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.
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.
Recovery of a Japanese midget submarine off Pearl Harbor in Oahu, Hawaii. Men walk alongside a submarine. Cables attached to the submarine. A crane floats on water with men aboard it. Men on a wooden float alongside the submarine. The Japanese submarine alongside USS Current. Men on the deck of the ship. Other men on the float alongside the submarine as preparations are made to pick it up from water. Slings being attached to a floating crane to pick up the submarine. USS Current, floating crane and the midget submarine. The crane picks up the submarine from water. The submarine hangs over water from the slings of the crane. The midget submarine is lifted by the floating crane. Men on starboard bow of USS Current look down over the submarine. The midget submarine hangs five feet above the water. Cables wrapped around the submarine as it hangs.