General Eisenhower departs Wiesbaden Airfield, Germany, after an inspection of U.S. and Italian Air Force units there.
Wiesbaden Germany Date:1951, September 29 Duration:2 min 28 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Operation Jupiter, Wiesbaden Germany. General Eisenhower prepares to depart following an inspection of Italian and American Air Force units and equipment at Wiesbaden Airfield, Germany. several staff cars drive up to a parked USAF C-121 Constellation aircraft. A color guard stands nearby. As Eisenhower walks through ranks of honor guard, a military brass band plays. He is accompanied by Major General Truman H. Landon, Deputy commander-in-chief and chief of staff for U.S. Air Forces Europe (USAFE). They complete a quick review of the honor guard, salute the colors, and Eisenhower shakes hands as he walks to the stairs of his waiting aircraft. "7167 Special Air Missions Squadron" is written on the aircraft stairs. The aircraft begins to taxi out immediately. Its tail number is 48-614. A formation of Italian DH-100s flies overhead in salute. The C-121 is not seen again. The Italian DH-100s return and land.
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