The earthquake devastates provinces in Chillan, Chile. Ariel view of devastated Chillan. A boy walks on debris. Officers walk. People carry cartoons. _Passengers and airplane. Wreckage of buildings and houses. Soldiers inspect the debris. They walk on debris. Destroyed buildings. People put their belongings in cart. They seated outside house with their belongings.
Views of extreme destruction from an earthquake in Chile, on January 24, 1939, that killed 25 thousand and injured 40 thousand persons. Homeless people stand out side wreckage. Relief supplies that the U.S. Army Air Corps flew from Panama are seen. Since all Red Cross medical planes were already being used, U.S. President, Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered additional medical supplies to be transported on the U.S. Army Air Corps XB-15 bomber, a single prototype, operated by the 2nd Bombardment Group at Langley Field, Virginia. Views of pilot, Major Caleb V. Haynes, supervising the loading of supplies. With Major Haynes,at the controls, the XB-15 is seen taking off on its earthquake relief mission in February 1939. Later, it is seen landing back at Langley Field, Virginia, after completing its mission. (Note: For this exceptional flight, Major Haynes and his crew were awarded the MacKay Trophy, in 1939.)
Earthquake in Chile, South America. Thousands of people are killed and houses destroyed as a result of an earthquake. Rubbled houses and buildings in the area. Soldiers walk through rubble. Men watch the destruction caused to an earthquake and walk through the debris.
Three U.S. warships of the Atlantic Squadron's Cruiser Division 7, Commanded by Admiral Husband E. Kimmel, are seen making way through extremely rough seas off the Patagonian coast approaching Cape Horn. The Cruisers are sister ships: USS Tuscaloosa (CA-37), USS Quincy (CA-39) and Admiral Kimmel's Flagship, the USS San Francisco (CA-38). The Cruisers have slowed to 16 knots (from their usual 31K) due to the heavy seas. Waves are seen breaking over them as their bows plunge deep into the sea. The Tuscaloosa signals to the Flagship via blinker, that she is sustaining damage, including some loose plates. (Admiral Kimmel reportedly ordered all ships to further reduce speed to 10 knots.) Note: The footage was shot by cameraman lashed to bridge of the USS San Francisco.
People dance and enjoy in Chile. An orchestra plays on a field. Country people perform their native dances. Men and women play musical instruments
Chilean copper aid vital for Allied Industry in Chile. Blast at copper mines. Train loaded with copper passes by copper mine. Copper is mined and smelted in the factory. Workers pack the finished products. Boxes of copper placed outside for shipment.