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President Roosevelt reviews air fleet of the United States at Langley Air Force Base in Hampton, Virginia during World War II.

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.

Date: 1940, July 31
Duration: 46 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
P-40s demonstrate aerial gunnery and strafing target while B-17s perform bombing and strafing demonstrations in Virginia.

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. (World War II period).

Date: 1940
Duration: 1 min 26 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Ships of U.S. Destroyer Squadron 14 depart Hampton Roads, Virginia, for service in the Mediterranean sea.

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.

Date: 1922, October 1
Duration: 4 min 35 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Colleges prepare students for military and civil occupations useful in war effort, United States.

Aircraft in formation. Officers working and looking at charts in a plane. Flying boat in flight. Military vehicles cross pontoon bridge. Gun crew beside a gun. Men operate artillery. Graduation at Annapolis in Maryland. Various colleges across United States. President of Purdue University, Edward C Elliott at desk gives a speech. Planes parked at Purdue University Airport. Instructor talks with college students in civilian clothing who are learning to fly. Tuskegee school students before war. Fliers operate planes at Tuskegee in Alabama. Men attend ground crew classes. Pilots outside laboratory to learn meteorology. At the University of Virginia, in the aeronautical department, students are seen learning principles of aircraft design use of wind tunnels. Mechanical Engineering college students work with equipment. Student work with communication devices. Medical college trains doctors and nurses. View of the University of Virginia School of Medicine building facing University Avenue. Men and women students in laboratory with test tubes and various tests underway. Another scenes shows a student working in a blood bank. Military messages and various diplomatic terms are taught to students by instructors. Students in Chinese and Japanese library at Harvard University learn Asian relations. Scientists work with selected students. U.S. Navy sailors in uniform work at Purdue University. Some are seen training as electricians. Other training classes are seen at Cornell Universtiy. At a Law school lecture auditorium of the University of Virginia law school, high ranking officers learn how to control occupied territory. At Tulane Medical school, officers learn how to fight tropical diseases. Army medical officers look through microscopes in a Tulane laboratory. Cadets at Quartermaster School at the Harvard School of Business are seen receiving instruction in how to manage army camps. They learn how to supervise camp kitchens. Students at Cornell University in a nutrition department laboratory are working to create vitamin rich, compact foods to be condensed in small blocks and carried in aviator kits. At a University of California laboratory, a students works to dehydrate foods to one fifth of their former size. Dehydrated fruits and vegetables are shown being weighed. African American students are trained at Hampton Institute. They are seen in the classroom, in a science laboratory, and working in a machine shop turning out war materiel. African American students learn welding in a shop classroom, and then some are shown working at shipyards. Men work with field equipment. Training of ROTC cadets is given at many schools including Perdue University. Cadets handle modern rifles, military vehicles, and learn artillery skills. Cadets beside a stadium at Texas A&M University put on gas masks and are trained for gas-raids. Cadets learn to thrown hand grenades. Navy ROTC students at Georgia Tech learn naval tactics. A groups of California students study a torpedo. Tulane University Navy ROTC students learn ship gun skills. Navy ROTC students in Virginia board a ship to learn practical sea skills. At University of North Carolina, students in the Naval pre-flight program attend fitness classes, do formation calisthenic exercises, learn boxing, and hand-to-hand combat. Navy cadets at a swimming pool practice swimming and diving skills, including fully clothed diving and swimming, and swimming under simulated burning oil.

Date: 1942
Duration: 10 min 49 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Negro students gain knowledge of agriculture, chemistry and radio operation at Hampton Institute in Virginia.

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.

Date: 1943
Duration: 4 min 13 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. President Truman and party return from the Potsdam Conference aboard the USS Augusta

President Truman and members of his party gathering informally aboard the U. S. S. Augusta as the ship entered Chesapeake Bay, returning President Truman from the Potsdam Conference in Germany. Camera pans from right to left, over the group,assembled on deck, under one of shrouded triple 8 in (203 mm)/55 caliber guns of the Augusta. Fleet Admiral William Daniel Leahy stands to the left of President Truman. To the President's right, are Secretary of State, James Byrnes, Press Secretary, Charles Ross, and Naval Aide Captain James K. Vardaman. Next, as the Aurusta enters Hampton Roads, she passes close to a Brooklyn Class Light Cruiser, with her ship's company standing at attention on deck in dress whites. Closeup of the ship and crew as the Augusta passes to starboard. Wide view of Hampton Roads in the vicinity of the Naval Operating Base (Norfolk). A commercial ferry boat, spewing heavy black smoke from her stack, passes close to port. A barge decked out in patriotic bunting is seen as the Augusta approaches her berth. Glimpse of welcoming officers as the Augusta moves into position, docking, at Newport News, Virginia. Ship's mascot,dog, Scottie, standing on deck next to a sailor handling a line.

Date: 1945, August 7
Duration: 1 min 52 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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