Scenes from the life of U.S. General John J. Pershing. View of a low adobe style building backyard or courtyard area, possibly Fort Bliss near El Paso Texas. U.S. Army 8th Brigade troops under Pershing's leadership, moving out on horseback and on foot during the Mexican Punitive Expedition in search of Pancho Villa. Tanks rolling by during World War I and scenes of a military graveyard. Troops in formation marching down New York City streets on the way to war. The 1918 armistice celebrations with jubilant people celebrating. General John J Pershing presenting an award to a soldier and in conversation with the soldier. General Pershing reviews the AEF cavalry troops. General Pershing passes in an open car surrounded by a large crowd. General Pershing mounted on horse back moves by in a parade. People gathered along the roadside watch. General Pershing dressed in a suit, poses for the camera inside.
Cowboys approaching ride horses into a stable. Cattle graze. Oil wells and military airfield from overhead. Distant view of Dallas Texas city skyline. Night view of streets and signs in Amarillo Texas. Daytime view of a tall skyscraper building and wide street in Houston Texas with cars and traffic View of the Hotel Nimitz in Fredericksburg Texas. Downtown Fort Worth Texas city street with shops, offices, and cars. Downtown area in Pampa Texas. Street corner view in Kerrville Texas. Two different views of The Alamo and surroundings in San Antonio, Texas. A water tower and oil rigs in Kilgore Texas. Downtown area of El Paso, Texas from elevated view. Street view in downtown Beaumont, Texas. Downtown view in Wichita Falls, Texas. Downtown San Angelo Texas views. Distant view of the city of Austin Texas from an elevated position, and then in downtown Austin featuring the State House Capitol building. Cattle, sheep, and sorghum farming views. Rice fields and Turkey ranches. Many oil rigs and oil wells. A busy shipyard in Texas making ships for World War II war effort. A sprawling aircraft factory. Oil rigs pumping oil. Farmer on tractor plows wheat field. View of rice harvesting (Massey Harris Self Propelled Harvest Brigade). Men stack magnesium bars. Magnesium factory next to ocean in Texas. Hand cotton picking and view of a mechanical cotton picker. Tractor pulling sorghum harvester. Sulfur mining and Helium plant in Amarillo. Black clouds in sky from burning natural gas in making synthetic rubber for war effort. Cliff of sulfur dynamited and loaded by train crane. Cowboys herd cattle and view of Fort Worth Stockyards and Exchange. Angora goat farm and turkey farming. War time workers manufacturing. Alabama and Coushatta Native American Indian village with flag of service stars for men in the war. Indian children with elder and Indian logging camp. Campus of University of Texas and State Capitol in Austin. Well dressed women exit Dallas department store.
General Hugh L. Scott, General Frederick Funston and General Alvaro Obregon after a conference in El Paso in Texas. The conference held to arrange co-operation of troops against Mexican leader Pancho Villa's raids. Jeep and horses seen on field. War planes seen. Men firing artillery pieces. Explosions and smoke seen.
United States General James Franklin Bell and a motor cycle squadron go to the International Bridge to meet U.S. prisoners from the 10th Cavalry held by Mexico. The prisoners stand in line at Carrizal. They had been released by Mexican Constituionalist Army leader Venustiano Carranza Garza 10 days after the battle between U.S. forces and Mexican federal soldiers at Carrizal. Officer gives instruction to prisoners.
USAAF Radioplane OQ-14 (unmanned drone target plane) maneuvers in El Paso, Texas in Fort Bliss area. Airmen assembling the OQ-14 radio-controlled aircraft at the firing range at El Paso, Texas. Views of various parts of the target drone aircraft. Testing of hand control showing the tail maneuvering with the control. Views of the 22 HP Righter / Kiekhaefer O-45-1 engine. Airman checking the parachute installation on the target aircraft. This parachute is the means of landing the aircraft after power has been shut off. Two civilians crank the portable catapult launching ramp into the correct elevation position for launching the OQ-14. Radio control truck and equipment used to control the missile in flight. Interior of truck showing the various instrument panels. An airman giving signal for firing of the target aircraft. The aircraft OQ-14 in flight. The drone plane maneuvers. Ft Bliss Anti-aircraft gun position set up using 75mm cannons and 50 caliber gun mounts on trucks and on tanks. The OQ-14 in flight. The anti-aircraft crew firing up into the air at the drone. The anti-aircraft gun positions firing. Small arms fire at the drone aircraft. The test range showing an OQ-14 descending by means of parachute.
Activities of the U.S. civil defense officials in El Paso, Texas. A board reads 'El Paso City Limit pop. 182500'. Buses parked on road side. Automobile traffic in front of the buses. A line of cars being driven on road. A helicopter in flight above the cars. A civil defense official holds a civil defense flag and directs the cars. Wing of the aircraft in flight. Civil defense officials work on a map. Automobile traffic in front of a truck and a motorbike parked on ground. A U.S. aircraft in flight.