A review of research and development in guided missiles by the United States Air Force from 1919 to 1948. Type A-3 water born missile move across water. The missile is a radio controlled motor launch. A-3 radio controlled motor launch maneuvers about on the water surface.
Reconstruction of a German pilot's activities in the European Theater during World War I. Aerial view of a battlefield. Smoke rises from firing and bombardment. A German aviator with a gunner in the cockpit of an aircraft in flight. A British General's headquarters. A hand-held bomb is dropped on the building. Heavy columns of smoke rise up from the burning building. The pilot and the gunner in the cockpit of the aircraft.
Fire in the The Wilson Square - Champ-de-Bataille Square municipal theatre (located in the Place Wilson) in Brest, France. The architect was Antoine Choquet de Lindu. People on the street outside the Theatre during the fire. French firemen and U.S. troops (immediately post World War 1) arrive in trucks to fight the theater fire. The fire fighters extend water hoses from the trucks and from manual pumps to the building. Men climb up ladders to the first floor of the building. Men standing on the balcony of the first floor holding the hoses. Broken windows of the ground floor in view. Men break windows on more doors. They position hoses and spray water from hoses through a window of the first floor. Firemen go up and down the ladder. A huge group of men outside the building operating a see-saw manual water pump. (The theater was completely destroyed and rebuilt in wood at the Place de la Liberté.)
The role and contribution of the U.S. Army Signal Corps in combat and war. U.S. shuttle ships loaded with signal communication supplies for U.S. and Allied troops in the European Theater make their way in the Atlantic ocean. The Squier Laboratory at Camp Alfred Vail in Fort Monmouth, New Jersey. A technician works on signal communication equipment in the laboratory. U.S. soldiers use mine detectors in the European Theater during World War II. The mine detectors detect metallic, non-metallic mines, wooden box mines, and mines in glass containers. Artillery soldiers bury large microphones into the ground in advance zones. The microphones relay back information on enemy artillery. Soldiers receive the information on radio sets. U.S. aircraft on a training flight simulating real combat situation: The aircraft lost in heavy rain and rough weather, looking for the location of Boston. The pilot switches on a modern advanced radar. The radar waves pierce thick clouds, are reflected by Earth's surface and display an image on the scope. The image shows the clear location of Boston harbor directly under the aircraft. U.S. bombers attack over the Channel coast on D-Day (6 June, 1944). U.S. soldiers employ meteorological equipment for long range weather forecast in the European Theater during World War II. Soldiers release a hydrogen balloon into the sky. Another soldier uses an apparatus to take readings of atmospheric conditions behind enemy lines. An aircraft drops an automatic weather station called SCM-18-TI by parachute into enemy territory. The timed mechanism sends out weather data in codes. The interior of the automatic weather station lying open in a field.
38th and 338th Fighter Squadron P-38H's taxi round perimeter track at Nuthampstead and take-off down main runway. Some of the planes take off in pairs and others singly. Among those seen are , Lt. Jerry Ayers' P-38H coded CG-Q and Lt. Stanley Richardson's P-38H coded CL-X. Views of 55th Fighter Group P-38H planes escorting 91st Bomb Group B-17Fs in European Theater of Operations. Flights of P-38 planes position themselves to protect B-17 formations. Crew officers (including Capt. Hancock of the 38th FS) observe the activities from ground. The P-38s return to land. One P-38 releases drop tank over the airfield before landing.
U.S. Army Air Forces VIII Fighter Command Operation during World War II. Attack on German fighter aircraft Focke Wulf 190 (FW190) and Messerschmitt 110 (ME 110) by Maj. Stewart from 61 Sqdn., 56 F.G.