U.S. BUILD-UP AFFECTS QUEMOY CRISIS Tension in the Far East continues unabated, but America's massive military build-up in the Formosa Strait alters the situation, as the strangling blockade of Quemoy is lifted by convoys that move supplies in, and move wounded out--including one American. Meanwhile, U.S. jets continue to patrol the skies.
CARRIER TRAGEDY A moment of pride turns to horror, as Britain's newest carrier jet fighter-bomber lands on H.M.S. Victorious, and goes over the side when the arresting gear snaps. The pilot is trapped under the plastic canopy with a rescue helicopter only feet away, within sight of the carrier, as the plane drags him down to death before hundreds of helpless onlookers.
8 DIE IN SEATTLE CRASH The gutted, burned-out wreckage of a huge airliner is the tragic aftermath of a crash which brought death to eight. The plane overshot the runway, continued over an embankment and crashed into an automobile.
BUZZ BOMBS SHOT DOWN IN AIR FORCES TEST A dramatic preview of what war in the air may be like unfolds at the Air Forces training center in Elgin Field, Florida, with buzz bombs launched from ground installations. Speedy P-80 jet fighters overtake the guided missiles and shoot them down.
MACARTHUR'S PROMISE FULFILLED We turn the calendar back to January of 1941 and watch the Japanese engulf the Philippines, bomb Manila, and capture the remaining Americans on Corregidor. From his new post as Military Commander in Australia we hear Gen. MacArthur thunder the ominous warning, "I will return." Most recently, we find him with Admiral Nimitz, pouring over maps as a gigantic armada sails on such a mission. Ships of all descriptions, including giant carriers with their hundreds of war birds, are in this fleet. Under a flack-filled sky, preparations are made to land troops at Lingayen. Landing boats race shoreward, and in one of them is General Douglas MacArthur. He wades ashore--his promise is fulfilled. And his mechanized army heads for Manila.
INDO-CHINA REDS LAUNCH DRIVE TO CUT LAOS IN TWO French Union forces experience their worst military setback in the history of the 8 year old war as Red forces drive to the Siamese border, splitting the nation in two despite powerful French resistance.
PICK UP RESCUE U.S. Army Air Forces develop revolutionary air pick-up technique to rescue stranded airmen. A test subject in a unique harness is picked up by nylon rope by a low flying plane into which he is reeled.
B-52'S SHOW U.S.A.F. POWER IN ARGENTINE FLIGHT Six massive B-52 jet bombers fly the length of the hemisphere and back non-stop, averaging more than 500 m.p.h. for the 21 hour flight--an impressive demonstration by the Strategic Air Commander of its global striking capacity. The jets refuel in mid-air to make the flight.
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