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.
Aerial views of Ford River Rouge plant. Smoke rising from the chimneys of the plant. Caption Ford visible at the end.
The Commercial Airplane Reliability Tour for the Edsel B Ford Trophy at Ford Airport in Dearborn, Michigan. A map depicts the path to be followed by the aircraft through 11 cities, during the Commercial Airplane Reliability Tour for the Edsel B Ford Trophy, taking off at the Ford Airport in Dearborn, Michigan. Several people gathered on the airfield at night. Fireworks in the sky at Dearborn airfield. Radio airplane flights featured at the airfield.
Large group of spectators gathers at Ford airport, Dearborn, Michigan. A Ford-Stout 2-AT passenger and mail transport aircraft ,one of several having the name, "Maiden Dearborn" , which is written on its tail along with: "Ford Airport of Michigan." The Ford logo is painted on its fuselage, as is "U.S. Mail." The field is snow covered. Aircraft taxis out with"assistance" from well-meaning spectators who push on the empennage as the plane moves. The airplane taxis to end of field and takes off.
Testing of U.S. buzz bombs at Dearborn, Michigan. U.S. buzz bombs, duplicates of German V-1 bombs, being produced and fuselage is assembled at Toledo, Ohio. Jet engines are assembled at Dearborn, Michigan. Raymond Blough and Henry Ford II watch the operations. A static test of jet engine of U.S. buzz bombs. Fly-bys of U.S. buzz bombs.
A film on the Commercial Airplane Reliability Tour for the Edsel B Ford Trophy, at Ford Airport in Dearborn, Michigan. Several aircraft parked in a row on the airfield during the Commercial Airplane Reliability Tour for the Edsel B Ford Trophy, at the Ford Airport in Dearborn, Michigan. 'Ford' written on the aircraft. A Ford arrives and is parked beside another vehicle. A few men beside the vehicle. Henry Ford, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, and another man beside the Ford. Henry Ford and U.S. Senator Couzens walk to an aircraft. The men stand beside the tail of a Ford aircraft and talk. Number '4' written on the tail of the aircraft. 'Ford Airport' written on top of the entrance to one of the airport buildings. The men stand and talk under one of the wings of a Ford Trimotor.