U.S. Army soldiers at a baseball game in Yokohama Park Stadium, Japan, during postwar occupation following World War II. The stadium had been renamed and a sign on it reads "Lou Gehrig Stadium." U.S. soldiers enter the ball park to watch the baseball game. A crowd of American soldiers in the stands. Baseball game in progress. First Lieutenant Don Pinciotti, assigned to ASCOM-C 8th Army Headquarters, as Athletic Officer in charge of all Recreational Activities, for USA troops in and around the Yokahama area, is seen playing as catcher and manager of the 8th Army Chicks. Japanese bat boys sit near the dugout. (Note: Pinciotti returned to the United States in August 1946 to complete his studies at the University of Dayton, where he also played football and made All-Ohio and Catholic All-American in 1946. He graduated in June 1947. Prior to graduation, he signed a contract to play professional football with the Detroit Lions and after graduation, he signed a contract to play professional baseball with the Chicago White Sox.)
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. Air Force Material Command headquartered at Wright Field in Dayton, Ohio. Aerial photograph of Wright Field highlights new construction planned. People assembled out in the field for ground-breaking ceremony. U.S. Army Air Force officers shaking hands at start of ground-breaking ceremony. One officer speaks using microphone on a tripod. Heavy construction equipment in background. One officer performs the traditional ground-breaking, using a spade with a large ribbon tied to it.
U.S. Air Force C-74 Globemaster cargo aircraft at Wright Field in Dayton, Ohio. A C-74 Globemaster parked at Wright Field. Several ground crew stand in wheel well under No.3 engine of the aircraft. A ground crewman works on the tail of the C-74 aircraft, which displays the identification number: 265402 . No. 2 engine and open side door of the aircraft. A loadmaster stands in the open doorway with cable winch control in his hand. Man on ground secures cargo which loadmaster then raises with electrical winch .A jeep being loaded using platform elevator at underside of the C-74 Globemaster. Cargo hold of the aircraft with jeep being lifted up by elevator. Loadmaster secures elevator platform and then closes bottom cargo doors. Jeep is driven several feet forward inside the cargo compartment.
The Army Air Force Institute in Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio. Students attend the classes. Exteriors of experimental laboratories at Wright Field. Student observes laboratory tests of materials. Various equipment in laboratory. Procurement officers in the factory. 'Operations Altitude 300' building at Wright Field. A plane taxis and takes off.
The Army Air Forces demonstrate a new method of towing gliders in Dayton Ohio. A tow-bar is used in place of the longer cable. A man attaching tow-bar to glider. Plane takes off towing the glider.