United States flying boat China Clipper (a Martin M-130 Flying Boat of Pan American Airways) at the beach in Alameda, California. Ceremonies precede the China Clipper's take off from Alameda to Honolulu. The huge craft leaves for the first mail and passenger flight. Captain Musick and his crew. Mail to be loaded in packets. The U.S. flag on the flying boat. Huge crowd at the beach. Plane taxis in water. Aerial view of the land. Pilot seated at the controls in the cockpit. Interior and exterior view of the China Clipper while in flight.
The U.S. Navy flying boat Caroline Mars carry 218 passengers from San Diego to Alameda and sets a new record. The U.S. Navy officers and sailors stand at a dock. They wear life jackets and walk towards the flying boat. The sailors and passengers aboard a U.S. Navy flying boat Caroline Mars. Insignia of the United States on the Caroline Mars. A signal officer gives a signal. The flying boat taxis in water and takes off. Caroline Mars in flight from San Diego to Alameda.
A U.S. Naval supply ship at the pier in Alameda, San Francisco Bay. American sailors aboard the ship. Two men stand on the pier near the ship. Smoke emitted from a stack as the steamer leaves the pier. Hills in the background. Ship enters the Bay.
USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) leaves the Naval Air Station Alameda in San Francisco bay. Mobile crane picks up after brow for removal. Some dependents seen on pier. USS Procyon (AF-61) tied up. Officers and men on weather deck of the Coral Sea look down on the pier. Looking down over the pier at Naval Air Station Alameda. Crowd of dependents spread out at the pier. The USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) out away from the pier. Dependents around the edge of the pier. Personnel on the flight deck area. The skyline of San Francisco framed by two crewmen manning the rail on the flight deck. Gear on deck next to the island. Some officials on the flight deck. USS Coral Sea underway. The officials on the flight deck as the ship passes underneath the Golden Gate bridge. The city of San Francisco. A part of the flight deck seen. some officers are seen on flight deck edge. A United States Navy UH-2C Seasprite helicopter comes in for a landing on the flight deck. The helicopter lands. Pleasure boat cruises past the ship. View of the San Francisco Bay. A part of the Golden Gate Bridge is seen framed by a sailor.
Activities aboard USS Ranger in Alameda, California. Three crewmen talk on flight deck of USS Ranger. Tail section of plane parked on flight deck. Two A-7B Corsair II aircraft in flight over sea. A-7B Corsair lands on flight deck of USS Ranger. Man signals pilot of plane. Man signals second A-7B Corsair II landing on flight deck. An F-14A makes touch-and-go landing on flight deck.
Activities aboard USS Ranger in Alameda, California. Aircraft F-14 taxies on flight deck of USS Ranger. Carrier's island in the background. Crewman directs the aircraft on flight deck. One F-14 backs up on flight deck. One F-14 makes landing on flight deck. Man signals pilot to stop aircraft. F-14 taxis on flight deck.