U.S. Air Force operations during Cuban Missile Crisis. Shows SAC B-52 bombers and Air Defense F-104 interceptors
United States USA Date:1962 Duration:2 min 11 sec Sound:NO SOUND
View from aircraft landing at Leeward Point Airfield, Quantanamo Bay, Cuba. U.S. troops exiting C-135 transport aircraft. U.S. Air Force Strategic Air Command (SAC) headquarters charting planned airborne alert missions of SAC bombers, during Cuban Missile Crisis. SAC crews in briefing rooms. Aerial view of a United States Navy nuclear submarine partially submerged. Bomb and missiles being loaded on SAC aircraft. Flight of two F-104 starfighter aircraft taking off. B-52 Bomber taking off. B-47 Bomber landing with drag chute deployed. Ground crewman with lettering on shirt identifying location as Air National Guard Permanent Training Site, Volk Field, Wisconsin. Two F-104s parked. Air Force personnel going in and out of Air Field Headquarters building. Door marked: "Headquarters Air Defense Command." A C-121 Airborne Command aircraft, with large radar hump on top, is seen in flight. A sign reads: " Headquarters Montgomery Air Defense Sector" and Air Force personnel are seen at control stations inside. Sign at Langley Air Force Base, in Virginia, reads "Headquarters Tactical Air Command."
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