A review of research and development in guided missiles by the United States Air Force from 1919 to 1948. Interior of a steel mill shows workers performing various duties around an open furnace. The exhaust section of a JB-2, flames erupting from the same. A JB-2 launching. It taxis in a wooded area. A large explosion. The exhaust section of V-2 during launching. Failed test as a V-2 rocket streaks down towards the earth after a launch and slams into a wooded area, with a huge explosion resulting. The first guided missile robot torpedo aircraft crashes at Arcadia, Florida. First successful launching of the U.S. aerial guided missile. Exhaust section of JB-2 starting operation attached to a wing of a B-17. The B-17 launching. JB-2 in flight. PQ-8 target aircraft dives towards the slope of a mountain and explodes. An atomic bomb explosion. Atomic cloud formation rises up in the air from the Trinity test, the first atomic explosion, in New Mexico.
From a review of research and development in guided missiles by the United States Air Force from 1919 to 1948. A JB-2 (Jet Bomb 2) "Loon" based on the German V-1 buzz bomb, surface-to-surface missile. Technicians examine a scale model of the JB-2 missile. Air Force research and development of American type JB-2 missile, the first unmanned guided missile in America's arsenal. A JB-2 is launched from Santa Rosa Island, Florida. A rocket assists in take off. The rocket unit falls away immediately after JB-2 rises into the air. A control aircraft flies overhead showing JB-2 launchings at Eglin Field. JB-2 in flight. The JB-2 was sub-contracted by Republic: Airframe by Willys-Overland; Engine by Ford Motor Company, the IJ-15-1, which copied the German V-1's 900-lb. thrust Argus-Schmidt pulse-jet; Guidance by Jack and Heintz Company; Launch System by Monsanto; Rocket launch sleds by Northrop..
A review of research and development in guided missiles by the United States Air Force from 1919 to 1948. A JB-10, (Jet Bomb 10) surface-to-surface missile. A still photograph of a JB-10 missile in flight. A ground view still photograph of a JB-10. A ground view still photograph of the missile on a launching track. A JB-10 launching shows a rocket unit falling away. The missile starts over water. Flames spurt from the tail of the missile at the Eglin Field.
A review of research and development in guided missiles by the United States Air Force from 1919 to 1948. A civilian technician assembles first pilot-less aerial torpedo at Carlson Field, in Arcadia Florida. A launching track and gear. Technicians work on the missile beneath camouflaged netting. Attempted launching of the missile results in a crash due to track failure. The missile is launched and takes off. First successful launching of the aerial torpedo on October 24, 1919. The missile crashes immediately after the take off. First successful flight on October 2. Aerial view of hangars and airstrips of Wright Field in Ohio during early 1940s.
United States Presidential elections of 1948. A railway station in United States. Thomas Dewey, the Republican candidate for U.S. Presidential elections arrives in a train. He meets people at the station terminal. He stands at the train door and addresses the crowd from train itself. On the train is written 'Dewey Victory Special'. A crowd gathers to hear his speech. Dewey along with his wife, Frances Hutt Dewey, waves at the crowd and moves inside the train.
United States Presidential elections of 1948. A huge crowd of supporters wait for the train 'Dewey Victory Special' at a decorated railway station. Thomas Dewey, the Republican candidate for U.S. Presidential elections and his wife, Frances Hutt Dewey, arrive in a train. He addresses the crowd from the train. Women clap while listening to his speech. He and his wife wave hands towards their supporters, as their train departs from the station.