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.
World's largest bomber (of its day) on first public demonstration flight at airfield in Dayton,Ohio. A Boeing Y1B-9 bomber taxis on ramp at Wright Field. The all-metal aircraft has open cockpits. Pilot in center of aircraft and crew member visible in nose gunner position. Change of scene shows a man standing behind the empennage of the parked bomber and moving its huge metal rudder slightly. The bomber taking off towards the camera over a grassy field, and later, in flight, .being observed and photographed from accompanying airplanes (partially visible).
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.
Industrial jobs coming available in various parts of the United States during the Great Depression. Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania: Workers at the Sun Oil Company. Long line of men showing up for work. Men hand-digging trenches for oil and gas pipelines, giving work to hundreds of men, instead of to twelve men with machines. Detroit, Michigan: Workers called back to work at the United States Rubber Company (later Uniroyal). Cue of workers passing through the entrance door with sign overhead "Let's Get it done! It can be done!" and then punching time cards as hey head back to work. Scenes of manufacturing and assembly works inside the rubber company, and a rubber tire being made in the factory. Joliet, Illinois: Lines of workers entering the Mayflower Wallpaper Mill. Men rolling large rolls of the paper through the mill. Views of wallpaper manufacturing. Dayton, Ohio: Views of workers entering the National Cash Register Company factory. Workers assembling and testing cash registers before they are placed on conveyor belts.
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.
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).