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Ernie Pyle reports in newspaper about why he likes Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Tribute to war correspondent, Ernie Pyle in New Mexico. Newspaper column by Ernie Pyle, called "The ROVING REPORTER." In it Pyle mentions many places he could live, including the Pacific Northwest, New England, the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Key West, California, and Honolulu. Images of these places are shown. Farmers loading hay in the Northwest; A church in New England; A paddle wheeler ship on the Mississippi River; A seaplane coming in to land on the water at Key West, Florida; Aerial glimpse of Golden Gate Bridge; the Diamond Head mountain in Honolulu. But Pyle chose to live in Albuquerque New Mexico. View of a passenger train arriving at station in Albuquerque. The street and house where Ernie Pyle lived A woman on the porch of the house petting Pyle's dog Cheetah. Inside the house are views of his study, books, and photographic memorabilia. View of Pyle with American soldiers in World War 2. American troops marching in war zone. Troops trying to keep warm in snowy conditions, and advancing in street fighting and other places, firing at hidden enemies Scene shifts back to Pyle’s study at home and focuses on a map of New Mexico. Glimpse of Santa Fe and its Capitol building, and its old Palace of the Governors. Persons on horseback riding in the town of Taos, and views of its Pueblo village. Gravestone of famous Frontier Scout, Kit Carson. Coal being moved in open rail cars from a mine in New Mexico. Street scene in Roswell and the New Mexico Military Institute with cadets marching in a field. View of Silver City, and of various metal ores being mined. Carlsbad Caverns, seen with visitors on a walkway in front of a huge opening and views inside the caverns where visiting children are singing the hymn, Rock of Ages. Views, back again to Ernie Pyle’s home, its study and living room, with his dog Cheetah sitting on one of the chairs.

Date: 1945
Duration: 3 min 33 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
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
 
 
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
 
 
Crew preparing for flight and Convair B-36 takes off from Walker Air Force Base, New Mexico in United States of America.

A truck hauling crew to Convair B-36, crew unload supply from truck and carries it to plane. Convair B-36 in background. Crew prepares for preflight inspection. Brigadier General Cosgrove and a Lieutenant Colonel Lyle Walker in discussion near planes. Men inspect each others parachutes. General Cosgrove inspects crew. Double row of B-36s, plane taxiing and then takes off from Walker Air Force Base. Master Sergeant Richard Cline seated in greenhouse of Convair B-36 in flight.

Date: 1953, October 23
Duration: 2 min 53 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: None
 
 
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
 
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