ATHLETES & IKE URGE SPORTS FOR KIDS- 1955 Key sports figures of the day such as Willie Mays and Jack Fleck gather with President Eisenhower and V.P. Richard Nixon in urging the youth of America to participate in sports. It's all part of a presidential campaign to push physical fitness for America's youth.
NETHERLANDS AIR FORCE GETS NEW JETS - 1955 The first of 200 top of the line Thunderstreak jet fighters are delivered to the Netherlands Air Force to replace obsolete jets. Dutch airmen look on admiringly as the new craft demonstrate their capabilities.
RUSSIAN AGRICULTURAL EXPERTS ARRIVE IN U.S. - 1955 Twelve Russian agricultural (farm) experts arrive for a six-week study tour of America’s corn and hog belt. An equal number of Americans are guests of Russia too in an exchange of knowledge and good will that transcends political barriers.
AIRBORNE TROOP EXERCISE TRAGEDY - 1955 Soldiers dig through the still smoldering wreckage that took the lives of 66 servicemen in Germany during an airborne troop exercise. Two C119 Flying Boxcars hit in mid-air then plummeted to earth in flames - the Air Force’s third worst disaster.
Date: August 11, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:37:00, With Audio
TRAIN WRECK TRAGEDY AVERTED - 1955 Near tragedy is an aftermath of the Northeast floods as a passenger train collides with a derailed tank car, but hangs precariously to the edge of a trestle over the swollen Concord River inches from disaster for all aboard. Eight are injured, none seriously, in a very close call.
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