1930s and 1940 cars and trucks on a crowded road, heading into Dayton, Ohio. Close up view of car wheels turning on roads. Men hitchhiking rides into Dayton. Flood of incoming war workers results in long lines for services. A long queue of people outside of the Virginia Cafeteria. People in line outside a laundromat. Long lines of workers outside a movie theater, beside its marquee. Woman hangs a "no vacancy" sign at an apartment building. War workers crowding into buses to go to or from work at factories. War Manpower Committee (WMC) spokesman help draft plans to solve labor and overcrowding problems in Dayton, Ohio, during World War II. Plant operators support the WMC with pledges not to exceed labor quotas. American women walk house to house to talk to fellow women and inform them about war production jobs that could use their skills. Women look after children in a nursery or preschool so that other women can go to work as war production workers to aid the war effort. Children being cared for and eating snacks at the nursery. Radio, billboards and other media are used to recruit women. Women walking on wide sidewalk in downtown Dayton. Close up view of pamphlet called the "War Worker" that lists all open jobs. A film crews films a woman working in a Dayton war production factory. View inside theater of movie screen showing a public service announcment or PSA called "Dayton Women are Marching to War" and showing women involved in war production efforts. Women are interviewed by Dayton radio station reporters, asking about their war production jobs. Women playing cards in a living room comment while listening to a large stand up console radio in the room, as it plays an interview with a woman war worker. Women and men on a factory floor building items for war. Outdoor propaganda billboards encouraging women to work, including signs, "Get a War Job to Help Him Fight", and "The More Women at Work the Sooner We Win" showing many women workers. Also a sign billboard showing Uncle Sam with message, "Your Job should be a War Job." Aerial views of Dayton, Ohio, circa 1943.
General Mason M. Patrick,Chief of Air Service inspects De Bothezat helicopter during its development at engineering division of McCook field in Dayton, Ohio. Brigadier General William "Billy" Mitchell also takes a look at the helicopter. Russian immigrant George De Bothezat, the inventor of the helicopter, speaks to the officers. Two lift tests are shown with one lifting 1000 pounds and the other lifting 3500 pounds at 160 horsepower.
Secretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover (not pictured) inspects De Bothezat helicopter at engineering division of McCook field in Dayton,Ohio. Dr. George De Bothezat sits in the pilot seat and lifts off in the helicopter sometimes called the Jerome-de Bothezat Flying Octopus, with four rotors, built for the U.S. Army Air Service. It hovers a few inches above the ground. Men stand on all sides of it to help stabilize it. Assistant to George de Bothezat, Mr. Eremeff pilots the helicopter in another test.
A film 'We saw it happen' about the history of aviation in the United States. In Dayton, Ohio: Houses seen along Hawthorn Street. A still picture shows the Wright brothers in their youth. View down Hawthorn Street with several 1940s and early 1950s cars parked along the Dayton street. Exterior view of 7 Hawthorn Street, home of the Wright Brothers. Interiors of the Wright home in Dayton. The workshop of the Wright brothers. Machines in the workshop. The "Wright Cycle Co" and Wright Museum (moved from Dayton to Greenfield village in Dearborn, Michigan.) A powered engine prepared in the workshop. Sweeping view of windswept beach area of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina where the Wright brothers conducted test flights in 1900-1902. Another view of Hawthorn Street in Dayton. A boy on the sidewalk. View of the 4 cylinder airplane engine first designed by the Wright Brothers. Narrator speaks of December 17, 1903 Wright Brothers flight. View of the Wright Flyer in flight overhead. Scene changes to aerial side view of Boeing B-52 Stratofortress aircraft in flight (this is aircraft YB-52,the second XB-52). The B-52 banks left and away.
Wrights Brothers are honored in Dayton, Ohio. A still photograph of the Wright Brother's home in Dayton. Orville Wright flanked by army, navy and civilian representatives. A funeral ceremony in a graveyard for Wilbur Wright. Various dignitaries walk up to a tombstone. Men place wreaths on the grave of Wilbur Wright. A street in Dayton. Wright's home and bicycle shop in Dayton. A model of Wright Brothers' first aircraft on a stand. The engine of the first Wright aircraft.
At McCook Field in Dayton, Ohio, U.S. Army Air Service engineers inspecting Plane-Radial screw (helicopter lift mechanism) of George De Bothezat, a Russian immigrant working under contract with the Army. General Mason M. Patrick, Chief of the Air Service, inspects the radial screw. 1000 pounds of weight is lifted by lifting-rotor utilizing 35 horsepower. View of revolving rotor blade and officers in background. Brigadier General William Mitchell ( "Billy Mitchell" ) also inspects the work and discusses with George de Bothezat. Test flight for then Secretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover of the Jerome-de Bothezat Flying Octopus, equipped with four 6-bladed rotors. George de Bothezat in the pilot seat as the large helicopter lifts. It is held from going up very high and stabilized by men all around it. Another test with de Bothezat's assistant Mr. Eremeff in the pilot seat.