U.S. President John F Kennedy's VC-137 aircraft (Air Force One) takes off from Wiesbaden Air Base, Germany. Scenes of Headquarters 7101st Air Base Wing, Wiesbaden Air Base and U.S. Army Fliegerhorst Kaserne, Hanau. 26 June 1963.
People wave flags of U.S. and West Germany on streets and from balcony in Wiesbaden during U.S. President's visit. Presidential party cavalcade with West Germany Economics Minister Ludwig Erhard escorted by motorcycle police down Wilhelmstrasse to Kurhaus. 26 June 1963.
Motorcycle police escorting President Kennedy's motorcade through parade route in Wiesbaden. People wave small flags of West Germany and U.S. Police controls crowd. View of Aquis Mattiacis. 26 June 1963.
President Kennedy's first day started with aerobatic demonstration by planes. Airplanes are ready to take President to the visits most important stop, West Berlin. President's plane takes off from Wiesbaden Air Base. At Military Airport, West Berlin U.S. President Kennedy arrives. The welcome ceremony begins by Allied Troops as the President steps down. He came here to discuss the political problem of divided Berlin.President Kennedy addresses gathering. 26 June 1963.
Scenes at Fliegerhorst Kaserne Post in Hanau showing USA, French,West German and British Air Force troops lined up on parade field. President's USA VH-3A coming in for landing. President Kennedy, General Landon and General Freeman, Commander U.S. Army in Europe walking to platform. U.S. President Kennedy takes 21 cannon salute. U.S. band in Europe playing national Anthems of four countries and military personnel saluting. President trooping line. Shows President with General Freeman and General Landon driving past camera and arriving at stand and President Kennedy reviewing troops. Scenes of president and party in open cars inspecting troops and equipment at USA Fliegerhorst Kaserne Post in Hanau. President Kennedy going to review stand, giving short address, and leaving by car with general Landon and others. Pan right across city of Wiesbaden shows St. Elizabeth's Church. 26 June 1963.
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." )