Future President of Guatemala, Carlos Armas arrives at airport. Crowd greets him. Aircraft perform flyby.
Guatemala Date:1954, July 5 Duration:2 min 39 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Carlos Castillo Armas arrives in a plane, three days before he is inaugurated as President of Guatemala. . He is greeted. Armed military personnel are seen all around. Armas directs two ladies to a car and he is seen sitting in one. Press and media wait. A U.S. Air Force Colonel is seen talking with two civilians. Several U.S. Air Force personnel in uniform are seen on a sidewalk talking together. Three PT-26 vintage aircraft fly by. A contingent of Guatemalan soldiers march by. On the airport tarmac, a number of officials greet one another with hugs and smiles. View out the window of an American aircraft in flight. The U.S. Air Force insignia plainly visible on the wing. Aerial view of airport and adjoining race track. Local people gather on ground at the airport. A formation consisting of 2 DC-3s, one AT-6 and a Twin Beach, flies by. Large crowd at the airport watches. Armas stands on top step of Liberation Army DC-3 (C-47) aircraft ladder. Well-wisher throws confetti. Military photographers on wing and top of aircraft. A formal honor guard in traditional military uniforms stands in formation. Some heavily armed men make their way through the dense crowd. Contingent of Guatemalan troops marches by the crowd.
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