YB-10 aircraft of the U.S.Air Corps 1934 Alaska Flight heading to Anchorage, Alaska. View of one of the aircraft as it takes off from Fairbanks. View out the window of one B-10, as another moves into formation off its left wing. Views from various angles in the airplane. Views of Anchorage, below. aircraft in formation passing over the Anchorage airfield. The camera airplane setting up on downwind leg to the field. Glimpse out right side window over the wing as the aircraft is on final approach near the field. YB-10s parked on Anchorage airfield, with lots of spectators and well-wishers to greet the fliers. Another B-10 landing, as Lieutenant Colonel Henry (Hap) Arnold and Major Ralph Royce watch, along with other fliers. The newly arrived B-10s taxiing to park. Panning view of the airfield, with B-10s parked in a line and spectators standing scattered about in the field. Mountains in background
The U.S. Army Air Corps (USAAC) Alaska Flight of 1934. The YB-10 aircraft of the project after completing their photo-mapping of 21 thousand square miles of Alaska. The aircraft have each been named for leading Alaskan cities and are fueled and ready to fly home. View of the YB-10 flown by Expedition Commander, Lieutenant Colonel Henry Arnold, displaying painted name "City of Fairbanks" and flag containing stars of Big Dipper and Polaris (North Star). The symbol of the expedition is also painted on the fuselages of all the airplanes, consisting of a totem pole topped by an Eagle with two arrows, superimposed on a map of Alaska. Names: Anchorage, Fort Yukon, Tanana, and Kodiak, are seen painted on airplanes. Aviators of the USAAC Alaska Flight pose for a picture in front of a YB-10 aircraft. Lieutenant Colonel Henry Arnold, Commander of the expedition, is in the center of the first row of men. To his right, is a pipe-smoking officer in a campaign hat, holding a puppy Husky dog. Arnold pets the puppy
YB-10 aircraft and crews, of the U.S. Army Air Corps 1934 Alaska Flight, preparing to depart Fairbanks for Anchorage, where they will fly a photo-mapping mission. Crew members around their B-10s. A USAAC Stearman model 75 parked at the field. Man uses a tractor to pull a dolly loaded with 55 gallon drums of fuel for the aircraft. Darkened tents set up inside a hangar to facilitate loading of unexposed film into aerial mapping cameras. Closeup of soldier placing roll of film into one of the cameras, and winding it into position for picture-taking. Lieutenant Colonel Henry (Hap) Arnold and Major Ralph Royce, discussing a large wall map of the areas to be photographed. Chart of the planned formation of five mapping camera planes at 8 mile horizontal separation, covering a strip of 60 miles width, from altitude of 16 thousand feet. The photo-mapping path from Anchorage being pointed out on the large wall map.
Engine failure forces a YB-10, of the 1934 U.S. Army Alaska Flight,to make a forced landing in Cook Inlet, two miles from Anchorage. View of the B-10 partly submerged in the water as men approach it in a small boat. The number 145 seen on the tail sticking out of the water. Boats moving near the stricken airplane and men wading in the water to assess ways of salvaging it. The aircraft on the beach after being pulled from the water. Men gathered around it starting repairs. A crane lifts a damaged propeller from the plane. Next, the crane lifts the right engine from the plane. View of the large crane with the engine suspended. A crewman walking under the nose of the repaired airplane. Another tapping a repair with a hammer.
Alaska hails approval of its Statehood. Alaska wins approval to become the nation's 49th State. Cars seen on the street in Anchorage. A sign reads 'Anchorage-All-America city'. Newspaper headlines read 'We're in'. Children sit with a banner reading '49th State'. A huge star placed on the U.S. flag by a woman who is helped by a fireman. Young women in a convertible celebrate as they pass by Stolt Electric at 1000 East Forth Avenue as wells as Hub Clothing in Anchorage. A man with a stuffed moose with a sign on it that reads, 'Hey Texas, now I'm the biggest bull.' Crowd gathers to watch a bonfire built by Boy Scouts. Sign reads, 'State of Alaska'
View of area which became The Port of Anchorage. Tank farm & Government Hill overlooking Knik Arm/Cook Inlet in Anchorage, Alaska. Cranes at work. Some buildings of downtown Anchorage seen in distance.