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.
The sole remaining (of 2) Martin XB-51 Bomber aircraft, stationed at Edwards Air Force Base, California, taxis and takes off at El Paso International Airport. Moments after breaking ground on takeoff, this first prototype, number 46-0685, settles back onto the runway and crashes in fire and smoke. Flight engineer, S/Sgt. Wilbur R. Savage, of Rte. 3, Dawsonville, Georgia is killed in the crash and Maj. James O. Rudolph, pilot, succumbed to his injuries the next month.
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.
Activities of the U.S. civil defense officials in El Paso, Texas. A civil defense official pulls down the handle of a Thunderbeam siren control boxes on a tower. A tower with insulators on top. A line of cars being driven on road including a school bus. Mountains in the background. A U.S. aircraft in flight above the cars. A civil defense flag in the background. A civil defense official speaks on microphone. Side of the car reads 'Texas department public safety'. Officials move around cars. A civil defense official talks to a woman, a red cross worker. An American red cross flag in the background. A line of cars leave. An official directs the cars.
Report from Texas: Texas' contribution to World War II on both battlefield and home front. Horsemen gallop across the terrain. Man on horse with cattle. Texas increases its production of synthetic rubber, magnesium, sulphur and agricultural products. Factories and industries. Construction work underway. An airfield. Soldiers march. Views of Dallas, Houston, Fredericksburg, Hotel Nimitz, Ft. Worth, Kerrville, Pampa, San Antonio, Kilgore, El Paso, Beaumont, Wichita Falls, San Angelo and Austin.