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.
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.
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.