Australian life guards surf riding in giant rolling waves at Bondi Beach in Australia. They demonstrate their nautical abilities.
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.
The Australians and Americans compete in a rodeo at the Sports Ground in Sydney, Australia. People seated in a large number in the stadium. The Americans and Aussies riding horses on the ground. Some of the men falling from the horses. People cheering and applauding.
A bronc riding match in Brisbane, Australia. Spectators sit and watch the Bronc riding a Rodeo event between natives diggers and the Yanks. A player climbs a horse. The horse bucks off the player on the ground. The spectators cheer while watching the match. The diggers win the match.