Documentary titled ' A Community at War' on how Dayton,Ohio solves its labor problems. Show workers in a metal factory. Women work in a war-helmet manufacturing factory. Deserted factories. Factories display vacancy advertisements due to heavy labor shortage. Map of America shows areas of labor crises. Aerial views of Dayton. President of Nation Cash Register Company Mr. Allen addresses leading American citizens at a meeting. He speaks on labor crises in America.
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.
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.
War Manpower Commission (WMC) spokesman help draft plans to solve labor problems in Dayton,Ohio. Plant operators support the WMC with pledges not to exceed labor quotas. American women talk in their house-backyards. Women look after children in a nursery. Radio, billboards and other media are used to recruit women.
American men and women being assigned jobs by the U.S. Employment Service during wartime job crises in Dayton,Ohio. Store hours are staggered to serve all labor shifts. American women work in different shifts in stores and shops. Scenes of theaters, night clubs, bowling alleys,Americans dancing and others.
Shows American women in a living quarter in Dayton, Ohio. Shows house construction for war workers in progress throughout the city.