A low yield atomic explosion is conducted for experimental purpose. Smoke rises due to explosion. Sign reads "Headquarters Special Weapons Command." U.S. Air Force Major General John S. Mills steps from the headquarters building accompanied by another officer. View shifts to B-29 aircraft parked on the tarmac. A tug is pulling a B-47 aircraft. Mechanics on maintenance stands working on aircraft. Aerial view of an Air Force F-86 fighter airplane speeding past a B-29 in flight. View from directly overhead of a B-29 in flight over desert terrain. Scene transitions to view from directly underneath a B-29 in flight. Change of scene shows two women in the Weather Central of the Atomic Energy Control point, where teletype machines are printing out weather data. Meterologists plot wind data on maps. View of an atomic explosion. Closeup of the "atomic cloud." Technicians standing in a group, outdoors, observing the movement of the cloud. Next a technicial with a radiation counter walks to a helicopter, waiting with pilot already in the cockpit. He boards and the helicopter takes off. Closeup from the ground of the helicopter flying low directly toward the camera. Occupants can be seen as it fies past. Another post-explosion atomic cloud is seen. A B-29 in flight overhead. View of a pilot wearing helmet and oxygen mask, inside the cockpit. View of cloud through which they are flying. More views of pilot inside. A B-36 aircraft in flight with blue sky in background. Closeup of a C-47 aircraft in flight, with a sampler attached to the top of its fuselage. Crewman inside an aircraft attending to camera equipment. Other cremen at complex recording devices. View of a B-29 directly overhead. Crew members inside a cloud tracking aircraft. Men in a military control center receiving and plotting the cloud movement data. More views of B-29 and crew members inside. Men with hoses decontaminating a B-29 after it completed cloud tracking mission.
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