Opening scene shows ticker tape parade for U.S. Army General Douglas MacArthur underway in New York City on April 20, 1951. General MacArthur waves to parade goers from back of an open car. Scene shifts to funeral procession for General MacArthur on April 11, 1964, in Norfolk Virginia. Honor guard accompanies his caisson. Mourners including his wife Jean MacArthur and son Arthur MacArthur IV walk in a procession during the funeral ceremony. The casket of General MacArthur covered by a U.S. National Flag.
U.S. Army General Douglas MacArthur is buried in Norfolk, Virginia. The body of Douglas MacArthur in the America flag draped coffin is brought to Saint Paul's Church for services. Many prominent persons are present for the final rites. U.S. President Lyndon B.Johnson is represented by Attorney General Robert Kennedy. MacArthur's son, Arthur MacArthur IV accompanies his widowed mother, Jean MacArthur. View of funeral services being conducted by rector in church. From the church the body is taken to MacArthur Memorial for internment. Interiors of the Memorial. He receives national honors. The people mourn his death. The coffin of MacArthur lying in the MacArthur Memorial.
Responsibilities and assets of NATO's SACLANT. View from cockpit of aircraft landing on deck of U.S. aircraft carrier USS Bennington (CVA-20). Scenes of Atlantic ocean. Periscope of submarine breaks surface. View through periscope. American convoy underway during WWII in the Atlantic Ocean. Enemy submarine launches torpedo. Ships being struck by torpedoes. Underwater view of submarine. A torpedoed ship sinking. Views of empty Nazi submarine pens. A Douglas DC-4 passenger airplane passes by the Empire State building, while in flight over Manhattan Island, New York City. Steamships in terminals on the Hudson River. Tug boats and barges in New York harbor. Ocean-going cargo ships pass by the Statue of Liberty. Vehicular traffic in the streets of Norfolk, Virginia. A sign reads 'US Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia'. View of ships and harbor at Norfolk Naval Station. Headquarters of the Supreme Allied Commander, Atlantic (SACLANT). NATO officers in the "great map room of SACLANT" at the Headquarters. World map placed on a wall. Scene from 1952: U.S. Navy Captain briefs Admiral Lynde D. McCormick, Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet and also SACLANT. Map shows areas of SACLANT responsibility extending around the Atlantic from Southern Europe around past Iceland to the maritime provinces of Canada and down to the U.S. coast.. Surfaced submarine launches Regulus missile. Scene from 1960: U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Independence (CV-62) underway. Aircraft parked aboard the aircraft carrier. View of Naval Air Base at Oceana, Virginia. Douglas F4D flies above runway as another lands. Navy F8 aircraft parked on ramp. Canadian Naval Base at Halifax, Nova Scotia, with views of derricks, cranes, piers, and warships.
Operation Sea Orbit of the U.S. Navy's Task Force One, during its round the world two-month cruise. Nuclear powered surface ships seen underway: Aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN-65), a guided missile cruiser USS Long Beach (CGN-9), USS Bainbridge (CGN-25), a guided missile cruiser. U.S. Navy personnel on the bridge of a U.S. Navy ship. Visiting dignitaries emerge from a U.S. Navy aircraft aboard USS Enterprise (CVN-65). A dignitary inspects the Enterprise honor guard. The ship commander and other men including the dignitary sit in reviewing stand to watch the fire power demonstration. The aircraft being readied for takeoff from the deck of USS Enterprise. A signal officer gives signal. F-4 aircraft take off from carrier deck. Aircraft and crew members on the deck in the foreground. Another F-4 takes off and then a F-11 Tiger takes off. The visitors on the deck. The aircraft fly in formation. The dignitaries watching the aircraft in flight. A close up of the aircraft flying in formation. A sidewinder missile is fired and hits its target. Explosion in air. An aircraft in flight. Zuni rockets are fired at a water-based target and a big splash is seen. The Foreign dignitaries, officer and Commander of Task Force One, Rear Admiral Bernard M. Strean, seated on the deck talking to the visiting guests. Scene from R&R as the task force Navy personnel shop for different items from a shop in Pakistan. A sailor tries out a bullwhip. A snake charmer plays an instrument and does tricks with a cobra snake. The personnel look at a horse. They sit on horses and ride horses. The Nuclear Task Force One ships underway. A bow of a ship cutting through the water. People stand on a dock to welcome the Nuclear Task Force One on arrival in Norfolk Virginia. The Ship arrives at the dock. Several views of the waiting families waving and smiling. The Navy personnel disembark the ship. They meet their relatives and children. A sailor kisses a woman. U.S. Navy sailors reuniting with family members.
U.S. destroyers of Squadron 14, depart Norfolk, Virginia for the Mediterranean, in October, 1922.
Map showing the Mediterranean Sea and surrounding countries, from the Straits of Gibralter, and East to Black Sea and Red Sea. Various sea navigation routes are depicted through the water areas. U.S. Navy Clemson class destroyer, taking on supplies in Norfolk, Virginia. Sailors carrying sacks of supplies over their shoulders from a dock onto the ship. Women seen waving at the USS Barry (DD-248) in October 1922, as she departs Hampton Roads, Virginia, for the Mediterranean, to serve with the U. S. Naval Detachment in Turkish Waters. View of USS Kane (DD-235) with sailors lined up on her foredeck. View from stern of a Squadron 14 destroyer, of the USS Hatfield (DD-231) followed by the USS Barry (DD-248). View from bridge of a destroyer, as officer looks through binoculars at five other destroyers of Squadron 14, underway in a line. Sailors on deck of destroyer practice handling of small arms and on of the ship's 5-inch guns. Sailors spin propellors on tail of a torpedo and load it into one of a battery of three launching tubes. Sailors exercise by throwing a medicine ball.View from destroyer of 5 destroyers in line, astern, the first being USS Overton (DD-239). View from a destroyer as the Squadron enters harbor at Gibralter. Sailors climbing upon concrete pier from a long boat. Buildings on steep hills of Gibralter. The USS Hatfield and the USS Gilmer (DD-233) on either side of a supply ship. Views of Destroyer Squadron 14 ships anchored, along with other warships off Constantinople (Istanbul)in the Bosphorus straits. View from a high point in Constantinople. Camera pans over city and warships in the Bosphorus.
Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court Hugo Black in Norfolk, Virginia. The supreme court's newest appointment Hugo Black of Alabama returns from European trip to Norfolk, Virginia. Bow of the ship. People aboard the ship. Justice Hugo stand with officials. They pose for photographers. He speaks and then gets into car.