Soldiers go for a ride in an oscillating machine at Camp Edwards in Falmouth, Massachusetts. Two soldiers get into two separate oscillating machines. The machines oscillate to make the sea going soldiers used to sea sickness. Other soldiers look on as the machines oscillate.
U.S. Destroyer Escort USS Brennan, DE-13,underway. U.S. navy crew aboard the ship. View at shipbuilding area of Bethlehem Steel in Quincy, Massachusetts. Keel is laid and shipbuilders busy on day 60 of construction of DE-677, the USS Frament. Scenes of construction. Welding steel plate. DE-677 is christened USS Frament and launched on June 28, 1943. Destroyer Escorts at pier, being fitted out. New ship's crew assembled on pier and boards for shakedown cruise. Supplies and munitions loaded on board the ship, including ammunition, depth charges, and torpedoes ("tin fish").
Preparations for launch of the USS Hancock (CV-19) at Fore River Shipyard, Quincy, Massachusetts, on January 24, 1944. . Shipyard riggers removing supports from under the ship's hull. Platform at bow is decorated with bunting. Scene shifts to Brooklyn Navy Yard, New York, and the launching of the USS Missouri (BB-63), on January 29, 1944. Crowd gathered around the bow as the Missouri goes down the ways. Another change of scene to the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company of Newport News, Virginia. Here the ways are emptied following the launch of the Light Cruiser, USS Hancock (CL-81) on June 19, 1943. The Hancock can be seen in the water. Tugs attend to the newly launched Cruiser.
The unseasonal blizzard in New York. A freighter 'Falmouth' is blown aground on Long Island. People on streets. Snow and sleet on either side of the road. Traffic on roads due to the storm. Men removing snow from streets with shovels. A man cleans a car covered with snow. People on the streets of the city. Buildings in the background. The storm. Birds on tree limbs. People enjoy the snow and sleet. They play and ski.
Chaplain school at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. A sign reads 'Headquarters Chaplain school'. White and Negro Chaplains come out of the school building and march. Chaplains perform a drill.
Chaplain school at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Chaplains at a first aid class. Chaplains learn to wrap a bandage around an arm. They learn to prepare a plaster in case of a fractured arm. The Chaplains look at a map and confer as one of them looks through a sighting instrument.