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.
Ominous clouds in sky during Super Outbreak of tornadoes in April 1974 that hit regions in many states, including Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, and New York; and the Canadian province of Ontario. Xenia Ohio city manager Bob Stewart seen talking to his wife. A man checks storm on radar during a tornado in United States. A man rolls a machine to other room. During recording, a man shows areas that come in tornado's range. Sheriff dispatcher gives warning to all police and sheriff personnel about the sighted tornado in Montgomery County. Dick Burroughs on phone at Miami Valley Disaster Services in Dayton Ohio. A freigh train entering Xenia, Ohio just as tornado, scene via a student's 8mm camera comes into view and bears down on Xenia Ohio. Tornado hits the city of Xenia. Reenactment as city manager's wife takes call from him warning of tornado and she heads for basement cover. U.S. Air Force dispatches emergency medical convoy from grounds of base hospital at Wright Patterson Field. View of medical staff from the base mobilizing with ambulances and heavy construction battalion. Box 21, an emergency group responds to siren. People gather and discuss their plan include Military Personnel. A man explains situation. Rescuers save victims from tornado and take away dead bodies to temporary morgues.