Record shows unidentified object flying in sky during day. Young child plays with his mother in garden.
Opening scene shows several aircraft and aircrews on an Airfield in Oakland, California, readying for the Dole Air Race to Hawaii. A modified Travel Air 5000 aircraft, NX869, named "Woolaroc," is seen in the near foreground. Behind it is another Travel Air 5000, named "Oklahoma." Next, the "Oklahoma" and the "Aloha"(NX914), a Breese-Wilde 5 Monoplane are seen with engines running and taxiing. The "Aloha" takes off and climbs sharply after gaining airspeed. Several Wickes-class destroyers are seen steaming underway. (Slate reports they patrol the course to be flown over the Pacific.) Scene shifts to wreckage of the "Angel of Los Angeles" a twin engine Bryant Monoplane, which crashed on a test flight at Montebello, California. (Pilot, Arthur V. Rogers, bailed out at the last minute but his parachute didn't fully open and he was killed.) Next is shown the wreckage of the "Pride of Los Angeles," an International CF-10 Triplane, after crashing into San Francisco Bay on August 11th. Pilots J. L. Giffin and Theodore S. Lundgren are seen stepping from the water, unhurt. A crane, on a barge, lifts the wreckage from the shallow water.
Film opens with view of building at Vandenburg Air Force Base, California. Sign on it reads: "1967 SAC Missile Combat Competition." Two Air Policemen stand at building entry next to two American flags. Inside the building, SAC missile crews line up to register. Participants are two combat crews and one target alignment team from each of the six Minuteman and two Titan II Wings. Next, Missile Wing Commanders drew envelopes from the Blanchard Perpetual Trophy Cup, to determine their specific exercise times. Closeup of Wing Commanders seated during the drawing. Closeup of the Blanchard Trophy. Views of Wing Commanders selecting envelopes from the Trophy. Scene shifts to outdoors, where a blue van is parked and a target alignment team of the 308th Strategic Missile Wing, Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, is setting up and performing their "aiming" task. Next, a Titan II launch crew from the 308th Wing is seen in white coveralls inside a launch control training facility, working with consoles and computers. scene shifts to competition headquarters, where results are being posted on a large display board. Meanwhile, a Minuteman missile crew, from the 351st Stratgic Missile Wing, Whiteman AFB, Missouri, is seen performing actions in the training facility. A member receives a problem via telephone, and the crew works to solve it. More views of crews at work and scores being posted. View of auditorium where the award ceremony is being conducted on April 7th. General Joseph Nazzaro, CINCSAC, goes to the podium, as the audience rises and applauds. He makes a few congratulatory remarks to all participants and sits back down, as a Colonel prepares to announce the awards. Closeup of Wing Commanders and others in the audience. Three airmen from the 308th Wing pose with awards for best maintenance and best Titan maintenance. 390th Wing members pose with awards for best Titan crew. More awards are presented concluding with the top awards.
Newsreel clip on baseball's 1967 All-Star Game at Anaheim Stadium, home of the California Angels. View of the huge crowd spread over three decks. National League team poses on field before the game. In the second inning, the Phillies' Richie Allen hits a long home run off the Twins' Dean Chance to give National League 1-0 lead. In the sixth, Brooks Robinson of the Orioles homers off Fergie Jenkins of the Cubs to tie the game 1-1. Pitchers dominate the game, racking up 30 strikeouts. Finally, the Reds' Tony Perez hits the game-winning homer off Jim "Catfish" Hunter in the 15th. National League wins 2-1.
U.S. Marines in action in the Northern Provinces of South Vietnam, near the DMZ. They are seen in full combat gear, carrying small arms, including recoilless weapons, as they move across green fields where smoke is rising. Next, they are seen spread out and moving across muddy rice paddies. A U.S.jet fighter streaks across a shoreline at low altitude. Views from a Marine jet fighter bomber dropping bombs on Viet Cong targets from low altitude. Explosions on the ground are seen from behind the aircraft as it passes. Brief view from ground of bomb striking and black smoke rising. Closeup (in 1969) of two McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantoms from U.S. Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 232 (with Red devil insignia on their tails) flying in tight formation. View of pilot in front cockpit an F-4. Aerial view from below of the pair of F-4s. Closeup view from below, as an F-4 releases ordnance in flight. A huge explosion fills the screen as film title slate appeared reading: "Counterpunch." (narrated by Jack Webb). Sign at Marine Corps Air Station, El Toro, California, is shown. Marine sentry at entrance checks identifications of persons arriving at the gatehouse. Marines seen firing mortars, during training. A C-47 transport airplane airdrops supplies to Marines on the ground. Marines in jeeps drive across sand where a bulldozer is working on an airfield under construction. Front view glimpse of a Douglas A-4 Skyhawk aircraft taking off. A pair of Marine Boeing CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters in flight. Group of U.S. Marine Corps officers looking over a model of terrain while being briefed by a Lieutenant Colonel during training "Operation Alligator Hide" in 1967, at the White Beach Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in California. Closeup of the detailed mockup of the terrain. Another officer briefs about the use of F-4 and A-4 aircraft support prior to a helicopter assault. Bombs exploding near a bridge. Marines using small 4-wheeled self-propelled open vehicles as they move along a hillside during the exercise. A Captain at a field command post states he will mark a target with white phosphorus (Willy Pete). A tank is seen maneuvering. Pilot is seen responding from cockpit of an A-4 Skyhawk aircraft. An M48A3 Medium Tank is seen on the ground and two F-4s of Squadron 232 in the air. The tank crew fires a white phosphorus round into the hillside, where it generates white smoke. An F-4 is seen flying low toward the area and a bomb explodes on the marked target. Amphibious training is seen, with Marines charging a beach from a landing craft; a tank wading ashore; Marines hit the beach from an LVTP-5 (Landing Vehicle, Tracked, Personnel); Fighter bomber dropping a bomb from offshore; glimpse of Douglas A-4 Skyhawk.
The 1967 International 500 Sports Car Race on the Brands Hatch Race Track in England. Philip Toll Hill Jr., an automobile racer from California, driving a Chaparral race car leads other sports car including Ferrari and Porsche. Philip Toll Hill comes out of his car. Photographers click pictures.