Shows plastic plane being christened at Bendix Airport, New Jersey. Civilians inspecting the plastic plane. Industrialist Ollie Clark riding in plastic and plywood zodiac aircraft.
Presidential tour of proposed Gateway National Recreation Area in New York and New Jersey. U.S. President Richard M. Nixon, standing in front of the Presidential Aircraft at Newark Airport, Newark, New Jersey, with Governor William Thomas Cahill, of New Jersey, Governor Nelson Rockefeller, of New York, Mayor Kenneth Allen Gibson, of Newark, and Mayor John Lindsay, of New York City. The President's helicopter maneuvering over the proposed Gateway National Recreation Area. President Nixon speaking about the project in Hangar 14 at Newark Airport, Newark, N.J. Seated on the stage are: Governor Cahill, Secretary of Interior, Rogers C.B. Morton, Governor Rockefeller, Mayor Gibson, and Mayor Lindsay. The President shakes hands with the Governors and Mayors after concluding his remarks.
Film opens with goosestepping German and Japanese soldiers. Emperor Hirohito, on a white horse. American battleships burning in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. U.S. General Douglas MacArthur decorating a soldierin Manila, Philippines. Air raid sirens sounding in Manila and residents hurrying to take cover.Heavy black smoke rising from a bombed site and emergency vehicles and responders rushing to several bombed and burning locations. A burning rickshaw amidst other bombing rubble and bodies of victims. General MacArthur greeted by Australian officials at his headquarters in Brisbane, Australia. Sign reads: Headquarters UNITED STATES ARMY FORCES in Australia. American flag flying on tall flagpole. View from ship underway in supply convoy. A battleship seen on horizon and a destroyer passing the camera ship. U.S. President, Franklin D. Roosevelt signing the "Lend Lease Act" of 1941. A U.S. industrial plant with four tall stacks emitting smoke. A steam locomotive belching steam. A locomotive pulling an open car and some tank cars. New 1941 Plymouth automobiles coming off a production line. A new M3 Medium Tank in a U.S. factory. View of Liberty Ships, including the "Zebulon Pike" and the "Henry Knox" under construction at the California Shipbuilding Corporation yard, Terminal Island, California. U.S. Navy Destroyers constructed at Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company, Kearny, New Jersey. One is being launched, next to DD-446 (the USS Radford). A formation of U.S. Navy aircraft including Curtiss SBC Helldiver scout bombers and Douglas TBD Devastator torpedo bombers. A tight formation of U.S. Army Douglas B-18 Bolo medium bombers in flight. A formation of U.S. Army Curtiss P-36 Hawk aircraft in flight. Closeup of a U.S. Army Lockheed P-38 Lightning aircraft in flight. Several huge gun barrels for guns under construction at a U.S. war plant. Large artillery shells lined up in a manufacturing plant. U.S. Army M3 Medium tanks under construction at a factory. Steam and smoke rising from a U.S. industrial plant. Aerial view of open pit iron mine. Sparks shooting up inside a steel plant. A virtual "forest" of oil derricks in the Western U.S. Coal being transported by railway. View from stern of a warship in a convoy. An Atlanta-class light cruiser leading three destroyers at sea. Transport ships in convoys to places like Australia, Britain, and the Middle East. Troops on a pier near a large transport ship. A stack of wartime supplies on a pier next to a ship destined for Russia. Glimpse of wake from a U.S. warship having triple guns astern. Silhouette of a U.S. Navy Enterprise-class Aircraft carrier, with an aircraft taking off from her deck. The aircraft carrier, USS Saratoga. U.S. Army soldiers marching on parade, followed by numerous jeeps with machine guns mounted in their rears. Young men being drafted into the U.S. military. A draft lottery being conducted. New recruits doing calisthenics. Trucks pulling artillery pieces. B-18 Bolo bombers flying over U.S. tanks. Closeup of M3 tank. Cavalry fording a stream. Soldiers on motorcycles. Troops crossing a pontoon bridge. A loaded troop ship. A troop transport at Newfoundland. Sentry in Trinidad. Troops encamped in Bermuda.Troopship docked in Greenland. Troops disembarking in Iceland. Formations of Curtis P-36 Hawk aircraft. Douglas DC-2 aircraft factory. P-36s with engines running. M3 tank suspended on factory crane. Officials of Pan American nations siding with Allies. Allied troops including Dutch, Belgian, Yugoslav, Greek, Czech, Filipino, Polish, Norwegian, Free French, Australian, New Zealander, South African and Canadian. British warships. British Hawker Tempest aircraft. British comandoes.Russian troops on parade. Chinese troops on the Great Wall
A large number of automobiles parked in a field, crowd looking up at the sky. Douglas Corrigan (famous for his wrong way flight from New York to Dublin, Ireland), standing with several girls in bath suits. A Piper J-3 Cub fitted with pontoons lands on a grassy field. Seversky EP-1 (civilian version of the military P-35 aircraft), with Jacqueline Cochran at the controls, taxis after winning the Bendix Trophy Race in 1938. Mr. Vincent Bendix congratulates Miss Cochran after winning the race. Several P-35s in different flight formations. Paratroopers jump from a ford tri-motor aircraft, views of paratroopers descending. Views of four aircrafts with smoke trailing, taking off and doing acrobatic stunts including inside and outside loops. Jacqueline Cochran at the controls of a Seversky EP-1 landing at Floyd Bennett Field, New York, completing a Trans-continental flight, after winning the Bendix Trophy race.
Documentary depicts the conversation of an Italian journalist with an American man. Transworld Airways (TWA) Constellation passenger plane lands at airport in Italy. Several people seated in the waiting hall at the airport. A young Italian journalist going to United States meets an American man. The men talk to each other about the mutual interests of both the countries. View of traffic in streets of New York. Pedestrians and vehicular traffic. Manhattan skyscrapers and skyline of New York City seen. A woman works in an office in the Empire State Building in Manhattan. View from her office of East River and Welfare Island. Chrysler Building seen slightly below the Empire State Building office level. View from Empire State Building to West. Ocean liner in Hudson River and New Jersey visible in distance. Taxis driving on Park Avenue. Italian-made automobiles are seen in traffic, including an Italian red convertible with top down. A woman enters the beauty salon of Julius Caruso. Italian creations are kept in the salon, including Venetian glass products. The woman gets her hair done by the stylist. Ferragamo shoes are seen. Exterior view of the Plaza Hotel, on Central Park, South. Woman enters the hotel carrying a parcel. She tries on some Italian designer coats. Women try Italian designer jewelry and evening gowns. Italian office machinery made by Olivetti Company is displayed. Leather bags made by Gucci, from Italy, are shown.
World's greatest Fokker stands at the Teterboro airport in New Jersey. Men gather near the plane. They watch the plane. Men help to start the plane. They board the plane. It takes off.