USS Chowanoc (ATF-100) at Point Loma in San Diego, California. USS Chowanoc tows USS Philippine Sea (CVS-11). Three Large Harbor Tugs in view. USS Midway in the far background. Bow of the USS Philippine Sea. Tow cable lead to the bow chock. Four Large Harbor Tugs follow behind the USS Philippine Sea. Channel of San Diego in the background. Large Harbor Tugs at port side of the USS Philippine Sea. USS Chowanoc in the background. North Island in the background. Automobiles at the port.
USS Chowanoc (ATF-100) at Point Loma in San Diego, California. USS Chowanoc tows USS Philippine Sea (CVS-11). Two small tug boats in the background. Bow of the USS Chowanoc with USS Philippine Sea being towed. Stern of the USS Philippine Sea. A small tug boat underway. Three Large Harbor Tugs in view.
An interview of United States Air Force Lieutenant General Ira Eaker conducted by Dr. Maurer in the United States. General Eaker talks about his most interesting experience when he was transferred to the Philippines in 1919. He talks about his work at Rockwell Field. The Commander was Colonel Henry Arnold and executive officer was Major Carl Andrew Spaatz. He was among a few regular officers. Colonel Arnold selects one officer to recruit a squadron for the Philippines. Arnold and Spaatz asked his recommendation for the purpose. Then he recruited 60 people and took them to the Philippines. They prepared their aircraft. He says that while flying back from Manila Bay, he was not able to control his airplane because of the clouds and other problems. Then he with other officer started to work out on a system where they could fly in the clouds. They flew with some instruments to prevent any accidents due to the clouds.
A Grumman TBF avenger torpedo bomber of VT-15 Torpedo Air Group, approaches and lands on the deck of the USS Essex (CV-9) during the Battle of Manila Bay, in World War 2. Upon landing, Lt. Robert Cosgrove (Pilot) and Sailor Digby Denzek (Radioman) can be seen in their respective forward and middle crew positions. But the rear gunner position, occupied by Aviation Machinist Mate 2nd Class,Loyce Edward Deen (Gunner) has been completely destroyed by enemy 40mm shell fire. As the aircraft is parked amongst others, with wings folded, sailors of the Essex take fingerprints and cut dog tags from the body of AMM2C Loyce Deen in the gunner position. Captain Carlos W. Wieber, Commanding Officer of the Essex, and her crew, participate in funeral services on the deck. A chaplain conducts the services from beside the aircraft, where Loyce Deen's remains in the gunner's position have been shrouded. Closeup of Rear Admiral Frederick C. Sherman during the burial service. A bugler sounds taps. Beside the bugler is David L. McDonald, who was XO of the USS Essex (and later Chief of Naval Operations in the 1960s). Deen's remains are then buried at sea in the TBF avenger in which he perished. The aircraft floats off the fantail for a short time before sinking from view. Two TBF Avengers are seen flying overhead , in tribute. Crew members then disband and return to their duties.
President Dwight D Eisenhower aboard USS Saint Paul (CA-73) at Manila Bay in Philippines. President Eisenhower arrives by a helicopter aboard the ship. Admiral C D Griffin, Commanding Officer, 7th Fleet and Captain J. H. Maurer welcome him aboard the ship. President Eisenhower salutes and boards the helicopter. The helicopter takes off from the ship deck.
U.S. President Dwight D Eisenhower aboard USS Saint Paul (CA-73) at Manila Bay in Philippines. President Eisenhower and Captain J. H. Maurer stand on the ship deck. The President looks at the guns on the ship. He speaks with other officers aboard USS Saint Paul. The President fires a rifle along with Captain Maurer and Admiral C D Griffin, Commanding Officer, 7th Fleet. The President takes a tour of the ship along with Captain Maurer. United States Marines helicopter lands on the ship deck. Officials disembark from it.