U.S. Army officers and officials in Beirut, Lebanon during the Lebanon Crisis. Commanding General of U.S. Army Forces in the Middle East Paul DeWitt Adams, U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon Robert Mills McClintock, Personal representative of U.S. representative to Lebanon Robert Daniel Murphy and Commander-in-Chief of the Lebanese Army General Chehab standing and talking in front of the U.S. Embassy in Lebanon. An officer standing behind them. Photographers taking pictures. The officials get into cars. The cars leave. The American Land Forces Honor Guard standing in a row along the side of the road in front of the Embassy. A man takes pictures.
Operations aboard USS Essex (CVA-9) during the Lebanon crisis, in 1958. View beneath wing of an aircraft on catapult, as the catapult crew hooks bridle to aircraft. Officer leaves the ship's message center. Hatchway leads into message center. Two junior officers in the communication center. Teletype machines printing out messages aboard ship. Views beneath wing of jet as one of the catapult crew hooks it up to the catapult.
Aboard the USS Essex (CVA-9) in the Mediterranean Sea, off Lebanon, during the crisis in 1958. Radar men on watch monitoring scopes. Sailors speak into mikes of their headsets. Room is dimly lit. Teletype machines operation in the communication's center. Two junior officers and an enlisted man walk into the room, look at the message received and tear the message from the machine. They leave quickly.
USN LSD (Dock landing ship) underway in the Mediterranean Sea, with other units of U.S. 6th fleet, during the 1958 Lebanon crisis. USS Muliphen (AKA-61) underway, LSD in far background. U.S. Navy captain speaks with someone aboard ship. USS Muliphen underway. U.S. Navy Commander leans over a desk, listening to someone. He nods his head.
U.S. Marines being checked by officers on deck of a transport ship, prior to disembarkation. Sailor operating controls to lower LCVP (Landing craft Vehicle Personnel) from the davit. Boat lowered over the side to transport Marines to the beach at Beirut, Lebanon.
Operations aboard the U.S. aircraft carrier, USS Essex (CVA-9) during amphibious deployment of U.S. Marines to Beirut, Lebanon, in 1958. Sailor writes information on plexiglass board as he receives it through headset earphones. Sailors monitor radar scopes. Room is dimly lit and light reflects off their faces as they receive information and converse on interphone. Radar man, holds mike and speaks a while monitoring scope. Navigator plots positions on a navigation chart in chart room aboard the USS Essex. Chart and notes indicate the ship's position in the Mediterranean, as 270 miles from Nicosia, Cyprus, and 480 miles from Beirut, Lebanon. (Note on chart states that flight over Cyprus is prohibited.)