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.
A business street in Washington DC shows automobile, pedestrian and street car traffic. A man walks along a dirt road, houses and a civil war cannon. Exterior view of the National Theatre building. A street car or trolley passes between the camera position and the National Theater. A mansion and the Department of Agriculture building. The Emancipation Memorial statue of Lincoln with a kneeling slave, in Lincoln Park. View down Pennsylvania Avenue with various buildings visible including the Washington Star (newspaper) Building, old post office and the United States Capitol. The William Tecumseh Sherman equestrian monument in Sherman Square. The General Philip Sheridan equestrian statue on Sheridan Circle in Washington DC. The house of Stephen Decatur which was built in 1814. Cars move on a road. The Brevet Lt. General Winfield Scott equestrian statue at Scott Circle.
A training film on loading and employment of LSTs (Landing Ship Tanks) in the United States and their unloading in the European Theater. Officers aboard an LST underway at sea. One officer looking through binoculars. Ships of the transport group underway. Assault troops being loaded on LCVPs (Landing Craft Vehicle Personnel). They are carried to the assigned LSTs. The LSTs receive them aboard and they are checked by the Ship's Officer. Men aboard an LST. The LSTs heading for an assault area. Troops, vehicles and ammunition aboard. The troops fire anti aircraft guns from a ship. Smoke rises from firing. Several airplanes in flight overhead. Guns are fired from a ship. The LSTs arriving at the shore in the European Theater. Bow doors are opened and unloading activities start. Tanks, trucks, LVTs ( Landing Vehicle Tracked ), bulldozers and other vehicles are unloaded. The LSTs are emptied. The bulldozers are taken out first so that they can make way for other vehicles when they proceed in the area. Tanks and other vehicles are unloaded after the bulldozers. Vehicles proceed on the beach.
German soldiers in European Theater during World War II. German soldiers move and advance in European Theater. Explosions occur and smoke clouds rise. Soldier rides a motorcycle. Soldiers drive away in motorcars.