Workers at Vultee Plant assemble various parts of Vultee BT-13 planes in Downey CA. Assembly of wings can be seen. Workers work at main frame of plane and attach it to motored rotor blades. A completed BT-13 exits the assembly line out in open for testing.June 1941.
The production of aircrafts in the United States during World War II. Belleville Michigan: grid construction of probably the Willow Run plant by the Ford motor company for making the Consolidated B-24 Liberator. Downey California: airplane assembly line at the Vultee Airplane plant. Worker wearing a mask as he works. Front of the plane being carried. Workers work on different parts of the aircraft. Burbank California: assembly lines at the Lockheed aircraft corporation. Bodies of the bomber aircraft in a row. Workers work on the production line of the Lockheed bomber. The Lockheed P-38 lightning aircraft being assembled. The Lockheed P-38 lightning aircraft taxis in front of the aircraft stationed. Aircraft in flight.
Adolf Hitler's fighter plane, Messerschmidt 110 in a hangar, Downey, California. It gets a thorough inspection at the Vultee plant. Men in the cockpit of the plane inspect it. Other men watch.
Men working inside a factory in Downey, California. Interior of the airplane factory. Men engaged in construction of different parts of the airplanes. Semi completed airplanes in the factory. Men working to complete the planes. An airplane takes off.
A factory site. Signboard reads 'Kearn Tin Insulation Work' outside the factory. A man stacks tin containers. Two men pull a drum over a plank. Sheriff's men arrive at the site firing handguns (dramatization). Holes in window panes due to firing. Three men from factory come out with their hands-up. Federal prohibition agents and local law enforcement pull down tin siding around the factory. They break hose pipes and smash other machinery used in the illegal liquor still. An agent punctures holes in the piled tin containers filled with bootleg moonshine. Liquor gushes from the punctured tins
Film opens with goosestepping German and Japanese soldiers. Emperor Hirohito, on a white horse. American battleships burning in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. U.S. General Douglas MacArthur decorating a soldierin Manila, Philippines. Air raid sirens sounding in Manila and residents hurrying to take cover.Heavy black smoke rising from a bombed site and emergency vehicles and responders rushing to several bombed and burning locations. A burning rickshaw amidst other bombing rubble and bodies of victims. General MacArthur greeted by Australian officials at his headquarters in Brisbane, Australia. Sign reads: Headquarters UNITED STATES ARMY FORCES in Australia. American flag flying on tall flagpole. View from ship underway in supply convoy. A battleship seen on horizon and a destroyer passing the camera ship. U.S. President, Franklin D. Roosevelt signing the "Lend Lease Act" of 1941. A U.S. industrial plant with four tall stacks emitting smoke. A steam locomotive belching steam. A locomotive pulling an open car and some tank cars. New 1941 Plymouth automobiles coming off a production line. A new M3 Medium Tank in a U.S. factory. View of Liberty Ships, including the "Zebulon Pike" and the "Henry Knox" under construction at the California Shipbuilding Corporation yard, Terminal Island, California. U.S. Navy Destroyers constructed at Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company, Kearny, New Jersey. One is being launched, next to DD-446 (the USS Radford). A formation of U.S. Navy aircraft including Curtiss SBC Helldiver scout bombers and Douglas TBD Devastator torpedo bombers. A tight formation of U.S. Army Douglas B-18 Bolo medium bombers in flight. A formation of U.S. Army Curtiss P-36 Hawk aircraft in flight. Closeup of a U.S. Army Lockheed P-38 Lightning aircraft in flight. Several huge gun barrels for guns under construction at a U.S. war plant. Large artillery shells lined up in a manufacturing plant. U.S. Army M3 Medium tanks under construction at a factory. Steam and smoke rising from a U.S. industrial plant. Aerial view of open pit iron mine. Sparks shooting up inside a steel plant. A virtual "forest" of oil derricks in the Western U.S. Coal being transported by railway. View from stern of a warship in a convoy. An Atlanta-class light cruiser leading three destroyers at sea. Transport ships in convoys to places like Australia, Britain, and the Middle East. Troops on a pier near a large transport ship. A stack of wartime supplies on a pier next to a ship destined for Russia. Glimpse of wake from a U.S. warship having triple guns astern. Silhouette of a U.S. Navy Enterprise-class Aircraft carrier, with an aircraft taking off from her deck. The aircraft carrier, USS Saratoga. U.S. Army soldiers marching on parade, followed by numerous jeeps with machine guns mounted in their rears. Young men being drafted into the U.S. military. A draft lottery being conducted. New recruits doing calisthenics. Trucks pulling artillery pieces. B-18 Bolo bombers flying over U.S. tanks. Closeup of M3 tank. Cavalry fording a stream. Soldiers on motorcycles. Troops crossing a pontoon bridge. A loaded troop ship. A troop transport at Newfoundland. Sentry in Trinidad. Troops encamped in Bermuda.Troopship docked in Greenland. Troops disembarking in Iceland. Formations of Curtis P-36 Hawk aircraft. Douglas DC-2 aircraft factory. P-36s with engines running. M3 tank suspended on factory crane. Officials of Pan American nations siding with Allies. Allied troops including Dutch, Belgian, Yugoslav, Greek, Czech, Filipino, Polish, Norwegian, Free French, Australian, New Zealander, South African and Canadian. British warships. British Hawker Tempest aircraft. British comandoes.Russian troops on parade. Chinese troops on the Great Wall