Six P-12 aircraft in flight in Chicago, Illinois during a sham battle. Troops at ground fire machine guns, loading and firing anti-aircraft guns. Troops wear gas masks, moves through the smoke and firing rifles. A tank and the Chicago skyline in background.
Aviator Douglas Corrigan lands in his plane in Chicago, Illinois after a successful transcontinental flight. Men drive motorbikes around Corrigan's plane. Corrigan being greeted by officials. Corrigan's open top car moves on streets of Chicago. Ticker tape thrown being about and drift down. Motorcade passes on street. Crowd lining sidewalks and cheering for Corrigan.
Baseball events in 1938 in the United States. Closeup of Johnny Vander Meer of the Cincinnati Reds followed by scenes of him pitching during his two back-to-back no-hitters against the Boston Red Sox and the Brooklyn Dodgers, respectively. Spectators seated in the stands. Legendary baseball player, George Herman "Babe" Ruth, now a Brooklyn Dodger coach, is seen donning a Dodger uniform. He hits a ball on the sidelines during warmups. View of fans seated in the stands. Baseball team New York Yankees in its dugout during the 1938 World Series against the Chicago Cubs. Yankees defeat Cubs. New York Yankees manager Joe McCarthy shakes hands with Chicago Cubs Manager Gabby Hartnett after New York wins the World Series in four games straight. New York Mayor, Fiorello LaGuardia, is seen in a box seat, wearing a large-brimed hat. He holds his nose and waves a hand in distain. The spectators in the stands cheer. From a September 16, 1963 newsreel featuring events from 25 years earlier.
Buildings, bridges and monuments of historical importance in Chicago, Illinois. View of bridges over the Chicago River in downtown Chicago, Illinois. In the Wacker historic district, close-up view of the Heald Square Monument featuring George Washington, Robert Morris, and Haym Salomon. Lion sculpture and entrance area of the Art Institute of Chicago. Tourists viewing displays and artwork inside the Art Institute. Exterior view of the Museum of Science and Industry. People entering the museum. A woman with her woman in a stroller or pram, drags the stroller backwards up the steps of the museum.
The U.S. Army rehearses for war in Chicago, Illinois. An aircraft in flight. Soldiers fire artillery and advance on a field. Antiaircraft guns fire at diving aircraft. Soldiers fire machine guns. Tanks advance on a field.
Plaques are made from used weapons in Chicago, Illinois. Men look at a heap of used pistols, revolvers and other weapons of former gunmen. Coroner F. J. Walsh throws them in a special furnace using a shovel. These are melted. The molten metal is poured in molds to make plaques for public heroes. An officer presents a plaque which reads "Public Hero No.1 Award for Heroism and Valor" to another officer.