Cowboys approaching ride horses into a stable. Cattle graze. Oil wells and military airfield from overhead. Distant view of Dallas Texas city skyline. Night view of streets and signs in Amarillo Texas. Daytime view of a tall skyscraper building and wide street in Houston Texas with cars and traffic View of the Hotel Nimitz in Fredericksburg Texas. Downtown Fort Worth Texas city street with shops, offices, and cars. Downtown area in Pampa Texas. Street corner view in Kerrville Texas. Two different views of The Alamo and surroundings in San Antonio, Texas. A water tower and oil rigs in Kilgore Texas. Downtown area of El Paso, Texas from elevated view. Street view in downtown Beaumont, Texas. Downtown view in Wichita Falls, Texas. Downtown San Angelo Texas views. Distant view of the city of Austin Texas from an elevated position, and then in downtown Austin featuring the State House Capitol building. Cattle, sheep, and sorghum farming views. Rice fields and Turkey ranches. Many oil rigs and oil wells. A busy shipyard in Texas making ships for World War II war effort. A sprawling aircraft factory. Oil rigs pumping oil. Farmer on tractor plows wheat field. View of rice harvesting (Massey Harris Self Propelled Harvest Brigade). Men stack magnesium bars. Magnesium factory next to ocean in Texas. Hand cotton picking and view of a mechanical cotton picker. Tractor pulling sorghum harvester. Sulfur mining and Helium plant in Amarillo. Black clouds in sky from burning natural gas in making synthetic rubber for war effort. Cliff of sulfur dynamited and loaded by train crane. Cowboys herd cattle and view of Fort Worth Stockyards and Exchange. Angora goat farm and turkey farming. War time workers manufacturing. Alabama and Coushatta Native American Indian village with flag of service stars for men in the war. Indian children with elder and Indian logging camp. Campus of University of Texas and State Capitol in Austin. Well dressed women exit Dallas department store.
United States and Chinese airmen at Bergstrom Field, Austin, Texas July 1946.
The Neo-Classical building is the Texas State Capital at Austin, Texas and Austin Texas is noted on the graduate’s diploma “Bergstrom Field, Austin, Texas”. At this time the 349th Troop Carrier Group was based at Bergstrom and assigned to the Third Air Force, Tactical Air Command as noted on the diploma. Also “Air Force Combat Units of World War II” Edited by Maurer Maurer states this unit trained Chinese crews to operate C-46 aircraft.
Film is very interesting in that it visually shows the transition from “Army brown to Air Force Blue” for the C-46s still carry the I TROOP CARRIER COMMAND insigne on the nose, with was disbanded on 4 Nov 1945 but they have the new AAF wide "Buzz Numbers" for all aircraft operating solely within the continental USA, by T.O. 07-1-1 of November 1945 and the graduate’s diploma is notating the new post-war air force type command reorganization of March 1946.
The Chancellor of Germany Konrad Adenauer visits Austin, Texas. U.S. Vice President Lyndon Baines Johnson presents a Texas Ten Gallon hat and welcomes Adenauer. View of the Texas Capitol building. Johnson and Adenauer ride in an open car and greet spectators, who crowd the sidewalks.
Policeman, on motorcycle, moves enthusiastic spectators who spill into the street . Spectators hold banners to welcome Adenauer, some written in German. Johnson and Adenauer watch a welcoming parade, including bands,drum majorettes,and military units.
State Capitol in Austin,Texas. The State Capitol building in Austin. Trees in the foreground. The Red Cross Totem Pole at the Capitol. The business district of Austin. Traffic moves on the street. The Governor's Mansion. Tourists walk in the front garden.
1951 Little League Baseball World Series in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Andy Wasil and his team from Stamford, Connecticut and the team from Austin, Texas comes on ground to play. Supporters of both the teams cheer the players. Both teams play baseball game to win Little League Championship. Stamford, Connecticut wins the match against team of Austin, Texas with a score of 3-0. Andy Wasil kisses a girl.
In 1938 an American tennis champion John Donald Budge (Don Budge) wins Wimbledon in London, England. Don Budge playing a match. The spectators seated in a stand. He wins the Wimbledon title. Budge shakes hand with United Kingdom tennis player Henry 'Bunny' Austin. From a September 16, 1963 newsreel recounting events 25 years prior.