USS Preble (DLG-15) underway in the Pacific Ocean. Starboard of USS Preble in view with number 15 clearly visible on her bow. Smoke rises up from her stack. Aircraft on the flight deck of U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63). The flight deck personnel walk past the aircraft. The aircraft scattered on the flight deck. (Note: The USS Preble (DLG-15) was decommissioned 31 January 1969, and recommissioned again, as DDG-46, on 23 May 1970.)
Explosion of an unknown/unidentified atomic bomb or nuclear bomb device during a nuclear weapon test. Bright flash illuminates clouds with orange and red. Ball of fire erupting upward in night sky. Entire sky is illuminated. Explosion fading and sky growing darker around orange and red area at center of explosion. Part of a 1969 U.S. Air Force film reel, but the year and location of the test is unknown.
The recovery of the Apollo 11 Columbia Command Module and astronauts welcomed after in Houston Texas. Radar equipment on USS Hornet (CVS-12). A helicopter in flight. The Columbia Command Module of Apollo 11 seen as a white light streaking through the sky as it reenters earth's atmosphere. The Columbia module seen floating in the ocean near the USS Hornet. President of the United States Richard Nixon on the USS Hornet. A helicopter recovers the astronatus from the Columbia Command module in the Pacific Ocean. A man clicks pictures. The astronauts being pulled up to the helicopter from the command module floating in the ocean. The helicopter lands on the carrier. The ramp being pushed to the helicopter. Richard Nixon waving at the astronauts. Astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins disembark in special air-tight suits to applause of the crew, and then immediately enter a Mobile Quarantine Van. The crew of Apollo 11 in quarantine after returning to Earth. People welcome the astronatus in the quarantine van after it has arrived in Houston Texas. The astronauts talk over a red telephone to family and friends gathered in Houston. They wave from the quarantine van where they must remain for 3 weeks. Views of the astronauts on the moon are shown periodically. A scientist opens a collected rock and dust sample from moon using special equipment in a closed chamber. Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package placed on the surface. Laser ranging retro reflector placed on the surface of moon. The lunar module (LM) Eagle on moon surface.
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.
U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) underway in the Pacific Ocean. Aircraft scattered on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier. Flight deck personnel on the deck. Men seated in the cockpit of the aircraft. Crew working on the aircraft. A man pushes a hand cart loaded with bombs. A man fills a bottle and inspects it. A man wearing a green shirt sits in the cockpit and wears headphones.
U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) underway in the Pacific Ocean. Aircraft scattered on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier. Flight deck personnel on the deck. A man wearing a red shirt loads bombs on a bomber aircraft. He puts a wire on a bomb. Planes are launched from the catapult of the aircraft carrier. The aircraft in flight over the water. Several other planes ready for launching on the flight deck.