Footage of General Curtis LeMay, Chief of Staff of the US Air Force, visiting the Tactical Air Command at Homestead Air Force Base during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Date: October 24, 1962
Original Title: TAC OPERATIONS, HOMESTEAD AFB, 10/1962 - 11/1962
Film Type: Black and White / Silent
Credit: U.S. Air Force
Archival Source: National Archives / 342-USAF / 342-USAF-34535A
Transcript / Shot List
Summary: Coverage of TAC Operations at Homestead AFB during the Cuban Crisis, including the arrival of Gen Curtis E. LeMay, USAF CofS, Gen Walter C. Sweeney, Jr., TAC Comdr, Gen Thomas S. Power, SAC Comdr, Lt Gen Joseph J. Nazzaro, 8th AF CG, Lt Gen Thomas P. Gerrity DCS/Sys & Logistics, USAF, Lt Gen Gabriel P. Disosway, DCS/Operations USAF.
1) Series of scenes of C-135 taxiing, Gen LeMay debarking, being greeted and touring base. 2) Scenes of Gen LeMay returning to and boarding C-135, aircraft taxiing out and taking off. 3) Shows Gen LeMay, Lt Gen Gerrity and Lt Gen Disosway being greeted by Adm McElroy, Boca Chica NAS, Commander.
The date is approximate. The original shot list identifies it as being filmed during the Cuban Missile Crisis, but neither the clap boards nor the NARA record list a specific date.
There is also footage of [President Kennedy visiting Homestead in November 1962-(http://historyinpieces.com/video/jfk-homestead-air-force-base).