Army Air Corps under direction of Brigadier General Billy Mitchell bombs the decommissioned battleships "New Jersey" (BB-16) and "Virginia" (BB-13) at Diamond Shoals, N.C. Chemical Warfare Smoke Curtain seen. Officers check the bomber aircraft before take off. USS New Jersey BB-16 anchored and after several bomb droppings sinks in the Atlantic Ocean off North Carolina.
U.S Army Air Service bombing exercises using the former USS New Jersey (BB-16) anchored in Diamond Shoals North Carolina. A bomb strikes near the stern of the ship causing her to capsize and sink.
USS Virginia anchored at Diamond Shoals, off the North Carolina coast. Bomb from U.S. Army Air Service airplane strikes her. Views from low flying airplane of the remains of the Virginia, after repeated bombing by Air Service planes. Her entire superstructure is flattened. The Virginia slowly rolls over and sinks by the stern.
USS battleship Virginia BB13 bombed by Army Air Service Martin Bomber. A 1,100 pounds bomb demolishes the ship. USS Virginia sinks beneath the waves.
The Pan American Highway Commission officials received by Cameron A. Morrison, Governor of North Carolina. Governor Morrison and the delegates pose for a photo on steps of a building. The commission visits the Highway Equipment Depot near Raleigh and inspects the machinery. They proceed towards University of North Carolina. Traffic signs and direction boards on road sides. University of North Carolina college students give a cheer and greet the group. The commission buses, cars, motorcycles and motorcycles with sidecars are seen traveling on highway roads in North Carolina. The commission members observe road machinery and try out the machines including early tractors, graders, scrapers, and plows, trench diggers, and steam shovels. Two delegate members ride in the bucket of a steam shovel. They halt at the newly completed Wilcox Bridge spanning the Yadkin River near Spencer, North Carolina. A view of the caravan on the open-spandrel (open support system) Wilcox Bridge over the Yadkin River and then in a North Carolina town. The group entering Bessemer city in North Carolina, where a welcome banner spans the roadway.
Demonstration of the American Air Force against naval vessels of battleship class operate from temporary bases. American airmen prepare 1100 pound bombs. Men assemble tail section of a missile. Airmen check two 1100 pound bombs attached beneath an unidentified plane. Airmen attach a 2000 pound bomb to underside of an aircraft. General Mitchell and an airman crouched beneath the plane look at the 2000 pound bomb. Navy cutter type vessel, the San Mihiel, anchored in sea. Observers on the San Mihiel include General Pershing, Davis, Admiral Shoemaker Assistant Secretary of War and General Patrick Chief of Air Service. Four of them stand on the deck of the cutter vessel. Battleship USS New Jersey anchored. Bombs strike near ship. Bomber flying 175 miles from Langley Field score five direct hits with six 100 pound bombs from an altitude of 11,000 feet. Views of bomb strike on USS New Jersey. A smoke curtain is dropped by a bomber from an altitude of 1000 feet. An aircraft in flight in line with the New Jersey lays a smoke screen across the water. Smoke curtain obscures sight of the battleship. Bomb strikes near and upon the battleship USS Virginia. Direct hits scored by 1100 pound bombs on the deck of USS Virginia.