Bombing demonstration by U.S. Army Air Service DH4 aircraft under command of Brigadier General Billy Mitchell. The target is Battleship USS Alabama, in September, 1921 in the Chesapeake Bay, United States. Army flier is seen checking security of a bomb under wing of aircraft. USS Alabama underway in the Chesapeake Bay. Aerial views from United States Army Air Service planes in flight over the battleship. USS Alabama is hit by a bomb. Later it is hit by a phosphorus poison gas bomb. Finally it is hit by 2000 pound bombs. The USS Alabama rolls over halfway, in shallow waters.
Several Keystone LB-5s (triple tails) and LB-5As (double tails) move across an airfield, circa 1928. Test bombing of captured German battleship, Ostfriesland, in 1921. Smoke arises due to bombing. A formation of four Martin NBS-1 bombers over the former USS Alabama (BB-8), in the Chesapeake Bay, on September 23, 1921. A white phosphorus bomb explodes atop the ship raising a huge white cloud. One of the Martin bombers flies low over the water drops a smoke curtain.
Inauguration of the William Preston Lane, Jr. Memorial Bridge -- known today as the Chesapeake Bay Bridge -- in Maryland, United States. A large number of people gathered for the opening of the world's third longest bridge, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. A few policemen among the crowd. Maryland Governor Theodore McKeldin and former Governor William Preston Lane, Jr. during the inauguration of the bridge. Several men and women around the officials. Governor McKeldin cuts tape declaring the bridge fit for travel. Cars passing through toll booths. Men beside the booths. A girl holding Francis, the Talking Mule, among the crowd. Starlet Jean Cambron during the inauguration. A motorcade passes across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. A ferry moving on water making the last trip. A motorcade moving on the bridge.
United States Coast Guard pre invasion activities in Chesapeake Bay, Maryland, United States during World War II. A United States Army jeep being hoisted aboard a ship. American Coast Guardsmen on board the ship underway in Chesapeake Bay, Maryland, United States in January , 1944. A Landing Craft Tank along side a ship as Army troops get onto it. LCT pulls away. Various United States Coast Guard transports underway in the Bay. A man at a steering wheel. Various landing craft underway,practicing in the bay. A soldier on the beach directs as landing craft approach the beach. Ramps of landing crafts being lowered and troops move off the craft as they practice debarkation of troops prior to an invasion.
Side view of a U.S. Army 1st Provisional Air Brigade DH-4 single-engine bomber aircraft taking off from an Aircraft Carrier. 2,000 pound bombs are dropped on the USS Alabama, BB-8, an intentional practice target in the Chesapeake Bay. Huge explosions on the target. Dense cloud of smoke rises and tall masts come toppling down. The battleship rolls partially and sinks in shallow water.
USS Alabama (BB-8) serves as a bombing practice target and is destroyed by Phosphorus bombs in the Chesapeake Bay, off the coast of Maryland, United States. Views of the USS Alabama at sea. A U.S. Army DH-4 single-engine bi-plane bomber of the 1st Provisional Air Brigade is prepared for a bombing run. Army soldier inspecting bombs attached to bottom of plane. The bomber in flight toward the target. Bombs released from the bomber. Huge explosions from phosphorus bombs on the mast birds nest area of the USS Alabama. The ship is completely shrouded in white smoke. Subsequent bombing run on the ship days later. The ship is struck by 2,000 pound bombs and quickly tips sideways and sinks in shallow water. Close views of the wrecked ship with mast toppled and massive destruction on deck.