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.
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.
From a film titled "A better Ohio". Scenes of depression period in the US: Idle men, closed factories, men searching through trash, sleeping on sidewalk. Scenes of post depression recovery: Smoke from factories, lines of workers, ample food, happy families. Views of Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects in Ohio: Airstrip at Cleveland Airport, Dayton Airport construction, sealing pipes at abandoned mines, remodeled orphanage with orphans playing, repaired homes for sailor's and soldier's orphans in Xenia, dairy farm, old people's home in Napoleon, Tuberculosis Sanitorium in Toledo. Scenes of flood damage followed by WPA -constructed dams and tree planting.
The first test flight of U.S. Army Air Corps Bell XFM-1 Airacuda bomber destroyer aircraft at Wright Field in Dayton, Ohio. XFM-1 stationery at the field. A pilot and an officer stand in front of the bomber airlift. The propeller of the aircraft starts. XFM-1 taxis and takes off. The aircraft in flight. XFM-1 lands at the air field and taxis.
A toy parade in Dayton, Ohio. Adults and children gathered for the toy parade. Decorated floats and toys move past the crowd during the parade. Clowns aboard the decorated floats. A man rides a dummy horse. Well decorated floats move past a large crowd on either side of a street. A man dressed as Santa Claus waves to a large crowd from the top of a building.
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.