A U.S. Army VH-3A helicopter lands on the lawn of the Hotel General von Steuben, in Wiesbaden, Germany. A crowd of spectators stands across the drive from the hotel lawn, constrained by German policemen. U.S. Air Force Military policemen stand guard on the nearer side of the drive. Soon the Presidential VH-3 helicopter, Marine One, lands on the lawn. It displays the Presidential seal and that of the Military District of Washington, DC. Next, President John F. Kennedy is seen walking past the Army helicopter and into the U.S. Military's Hotel General von Steuben. He is accompanied by German Chancellor, Ludwig Erhard, U.S. Secretary of State, Dean Rusk and U.S. Army Aide, Brigadier General Chester V. Clifton, along with a phalanx of Secret Service Agents. Other officials look out from a dining room window of the hotel as the Presidential party arrives. (Note: In the 1950s, the U.S. built three large military hotels in Wiesbaden. In 1951,a star-shaped Hotel [the American Arms] was built on Frankfurter Strasse. In 1955, the 9-story Amelia Earhart Hotel was opened. It was a utilitarian structure, with row after row of windows. President Nixon once stayed there. It closed in 1995. The General von Steuben Hotel, depicted in this film, was the newest, built in 1956, on Auguste Viktoria Strasse, near the train station. It is now a commercial hotel, "the Dorint Hotel Pallas Wiesbaden." )
U.S. Congressmen and high ranking officers arrive at the United States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) in Wiesbaden, Germany. General Alfred M. Gruenther, Supreme Allied Commander of Europe, comes out of an aircraft. He is being greeted by Lt. General William H. Tunner and Major General Royden Beebe. They inspect the honor guard along with Lt. John Panarese of the 7100th Air Police Squadron. General Gruenther accompanied by Lt. General Tunner talks with the pilot and the crew standing in front of a F-84F Thunderstreak. General Gruenther walks over and speaks with the pilot of a F-86D. Four stars on the plate on the front bumper of a Lincoln staff car. An aircraft passenger stand. The side of the stand reads ' 7100th Support Wing, Wiesbaden Air Base, Germany'. General Gruenther accompanied with General Tunner talks with the crew of a B-57 Canberra. They inspect the B-57 Canberra and then leave in a staff bus. A C-121 Constellation parked in background.
U.S. Congressmen and high ranking officers arrive at Wiesbaden Air Base in Germany. A C-121 Constellation taxis on a flight line. A ramp being pushed towards the aircraft. Senator Bricker and his wife come out of the aircraft. They are greeted by Lieutenant General William H. Tunner, Commander United States Air Force in Europe (USAFE) and his wife. Several other congressmen and their wives debark from the aircraft and are greeted by the General and his wife. The group then poses for still shots. The side of the ramp reads 'Wiesbaden Air Base Germany'. The group then leaves in staff cars.
Congressmen and high ranking officers arrive at the United States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) in Wiesbaden, Germany. Senator Alexander Wiley and party arrive by a staff car at the headquarters building of the USAFE. Colonel Melvin McNickle,Vice Chief of Staff and Carl March, U.S. Senate Foreign Relation Committee with Senator Alexander Wiley. Major R. L. Towne stands with Senator Alexander. He moves inside the headquarters.
U.S. Congressmen and high ranking officers arrive at the headquarters of the United States Air Forces in Europe ( USAFE ) in Wiesbaden, Germany. Senator Thomas H. Kuchel arrives at the headquarters, USAFE in a staff car. He is being greeted by Colonel Verl D. Leuhring of USAFE Operation. Major Raymond Towne with the Senator. The Senator meets and talks with Guy Quon and Kenneth E. Gray. Congressman Devereux arrives at the USAFE headquarters, Lindsey Air Force Base accompanied by two officers. He stands on the steps and speaks to Carl D. Kelly. He moves inside the headquarters building.
U.S. Congressmen and high ranking officers arrive at the United States Air Forces in Europe in Wiesbaden, Germany. Late model automobiles leave the Lindsey Air Force Base gate. A sign reads 'Lindsey Air Base'. A man stands outside a door. A man standing in front of the gate of a building salutes. Brigadier Herbert M. Kinder, Judge Advocate,USAFE and other naval and air force officers in the dock area of Schierstein naval port. Representative Charles A. Halleck and his wife leave a U.S. Navy Rhine River Patrol boat. Accompanying them in civilian clothes is General C. J. Hauck,Jr. Chief of Legislative Liasion in the office of the Secretary of the Army and wave commander, Elma Ellis. Representative Halleck is greeted on the dock by General Herbert M. Kinder.