A review of research and development in guided missiles by the United States Air Force from 1919 to 1948. A civilian technician assembles first pilot-less aerial torpedo at Carlson Field, in Arcadia Florida. A launching track and gear. Technicians work on the missile beneath camouflaged netting. Attempted launching of the missile results in a crash due to track failure. The missile is launched and takes off. First successful launching of the aerial torpedo on October 24, 1919. The missile crashes immediately after the take off. First successful flight on October 2. Aerial view of hangars and airstrips of Wright Field in Ohio during early 1940s.
A review of research and development in guided missiles by the United States Air Force from 1919 to 1948. Interior of a steel mill shows workers performing various duties around an open furnace. The exhaust section of a JB-2, flames erupting from the same. A JB-2 launching. It taxis in a wooded area. A large explosion. The exhaust section of V-2 during launching. Failed test as a V-2 rocket streaks down towards the earth after a launch and slams into a wooded area, with a huge explosion resulting. The first guided missile robot torpedo aircraft crashes at Arcadia, Florida. First successful launching of the U.S. aerial guided missile. Exhaust section of JB-2 starting operation attached to a wing of a B-17. The B-17 launching. JB-2 in flight. PQ-8 target aircraft dives towards the slope of a mountain and explodes. An atomic bomb explosion. Atomic cloud formation rises up in the air from the Trinity test, the first atomic explosion, in New Mexico.
Broncobusters in Arcadia, Florida. Broncobusters from Florida ranches take part in a Wild West Thriller. Several women ride horses. A child seated behind a woman rider. Crowd seated in the spectator area. The cowboys break wild horses to saddle and burly steers. Several cowboys fall down.
From a review of research and development in guided missiles by the United States Air Force from 1919 to 1948. A JB-2 (Jet Bomb 2) "Loon" based on the German V-1 buzz bomb, surface-to-surface missile. Technicians examine a scale model of the JB-2 missile. Air Force research and development of American type JB-2 missile, the first unmanned guided missile in America's arsenal. A JB-2 is launched from Santa Rosa Island, Florida. A rocket assists in take off. The rocket unit falls away immediately after JB-2 rises into the air. A control aircraft flies overhead showing JB-2 launchings at Eglin Field. JB-2 in flight. The JB-2 was sub-contracted by Republic: Airframe by Willys-Overland; Engine by Ford Motor Company, the IJ-15-1, which copied the German V-1's 900-lb. thrust Argus-Schmidt pulse-jet; Guidance by Jack and Heintz Company; Launch System by Monsanto; Rocket launch sleds by Northrop..
A review of research and development in guided missiles by the United States Air Force from 1919 to 1948. A JB-10, (Jet Bomb 10) surface-to-surface missile. A still photograph of a JB-10 missile in flight. A ground view still photograph of a JB-10. A ground view still photograph of the missile on a launching track. A JB-10 launching shows a rocket unit falling away. The missile starts over water. Flames spurt from the tail of the missile at the Eglin Field.
Desron (Destroyer Squadron) 20 returns from Vietnam. Visitors and dependents at a shipyard in Newport, Rhode Island. The people around a refreshment table on pier no. 1. Some of the visitors and dependents sit on the steps below 'Welcome Home, Desron 20' sign. People look down over the pier from the deck of the USS Arcadia. A woman aboard the USS Arcadia. Part of the pier in the background. The refreshment table in the mid background. Dependents and children on the pier. They wait for the ships. Two women stand next to a large wooden reel of heavy rubberized wire. A brick building in the background. Three children well clothed for the cool weather. A mother and two young daughters on the pier. Dependents behind the roped off area waiting for the ships. USS Charles P Cecil (DD 835) approaches the pier. A quonset hut in the foreground. A mobile crane on the pier. Line handlers take a line from the men aboard the USS Cecil. Women wave. Varied signs held by many people. A young child holding a small balloon in her mother's arm. Some of the dependents applaud. Men on one of the DDs mans the rail, while the ship ties up. A large crowd of dependents on the pier behind roped off area. A man holds a sign reading: 'Welcome Home Johnny'. An officer walks down the pier. USS Brownson (DD-868) approaches in the mid background for tying up with a tug on the starboard side.