In an effort to provide information on recently declassified motion pictures and sound recordings the Motion Picture, Sound and Video Branch will publish a quarterly list of newly declassified records.
Operation MANTRAC (Manual Angle Tracking Capability) (Local Identifier 342-USAF-33788/ARC Identifier 68704), is an example of one declassified film. Using some really great animation and a dramatic soundtrack it shows the method of using two or more radar stations that are being jammed, and triangulation to obtain a track of the aircraft.
From October 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013 the following records were declassified.
Local Identifier Title
|342-AVR-131||Recovery of the Mayaguez|
|342-EC-5-65||Program 665-A Phase I Multiple Sensor Reconnaissance Strike Subsystem, March 1967|
|342-EC-11-68||Gunship II (Night Attack Capability In Sea)|
|342-FR-53A||ARDC Activities, Calendar Year 1959-Research|
|342-FR-53C||ARDC Activities, Calendar Year 1959-Advanced Systems Development|
|342-FR-202||AFSC Staff Film Report #86 – 1961|
|342-FR-281||AFSC Staff Film Report #96, June 62|
|342-FR-309||Forging Military Space Power 1962|
|342-FR-360||AFSC-Staff Film Report #105, Mar 1963|
|342-FR-435||AFSC Staff Film Report #121|
|342-FR-460||AFSC Staff Film Report #127, Jan 65|
|341-FR-483||USAF Missile & Space Film Report #11 May, Jun, Jul 64|
|342-FR-514B||F-101/Mg-13 Voodoo Visual Scram Ramp|
|342-FR-524||USAF Missile And Space Film Report #2 Aug-Oct 1964|
|342-FR-587||AFSC Staff Film Report No. 144|
|342-FR-1133||A Report To The 91st Congress – First Session 1969|
|342-USAF-26918||Operation Eastward Ho Kadena AB, Okinawa 8-12 December 1958|
|342-USAF-34202A||Operation Blue Banner|
Local Identifier Title
No sound recordings were declassified during this quarter.
Descriptive information for declassified records can be accessed by searching for the item number, ex. “341-IR-38-56”, in NARA’s Catalog (OPA). You may also search on the Declassification Project Number (NND), if you know one. For example, searching on the declassification number “NND 64803” returns entries that are part of Declassification Project 64803. A list of declassified textual records can be found on the National Declassification Center’s web page.
Check out the post “From Top Secret Vault to Open Stacks: Declassification of Moving Images” to learn more about the declassification process. Lists of other recently declassified moving images and sound recordings can be located by clicking on the Declassification Quarterly Reports category on the left side of the blog.