History and scenes related to the U.S. Air Force Strategic Air Command (SAC). Wheat crop blowing in wind and abandoned harvesting machinery in fields of Nebraska. World War II aerial view of several U.S. Army Air Force B-17 bombers in formation flight. Tail Codes of "triangle C" identify them as belonging to the 303rd Bomb Group (H), 1st Air Division, 41st Combat Wing
Eighth Air Force, based at RAF Station, Molesworth, England. A closeup shows B-17,tail number, 41-24416 of the 358th Bomb Squadron. (Its name, "Black Diamond Express,"is not seen.) Lettering on side of one of the B-17 aircraft includes word, "Doodle". View of bombardier using bomb sight in aircraft during bombing run.. Aerial view of buildings on ground. Close up as bombardier completes settings and pulls lever. Bombs away view as bombs are dropped from open bomb hatch toward industrial target. View from aircraft as bombs hit industrial buildings and massive explosion as buildings in target zone are destroyed by B-17 bombing during World War II. Dramatic view of smoke, and rubble soaring upward toward camera on aircraft. View on ground of bombs hitting target and workers in an oil tank and marshaling yard area rushing to assist after damage from U.S. bombing campaign in World War 2. Fire fighters try to extinguish fire. Wreckage due to bombing. Damaged rail lines and trains. U.S. Army Air Force B-29 aircraft in flight as seen from air. POV B-29 bomber from pilot seat area looking forward at bombardier and nose of aircraft. View of bomb door hatch open on B-29 and release of an atomic bomb similar to "Little Boy" atomic bomb that destroyed Hiroshima. View of a massive atomic bomb explosion. Smoke rises from nuclear bomb blast. Views from cameras used in atomic tests showing buildings and equipment at moment of impact. Massive wind and immediate destruction from atomic blast wave. Sweeping views of undeveloped land near SAC HQ at Offutt AFB, and views of the Headquarters of Strategic Air Command, United States Air Force. A Minuteman missile standing near the building. Point of view from visitors entering the headquarters, as an an air policeman directs them. Insignia of SAC (Strategic Air Command) on the wall. Identity card of visitor matched. Model of airplane. Guards checks the Identity card of visitor and opens door
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