Damage in Belleville, Illinois as tornadoes hit the Mississippi Valley. Damaged vehicle, and debris spread across an area. The tornadoes killed 22 people. Boys search through the debris. A damaged house.
University of Illinois Gymnasts Team pose before camera and show off their gymnastics skills at a field in Champaign Illinois. Gymnasts tumble, twirl and somersault through the air. April 1938.
Views of a scattered wreckage of a B-18 aircraft in a plowed field in Delavan, Illinois. Civilians inspecting the parts of the wreckage including unopened parachutes, a set of broken golf clubs, a music book and a shoe. This was B-18 serial no. 36-265, that crashed June 10,1938. It was assigned to ACTS, Lowry Field, Denver, Colorado.
Bomber aircraft production by the Ford Motor Company in the United States at the Willow Run plant between Ypsilanti and Belleville Michigan. Henry Ford and Edsel Ford sitting on a wall, conversing. A building under construction in the background. A sign on the building reads: 'United States National Defense Willow Run Airplane Plant, Dedicated June 16, 1941. Designed and erected for Bomber Production by Ford Motor Company, Henry Ford Founder-Edsel Ford President'. A United States Army Air Force B-24 Liberator bomber flying over a field. A group of workers posing outside the plant with a new bomber. The group includes Henry Ford II and Army Officers. Henry Ford II signing his name on the side of the last bomber built at Willow Run Several other people signing. Women workers signing. A crowd around the bomber. Aerial views of the plant.
The production of aircrafts in the United States during World War II. Belleville Michigan: grid construction of probably the Willow Run plant by the Ford motor company for making the Consolidated B-24 Liberator. Downey California: airplane assembly line at the Vultee Airplane plant. Worker wearing a mask as he works. Front of the plane being carried. Workers work on different parts of the aircraft. Burbank California: assembly lines at the Lockheed aircraft corporation. Bodies of the bomber aircraft in a row. Workers work on the production line of the Lockheed bomber. The Lockheed P-38 lightning aircraft being assembled. The Lockheed P-38 lightning aircraft taxis in front of the aircraft stationed. Aircraft in flight.
U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson signs a bill in Washington DC, United States. U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson and U.S. Attorney General Nicholas deBelleville Katzenbach seated at a desk in a building. The President signs a bill to reinforce the right to vote. The Attorney General briefs the press about the bill. People marching in Montgomery, Alabama. Buildings in the area.