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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".