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.
The 25th birthday of the Wright Brother's first flight in Dayton, Ohio. A line of early model aircraft on an exhibit. A model of an early Wright brothers airplane. Two men sitting at the controls of the aircraft (which is a modified Wright Model B that is now located in the United States Air Force Museum near Dayton Ohio).
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.
Curtiss Oriole airplane at Mc Cook field in Dayton, Ohio. Pilot Harry Block, Mrs. S.E.J. Cox and her son come out of the airplane. Hangar nearby the plane. Other men stand near the plane. The lady looks at a paper. They get into the plane.
An airplane with body like a fish stands on an airbase in Dayton, Ohio. Pilot comes out of the cockpit through stairs. Men work on the engine of the plane. Other men watch the plane. The plane takes off. It flies in the sky.
Airmen and officials at the International Memorial for the twenty fifth anniversary of first powered flight in Dayton, Ohio. Group of dignitaries and airmen walk past the line of parked Curtis P-1 Hawk and Douglas M-2 planes. Two men sit in the original model of original Wright Flyer. Assistant Secretary McCracken places wreath on memorial of Wilbur Wright. Orville Wright and other people attending the ceremony pose for a photograph at Wright Field.