Restrospective of the 1954 search for a suitable site for U.S. Air Force testing of ballistic missiles. Coastal area with ocean in the background. Officials look over charts, maps, photographs as they select the site for Vandenberg Air Force Base. In January, 1958, view of building with a sign that reads ' Headquarters, First Missile Division, Strategic Air Command, Vandenberg Air Force Base' Entrance of the headquarters as Major General David Wade walks out. U.S. Air Force officers and airmen attend missile training classes. Airmen work on assembly of Thor missiles . U.S. Air Force officers and airmen operate missile launch consoles in a launch control center. November, 1958, Thor intermediate range missile on a trailer being delivered to Vandenberg Air Force Base. Trailer backs up to the launch pad. December, 16, 1958, the Thor missile on launch pad venting gases. U.S. Air Forces officers at a launch console. The Thor missile is launched. RAF airmen watch missile in flight.
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 newest additions to U.S. Navy's guided missile fleet in the United States. A U.S. Navy guided missile fleet underway in the Pacific Ocean. Fifteen destroyers underway. A warship mounts a stabilization system to cut down rolling in heavy sea. A Terrier Rocket is launched from a ship which attacks and destroys a target aircraft in the sky. The aircraft comes down in flames.
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.
From German newsreel Welt Im Film: Shows Kamikaze airplanes in operation over the Pacific Ocean near Japan during World War II. Kamikaze airplanes are shot down and crash into the ocean. Aircraft carrier USS Saratoga (CV-3) in the Pacific Ocean near Iwo Jima. A Japanese kamikaze suicide airplane hits USS Saratoga. Smoke rises from the ship. Crewmen try to extinguish the fire with water hoses. USS Bunker Hill (CV-17) underway in the Pacific Ocean on May 11. View from Bunker Hill as a Kamikaze airplane hits USS Bunker Hill. The aircraft carrier bursts into flames. Crewmen fight fire on USS Bunker Hill. Smoke rises from the aircraft carriers after being hit by Kamikaze airplanes. Crewmen at work on the carrier ships with large hose pipes. U.S. Navy crew cling to floating debris and swim in water after the attacks toward rescue ships. They are pulled aboard a ship.
U.S. sea power in the Pacific Theater during World War II. U.S. ships in the Pacific Ocean. Animations depict U.S. campaigns on different islands. U.S. aircraft on an aircraft carrier. An aircraft takes off. Animation depicts U.S. advance in the Pacific Ocean. Soldiers walk in a line. They board a war ship. Field artillery including tanks and trucks loaded on the ship. Ships underway in the Pacific Ocean.