U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt checks on growing air fleet of the United States at Langley Air Force Base in Hampton, Virginia during World War II. Official cars parked in front of airplanes on the air base. President Roosevelt looks at formation of aircraft.
U.S. Army Air Corps aerial demonstrations at Langley Field in Hampton, Virginia. USAAC Curtiss P-40 fighters parked at the Field. Ground Crew men prepare the aircraft. The pilots gets into the cockpits and the aircraft take off. The aircraft in flight. They demonstrate aerial gunnery and strafing target. The P-40s mass dive on a water target. They aircraft machine guns fired, bullets hit the target in the water. U.S. officers and South American military experts inspect USAAC B-17C Flying Fortresses. An officer examines the aircraft bomb load. The -17s in flight. They perform bombing and strafing demonstration.
U.S. destroyers of Squadron 14, depart Norfolk, Virginia for the Mediterranean, in October, 1922.
Map showing the Mediterranean Sea and surrounding countries, from the Straits of Gibralter, and East to Black Sea and Red Sea. Various sea navigation routes are depicted through the water areas. U.S. Navy Clemson class destroyer, taking on supplies in Norfolk, Virginia. Sailors carrying sacks of supplies over their shoulders from a dock onto the ship. Women seen waving at the USS Barry (DD-248) in October 1922, as she departs Hampton Roads, Virginia, for the Mediterranean, to serve with the U. S. Naval Detachment in Turkish Waters. View of USS Kane (DD-235) with sailors lined up on her foredeck. View from stern of a Squadron 14 destroyer, of the USS Hatfield (DD-231) followed by the USS Barry (DD-248). View from bridge of a destroyer, as officer looks through binoculars at five other destroyers of Squadron 14, underway in a line. Sailors on deck of destroyer practice handling of small arms and on of the ship's 5-inch guns. Sailors spin propellors on tail of a torpedo and load it into one of a battery of three launching tubes. Sailors exercise by throwing a medicine ball.View from destroyer of 5 destroyers in line, astern, the first being USS Overton (DD-239). View from a destroyer as the Squadron enters harbor at Gibralter. Sailors climbing upon concrete pier from a long boat. Buildings on steep hills of Gibralter. The USS Hatfield and the USS Gilmer (DD-233) on either side of a supply ship. Views of Destroyer Squadron 14 ships anchored, along with other warships off Constantinople (Istanbul)in the Bosphorus straits. View from a high point in Constantinople. Camera pans over city and warships in the Bosphorus.
Negro colleges in the United States during World War II. College curricula adjusts to war needs as they prepare students for various military and civilian occupations including war factory production and war manufacturing. A sign reads ' Hampton Institute visitors welcome' in Virginia. Exteriors of buildings on the campus. An educator welcomes students from other countries for taking up a course at the institute. Students in a class take lessons in radio operation and construction. Students in a chemistry laboratory learn to develop new war material. Science students train to become laboratory technicians. A Negro student conducts a test on bacteria in food caused by handling. Hampton Institute provides laboratory facilities for training of nurses. Students in a ground school class. The students work on machines as they weld metal pieces. A farm management course for girls by the Agriculture Department of the Institute. Girls operate a tractor a they plant corn in a field. Dairy farming lessons being conducted as girls watch a man as he milks a cow. Students conduct research on food and the importance of soybean over meat. Students broadcast programs related to research results, improved diet and raising better crop. They take up lessons in surveying and topography. Cadets of institute regiment march. A sign reads ' U.S. motor transport shops'. The students learn to work on motor parts. U.S. Army trucks being repaired at the shop. Engineering Department of the institute trains men for the U.S. Navy. The cadets march. A clock tower in the background.
Notable African American persons in the United States. Educator Mordecai W. Johnson sits along with his two children and reads a book at home in Washington D.C. Mordecai W. Johnson, his wife, Anna Ethelyn Gardner, and two of his children along with some other children reading and singing together. Hampton university coach of athletics, Professor Charles H. Williams at an interview in Hampton, Virginia. Publisher Isaac Fisher at his desk.
U.S. battleships underway in Hampton Roads, United States. USS West Virginia (BB-48) and USS Idaho (BB-24) behind it, underway in the Atlantic ocean. Pan of the USS West Virginia. Crew working on the deck of the battleship. Several Curtiss SOC Seagull scout observation seaplanes seen carried aboard the ship.