President Harry S. Truman arrives at Kansas City's Fairfax Airport and proceeds to a homecoming at Truman house in Independence
Kansas City Kansas USA Date:1945, June 27 Duration:46 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Preparations for the homecoming of U.S. President Harry S. Truman to the Kansas City area for the first time since becoming President of the United States. View from Fairfax Airport in Kansas City, Kansas. Cameras mounted on car as cameramen record the arrival of President Truman. Customized U.S. Army Air Force C-54 Skymaster aircraft nicknamed "Sacred Cow" lands and taxis. (This VC-54C was built for Franklin Roosevelt, but he only flew on it for one trip before his death. The name "Sacred Cow" was a precursor to the name "Air Force One." The trip by Truman in this video clip was the first domestic airplane trip by a U.S. President in history. Prior trips by Franklin Roosevelt had all been international travel.) People gathered in a large number to welcome the President. President Truman and others in his party get off the aircraft. Arrival of President Truman at the Truman home in Independence, Missouri (his summer White House). Roger T. Sermon, Mayor of Independence greets the President's car as it arrives. Secret Service stand by near car and President while Truman greets well-wishers. Gathering in the back yard of the Truman home with members of the Independence Chamber of Commerce. From left to right: Cedric Siegfried, Al Huff, Richard Harbin, President Truman, George Hare, Dixon Kepley, Paul Snyder, Petey Childers. Photographers click pictures.
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