Overflight of Nenana and the Tanana River from south to north, looking east. Riverboat in foreground, warehouse for river barge line and train station in foreground, Alaska Railroad bridge over the Tanana River (built 1923) in background. Another take of the same views is repeated. Flight continues along route of what is now the Parks Highway showing the predecessor road.
A 1953 Cadillac sedan, covered with dust, drives along a road, passing homes in Bootlegger Cove residential neighborhood of Anchorage, Alaska. Next sequence shows Fourth Avenue south of C street, with vehicles moving along the street and several pedestrians on the sidewalk . A hotel is identified by its sign. Street level closeup of the pink-colored MacKay building, at 337 E 4th St, at corner of E 4th and Denali Street. ( It opened in 1951 as Mount McKinley Apartments, was renamed the MacKay building, and decades later, renovated and called the McKinley Tower.)
View from Douglas Island looking across Gastineau Channel at the city of Juneau nestled at the foot of Mount Juneau (left) and Mount Roberts (right). At the time (1954) Juneau was the Capital of the Territory of Alaska. (Note: Gastineau Channel is a part of the "Inside Passage" of SE Alaska, a naturally protected waterway of the North Pacific Ocean.)
Organizational chart reads CINCAL COMMANDER IN CHIEF, ALASKA at Elmendorf Air Force Base Alaska. Arrow pinpoints AAC, Alaskan Air Command.
Map of Alaska at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska. Arrow pinpoints Kodiak. Arrow pinpoints Elmendorf Air Force Base. A tag reads Arctic circle.
Conference is conducted by Army officer at conference room in Alaska. He orients group around table, points to locations in Alaska on the wall map.