Master 1494 - Tape 1 Raw footage of President John F. Kennedy inspecting the U.S. Navy Fleet, 6/5/1963. Includes excerpts of a Kennedy speech & naval wargame simulations.
Shaky panning LS missile hitting ocean. LS U.S. naval cadet officers dressed in khaki uniforms standing at attention at gallery, pan right to President JOHN F. KENNEDY getting out of open convertible with naval officers, walking to podium; nice panning MS President John F. Kennedy ascending stairs to the tune of "Hail to the Chief." TLS U.S. Navy sailors standing at attention. Panning MS President Kennedy reviewing sailors, shaking hands with officers in dress uniforms. LSs missiles streaking across sky, one headed for the ocean. TLS President Kennedy and U.S. Navy admirals seated on reviewing stand, watching naval events; JFK wears sunglasses. TLS Marine One helicopter coming in for landing on naval aircraft carrier. MS President Kennedy (still wearing sunglasses) walking from Marine One, shaking hands with assembled naval admirals. LS three U.S. naval destroyers sailing in ocean. LS three jet fighters firing missiles, hitting successfully aerial target. MS JFK (still wearing sunglasses) sitting slouched in chair, watching simulated warfare. TLS/LS missile boat (says Preble on aft, but this is certainly NOT the USS Preble) firing high-speed missiles. TLS Marine One helicopter warming up on tarmac, Secret Service men ambling about. Panning LS Marine One and two other Marine helicopters warming up on tarmac, crowd watching on. MS crowd (including one young white man in Army uniform winding small 16mm home movie camera) watching. TLS Marine One lifting off. Panning MS young Caucasian & African-American women wearing commencement caps & gowns waving goodbye, shielding their faces from wind; pan left & right to crowd scattering while copter entourage departs.
TLS U.S. Navy cadet officers in khaki uniforms standing at attention in gallery. MS President John F. Kennedy delivering speech: "... the security of countries 10,000 miles away. And I can tell you that in the time that I've been President of the United States, in the last two and a half years... (edit) To have served in the armed forces of the United States, that not only kept the security of this country and others but also maintained the peace. The force that we have is to permit us to develop ourselves, our resources; improve the life of our people, and make it possible for what Thomas Jefferson called the disease of liberty to be catching all around the globe. I hope that no man who serves in our armed forces ever forgets that upon him the security of this country depends." TLS/MSs President Kennedy inspecting Marine recruits standing at attention, shaking hands with gunnery sergeants (drill sergeants). MS three white Marines standing at attention. MS President Kennedy reviewing, chatting with two sailors. MS JFK talking with naval captain. Panning TLS President Kennedy riding in open convertible, passing & waving to gallery; African-American Marine MP (Military Police) passes in FG.
Panning LSs U.S. Navy aircraft carrier & destroyer (USS James E. Keyes DD-787) sailing in ocean. Panning LS two U.S. Navy jet fighters in flight over sailing ships. MS Petty Officer Second Class standing on deck of carrier. LS/TLSs Marine One helicopter landing on deck of aircraft carrier, reporters & U.S. Navy officers standing & watching in FG. Rear view MS President John F. Kennedy walking w/ two Navy officers on deck, through crowd. TLS President Kennedy (wearing sunglasses) flanked by officers & reporters on deck. MS President Kennedy sitting in cushy leather swivel chair, removing sunglasses, smiling upon officers seated beside him. LS destroyer escort sailing. Panning LSs two jet fighters flying overhead, dropping bomb, flying over convoy (dig that deafening afterburner roar). TLSs missile being raised aboard destroyer escort Preble. LS President Kennedy walking from Marine One, shaking hands with naval officers. TLS U.S. Navy jet fighter being armed with sidewinder missiles aboard aircraft carrier. Excellent panning LS jet fighter fly-by low over ocean, searing surface. LSs jet fighters in flight, in some instances attacking drone aircraft. MS President Kennedy (wearing sunglasses) sitting & talking with naval officers, one of whom sips tea.
LS USS Permit (SSN-594) submarine breaking surface. Panning LS old propeller bomber flying over submerged submarine. Panning LS two helicopters & two propeller transport planes flying low over ocean. LS Navy frogman being lowered to ocean from hovering helicopter. LS cargo plane airdropping over ocean (parachutes).
TLS/LSs destroyer escort sailing. LS USS James E. Keyes (DD-787) destroyer sailing. TLS USS Everett F. Larson (DD-830) destroyer sailing; a recon helicopter takes off.