In 1926, Frederick Patterson, in cab of a Steam shovel, breaks ground for the construction of Wright Field in Dayton, Ohio. Horses pull wagons past the steam shovel. Dedication of Wright Field at Dayton in 1928. Flag raising ceremony shows Mr Orville Wright pulling the rope which raises the flag upon the pole. In addition to Orville Wright, the event was attended by Secretary of War, Davis; Judge Kennisaw Landis; Assistant Secretary, F. Trubee Davison; Air Corps Chief General Patrick, and others. Artillery salute is fired at the ceremony. Squdrons of airplanes fly overhead.
U.S. Army Air Services maneuvers of First Provisional Air Brigade at Wilbur Wright field in Dayton , Ohio. U.S. Army Air Services MB-2s take off from the Wilbur Wright airfield to bomb the bridges across River Ohio in Cincinnati. Brigadier General James Fechet on the flight line. He takes his position ion the rear cockpit of O-1 and leaves the aircraft. Aircraft taxis and takes off. Aircraft including MB-2s in flight.
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.
U.S. Army Air Services maneuvers of First Provisional Air Brigade at Wilbur Wright field in Dayton , Ohio. Nearly 44 airplanes including DH-4 aircraft of the U.S. Army Air Corps 1st Provisional Air Brigade lined up on the field. Ariel view of the airfield with aircraft lined up for maneuver.
U.S. Army Air Services maneuvers of First Provisional Air Brigade at Wilbur Wright field in Dayton , Ohio. Members of U.S. Army Air Services 1st Pursuit group at the airfield. Members of the 3rd Bombardment Group pose in front of a MB-2 aircraft at the Wilbur Wright airfield. Members of the Second Attack group also pose for a picture in front of a A-3 aircraft.
U.S. Army Air Services maneuvers of First Provisional Air Brigade at Wilbur Wright field in Dayton , Ohio. Aircraft including U.S. Army Air Services O-1,O-2s,P-1Cs and MB-2s fly low over the Wilbur Wright airfield as they pass in review. Major General Mason N. Patrick, Chief of Air Services and other officers. MB-2 aircraft and O-2 aircraft come in for landing. Aircraft land and taxi along the field.