GEMINI 9 LAUNCH POSTPONED - HD At a press briefing, a NASA official says that astronauts Thomas Stafford and Eugene Cernan are in good shape, in spite of the postponement of the Gemini IX launch that day. Christopher Kraft, legendary director of mission operations at NASA, talks about problems with a shroud, presumably on an Agena docking vehicle. Kraft appears to be talking a different location than shown in the beginning of the clip and possibly about a different flight.
Date: May 17, 1966 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:55:00, With Audio
ONGANIA TAKES CHARGE - HD Juan Carlos Ongania, Argentina's new dictator, inspects various military sites, including a ship where sailors line up for inspection. Military jets fly in formation. Officers receive a briefing, apparently at the United States Military Mission to Argentina. In a library, an unidentified man reads a book with interest.
ROBERT MCNAMARA VIETNAM BRIEFING Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara holds a briefing about the bombed Vietcong supply routes. He also says: "In the last 4 1/2 years, the Vietcong--the Communists--have lost 89,000 men."
THE ROAD TO MANILA A huge carrier division steams towards Manila. After the pilots are briefed, they zoom into the air, and the Japanese begin their attacks on our queenly flat-top giants. Hits and near hits are registered, but heavy fire drives the Japanese away... and American bombers paste Manila severely.
THE BOMBING OF TOKYO At Saipan, after briefing, the members of the 21st Bombing Command take to their B-29 Super Fortresses and roar into the sky--destination Tokyo They shower tons of bombs and incendiaries on the huge sprawling city as they hit factories, steel mills and docks. Mass civilian evacuation of Tokyo was ordered after this raid.
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