American scuba divers search sea bottom in the Gulf of Mexico. Men aboard a boat underway at sea. The scuba divers dive into the sea. They arrive at the bottom and search for marine plants and animals that may lead to new oil-finding methods. The divers surface and are taken aboard the boat. They look at marine matter collected from the water.
Views of various projects depicting man's creative engineering skills across the United States, including: The Indian Serpent Mounts, Ohio; Phoenix Mutual Life Insurance Headquarters, Connecticut; Mackinac Bridge, Michigan; Green Bank Radio Astronomy Antenna, West Virginia; Tanker "Manhattan" in the Northwest Passage; Chicago's Marina Towers, Illinois; NASA launch complex 39, Florida with a rocket in place; Watts tower, California; John Hancock Building, Illinois; Washington Monument; Dworshak Dam while under construction, Idaho; Newport Bridge, Rhode Island; U.S. Steel building, Pennsylvania; Mt. Glory Arch Bridge under construction in Wyoming; Johnson Wax Headquarters building, Wisconsin; Boeing 747 Factory Building Complex, Seattle Washington; A model of the proposed New Orleans Super Dome in Louisiana; Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel; Dulles International Airport, Virginia; Tyrone Guthrie Theatre, Minnesota; Westinghouse Headquarters building, Pennsylvania; Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, New Mexico; Gulf Life Tower, Florida; Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Wisconsin; a paddle style River boat on the Ohio River; an artist depiction of the under construction Mobile River Highway Tunnel, Alabama; the Westinghouse Desalinization Plant, Florida; Model of master plan for the city of Gary, Indiana; Gulf Oil's "Big Brutus" crane at work on a dig site (The 160-foot tall coal shovel known as the 1850-B was designed and built by Bucyrus-Erie in Hallowell Kansas, for the Pittsburg & Midway, or P&M Coal Mining Company. It is the only one of its kind ever built. The mining company was purchased by Gulf Oil in 1963, and subsequently went under The Chevron Mining umbrella); Knights of Columbus headquarters building, Connecticut.
Documentary titled 'Battle for Leyte Gulf' depicts the battle fought between the Allied naval-air forces and the Japanese naval-air forces in Pacific waters off the Philippines, in World War 2..
Montage of views chronicling the battle, opens with aerial views of pacific islands seen through clouds followed by glimpse of numerous ships maneuvering far below. Port bow views of U.S. New Mexico class battle ship, followed by the USS Pennsylvania (BB-38) of the 7th Fleet. Glimpse of troops on landing craft and charging across an island. Transport ships underway. Cruisers and battleships firing their guns. An Essex class aircraft carrier silhouetted against the horizon. An F6F aircraft comes up on elevator to flight deck next to the island on the USS Enterprise (CV-6). It has white triangle on tail containing its number. An F6F taking off from the Enterprise. Formation of U.S. aircraft in flight overhead. Gun crew firing twin bofors 40mm anti-aircft cannon.Flak bursts and tracer bullets seen in the sky as a Japanese warplane falls. Gun camera footage of American aircraft strafing Japanese aircraft on ground at an airfield. View, from an aircraft carrier, of a Mahan class destroyer traveling to her port side. Glimpse of two ships close together during refueling operation at sea. Animated map dominates remainder of the film. It illustrates movement of Task Force 38 to Okinawa on 10 October 1944 and launching of aerial attacks. the map shows further manuevers and activities of the task force. During these activities, Narrator notes that the cruisers USS Canberra and USS Houston are torpedoed and taken in tow. Cartoon shows Japanese propaganda broadcast about Japanese naval prowess. Glimpse of Japanese sailors cheering. Animated map continues showing maneuvers of U.S. task forces. Narrator notes the Houston is again torpedoed. Animated map continues to illustrate movements and attacks against Luzon and amphibious landings on outpost islands in Leyte Gulf.
Aquanauts gear up aboard USS Vital (MSO-474) underway in the Gulf of Mexico. One of Aquanauts assisted with his Scuba gear on deck of USS Vital. One man is sunning himself in the background. Two Aquanauts at deck edge check gear at last minute, prior to entering water, other men sitting on railing in the background look on. Aquanaut jumps into water. One of the Aquanauts assisted with one of his tanks after donning the tanks. Two Aquanauts in their gear. One of Aquanauts with mouth piece in his mouth, removes the mouth piece, fits camera over his neck and then places the mouth piece back in his mouth. Two Aquanauts check each others gear. View of one of Aquanauts checking his mouth piece and then removing it. Second teammate checks the tanks of his teammate. View of Aquanauts jumping into water with a splash from the deck edge. Two men sit on railing, one with clipboard in hands.
Aquanauts gear up aboard USS Vital (MSO-474) underway in the Gulf of Mexico. Two Aquanauts on deck edge of USS Vital check each others gear prior to going into water. View of one of Aquanauts at deck edge donning his face mask as second Aquanaut checks the oxygen tank. One of Aquanauts makes funny faces for camera. Aquanaut assisted with his gear. Two Aquanauts on deck edge check each others gear. Aquanaut sit on deck, assistant helping man suit up with gear. Dives made by Aquanauts in shorts. Two Aquanauts sit on deck. Aquanaut moves slowly over to deck edge by second teammate. Two Aquanauts check each others gear on deck. First Aquanaut on deck edge jumps into water with splash. Second Aquanaut leaps into water with splash, disappearing below the surface. Marker buoy floats off side of the ship. Two aquanauts return; one climb up the ladder. Aquanaut comes back aboard after the 200"qualification dive. He moves to center of deck. Assistant helps to remove his tanks. Second Aquanaut climbs up ladder reaching the deck edge.
The film 'The River' about Mississippi river in the United States. View of the rocky mountains. The volume of water increases in the course of the river from the rocky mountains to the Gulf of Mexico. Several views of the flow of water in the river. Trees along the river side. A waterfall.