Newsreel clip titled "Cleveland Indians Coming Along Fine at Training Camp" from baseball spring training in 1941. Players come running around corner of wooden fence. Close up of Indians manager Roger Peckinpaugh. Shots of coach talking to players, batters warming up. Close up of outfielder Hal Trosky. Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Feller hurls curveball at catcher Rollie Hemsley. Close up of Feller pitching. Feller throws fastball at Hemsley.
Official trial of the Wright airplane at Fort Myer in Virginia, United States demonstrating compliance with specifications in the presence of the Aeronautical Board, U.S. Signal Corps. The storage building for Wright airplane at Fort Myer. U.S. President William Taft looks through doors which are surrounded by U.S. Naval and Army officers and civilians. President Taft in the crowd. Army personnel removing the doors from the building. Men remove the airplane from the hangar. They move the airplane across to the launching site near the headquarters building at Fort Myer.
Women's diving finalists are seen performing platform dives at AAU meet in Houston,Texas, on August 16,1957. Paula Jean ("PJ") Myers wins the gold medal. (Narrator notes she won the gold medals in every AAU meet held in 1957). Myers is seen putting on her sweatshirt after a dive. Scene shifts to Florida, where several expert Water skiers,including an Italian woman, display tricks during World Water Skiing Championship tournament at Cypress Gardens, Florida, on September 17, 1957. Winner of the Tournament's trick skiing event, Mike Amsbury, of California, is seen performing in the final sequence.
Orville Wright and U.S. Army aviator Frank Purdy Lahm, the first army passenger, test the "Wright Flyer" at Fort Myer, Virginia. Preparations for the take off of the aircraft. Frank Purdy Lahm sits at the controls with Wright standing in the front and releasing the ropes. Lahm and Orville Wright take seats in the aircraft. Men standing beside a catapult in front of buildings. Good views of Fort Myer buildings of the era. They adjust the position of the catapult. The catapult as seen from the front of the aircraft. View of catapult from behind the aircraft. The Wright Flyer takes off. The aircraft in flight. It circles over a field and buildings. Headquarters building in the background. The aircraft in flight over the field.
United States Army 3rd Infantry Regiment also known as 'Old Guard' during the funeral of General Jacob Devers at Fort Myer in Virginia, United States. Members of the 3rd Infantry Regiment on horseback. A riderless horse with a riding boot placed in a backwards position in the stirrup. Officials lined up outside the Fort Myer Old Post Chapel as soldier pallbearers carry a flag draped casket out of the chapel. Pallbearers place the casket on the caisson carriage. Honor guard lined up. Soldiers of the 3rd Infantry Regiment march in the military funeral procession. Deavers was commander of the 6th Army Group in Europe during World War II. Following D-Day, Devers was the first U.S. military officer to reach the Rhine River.
A film about the history of aviation in the United States. Lieutenant Law talks about his first flight. Lieutenant Benjamin Falloy talks about how he flew from Alexandria to Fort Myer with Orville Wright on 30th July, 1909. An aircraft takes off. The aircraft lands at Fort Myer.