A U.S. Navy officers briefing during salvage operations in Palomares, Spain by the United States after 1966 Palomares B-52 crash incident. U.S. Navy Captain Nelson steps up to a chart of Palomares, Spain. The Captain points to areas on the chart with his pencil during the briefing. The Captain leaves and a U.S. Army Major points to areas on the chart set up and continues briefing. The son of American aviator Charles Lindberg, Jon Lindberg steps up to the chart and gives his remarks as he points to areas on the chart. Captain Nelson points out various areas on the chart. U.S. Navy LCDR (Lieutenant Commander) J. B. Mooney, a submersible coordinator, steps up to the chart and points to areas with his pen. He finishes his briefing and walks off.
Salvage operations off the coast of Palomares, Spain by the United States after the 1966 Palomares B-52 crash incident. A motorized Alvin craft enters the flooded well deck of an LSD (Landing Ship, Dock) off the coast of Palomares. Many lines are fastened to Alvin to pull in to proper position. The tail gate of the LSD rises for the closing of the well deck. A sling is lowered over Alvin. A man in the conning tower of Alvin and a man on the deck prepares to make a hook-up. Alvin in the flooded well deck. A rubber boat is alongside. A crewman jumps into the rubber boat from the deck. One man stands on the deck of Alvin. The sling is attached for hoisting Alvin out of the water. Alvin being hoisted high up into the air by the ship's crane. Several lines are extended to the left and the right to keep Alvin steady. Alvin in the air hanging from the crane hook, framed by a part of the LSD. Alvin is lowered to the deck of the LSD. A large group of men around Alvin with some holding guy lines and some looking on.
Salvage operations off the coast of Palomares, Spain by the United States after 1966 Palomares B-52 crash incident. Motorized Alvin craft moves through water. The coastline of Palomares in the background. Alvin moves underway on the surface. Two lines run out to Alvin which is being towed. Divers are in the water next to Alvin. U.S. personnel on the deck of a ship and Alvin being pulled towards the side of the ship. Alvin enters the flooded well deck of an LSD (Landing Ship, Dock).
U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy officers in Palomares, Spain after a United States Air Forces Strategic Air Command B-52 bomber crash incident and during aircraft salvage operations of 1966. Civilians stand around outside a command tent at Camp Wilson. U.S. RADM (Rear Admiral) William A. Guest, USAF Major General Delmar E. Wilson, U.S. Ambassador to Spain Angier Biddle Duke, Spanish Minister of Health and Spanish Minister of Air come out of the command tent and get into cars. A car pulls away. A group of officers approaches a helicopter pad area. A civilian with a Spanish high ranking officer. A civilian photographer photographs the group. A Spanish helicopter in the helicopter area. Several dignitaries alongside the helicopter. Women guests get off the helicopter assisted by the Spanish officer. A group of Spanish teenagers looks on. A large group at the helicopter area. Dignitaries including RADM Guest, Major General Wilson and many civilians depart from tent. They walk down a road at the USAF Command Post.
Salvage operations off the coast of Palomares, Spain by the United States after the 1966 Palomares B-52 crash. A small boat in water. Line handlers aboard an LCM (Landing Craft, Mechanized) tending lines attached to divers, being towed through water during salvage operations. A man on the stern of the LCM holds a tow line attached to divers underwater in the far background. A small boat patrols in the background. Men on stern of the LCM grouped around. A diver swims towards the stern of the LCM. A piece of gear is brought aboard by the men on the stern. The man on the stern of the LCM holding onto the line extended out into water. Four men on the stern of the LCM tend lines which are extended out into the wake of a boat.
Salvage operations off the coast of Palomares, Spain by the United States after 1966 Palomares B-52 crash incident. The helmsman of a U.S. LCM (Landing Craft, Mechanized) at controls. U.S. personnel on the stern of the LCM. A diver swims towards the LCM. The diver in water talks to men on the LCM. Men on the stern of the LCM pull in on a line from water. A kite being brought aboard. The diver in water in the left background. A man works with lines and gear on the deck of the boat. Men unfastening lines attached to the kite on the deck. A man holds lines extended in the wake of the LCM.