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B-29 "Dave's Dream" and crew preparing to participate in Operation Crossroads atomic testing

The B-29, "Dave's Dream," taking off from Roswell Air Base, New Mexico, for the Marshall Islands, to participate in Operations Crossroads. Major Woodrow P. Swancutt, pilot of the B-29 Superfortress bomber, "Dave's Dream," leads his crew as they all don their parachutes and survival gear prior to boarding the aircraft for takeoff. They then enter the aircraft via a crew ladder in the nose wheel well area.

Date: 1946, June
Duration: 2 min 41 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Technicians carry out tests on foot and mouth disease virus at the Plum Island Animal Disease Center in Long Island, New York.

A film based on the Plum Island Animal Disease Center in Long Island, New York which is dedicated to study of foreign animal diseases. Animated map of the United States of America depicts the New England region of the U.S. affected with foot and mouth disease of animals during year 1870 and Mexico and Canada affected by epizootics in 1946 and 1952 respectively. A technician stores animal foot and mouth disease virus in a laboratory freezer.

Date: 1958
Duration: 1 min 57 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. Air Force mechanics perform maintenance on B-36 in hangar at Thule Air Force Base in Greenland

Interior of a hangar number 8 at Thule Air Force Base, Greenland. Air Force mechanics perform general maintenance work on Convair B-36 of the Strategic Air Command (SAC) 6th Bomb Wing, home-based at Walker Air Force Base, Roswell, New Mexico. The mechanics pull an auxiliary heater up on to the wing and start it.

Date: 1953, October
Duration: 53 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Atomic device being loaded on B-29 Superfortress, "Dave's Dream," for operation Crossroads Test Able at Bikini Atoll

Two airmen pushing a trolley with contents covered by canvas. They are moving it towards B-29 Superfortress, "Dave's Dream," sitting on the airfield ramp, surrounded by armed Military Police guards. Airmen cover the bomb bay door and lower part of the B-29 with a canvas to prevent the nuclear device from being seen during loading. The canvases are removed after loading and the aircraft's engines are started. Bomb bay doors are then closed.

Date: 1946
Duration: 3 min 11 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Crew unloads equipment from B-36 peacemaker at Walker Air Force Base in New Mexico, United States.

Gear of B-36 peacemaker lowered as plane lets down for landing. Crew unloads equipment from Strategic Air Command (SAC) B-36, into a waiting truck.

Date: 1953, October 29
Duration: 57 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Official buildings in Walker Air Force Base in New Mexico, United States of America.

An office building, a sign in front of building 'Headquarters 6th Bomb Wing (H)'. Other official building, sign on same 'Base Operations' other sign depicting "47th Air Division".

Date: 1953, October 29
Duration: 1 min 10 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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