Soldiers ride the trucks of the 1919 U.S. Army Motor Transport convoy as they ascend the Blue Ridge mountains. An accompanying soldier on a motorcycle steers around the camera as he passes. Next, the convoy is seen driving down Market Street in the Village of East Palestine, Ohio, where welcoming flags and banners have been strung across the road, and local people watch from the sidewalks. Later the trucks are seen moving smoothly over a concrete section of the Lincoln Highway in Illinois. Telephone and power poles line the road on both sides.
A review of research and development in guided missiles by the United States Air Force from 1919 to 1948. A civilian technician assembles first pilot-less aerial torpedo at Carlson Field, in Arcadia Florida. A launching track and gear. Technicians work on the missile beneath camouflaged netting. Attempted launching of the missile results in a crash due to track failure. The missile is launched and takes off. First successful launching of the aerial torpedo on October 24, 1919. The missile crashes immediately after the take off. First successful flight on October 2. Aerial view of hangars and airstrips of Wright Field in Ohio during early 1940s.
Wright brothers' first flight together near Dayton Ohio in 1910. Wilber is in the pilot's seat with Orville as passenger to his right.(Until this flight, the Wrights had never flown together so that if one of them was killed, the other could continue their work.) Next, a view of Alberto Santos-Dumont, and the first European flight made by him on 13 September 1909. Following segment shows crowds gathered at Washington DC Polo field as truck arrives carrying mail to be loaded on the first U.S. Air mail flight, May 15, 1918. Army pilot, Lieutenant Webb, in his JN-4H airplane, on Southbound flight from New York, takes off from Philadelphia, where he stopped to pick up more mail. He flies over the Washington Polo Field upon arrival. We see his airplane being unloaded as he jumps down from cockpit and crowds watch. Views of first transatlantic flight begins with takeoff of three out of four existing United States Navy Curtiss flying boat aircraft from Newfoundland, on May 16, 1919. Curtiss flying boats NC-1, NC-3, NC-4 are seen at takeoff from Newfoundland on first leg of the transatlantic journey. Flying Boat NC-4 is also seen at one of its foreign ports, though which is unclear (Azores, Lisbon, or England).
Wheat farm and field in Ohio United States. Men work in wheat farm. A woman and children view produce at road-side stand. Heaps of harvested crops in field. A man and children look at carved pumpkin jack o'lanterns. Dairy farm and cattle grazing in the field. Horsemen bring prize horses from stable. Men with horses walk in field. Men working in pottery manufacturing unit. Potter's wheel and clay pot is seen and porcelain tableware manufacturing in East Liverpool, Zanesville, and Cambridge. Woman checks the pile of plates while man paints plates by hand. Two boys stand on stairs outside a wooden house. Busy streets of Toledo. Men work in glass factory. Man blows glass and molds the glass in different shapes by blowing glass. View of Akron. A man and women working in rubber factory. Huge rubber tires and tubes are seen.
National Chairman of the United Palestine Appeal, Doctor Abba Hillel Silver gives a speech in New York City, United States. He holds several documents in his hands. He talks about building a new hope for the Jews by upbringing of Palestine. He expresses hope that American Jewry will raise funds. United Palestine Appeal aims to aid in resettling of Jews in Palestine.
U.S. Army Air Service test pilot 1st Lieutenant Russell L. Maughan's dawn to dusk flight across the United States on June 23rd, 1924. Lt. Maughan in the cockpit of a Curtiiss P-1 Hawk airplane. He takes off from Mitchel Field in New York at dawn. The airplane in flight over Manhattan, New York City showing the East River with Williamsburg, Manhattan, and Brooklyn Bridges. The Curtiiss P-1 Hawk in flight over the Wall Street district, the Battery Park and the Hudson River. The aircraft arrives at McCook Field in Dayton, Ohio. Lt Maughan in the aircraft. A ground-gasoline truck and a fire truck near the airplane as it is refueled with the engine running. He climbs out of the cockpit briefly to allow a boy to look inside. Maughan takes off from McCook field. He is seen by his Curtiss P-1 Hawk, after arriving at Crissy Field in the Presidio, San Francisco, California.