Wendell Willkie's home town Elwood, Indiana. Cars passing on the street. A board reads: 'Elwood City Limit'. Buildings along the sides of street. Men swimming in a waterway. Willkie's relatives and friends pose for pictures near his home, school and other areas. They read articles about his nomination in newspapers. Man with cattle on a farm. A house in the background.
Republican Party (GOP) candidate Wendell Willkie in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Wendell Willkie seated on the terrace of a building drafts the acceptance speech he will soon make at his home town Elwood, Indiana as a start of his campaign.
Wendell Willkie arrives in his home town after being nominated as the Presidential candidate. Wendell Willkie in a car. A large crowd gathers to greet him. Crowd cheering and applauding. He stands on the podium and addresses the crowd. He formally accepts the Republican Presidential nomination before the crowd. Addressing the crowd, he states that the domestic and foreign policies of the New Deal is leading the nation into war. He endorses the draft for U.S. defense and dares President Roosevelt to meet him for a public debate on questions vital to all Americans.
The flight tests on United States Air Force(USAF) aircraft X-1A and X-10 at the Edwards Air Force base in California, United States. The U.S. Air Force F-86 Sabre,F-84 Thunderjet,F-86D Sabre,F-89 Scorpion ,F-102 Delta Dagger lined up on the ramp. Another aircraft at a distance. The B-29 Superfortress with X-1A installed in bomb bay. X-1A in a cutaway bomb bay of B-29. The crew members of the B-29 and X-1A include U.S. Air Force Major General Charles Elwood Yeager as he picks up a helmet and a parachute. The crew members walk towards the aircraft. B-29 with X-1A takes off. B-29 with X-1A climbs for altitude. B-29 in flight with X-1A attached to bomb bay and fuselage. The X-1A drops away from B-29. The rocket engine of the X-1A started and it continues flying. The F-86 Sabre behind the X-1A. The contrail of X-1A . The contrails of B-29. The F-86 diving and turning. Ground in the background. X-1A lands on desert. A group of personnel around the X-1A. Charles Elwood Yeager in the cockpit of the X-1A. He climbs out and jumps on the ground.
The U.S. Capitol dome at night. Montage of U.S. Declaration of Independence with view of U.S. founding fathers. Depiction of 17th century immigrants arriving in the U.S. Group of men marching while carrying a "Don't Tread on Me" Gadsden flag. Depiction of Betsy Ross with U.S.A. flag. A covered wagon at sunset. 18th century men cutting down trees. 18th century men building a log cabin. Settlers arrive to the remains of their burned out cabin. A stage coach on the U.S. prairie. A covered wagon in the midwest. A stage coach traveling through grass lands. 18th century depiction of a western town in the U.S.A. A white man and a native american man driving the last spike to complete a railroad as the steam locomotive starts. An 18th century steam locomotive passes by. External view of 1940s factory. Inside 1940s factory men are building engines. Wide shot of workers entering factory. New York street scene. Los Angeles street scene. A rancher mends a barbed wire fence. Cowboys-ranchers on their horses. Fisherman pulling in nets on shore. Tobacco farming. Leather worker. Shirtless worker wielding a pick axe. Plant worker turning a large valve. A woman painter with a maritime village scene...perhaps Provincetown. A woman scientist in a laboratory. A 1940s family at the dinner table. Farm laborers harvesting melons. Man drives a tractor with woman riding behind him.
Mid air refueling experiments in January, 1929. A U.S. Army Air Service Douglas C-1 tanker plane, with hose trailing below it, flies above a modified Atlantic-Fokker C-2A named "Question Mark." The hose is let down to the Question Mark, where a crew member seizes it and makes a connection for fuel transfer. After transfer of fuel is complete, the crew member throws the fuel line off and it is retrieved by the tanker plane. The Question Mark lands at Metropolitan Airport, Van Nuys, California on January 7, 1929, and taxiis in to park. The crew members, including Major Carl A. Spaatz, Captain Ira C. Eaker, Lieutenant Harry A. Halverson, Lieutenant Elwood R.(Pete) Quesada, and Staff Sergeant Roy W. Hooe, all exit the airplane and gather under the wing with well wishers. The five crew members pose for photographs beside their airplane, the "Question Mark." Ground crew tows the aircraft with a tractor.