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.
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.
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.
Ice jams in areas of Tangier Island and Smith Island, Chesapeake Bay Maryland, leave resident fishing community cut-off from supplies for weeks and starving. A truck drives up in front of a U.S. Army Air Corps Keystone B-6A biplane bomber at a hangar of Langley Field. The U.S. airmen transfer bundles of food supplies from truck to aircraft. The B-6A in flight. Aerial view of ice-jammed area showing houses and barns surrounded by ice jam. The bundles of food being dropped from B-6A onto Tangier Island. The B-6A in flight.
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.
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.