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U.S. Navy 7th Fleet Flagship, USS Saint Paul, is replenished underway by Fleet Oiler USS Hassayampa

U.S. ships of 7th Fleet seen during underway replenishment operations in the Western Pacific Ocean. Closeup (taken aboard) of the 7th Fleet Flagship, USS Saint Paul (CA-73) being refueled by the U.S. Navy Fleet Oiler, USS Hassayampa (AO-145) while underway. Two refueling hoses are seen between the ships. Camera pans toward the Oiler where the 6-inch fuel hoses can be clearly seen suspended from booms by saddles and associated rigging. (At this point, the camera records accidentally for a moment.) Next, the cruiser, USS Bremerton (CA-130) is seen silhouetted against the horizon. Scene shifts to view from stern of the Saint Paul, where two aircraft carriers and four other escort warships are seen following behind her.

Date: 1957
Duration: 60 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
A film about the geography and topography of Afghanistan.

Film opens showing a camel caravan silhouetted against the light of dawn. It then shows the caravan proceeding well after sunrise. Camera pans across a map ot the Western United States and begins moving across the Pacific Ocean. View from inside an airplane flying West among clouds above the ocean. Next, the camera pans over a map of China and beyond, to Afghanistan surrounded by Turkestan and Pakistan. A man opens an atlas of maps showing Pakistan in more detail, bordered on the North by the Soviet Union, on the east by Pakistan, and on the West, by Iran. Camera shows the famous Khyber Pass and northern hills of Afghanistan. It shows, briefly, the snow-covered peaks of the Hindu Kush mountain range. A camel caravan passes in front of the camera, with rugged mountains in the background. The area is arid desert, with no vegetation in sight. The ruins of an ancient city are seen, as well as the remains of mountain fortresses. Views of 6th-century monumental statues of Gautam Buddha carved into the sides of cliffs in the Bamyan valley of central Afghanistan,

Date: 1960
Duration: 2 min 37 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Amelia Earhart takes off from NAS Oakland, on first leg of her round-the-world flight.

Amelia Earhart and her crew take off from the U.S. Naval Air Station, Oakland, California, to begin their flight around the world. Views from another aircraft as their Lockheed Electra flies low over Western Span of the Bay Bridge and San Francisco, heading West toward the Pacific Ocean. Scene on the ground, several days earlier, Paul Mantz and Amelia Earhart Putnam converse, as he secures a dzuz fastener on the aircraft fuselage. Mechanic Bo McKneely helps Earhart step from the wing of the airplane. She talks with husband, George P. Putnam. Paul Mantz, talks with Earhart and George Putnam while Bo McKneely refuels the Lockheed Electra. In final scenes, ground crew pushes the Lockheed Electra into a Hangar at the Naval Air Station.

Date: 1937, March 17
Duration: 1 min 42 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Activities aboard the U.S. Aircraft carrier Ranger (CV-61) during deployment in Western Pacific and Indian Ocean, 1982.

Navy yellow shirt plane director guides an A-6E Intruder of VA-145, with folded wings, on deck of the USS Ranger (CV-61). The aircraft displays tail code NE of Carrier Air Wing 2 (CVW-2) and the Swordsmen insignia of VA-145. Closeup of an F-14A Tomcat tail, displaying the red wolfhead insignia of VF-1 (The Wolfpack). An aviation fuels purple shirt clambers over the top of the F-14A. Two aviation ordnance red shirts seen transporting 20mm belt ammunition across the deck for the the ship's Phalanx CIWS anti-missile Gatling gun. Yellow shirt directs a Grumman E-2 Hawkeye tactical airborne early warning (AEW) aircraft as it proceeds along the flight deck.

Date: 1982
Duration: 1 min 9 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Train passes by the Pacific Ocean on the west coast of the United States at sunset.

Sunset over the Pacific ocean. Train passes by along a ridge above the Pacific Ocean on the West Coast of the U.S. Scene of sun set. An airplane in the sky over the train.

Date: 1985, November 1
Duration: 46 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
United States 6th Army soldiers aboard a ship as they move to invade Los Negros in the South West Pacific during World War II.

The American campaign against the Japanese in the South West Pacific during World War II. United States 6th Army troops assembled on a dock before the invasion of Los Negros in the South West Pacific. A convoy of United States ships underway in the Pacific Ocean. Soldiers aboard a ship as they clean weapons, sew and play a car game. A soldier shaves as another one eats his meal aboard a ship off the coast of Hollandia. Two soldiers read as other writes a letter. An aircraft lands on the deck of the ship.

Date: 1944, February
Duration: 2 min 43 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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