Several C-119J aircraft of the U.S. Air Force 6593rd Test Squadron (Special) take off in succession from Hickam Air Force Base in Hawaii, on missions to develop and test capability to snag space capsules parachuting to earth from satellites in orbit. (Note: The mission of the 6593rd Test Squadron was to recover film capsules returning to earth from orbiting Corona photoreconnaissance satellites, during the 1960s. Their JC-119s had "beavertail" doors that could be opened in flight [unlike clamshell doors that had to be left behind for open-door operations in other C-119s]. All American Engineering Company installed the special recovery equipment in the squadron's aircraft. The 6593rd Squadron accomplished the first successful mid-air recovery of an object from an orbiting satellite, on 19 August 1960, when they captured a film capsule released in the Corona Discoverer 14 Satellite mission.)
Shows the progress of the 1960 Kapoho eruption of Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii, and the damage it caused. After eruption lava spills out in the middle of the farm just above Kapoho Village. Shows the main flow of lava flowing into ocean but a slow moving offshoot crept towards the town. Many houses and resorts are destroyed.
The Kilauea volcano erupts in Hawaii, United States. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Hawaiian Island. Hot lava fountains spews hundreds of feet skywards from the Kilauea volcano. Smoke rises as lava spurs out.
The Kilauea volcano erupts in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Hawaiian Island, United States. Hot lava fountains spew hundreds of feet skywards from the Kilauea volcano. Smoke rises as lava spurs out.
Hawaii Statehood celebrations at Iolani Palace in Honolulu. Officers and dignitaries seated to watch the ceremony. View of Iolani Palace building. Smoke rises from the fifty guns salute. Uniformed members of various U.S. Military services salute. Choir sings a song. Sign board of Iolani Palace.
Recovery of a Japanese midget submarine off Pearl Harbor in Ohau, Hawaii. Crew members of USS Current handle cables at the stern to salvage a sunken midget Japanese submarine which participated in the attack on Pearl Harbor during World War II. The cables pass over stern rollers. A stopper being placed on a roller. A diver in water alongside USS Current. Lieutenant Commander Henry Mennard and an SERVPAC (Service Forces Pacific Ocean) salvage officer confer aboard USS Current.