At Tamgmere Air Station, Chichester, England, Squadron Leader, Neville Duke, Britains famous test pilot gets into the cockpit of his Hawker Hunter jet fighter (WB 188) and takes off in attempt to set a new world air speed record .
A training mission of the United States Air Force 305th Bombardment Wing on aircraft B-47 Stratojet at Brize Norton Air Force Base in Oxfordshire, England. The crew members stand near the plane prior to the engine starting. One member talks to the crew in the plane over a radio phone. Power cables are attached to the underside of the plane's external power receptacles. A view of a hand pulling power cables from the receptacles. A ground crewman removes an engine warm up equipment. He removes a C-26 type electrical equipment auxiliary power unit from near the B-47 Stratojet. Another B-47 Stratojet stationary in the background as seen from beneath the wing of another B-47 Stratojet. Another B-47 Stratojet taxis. Interiors of a briefing room. The bombardment group sitting. The gate entrance to Brize Norton Air Force Base. Activity at the gate as civilians drive cars. They enter and leave the base. An ambulance pulls up at the gate. A sign reads ' Brize Norton RAF Station 3920th Air Base Group Welcomes You. Col. W. N. Van Sickle Command'.
Cargo unloading at Burtonwood Royal Air Force (RAF) Station in England. United States Air Force C-124 Globemaster II cargo aircraft takes off from Lajes Field and lands at Burtonwood Royal Air Force (RAF) Station,England. Crew enter office. The cargo are unloaded and transported to hospital. Vaccine is administered to girl. Off duty airmen visit the English City. View of Cathedral and monument. C-124 aircraft takes off from Burtonwood RAF Station. Loadmaster supervises the loading of cargo by means of central elevator in aircraft.
Views from a B-17 of U.S. 8th Air Force on its way back to England, after bombing mission over Germany during World War 2. The formation of B-17s is attacked by German FW-190s and ME-110 fighter planes. B-17 gunners shoot one down. They shoot down two more FW-190s and then an ME-110, which explodes in a ball of fire. An attacking German FW-190 is suddenly intercepted by a British Spitfire over the British Channel, and retreats. Seeing this, crew members in one B-17 begin to sing "Goodnight Sweetheart." Among the B-17s shown in flight, is B-17F, Serial Number 41-24635 (named:"8 Ball Mk II") of the 359th Bomb Squadron, 303rd Bomb Group, stationed at RAF Station Molesworth, England. A rainbow is seen as the returning B-17s begin landing at their home base. Two airmen are seen walking together in their flight gear, across a field.
Activities in and around the Ballistic Missile Early Warning System (BMEWS) station at Fylingdales in England. It is operated by British Air Ministry with a group of United States Air Forces (USAF) advisors. Royal Air Force (RAF) guard checking car through a gate. Sign board reads: 'Royal Air Force Fylingdales'. Radar reflectors and radomes.
History and scenes related to the U.S. Air Force Strategic Air Command (SAC). Wheat crop blowing in wind and abandoned harvesting machinery in fields of Nebraska. World War II aerial view of several U.S. Army Air Force B-17 bombers in formation flight. Tail Codes of "triangle C" identify them as belonging to the 303rd Bomb Group (H), 1st Air Division, 41st Combat Wing
Eighth Air Force, based at RAF Station, Molesworth, England. A closeup shows B-17,tail number, 41-24416 of the 358th Bomb Squadron. (Its name, "Black Diamond Express,"is not seen.) Lettering on side of one of the B-17 aircraft includes word, "Doodle". View of bombardier using bomb sight in aircraft during bombing run.. Aerial view of buildings on ground. Close up as bombardier completes settings and pulls lever. Bombs away view as bombs are dropped from open bomb hatch toward industrial target. View from aircraft as bombs hit industrial buildings and massive explosion as buildings in target zone are destroyed by B-17 bombing during World War II. Dramatic view of smoke, and rubble soaring upward toward camera on aircraft. View on ground of bombs hitting target and workers in an oil tank and marshaling yard area rushing to assist after damage from U.S. bombing campaign in World War 2. Fire fighters try to extinguish fire. Wreckage due to bombing. Damaged rail lines and trains. U.S. Army Air Force B-29 aircraft in flight as seen from air. POV B-29 bomber from pilot seat area looking forward at bombardier and nose of aircraft. View of bomb door hatch open on B-29 and release of an atomic bomb similar to "Little Boy" atomic bomb that destroyed Hiroshima. View of a massive atomic bomb explosion. Smoke rises from nuclear bomb blast. Views from cameras used in atomic tests showing buildings and equipment at moment of impact. Massive wind and immediate destruction from atomic blast wave. Sweeping views of undeveloped land near SAC HQ at Offutt AFB, and views of the Headquarters of Strategic Air Command, United States Air Force. A Minuteman missile standing near the building. Point of view from visitors entering the headquarters, as an an air policeman directs them. Insignia of SAC (Strategic Air Command) on the wall. Identity card of visitor matched. Model of airplane. Guards checks the Identity card of visitor and opens door