A radar perfected by Mr. Howard Hughes aids safe flying. A plane taxis on a field in Culver City, California. Aviator Howard Hughes looks at the plane in the foreground. Hughes speaks to the press. Passengers board the plane. The plane in flight and Mr. Hughes at the controls in the cockpit.
Movie stars on board a Lockheed Constellation plane landing at airport on cold winter day with wind blowing and ice on the ramps. Planes parked on a ramp. A crowd warmly dressed against the cold await arrival of the airplane. Lockheed TWA Constellation plane arrives & pulls up. Edward G. Robinson & others get off the plane. Words on side of plane read 'Star of California,Sky Chief'. Howard Hughes in the cockpit. Hughes leaves the airplane. Seen, seated, inside the aircraft, are Movie stars Veronica Lake, Cary Grant, Edward G. Robinson, Walter Pidgeon, William Powell, and Frank Morgan aboard the TWA Constellation flight piloted by Howard Hughes.
Aviator Howard Hughes's H-4 Hercules amphibious plane is transported from Culver City to Long Beach. The H-4 plane is taken out from Culver City hangar in parts. A crowd milling around in front of the hangar. Huge wings of the plane moved under wires on a road. A trailer truck hauls the wing of the plane on the road. The parts of the plane are transported to Long Beach.
Activities of the First Motion Picture Unit of the United States Army Air Forces in Culver City, California during World War II. A high altitude view of the area. Buildings in the area. 'Army Air Forces' written outside a building. Enlisted men of the 1st Motion Picture Unit lined up at attention and march. Officers and men work in a production office. The Writing and the Camera Department. Men carry photographic equipment.
Activities of the First Motion Picture Unit of the United States Army Air Forces in Culver City, California during World War II. A high altitude view of the area. Buildings of the unit sound stages. The stages are sound proof and air conditioned. Buildings along the sides of a street. Cars drive past on the street. A sign outside a building reads: 'Stage 5'. Men work on a training film project. Artists act in the film. Army artists and set designers work in the art department. They work for the conversion of scripts into sketches and models. The model of a squadron department. Men act in a film for the squadron department and discuss about army airplanes and officers.
Activities of the First Motion Picture Unit of the United States Army Air Forces in Culver City, California during World War II. A sign board reads: 'Make Up Section'. Make up experts work in a make up room. They apply make up on the faces of actors to prepare them for crash scenes. An actor acting in a film. The actor seated in the cockpit of an airplane. His face shows scars and injury.