• Short Summary

    At the American air base, Wiesbaden, Germany, August 12, United States Air Force General Frank Fort Everest, two year's Commander-in-Chief of the USAF in Europe, formally transferred his duties to USAF General Frederick Harrison Smith, junior.

  • Description

    At the American air base, Wiesbaden, Germany, August 12, United States Air Force General Frank Fort Everest, two year's Commander-in-Chief of the USAF in Europe, formally transferred his duties to USAF General Frederick Harrison Smith, junior.

    During the ceremony the two commanders took the salute of a parade review and watched a demonstration by pilots of the U.S. Super Sabre acrobatic team, noted for displays at international air shows in Europe.

    General Smith's command in time of war is committed to serve the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation under the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers in Europe, commanded by U.S. Air Force General Lauris Forstad. At General Smith took over his new post, the announcement came of the transfer from France to W. Germany of fighter-bombers under his Command. The transfer, starting August 20, follows France's refusal to allow stockpiling on French soil of nuclear weapons carried by Super Sabres in the Command.

    The command includes combat-ready Super Sabres and guided-missiles. It also has an arm for special missions ranging from mercy flights to vast airlifts of troops and supplies. In the 1956 Suez Crisis this arm transported hundreds of U.N. emergency troops and equipment from Europe to the Mid-East to support the U.S. landings in Lebanon.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAARU6NSKPQD0N7YGYXWJHAV96P
    Media URN:
    VLVAARU6NSKPQD0N7YGYXWJHAV96P
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/08/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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