A five mile canoe race between 125 teams in Guernewood, California. Teammates take canoes into water. Two girls after winning the race.
Mid air refueling experiments in January, 1929. A U.S. Army Air Service Douglas C-1 tanker plane, with hose trailing below it, flies above a modified Atlantic-Fokker C-2A named "Question Mark." The hose is let down to the Question Mark, where a crew member seizes it and makes a connection for fuel transfer. After transfer of fuel is complete, the crew member throws the fuel line off and it is retrieved by the tanker plane. The Question Mark lands at Metropolitan Airport, Van Nuys, California on January 7, 1929, and taxiis in to park. The crew members, including Major Carl A. Spaatz, Captain Ira C. Eaker, Lieutenant Harry A. Halverson, Lieutenant Elwood R.(Pete) Quesada, and Staff Sergeant Roy W. Hooe, all exit the airplane and gather under the wing with well wishers. The five crew members pose for photographs beside their airplane, the "Question Mark." Ground crew tows the aircraft with a tractor.
The U.S. Army Air Corps Fokker C-2 named the 'Question Mark' is rolled out and takes off.from Van Nuys, California, on New Years Day 1929 with Capt.Ira Eaker at the controls. Shortly thereafter,it is refueled by a C-1 airplane piloted by 1st Lt. Odas Moon and 2nd Lt. Joseph G. Hopkins., View of the The C-1 above and slightly ahead of the Question Mark, maintaining 20 to 30 feet of vertical separation, with both aircraft stabilized in level flight at 80 mph. The refueling hose is reeled out. View of the Question Mark in flight over the coast of California. At the conclusion of the mission, cut short by engine trouble after 150 hours aloft, the crew, Sgt Hooe, Lt. Elwood Quesada, Lt Halverson, Captain Eaker and Major Spatz are seen standing in front of their airplane, the FokkerC-2, Question Mark.
The U.S. Army Air Service modified Atlantic-Fokker C-2A, named the 'Question Mark,' taxis and takes off. Refueling operation between the Question Mark and a Douglas C-1 aircraft. Question Mark in flight over the coast of California. A U.S. Army Air Service Douglas C-1refueling plane, with hose trailing below it, flies above the Question Mark. Crew member can be seen disconnecting the 3 inch fuel hose and throwing it off the Question Mark. After being aloft continuously for 6 days, the Question Mark landed at Metropolitan Airport, Van Nuys, California on January 7, 1929. Staff Sergeant Roy W. Hooe, Lieutenant Elwood R.(Pete) Quesada, Lieutenant Harry A. Halverson, Captain Ira C. Eaker and Major Carl A. Spatz, stand beside their airplane. (Spatz later changed spelling of his name to Spaatz.)
Documentary depicts the end of the 1920s good times in the U.S., leading into the Great Depression. Mildred Unger, age 10, performs a wing walker charleston dance while out on the wing of a JN-4 "Jenny" airplane in flight over Los Angeles in 1926.Four girls dancing on the top of a building higher than those around it, in Boston, Massachusetts. Amusement park patrons riding a roller coaster. People out driving through a park in their automobiles. Patrons enjoying themselves at the Steeplechase amusement park in Coney Island, New York. A crane piling old cars in a heap at a junk yard. But following the Wall Street crash of 1929, conditions change in America. Group of people receiving food assistance in a city. A man, woman, and baby, in a tent (probably migrant workers). The famous 1936 photo, "Migrant Mother" by Dorothea Lange, of migrant worker, Florence Owens Thompson, with two of her children in California. Men receiving food from a city soup kitchen. Dejected unemployed men.
A football match between California Golden Bears and University of Southern California (U.S.C.) Trojans in Los Angeles. Players at the line of scrimmage. A huge crowd of 78,000 watches the match from the spectator area. The crowd cheers the players. California Golden Bears batters the U.S.C. Trojans.