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Activities at the Pechelbronn oil field and refinery in Alsace, France.

Oil fields in Europe. A map of Europe showing location of France. View of the Pechelbronn oil field in Alsace, France. A one star drill in operation at the site. View of the Pechelbronn refinery. Railroad tank cars in far background. Water storage facility around a large smokestack.

Date: 1926
Duration: 2 min 48 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
A soldier walks in front of buildings in an area in Europe.

Buildings in an area in Europe. An artillery piece in the area. Buildings in the background. A soldier walks.

Date: 1926
Duration: 23 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Milling machinery anchored in the Danube River for grinding grain in operation and supply of oil to ports in Europe.

A film on oil fields in Europe. A map locates places. Mills anchored in the Danube River for grinding grain. Milling machinery in operation. Oil from Romanian fields is transported by barges to various ports of Danube. Barges underway in the river. View of Rousse, a city in Bulgaria. People gather in a street. The oil port of Giurgiu in Romania. Barges at the port.

Date: 1926
Duration: 2 min 5 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
The start and the finish of the U.S. Army Air Service Pan American Goodwill tour in 1926-1927

Glimpses of airplanes and crews that made the Pan American Goodwill flight that covered 22,000 miles to 21 Central and South American nations, in 1926. Aerial view of hangars and runway at kelly Air Base, Texas, as one of the five Loening OA-1 Amphibious aircraft takes off from the runway on Dec. 21, 1926.The five aircraft seen in flight over a city, are: The New York, with crew: Maj. Herbert Dargue and Lt. Ennis Whitehead; The San Antonio with crew: Capt. Arthur McDaniel and Lt. Charles Robinson; The San Francisco with crew: Capt. Ira Eaker and Lt. Muir Fairchild; The Detroit, with crew: Capt. Clinton Woolsey and Lt. John Benton; and The St. Louis, with crew: Lt. Bernard Thompson and Lt. Leonard Weddington. President Coolidge presenting the pilots with with citations for the Distinguished Flying Cross at Bolling Field, Washington, D.C., on May 2, 1927, at the opening of the Pan American Air Commission Conference.

Date: 1926
Duration: 20 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Film shot by Lieutenant Commander Richard Byrd, while circling over the North Pole, with pilot Floyd Bennett, in their Fokker tri-motor airplane.

Byrd arctic expedition to fly an airplane over the North Pole, in 1926. Animated map illustrates the planned Northward course of Lieutenant Commander Richard Byrd and pilot Floyd Bennett, headed to the North Pole, in their Fokker tri-motor airplane. The starting point is Kings Bay, Spitsbergen, Norway, where they took off on May 9, 1926. A slate states that, "Byrd circles the Pole, checking observations and photographing." Scene shifts to images being recorded by Byrd from inside their Fokker F-VII Tri-motor airplane, the "Josephine Ford." One shows the big "F" in the name "Fokker" on underside of the right wing. From there, the camera pans back over the frozen wasteland below, with parts of the aircraft also seen. Another shot shows the aircraft tail (empennage) with mountains in background amidst snow-filled valleys while the airplane is in a gentle right-hand turn. Underside of engine is seen with arctic scenery, passing below.

Date: 1926, May 9
Duration: 1 min 40 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
President Coolidge present pilots with citations after the successful goodwill mission.

Brief scenes from the U.S. Army Air Service Pan American good will flight that covered 22,000 miles on a goodwill mission to 21 Central and South American nations, during 1926-1927. A view of the hangar area and flight line of Kelly Air Field in Texas, as one of the five Loening OA-1 Amphibious aircraft, on the mission, takes off from the runway on Dec. 21, 1926. Five of the aircraft in formation over a large city. U.S.President Calvin Coolidge presents the aircrews with citations for the Distinguished Flying Cross, at Bolling Field, Washington, D.C., on May 2, 1927.

Date: 1926
Duration: 25 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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