Priest conducts services for dead in Leopoldville, Republic of Congo. United States Marines place American flags over bodies of two Americans who were among group of Belgians and Americans held hostage, and slain by Simba rebels in Stanleyville. Honorable George M. Godley, U.S. Ambassador to Congo is present.
A U.S. Air Force C-13OE, carrying freed hostages (some dead and injured) from Stanleyville, taxis to parking position near hangar in Leopoldville, Republic of Congo. Ambassador George M. Godley boards the plane as crewmen including Captain Charles Gonzales stand next to the plane. A United States Marine Corps Corporal and an American Army Private First Class stand in the hangar, holding a folded American flag with a priest in background. A covered body being carried off the aircraft and placed near other such bodies, lying on the hangar floor. Refugees get off the plane. A number of other refugees, arrive at the airfield preparing to leave the Congo. Some carry passports.
European hostages, rescued from Stanleyville, arriving at Leopoldville airport in the Congo, during insurrection there in 1964. Rescued persons deplane from U.S. Air Force C-130 aircraft by way of its rear cargo door and ramps. Sick and wounded are met by medical personnel who place them in ambulances. Next, text from 3rd Geneva Convention, of 1949, is displayed. Scene shifts to U.S. military advisers in Vietnam helping train Republic of Vietnam soldiers (ARVN) in proper treatment of prisoners; methods of taking prisoners with minimum of force; interrogation methods; and medical treatment of wounded prisoners.
Crisis of Insurrection in Republic of Congo. A U.S. Air Force C-130 aircraft parked on a ramp. A B-26 aircraft taxiing behind it. Belgian troops with their gear rest in shade under wing of a C-130 aircraft. Ambulances drive to the tail of a C-130 that just arrived. The tail door of the aircraft opens and Belgian women and children (hostages freed from Stanleyville) come down the ramp. They are met and driven away. Another C-130 arrives and also discharges freed Belgian hostages.
A U.S. Tactical Air Command C-13OE plane lands and raises considerable dust as it fully reverses all four engines to stop on the short dirt runway at Paulis, Republic of Congo, for evacuation to Leopoldville. Belgian soldiers direct the former hostages to board the aircraft. They do so carrying personal luggage. Several of the freed hostages appear to be clergymen.
A sick refugee carried away on a litter in Leopoldville, Republic of Congo. A covered body carried down a plane. An ambulance drives away from the plane. George M Godley discusses with officers near the rear of TAC C-13OE plane.