The 8th Pursuit Group from Langley Field, Virginia hangs up records and practices attacking at Chapman Field, Florida. P-l2Cs in flight over Miami, Florida. A formation of nine P-l2Cs- three sets of three in flight. P-12Cs in flight of threes strafe practice targets and balloons on the ground and on water. Airmen smash the targets. P-12Es in flight over water and fly through the clouds.
Scenes of Washington DC streets. A white car is escorted by police motorcycles. Parking area across from the White House.
US President Richard Nixon reviews U.S. Marines at Camp Pendleton, California. He troops the line, standing in a jeep. Field artillery guns are fired in salute. Large crowd attends ceremony. Presidential helicopter parked near parade grounds. President Nixon and U.S. Marine Commandant,General Leonard Fielding Chapman, walk across lawn together. Marines of First Marine Division, march in fatigue uniforms, with sleeves rolled. Marching band moves to center of field and then performs a slow-step march, while playing. Colors of Units from the First Marine Division assemble in the field and are carried forward. A U.S. Marine Corps flag is lowered and President Nixon fastens a Presidential Unit Citation streamer to it, as General Chapman and a Marine officer in fatigues stand beside him. President Nixon and the officers then turn and walk back towards reviewing stand. President Nixon puts his arm on shoulder of officer in fatigues and converses with him. Nixon shakes his hand. President Nixon and General Chapman join other officials on reviewing stand, where Nixon steps to microphone and begins to speak.
Large regatta of small two-person sloops,in a bay, in Florida, United States.One sail boat with the number 1246 on the sail. Two men in bathing suits, in the sail boat, trying to control the boat. The sailboats in a line. A wooden motor yacht carrying officials in white uniforms. It displays Florida registration number: FL 230 on bow and flies a burgee with dark cross on white field. Another motorboat carrying several civilians, displays the Cuban flag from its stern. Trees on the shore. A Gazebo with a dome and a walkway in view. A steel bridge over the water. Numerous boats under the bridge and nearby. A small building on the shore. Boats tied up at the shore.
Newsreel clip showing St. Louis Cardinals, Detroit Tigers and New York Giants at spring training before the 1935 baseball season. Cardinal players come on to the field. Manager Frankie Frisch hits ground balls in practice. Shots of star pitchers Paul Dean and Dizzy Dean warming up in front of ramshackle-looking stands and wooden building. Clip shifts to Tigers' camp. Manager Mickey Cochrane talks to pitcher Lynwood "Schoolboy" Rowe, who predicts he will have a better year than 1934. Shots of Rowe throwing pitches to catcher Ray Hayworth. Clip shifts to New York Giants training camp. Pitchers including #12 Freddy Fitzsimmons and #18 Roy Parmalee take part in warmup drill in front of fans. Palm trees in background. Manager Bill Terry hits ground balls in practice. Shortstop Dick Bartell fields a ball. Giant players perform ball tricks. A serious Terry says the addition of new players has improved the club and predicts the Giants will win the National League pennant. (Note: Giants finished third.)
The U.S. Army Air Corps (USAAC) Alaska Flight of 1934 departing Fairbanks Alaska on flight back to Washington, DC. Their YB-10 aircraft are seen in a line on the airfield. Spectators are at the edge of the field to see them off. Next, the aircraft are seen taxiing out for takeoff, with their Commander, Lieutenant Colonel Henry Arnold, piloting the lead aircraft, the "City of Fairbanks." Other aircraft follow in succession. Colonel Arnold's airplane takes off and proceeds in a shallow climb. Slate tells first leg is 640 miles to Juneau in 3 hours and 55 minutes. Map shows North America with outbound course to Alaska from Washington, DC, traversing the Great Lakes, Edmonton, Prince George, and White Horse, to Fairbanks. But a moving arrow shows return route via Juneau. Snow-covered mountains seen from a YB-10 on this return leg. Aerial shots of several YB-10s in formation. Slate announces next leg as 940 miles and 5 hours and 40 minutes to Seattle, Washington State. Aircraft and crews of the returning Alaska Flight, seen on a grass field in Seattle. Lieutenant Colonel Henry Arnold, expedition commander, leads his fliers across the field. Slate states remaining distance to Washington, DC, as 2700 miles and 14 hours. More shots of YB-10s in formation aloft. Shot of a YB-10 with farmland below. Ten YB-10s seen in formation, and the animated map completes the journey to Washington, DC. Aerial view from above of several YB-10s below, flying over the Potomac River, in Washington, DC, with the Lincoln Memorial, and Arlington Memorial bridge visible below. The formation of 10 planes barely visible above the Capitol building. The YB-10 named Juneau, taxiing across Bolling Field, after landing. (This segment of film is reversed, so the name and Alaska Flight logo are mirror-reversed.) The last of the 10 aircraft pulls into position on the flightline. Lieutenant Colonel Henry (Hap) Arnold stands in front of his fliers who hold a large totem pole souvenir. Secretary of War, George H. Dern, greets the returning aviators and poses next to Colonel Arnold.
An air show in Miami, Florida. A large crowd gathered on the sides of a field during an air show, in Miami. U.S. Army aircraft in formation flight. Men on ground watch the aircraft. The aircraft in flight take dives. U.S. Army bombers in formation flight. The aircraft drop bombs on a model town. Smoke rises from explosions. Parachutists jump from an aircraft. The parachutists descend to the ground. The men on parachutes land on a field.