United States Army Air Force (USAAF) XR-1 helicopter in flight tests at the Platt-LePage Aircraft Company of Eddystone, Pennsylvania. The helicopter hovers several feet above ground for a while and then goes through a series of touch downs and takeoffs, all confined to only several feet above ground.
U.S. Army Air Corps XR-1 helicopter undergoing preliminary tests in a field at the Platt-LePage Aircraft company's plant in Eddystone Pennsylvania, United States. The pilot uses power only sufficient to allow the helicopter to break ground by a foot or less. Company technicians manually move the XR-1 helicopter into a hangar following the tests.
Tethered tests of the U.S. Army Air Corps XR-1 helicopter at the Platt-LePage company factory in Eddystone Pennsylvania. The helicopter parked in front of hangar. Pilot Lou Leavitt in the cockpit and starts the engine. Several men watch and take pictures of the action. A group of men including Platt,Leavitt ,Le Page and Grover Loening talk to each other. XR-1 hovers as cars and trucks remain parked in the background. Several scenes in which the the helicopter lightly touches down and then takes off again.
Platt-LePage Aircraft Company of Eddystone, Pennsylvania. A boy poses by a cockpit mockup of the XR-1 helicopter. Pilot Lou Leavitt sits in the mockup with his arm around the boy. The boy poses with four employees of the Platt-LePage Aircraft Company. Scene shifts to flight testing of the U.S. Army Air Corps XR-1 helicopter, which moves about in a variety of maneuvers, demonstrating considerable stability and control, although confined to a relatively low altitude of approximately fifty feet.
Engines are loaded on a freighter in Eddystone, Pennsylvania. Seven huge engines built by the Baldwin Locomotive Company for the Chilean State Railway. A crane loads the engines on a specially designed freighter. A man on a deck instructs the loading of engines.
A film on contributions of Negro soldiers in various wars. Negro workers at an oil field with oil derricks talk to each other. Depiction of negroes serving in the Spanish-American War and advancing towards a battlefield. A negro man speaks about his experience of the war. Scenes of excavation and construction of the Panama Canal. Huge earth moving equipment at work and a man triggers an explosive detonation during the dig. A U.S. Navy ship underway in the newly completed Panama Canal. World War I scene of a U.S. Army unit including negro soldiers marching through a town in France, in formation, with a military band leading the march. Negro soldiers of the 813th Pioneer Regiment near Marseilles France work to build a railroad. Also scenes with soldiers from the 332nd Labor Battalion, and the 808th Pioneer Regiment clearing an area near Verdun. Negro soldiers of the 8th Illinois infantry (later the 370th infantry) running with the rifles as they mobilize for battle in France. Negro soldiers of 371st Regiment and 372nd regiment crossing battlefield during World War I. Members of the 369th regiment in battle. Railroad guns and heavy artillery firing during World War I. American soldiers leaping from a trench and running across no mans land during battle. Negro soldiers of the 369th infantry receiving awards, medals, and citations at an awards ceremony in France during World War 1. Henry Johnson and other negro soldiers marching in New York City victory parade soon after the armistice ending World War I. Graves of soldiers at Arlington Cemetery as seen from a moving vehicle. Images of grave markers for several negro soldiers and officers. Two negro soldiers approaching the All Wars Memorial to Colored Soldiers and Sailors, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Close-up view of the memorial and plaque on the memorial. Several other memorials in the U.S. showing negro soldiers. View of a facsimile of the 371st Infantry Regiment, 93rd Division (colored) memorial in France, near the towns of Ardeuil and Séchault. Dramatized depiction of the memorial being destroyed by the invading German Army on June 15, 1941. A clergy man addresses Negro soldiers and the WACs seated in a church.