Directorate of Material building in Norton AFB, California. Main gate at Norton AFB in California. People entering Directorate of Material building. EDP (Electronic Data Processor) operator at console. Convair plant and aerial view of missile base. Data processing equipment used in logistic support. Shows card punch machine, memory storage unit (IBM 709), and high speed printer. Parts order being coded with rubber stamp. Shrouded Atlas D missile on trailer truck being hauled cross-country. Atlas being loaded into C-133 airplane. Aircraft in flight overhead. Shrouded Atlas on trailer entering missile base. Airmen working on nose cone in hangar, then mating nose cone to Atlas. Check out tests are carried out by airmen. Two airmen standing beside LOX truck in LOX area.
A report covering the expansion and modernization of U.S. ICBM force, Norton AFB. Minuteman II missile on trailer truck. ICBM crew working around Minuteman II. Minuteman II erected. Test launch of Minuteman II at Cape Kennedy space center in 1964. Missile base under construction at Malmstorm AFB in Montana. Deactivation of first generation Titan I and Atlas D missiles, updating of Atlas for space boosters. Shrouded missile on trailer truck. Animated map of U.S. showing 14 air bases from where Titan I and Atlas D missiles are transferred to Norton AFB in California. Map shows Minuteman I turnover to SAC (Strategic Air Command) at Warren AFB in Wyoming. Minuteman I transfer ceremonies attended by military, state, and local dignitaries. Major General J. L. McCoy speaking at microphone. Minuteman control center building at Norton AFB. General McCoy with other officers discussing in conference. Officers on field looking over drawings for building new missile launch site.
Updating of Atlas D missiles for space boosters and construction of Minuteman II launch facility Grand Forks AFB in North Dakota. Underground silo opens up and Intercontinental Ballistic Missile is erected. Crane hoisting missile. Missiles on trailer truck are transferred to hangers near Norton AFB in California. Shrouded Titan I (first generation) missiles in hangars which are going through deactivation process. Updating of Atlas D missiles for space boosters. Men at desk and officer at chart. Missile launched from air base. Engineers and workers working on missile components. Modifications of launch facility and missile at Vandenberg AFB in California. Officers in control center. Minuteman II missile test facility under construction at Grand Forks AFB in North Dakota. Various launch facilities across U.S.
A training mission of the United States Air Force 305th Bombardment Wing on aircraft B-47 Stratojet at Brize Norton Air Force Base in Oxfordshire, England. The crew members stand near the plane prior to the engine starting. One member talks to the crew in the plane over a radio phone. Power cables are attached to the underside of the plane's external power receptacles. A view of a hand pulling power cables from the receptacles. A ground crewman removes an engine warm up equipment. He removes a C-26 type electrical equipment auxiliary power unit from near the B-47 Stratojet. Another B-47 Stratojet stationary in the background as seen from beneath the wing of another B-47 Stratojet. Another B-47 Stratojet taxis. Interiors of a briefing room. The bombardment group sitting. The gate entrance to Brize Norton Air Force Base. Activity at the gate as civilians drive cars. They enter and leave the base. An ambulance pulls up at the gate. A sign reads ' Brize Norton RAF Station 3920th Air Base Group Welcomes You. Col. W. N. Van Sickle Command'.
SAC unit arrives for a briefing session at Brize-Norton Air Force Base in the United Kingdom. U.S. Air Force B-47 Stratojet SAC(Strategic Air Command ) unit members arrive in a room for a briefing session. An officer with long mustaches holds papers in his hands. A paper kept on a desk. Members seated on chairs. Men stand at the base. A medical van arrives and they get in the van. Vehicles move in the background. Buildings in the background. A sign reads 'Brize Norton, R.A.F. Station 3920th Air Base Group, Welcomes You'. SAC members take notes. Colonel Kunkle uses a pointer to point out an aerial route for the unit. He passes the stick to next officer Major Hess. He attaches maps onto another map, and describes the mission to the bomb wing. The crew members take notes.
Coverage of missile squadron training at Vandenberg AFB, California. Aerial view of missile base construction. Missile base during construction. Earthmover operating. Truck passing on highway. Maintenance building at base. Civilian and USAF base activation crew looking at drawings. Aerial view of Atlas complex. Three Atlas missiles in launch position at operational site. Maintenance building. Coffin shelter as seen through flame bucket door. Atlas D in coffin. Launch control crew at stations in blockhouse. Status panel in room. Atlas being erected in coffin shelter. Atlas lift-off. Radome and telemetry tracker. Views of control console during early stages of flight, shows radar meter, vernier cut off switch, guidance complete light, and airman at control console. Aerial view of building at Vandenberg AFB. Shrouded Atlas on trailer truck. Atlas missiles in maintenance building during checkout.