A United States Army Air Forces B-17 bomber, tail number 41-24636, taxis and takes off from Pueblo Army Air Field in Colorado, during World War 2. View over wing of the B-17 in flight. The B-17 backs away to the right, levels off, flies right to left and towards and down under camera plane. Aerial view of the rugged terrain with low hazy clouds. Propellers spinning in the foreground. The B-17 in flight during the late evening hours.
The United States Army Eighth Air Force 351st Bombardment Group shooting for the film 'Combat America' in England. A United States Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress parked on the strip. Captain Clark Gable talking to GI in overalls. Captain Gable turns toward camera, and talks to someone off screen. Captain Gable and crew member in overalls, standing close to the B-17. An officer walks into picture, salutes and shakes hands with the Captain and carries on conversation. The three men walk under a wing of B-17 where they make a check on the super-charger. They inspect the landing gear,propeller, and flap. Captain Gable holds the propeller. Wing surface and antenna of the plane. The men check guns on the lower turret of B-17, then move to tail section where they check horizontal and vertical surface of the plane and the machine gun. Tail gunner of the B-17 sticks head out of window and talks to someone off screen. Top turret gunner does the same. Captain Gable, the officer, and crew member enter side door of B-17. B-17 taxis on runway and takes off. Old insignia on plane.
A USAAF B-17F is seen where it crash-landed in the desert near Biggs Army Air Field, El Paso, Texas, on February 18, 1943, in World War 2. The film was shot some time later when salvage operations are underway including removal of engines. As the camera pans around the plane, a bent propeller is seen in the sand. The tail number 25326 is seen, identifying it as Boeing B-17F Flying Fortress, 42-5326, of the 351st Bombardment Group, 511th Bomb Squadron, with home base at Biggs Field. The camera focuses on the plane's empennage.
A film 'Cold weather Seabee' about the training of U.S. Navy Seabees to work in cold weather regions in Colorado, United States. Seabees at work as they construct air bases and other facilities. Snow covered area in the Arctic region. Ships and submarines underway. The seabees loaded in trucks as they convoy heads for a training camp for Seabees in Colorado. Views of snow covered region. Seabees unload gear. A seabee sleeps in a bed and gets up and puts on his winter clothes and ski boots. An instructor teaches the seabees skiing. The seabees learn the basics of skiing as a few of them fall. An Army instructor guides them about the usage of snow shoe. Men put on snow shoes and walk through the snow.
Command and control center in headquarters of NORAD (North American Air Defense), at Ent Air Force Base, Colorado Springs, Colorado. NORAD Commander, General Laurence S. Kuter, USAF, and NORAD Deputy Commander, Canadian Air Marshal Roy Slemon, Chief of the Canadian Air Staff, step into the Center, to observe activities. Based on teletype messages, U.S. airman marks aircraft positions on plexiglass overlay of NORAD area map. Staff of the center phone information to other elements of NORAD. View of concrete SAGE combat center with staff at large radar monitors. USAF Convair F-102 Delta Dagger aircraft take off on an interception exercise. They are seen at altitude, firing air-to-air munitions, under command of the SAGE combat center. A CIM-10 Bomarc surface-to-air missile rising at a NORAD site and being launched. View inside the underground Command Control Center of the U.S. Strategic Air Command (SAC) at Offutt Air Force Base, near Omaha, Nebraska. Officers oversee the operation. B-47, B-52, and B-58 bombers are seen taking off. A SAC Major General at desk with a "Red Phone" connecting all SAC elements and the White House (shown). Control room of a ballistic missile center. View of SM-65 Atlas intercontinetal ballistic missile on launch pad and then launching. Civil defense officials man phones of national warning system, from NORAD headquarters. The system's links to North American cities shown on map. City street scenes.
United States Army Air Forces student pilots wearing flight suits, helmets and goggles, march at an airbase in United States. A car in the background. A hangar filled with Link trainers for instrument flying training. A student pilot demonstrates the Link trainer, with the cover open. AT-6 aircraft taking off. Beech AT-10 aircraft in formation. AT-6 aircraft in formation.