Left engine of a C-119J aircraft starts. Several C-119J aircraft of the U.S. Air Force 6593rd Test Squadron (Special) taxi out for takeoff at Hickam Air Force Base in Hawaii. They are on missions for Project Discoverer, to practice snagging space capsules as they parachute to earth from satellites in orbit. As they taxi, C-54 and C-124 aircraft can be seen in the far background. A Pan American Boeing 377 Stratocruiser passenger airplane can be seen on a nearby taxiway. The first C-119J stops on the runway, and then proceeds to take off. Several more follow in succession.
Pearl Harbor bombed by Japanese. Harbor installations and warships burn from bombing of Japanese planes. Hickham Field with wrecked planes and hangars. Destroyed planes in hangar. Two partially sunken warships at dock.
Scenes of destruction at Hickham Field in Pearl Harbor after bombing by Japanese. View of wrecked planes and hangars as seen from a slow-moving boat. Scene then switches to the airfield, with heavily damaged hangars and twisted metal of destroyed U.S. Army Air Force aircraft on the airfield. Several intact bi-planes and float planes seen at the end of the clip, outside a heavily damaged hangar.
Space capsule from Discoverer XIV falling with a parachute. A USAF(United States Air Force) C-119 snags the canopy using a hook that was trailing the aircraft. C-119 brings the space capsule after catching it in mid air. Capsule removed from plane after landing. Crew being congratulated and an official addressing them at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii.
Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii during World War II. Animated map shows Manila, Singapore, Hong Kong, Nippon, Pacific Ocean and the USA. An arrow points out from Nippon to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Two Japanese aircraft carriers, the Kaga and the Zuikaku underway at sea as seen from the carrier Akagi. Waves of water dash over a deck. Japanese crew on the deck. Japanese Naval officers look through binoculars. An officer briefs Japanese pilots. A chart drawn on a blackboard. Japanese aircraft in flight. The pilots being briefed . The pilots run towards their aircraft and get ready for a take off. A signal flag is waved. The first Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service B5N (Kate) bomber takes off. A formation of nine A6M Zeros in flight. The mast of a ship. Japanese aircraft in flight. Three Kates in flight. Ford Island and airfield seen below. Aircraft dropping bombs. Honolulu smoking due to the bombardment. 3 PBY (Patrol Bomber Consolidated Aircraft) Catalinas. Bomb bursts near airplanes on the field. Pearl Harbor smokes. Animation shows war losses suffered by the U.S. A formation of A6M Zeros in flight. A Japanese war ship underway in the Pacific Ocean. Three Japanese warships underway. (Note: The attack began about 8AM December 7th, Honolulu time, which was 3AM, December 8th, Tokyo time.)
Pearl Harbor bombed by Japanese. Harbor installations and warships burn from bombing of Japanese planes. Several ship burn in harbor. Black smoke rises from the burning ships. Destroyed planes in hangar. Entire waterfront section in flames. Burning warships partially submerged. Fire boats spray streams of water on the burning ships. Hickham Field with wrecked planes and hangars.