Jacqueline Cochran interviewed in Arnold Hall at United States Air Force Academy, Colorado. She speaks about soloing for the first time in 1932, and about continuous training during her career.
Construction of the Hoover Dam in the United States. Civil engineers at the dam site. Views of dam site, and reclamation engineers rush towards the dam site for investigation. Engineers remove rock by placing dynamite. The construction underway. Explosions rise. Views of four diversion tunnels, two on each side (the Nevada side and Arizona side). Front end loader remove dirt and load onto dump truck. Engineers wok in the tunnel. Engineers climb rope suspended from the canyon wall. In November 1932, the Colorado river is diverted. Trucks carry construction material and engineers at work during construction of the dam. Clip is from a production narrated in 1962.
The diversion of the Colorado River during the construction of Boulder Dam on the river in the United States. The dam site on the river. Two tunnels seen on one side of the river. A blast at the entrance of one of the tunnels to divert the flow of the river. Two men at the entrance of the tunnel. Trucks unload excavation material to form a temporary dike to control the water flow. The river flowing around the dam site. A bridge is visible. Water flows through a huge diversion tube. Cliffs on both sides. A truck unloads construction material in a cofferdam. Construction equipment in the cofferdam. Cofferdams on the river bed to provide foundation for the dam. Equipment operated at the site. Trucks and as crane at the site. Roads along the canyon walls in view. Men at work at the site. Barriers of the coffer dam in view. Men at the site. Cliffs on both sides. Workmen operate equipment.
Hard times in the Great Depression led to formation of The Bonus Army. American veterans of World War 1 march on streets of Washington DC, carrying a large poster demanding immediate cash redemption their "bonus" service certificates awarded by Congress in 1924 (but not lawfully payable until 1945). Army Chief of Staff, General Douglas MacArthur, ordered by President Hoover, to clear the Bonus Army encampments, is seen standing in a street surrounded by several U.S. Army troops. People watch from sidewalks as a contingent of U.S. Army cavalry rides down the street. U.S. Army M-1917 tanks roll down Pennsylvania Avenue in July 1932. Bonus marchers and others watch from Lafayette Park in background. Scene shifts to the 1932 Democratic Party Convention in Chicago Stadium, Chicago, where delegates cheer after nominating Franklin D. Roosevelt as their Presidential candidate. Roosevelt seen waving from the podium. Migrant farm workers seen at temporary, dilapidated dwellings in close quarters, and sitting at a campfire, some with sad and desperate faces. Migrant farm workers' cars on the road, piled high with family belongings during westward migration. Migrants riding atop an open railroad freight car. Two men share a copy of the "Epic News" newspaper (published by supporters of Upton Sinclair and the End Poverty Movement in Los Angeles and central California). Narrator describes programs of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). Construction workers ignite demolition charges during construction of Boulder Dam (aka Hoover Dam and officially so-named in 1947). Glimpse of President Roosevelt at the site in an open car, for its dedication on September 30, 1935. Construction workers engaged in building the dam. Another shot of President Roosevelt in his open car. Towers being erected to carry electric power from the dam's hydroelectric generators. President Franklin D. Roosevelt smiling broadly at the formal dedication ceremony, September 30, 1935. Controlled discharges of water through the dam. Views of the Boulder Dam hydroelectric generating station. Oil well rigs or oil derricks at work during construction at night. People at work in fabric mills or textile mills, and in a print shop
Boy Scout Jamboree get-together in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States. Views of boy scout jamboree with tents at Colorado Springs. Flags of different nations are raised. Boy Scouts from all over the world assemble for the BSA's 5th National jamboree and 50th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America scouting movement. Giant cake for the ceremony. Boy Scouts get patches from a box. Sign: 'Choccolocco Council, Troop 53'. Boys erect the tents. Views of Colorado Springs surrounding mountains with various flags. Mountains in the background.
World War I scenes of U.S. Army airplanes in action at the front. A picture of U.S. Army Major Henry A. (Hap) Arnold and California Forester Kurt Dubois, who, together, started the fire patrol practice by United States Army aircraft in1919. Army flyers lined up on a field. Army Curtis JN-4 (Jenny) airplanes in flight as smoke rises from the forests below. Weighted messages with ribbons attached, being dropped by pilots while in flight to inform about a forest fire. Later on after the installation of radios a pilot sends a message on a radio set in case of a forest fire. In 1920s, Crawler tractors used to skid logs out of the forest. In 1925, tractor with a blade was developed and used to build forest roads. In 1932, a Bulldozer being used to create firebreaks during a Southern California fire. A fire plow in operation.