Tokyo gets ready for Olympics. Engineers and workers working on a flyover. New highways, subways and streets are being built to take care of the influx in the city. View of Olympic flag. The Olympic Committees preparing for the first games to be held in Tokyo and examine the road map. Worker working in office. View of map showing roads to Olympic stadium. Several views of National Olympic Stadium where Olympic Games are to be held.
Opening scene shows large group of retired Air Force officers seated at a number of tables in the Bolling Air Force Base Officers' Club. Closeups of General Carl Spaatz, Lieutenant General Ira Eaker, Lieutenant General James Ferguson (Deputy chief of staff for research and development at Headquarters Air Force), and Major Sidney J. Kubesch (who, in October 1963, was aircraft commander of the B-58 bomber that set a speed record, flying 8,028 miles from Tokyo to London in 8 hours, 35 minutes and 20.4 seconds). Old time aviators, Colonel Harry Halverson and aviation mechanic, Sergeant Roy Hooe, who both flew on the Question Mark, are also seen. Closeup of a model B-58 Hustler bomber sitting on a luncheon table. Closeup of a model of the Fokker C-2A "Question Mark" next to old log book. ( This clip also shows two unidentified women participating in the luncheon.)
A large group of retired Air Force officers are seen seated at a number of tables during a luncheon celebrating the 35th anniversary of the 1929 endurance record setting flight of the Fokker C-2A aircraft named "Question Mark." The event is in the Bolling Air Force Base Officers' Club. Closeup of General Carl Spaatz, addressing the group from a podium. Colonel Harry Halverson and aviation mechanic, Sergeant Roy Hooe, who both flew on the Question Mark, are listening, along with Major Sidney J. Kubesch (who,in October 1963, was aircraft commander on the B-58 bomber that set a speed record, flying 8,028 miles from Tokyo to London in 8 hours, 35 minutes and 20.4 seconds). Lieutenant General Ira Eaker addresses the group next. Closeup of him and of General Spaatz tilting his head to hear. The audience applauding. Sergeant Roy Hooe then addresses the group. The clip ends as the luncheon ends and the participants socialize.
Bombings in Tokyo, Japan during World War II. A bomb truck backs up to a United States Army Air Force ( USAAF ) B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber at an airfield on Saipan, Mariana Islands during the preparations for Tokyo bombing. A soldier writes 'Only the Beginning' on a bomb. The soldier wheeling a bomb cart to the underside of the aircraft. An airman on the top of the aircraft. A Commandant briefing the members of the 21st Bombing Command. Mission leader United States Air Force Brigadier General Emmett O'Donnell and Commanding General of 21st Bombing Command Brigadier General Haywood Hansell, Jr., look at a document and discuss on the airfield. USAAF pilot Robert Morgan, who piloted B-29 Dauntless Dotty, with another crew member. The men beside the B-29 Dauntless Dotty which would lead the team. B-29s lined up on a runway. B-29 Dauntless Dotty takes off. Several men on the airfield watch. A man beside a camera mounted on a tripod takes pictures. The B-29s take off one after the other. They head towards Tokyo. A map shows the flight path from Saipan island to Tokyo, Japan over the Pacific Ocean. Aerial view of Tokyo. The B-29s drop bombs over target areas. Explosions occur in the bombed areas. The B-29s drop more bombs over industrial targets. Explosions occur. The B-29s head back to Saipan after the bombardment. U.S. Army tents in Saipan. Japanese aircraft drop bombs over an airfield in Saipan. Thick clouds of smoke rise from the bombed areas. Wrecked B-29s in view. Flames and smoke rising from the bombed areas. Wreckage of the Japanese aircraft shot down in the raid. Men extinguishing fire. A B-29 taking off from the airfield.
Radio facilities and broadcasts in Japan before World War 2. Japanese radio facilities in Tokyo. Broadcasting to South America. Radio towers and radio facilities in Tokyo, Japan. Building of Radio Broadcast Center. Flag of Japan on the building. Interior of the building. A Japanese conductor walks to podium and prepares to conduct orchestra. Musical instruments or in-studio orchestra play. Animated map of Latin America and South America. Sign on the animated map. Animated map describes radio broadcast in South America. Animated map of Japan shows Tokyo.
Huge crowd attends baseball game between visiting American players and Japanese team in Tokyo, 1931. Lou Gehrig, Al Simmons and Lefty Grove mentioned by announcer but not seen. American representatives walk out to pitcher's mound to greet pitcher. Shots of Babe Ruth hitting. Shots of Japanese player rounding third, sliding safely into home. Film suddenly morphs into anti-Japanese propaganda circa 1941-1942; shows Japanese newspaper publisher murdered. Scenes of sumo wresting and judo seen and compared to alleged acts of Japanese diplomatic and military treachery. Shots of fishermen, tourists, barbers and others said to be spies and soldiers for Tokyo. Closeup of a Japanese man gardening. Japanese men on small fishing boats, raising boat sails, and pulling in heavy loads of tuna fish in nets. Japanese tourists supposedly aking photographs of American ships in Hawaii. Female Japanese barbers giving haircuts. Japanese military officials in Japan organizing papers, films, and incoming information. Japanese industrialist figure emerging from car. Exterior views of Japanese factories in Osaka, textile mill operations in Tokyo, chemical plant operations in Nagoya, steel mills, and a large newly completed ship being launched in Nagasaki. Overhead view of steel mill operations. View of a slum town area in Japan and simple living arrangements of Japanese citizens. Japanese laborers at work in small home factories for textiles, pottery, and other goods, said to be in "semi-slavery." Workers include men, women, and child labor. Shows production of goods said to be produced in other countries that are pirated, mislabeled by Japan, and dumped abroad to undercut competitors. Products shown include factories and production lines for spark plugs, scotch whiskey, matches, silk, cotton, bottled beer, toothbrushes, hair brushes, hair combs, and American flags. Shipping dock areas in Japan showing large ships at docks, cranes in use, and importing of oil, rubber, scrap iron, tin for war materiel.