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.
U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson is greeted by the civilians in the United States territory of Guam. He arrives at the Anderson Air Force Base in Guam. Around 10,000 spectators greet him at the airport. President Johnson arrives at the 3rd Air Division Headquarters. Civilians hold flags of the United States. President Johnson presents awards to B-52 aircrew and KC-135 aircrew members. Commander 3rd Air Division, Major General William Joseph Crumm, introduces the President. The President with officers on a podium. General Crumm presents him a flag of 3rd Air Division. The President speaks into a microphone and says that he is honored in being one of the top 10 members of the 3rd Air Division club.
View of horizon and cloudy skies from a moving vessel in the Pacific Ocean. Guamanian sailors aboard the vessel in conversation. One of the sailors points in a direction. Goods unloaded from a boat at a peer on the Guam Island. View of a native village and Guamanian civilians indulged in various activities. Children are checked at a dressing station. Children study in a classroom. Guamanian naval cadets get training. Guam Militia's Drum and Bugle Corps, march. Guamanian marines carrying American flags march at an academy. Sign, 'Joak Radio Tokyo'. Japanese officers discuss a map. Japanese man prepares a tactical map. On 7th December, 1941 Japanese attack Guam. Guamanian troops on alert. Japanese air raid on Guam. American garrison on Guam is completely destroyed. The news of attack on Guam is headlined in all the major newspapers. Scenes of destruction in Guam. Wounded marines are taken on stretcher. An injured marine is treated at an aid station.
A presentation ceremony at U.S. 3rd Air Division headquarters in Guam, United States. 3rd Air Division commanders stand in a formation. The Prime Minister of the Republic of Vietnam, Nguyen Cao Ky ; Commander 3rd Air Division, Major General William Joseph Crumm and the Chief of State of the Republic of Vietnam, Nguyen Van Thieu stand and salute. The flags of the United States and 3rd Air Division in the background. The Chief of State Thieu pins a medal on the uniform of General Crumm. Men take pictures. Spectators standing in a garden watch the presentation ceremony. Thieu shakes hand with General Crumm. Medals are presented to U.S. Air Force officers and enlisted men.
U.S. Marines write personal messages on a bomb in Guam, United States. A United States Air Force B-52 Stratofortress parked. Two navy hospital vans approach the bomber plane. U.S. Marines get off the van. An airforce officer gives a chalk to the marines to write their personal messages on a bomb. The bombs are attached to the right wing of the bomber. A U.S. Marine writes 'Happy Birthday Charlie' on the bomb. Another marine writes his message on the bomb. The bomber aircraft taxis and takes off for bombing in South Vietnam. Contrails come out of the aircraft. The B-52 in flight. Marines and officers stand in a group and look at the bomber plane in flight.
U.S. President Lyndon Johnson arrives in Guam for two-day top level strategy conferences. Dignitaries greet him at the airport. He arrives for the conferences with South Vietnam leaders. Crowd gathers at the airport to greet the President. Various South Vietnamese dignitaries welcome the President including Prime Minister of South Vietnam Nguyen Cao Ky.