr gets final out and crowd cheers and teammates congratulate him. Final shot is Rohr standing at top step of dugout, chewing gum, contemplating how close he came to the rare baseball feat.