U.S. Secretary of War Patrick J. Hurley arrives at Fort Bliss in Texas. An airplane lands at Biggs Army Airfield. Secretary Hurley greets his sister and friends at the airfield. He stands with Major General William Booth. Cars parked along the side of a street. Hurley stands with other officials near a car. The officials salute. Troops of U.S. 1st Cavalry Division walk past in front of them. Hurley reviews the troops.
The 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Bliss, Texas. The soldiers standing outside a building. The soldiers mount their horses and ride off together. Trees and mountains in the background. Mounted troops riding towards open terrain. Buildings and water tower of Fort Bliss seen in the background.
Officers training at artillery school in the United States. View of the Fort Sill Field artillery school, Oklahoma. Officers look through binoculars during their gunnery training class. They learn service and firing techniques on field. They learn techniques of rocket bombardment. They learn to fly aircraft and phenomenon of meteorology. They release weather balloons. At Fort Scott, Kansas, officers load coastal guns and are trained about destroying sea borne assets. At Fort Bliss, Texas, officers learn antiaircraft techniques. Long range rocket is launched at the White Sands Proving Grounds.
USAAF Radioplane OQ-14 (unmanned drone target plane) maneuvers in El Paso, Texas in Fort Bliss area. Airmen assembling the OQ-14 radio-controlled aircraft at the firing range at El Paso, Texas. Views of various parts of the target drone aircraft. Testing of hand control showing the tail maneuvering with the control. Views of the 22 HP Righter / Kiekhaefer O-45-1 engine. Airman checking the parachute installation on the target aircraft. This parachute is the means of landing the aircraft after power has been shut off. Two civilians crank the portable catapult launching ramp into the correct elevation position for launching the OQ-14. Radio control truck and equipment used to control the missile in flight. Interior of truck showing the various instrument panels. An airman giving signal for firing of the target aircraft. The aircraft OQ-14 in flight. The drone plane maneuvers. Ft Bliss Anti-aircraft gun position set up using 75mm cannons and 50 caliber gun mounts on trucks and on tanks. The OQ-14 in flight. The anti-aircraft crew firing up into the air at the drone. The anti-aircraft gun positions firing. Small arms fire at the drone aircraft. The test range showing an OQ-14 descending by means of parachute.
The training of the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Bliss in Texas. The soldiers on horses and in jeeps traverse rough terrain. The soldiers hold rifles.
The training of the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Bliss in Texas. Soldiers on horses and in jeeps traverse rough terrain. A few soldiers advance holding a bazooka. The soldiers place the bazooka on its stand and fire. Smoke rises from the firing.