'Radioactive contamination' about the hazards posed by the sinking of a United States aircraft carrier and the methods to control radioactivity. United States Navy F6F-3 aircraft land aboard United States aircraft carrier USS Independence (CVL-22) in the Pacific Ocean during World War II. The torn down carrier Independence being towed away after it was used as a target for an atomic bomb test in 1946 as part of Operation Crossroads. Men at a construction site talk about contamination caused in sea water due to sinking of Independence containing radioactive waste. Two women in a car also discuss the issue. An atomic explosion occurs underwater during a test. Damaged Independence ship after TEST ABLE. A mushroom cloud formation as a result of atom bomb explosion. Parts of the carrier being tested for radio active contamination at a defense laboratory in the United States. Independence being sunk in 1951. Civilians encounter several dangers in their occupations and narrator points out everyday risks in day to day lives as scenes show firemen fighting fire, a house wife working in a kitchen and responding to a pot boiling over on the stove, a man slips on a bar of soap in the shower; and scene of reckless driving on highways. View of test nuclear explosion underwater in the Pacific.
U.S. President Dwight D Eisenhower aboard USS Helena, Pacific Ocean. He is en route home from his Korean visit. He is accompanied by the Defense Secretary, Charles Wilson and General Macarthur. The President talks to the officials.
The Japanese Navy and U.S. Navy in combat in the Pacific Ocean during the Battle of Midway in World War II. On June 3rd 1942 : U.S. amphibious aircraft take off from a catapult. A sailor observes through binoculars from a ship deck. A convoy of Japanese ships in the Pacific ocean. A pilot in the cockpit of the U.S. Navy aircraft in flight. A man beside the control panel. The Pacific Fleet Admiral Chester William Nimitz on a ship. The United States sailors work on the ship deck. The sailors inside a cabin on the ship. Men walk out of the cabin to the deck. The men load a bomb in bomb bay of an aircraft. The ammunition on the deck. The aircraft takes off from the carrier deck. U.S. Navy ships attacked by Japanese aircraft. Smoke rising from an aircraft carrier in the Pacific ocean. U.S. ships fire at Japanese planes. A Japanese plane crashes into the ocean. A parked U.S. plane bounces to side of aircraft carrier after explosions and turbulence and nearly falls off edge. Dramatic close view of a Japanese aircraft hit while closing in on a U.S. Navy carrier. A wing tears off and the Japanese plane crashes into the ocean right beside the U.S. Navy carrier. Gun camera footage of U.S. Navy aircraft attacking the Japanese naval fleet. Japanese ships burning and smoking. Views of disabled Japanese ships off the Midway atoll. U.S. soldiers on deck of ship after the battle.
The Battle of Leyte Gulf in the Pacific Ocean during World War II. Aerial view of the Pacific Ocean. A U.S. aircraft takes off from a carrier. The aircraft in flight. Naval guns being fired from ships underway in the Pacific. Animation depicts lack of communication between American forces. Ships underway. Animation depicts the cause of surprise enemy attack on American forces. Men look on monitors tracking enemy forces. Japanese ships underway in the Pacific. U.S. 7th Fleet ships underway. Animation depicts positions of U.S. Task Forces. Commander of U.S. 7th Fleet Admiral Thomas Cassin Kinkaid receives a dispatch from Commander of U.S. 3rd Fleet. Battleships underway in the Pacific Ocean. Animation depicts organized Task Force 34 and Task Force 38 pushing on. Animation depicts the various possibilities of American Task Force attack over the Japanese forces.
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.
Carrier activity aboard USS Philippine Sea (CVA-47) in the Pacific ocean, during the Korean War. Flight deck of the aircraft carrier. Grumman F9F-2 Panther aircraft of VF-112 on flight deck. An F4U-4B, of Fighter Squadron VF-113, is towed past the F9F-2. An AD4 Skyraider of Attack Squadron VA-115, with bombs under its folded wings, is backed into line on the deck. Deck crew maneuvers F9F-2 into position at side of deck. Star rockets brought on deck by small rocket cart. More views of AD4s with bombs under folded wings. Many AD4s, on the flight deck, with wings folded and engines running or cranking with props turning.