The United States Army Air Force (USAAF) 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) 'Hell's Angels' taking delivery of new B-17 bombers at Kellogg Field, Battle Creek, Michigan. (Between 11 September and 2 October the 303rd BG took delivery of 35 new B-17Fs, 33 built by Boeing and two by Douglas. The 303rd flew missions out of Molesworth Airfield in England, during the war.) Several aircraft parked on the ramp in a row. Airmen around the aircraft. Airmen on a tug nearby. Some names and artwork on the B-17s. Hunga-Dunga painted on a B-17. Officers and airmen move under the aircraft wing. 'Garbage' painted on an aircraft. Officers stand nearby. Three crewmen laugh and pose. Additional notes: From Brian O’Neill’s “303rd Bombardment Group” here is the fate of the name ships shown:
Serial No. Name Original Pilot Aircraft Fate
41-24588 Hunga Dunga J.E. Haas MIA 18 Mar 43
41-24563 Garbage A.I. Adams force landing and collision 11 Nov 43
41-24562 Sky Wolf C.H. Morales MIA 11 Jan 44
240 Naval Reserve Mid-Shipmen fight it out for possession of a giant ball in Little Creek, Virginia. They rough it out with all out scramble on the playing field. It's a battle all the way. The words 'Recreational Division U.S. Naval Amphibious base Little Creek VA' are visible on the ball.
Clip begins Pete Reiser of the Dodgers and Murry Dickson of the Cardinals shaking hands and talking before baseball game between the St. Louis Cardinals and Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn New York. Shot of Dodgers standing atop dugout step. Brief shot of Dodgers manager Leo Durocher. Majority of clip focuses on fans in the stands. Spectators in early 1940s-style clothing, both men and women, are seen in varying moods as the game progresses. Many close up views of fans and spectators, sometimes cheering, sometimes angry and booing, other times expectant and tense. Many men wearing suits, ties and hats, and smoking big cigars; female fans wearing dresses. (Note: the large crowd and downbeat mood of the spectators suggests this game could be from either September 11 or 12, 1942, both games which the Dodgers lost to the Cardinals at Ebetts Field as the teams battled for first place in the National League.)
The Ford Plant in Detroit. Panorama of Ford Plants. Workers and automobiles outside a Ford Plant. Imperial Mine, Michigamme, Michigan. Ford iron ore mine buildings. Ford coal mines, Nuttallburg and Twin Branch, West Virginia. Kentenia, Pond Creek and Stone, Kentucky. West Virginia, supplies a low volatile smokeless coal. Coal mine and homes. Railroad coal cars drawn by locomotives. Lumber Iron Mountain and Sidnaw, Michigan. Lumbering Operations. Workers and automobile assembly line.
Waste metal baled and melted with other metal. By adding this scrap steel greater strength obtained.
General Hugh L. Scott seated on a chair demonstrates Indian sign language. General Scott demonstrates a sign for snake creek that refers to last battle between the Atsena and the Snake.
Views of the United States Cruiser, USS Houston (CA-30) underway in calm seas. Closeup of her 8-inch guns in triple turrets. A large group of men march at an outdoor ceremony, intended to enlist a thousand men to make up for those lost in the sinking of the USS Houston during the battle of Battle of Sunda Strait, after the battle of Java Sea, in World War 2 (February 1942). A wooden model representing the lost ship is part of the ceremony. It contains words,"Remember the Houston," on its bow. Scene shifts to the Loew's State theater, at 1014 Main Street. A group of U.S. naval officers, in dress whites, stands on a platform in front of the theater marquee. They administer the oath of allegiance to the crowd of volunteers standing in front them, who all raise their right hands as they take the oath. Film closes with view of a Northhampton-class cruiser firing her guns.