Army Air Forces records describe this as flight tests conducted at Wright Field on a Japanese Mitsubishi Type 0 MK2-SSF Hamp fighter plane, Army Air Forces (AAF) No. EB-201. (Recognized later, as a variant of the Zero, these Mitsubishi A6M3 Type 32 planes were renamed "Zeke 32.") Flight tests were made from January 9th to March 10th, 1944, to compare this aircraft with AAF fighters and to verify tests made in Australia by the Special Duties and Performance Flight of T.S.-7, Directorate of Technical Services, Melbourne. Test pilot in the cockpit with engine running. Closeup of pilot (possibly Captain Ralph C. Hoewing, who became first Commandant of the AAF Test Pilot School). He takes off from the airfield. and is seen in flight. Various aerial views of the Zero are seen including: flying overhead and from above as it flies over Ohio farmland. The pilot enters a shallow climb; and is seen from above and behind. He performs a slow descending roll. Finally, he buzzes the airfield at low altitude and high speed, and then brings the aircraft in for a smooth landing. (Note: This aircraft was rebuilt by the Allied Technical Air Intelligence Unit in Hangar 7 at Eagle Farm Airfield, Brisbane, Australia, from the wrecks of five Mitsubishi A6M3 Type 32 Zeke's captured at Buna, New Guinea, during the war.) [ Ref. WWW. hangar7.org.au ]
Army jeeps being tested in Australia. The soldiers seated on the army jeep driven over sand. A jeep driven on the sea shore. The Scout car gets stuck in a sand dune. Another Scout car passes the smaller car . A car being roughly driven.
Jungle assault training of U.S. Army 1st Cavalry Division at Camp Strathpine, Queensland, Australia, during World War II. Soldiers of 1st Cavalry Division cross a stream in tarpaulin boats. The soldiers tow a 75 mm howitzer along a road and into a field. The soldiers use a surveyor's transit. U.S. Army Lieutenant General Walter Krueger, Commander of the U.S. Sixth Army, is escorted by Major General Innis P. Swift, Commander of the 1st Cavalry Division. They inspect activities at the training camp. View of a cabin in the woods serving as the Division Headquarters. General Krueger puffs on a tobacco pipe while General Swift points out various aspects of the training, including a soldier crossing a river on a zip line. They climb a small hill, where Krueger, now smoking a cigarette, climbs into a waiting jeep.
Camp Strathpine, an Australian training camp set up for the U.S. Army 1st Cavalry Division in Queensland, Australia during World War II. Soldiers of 1st Cavalry Division seated on logs of wood during a Protestant church services. The soldiers seated in front of an altar. The altar is made out of logs of wood. Lighted candles at the altar.
Allied Supreme Commander for South West Pacific Area, General Douglas MacArthur en route to Milne Bay, New Guinea during World War 2. U.S. Navy Vice Admiral Thomas Kinkaid and Rear Admiral Van Hook at Archerfield in Brisbane, Australia. They await the arrival of General MacArthur. A car arrives at the airfield and General MacArthur gets out of the car. The General being greeted by the Admirals. General MacArthur and the Admirals aboard MacArthur's personal B-17 Flying Fortress "Bataan" as they confer. Three officers aboard USS Phoenix underway in the Pacific Ocean. A convoy of Allied ship underway in far background with a sailor at a blinker in the foreground.