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United States Army Air Force P-61 Black Widow demonstration: P-61 takes off in Hawthorne, California.

United States Army Air Forces aircraft Black Widow's features are demonstrated in Hawthorne, California. A stationary Northrop P-61 Black Widow aircraft with views of its tail section, wings and engines starting. The Black Widow takes off.

Date: 1944, July 18
Duration: 33 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
YB-49 flying wing bomber takes to the air on spectacular maiden flight in Hawthorne, California.

Army Air Force's huge boomerang shaped YB-49 flying wing bomber takes to the air on spectacular maiden flight in Hawthorne, California. People standing and working on YB-49. The aircraft climbs quickly. Smoke pouring from its eight jet engines.

Date: 1947, October 23
Duration: 45 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Giant models of vegetables used to teach children the lore of vegetables at Hawthorne in California

Giant models of vegetables made of paper mache used to teach children the lore of vegetables at Hawthorne in California. Ears of corn and cucumbers six feet tall and squash and pumpkin bigger than a barrel are seen. Children sit on chairs in the class of Mrs. Dorothy B. Fraizer. A girl draws on the board. Children seen laughing and carrying the vegetable models over their heads.

Date: 1932, November 21
Duration: 51 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Dayton Ohio street, Wright home, workshop, the Wright Museum and the first glider flight of the Wright brothers in the United States.

A film 'We saw it happen' about the history of aviation in the United States. In Dayton, Ohio: Houses seen along Hawthorn Street. A still picture shows the Wright brothers in their youth. View down Hawthorn Street with several 1940s and early 1950s cars parked along the Dayton street. Exterior view of 7 Hawthorn Street, home of the Wright Brothers. Interiors of the Wright home in Dayton. The workshop of the Wright brothers. Machines in the workshop. The "Wright Cycle Co" and Wright Museum (moved from Dayton to Greenfield village in Dearborn, Michigan.) A powered engine prepared in the workshop. Sweeping view of windswept beach area of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina where the Wright brothers conducted test flights in 1900-1902. Another view of Hawthorn Street in Dayton. A boy on the sidewalk. View of the 4 cylinder airplane engine first designed by the Wright Brothers. Narrator speaks of December 17, 1903 Wright Brothers flight. View of the Wright Flyer in flight overhead. Scene changes to aerial side view of Boeing B-52 Stratofortress aircraft in flight (this is aircraft YB-52,the second XB-52). The B-52 banks left and away.

Date: 1953
Duration: 3 min 57 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Rocket boosters hurl 'Snark' missile aloft at Hawthorne

United States' first intercontinental guided missile undergoes test flights. The rocket boosters dropped after the missile reaches top speed. The boosters hit the ground. Clouds in the background

Date: 1956, April 9
Duration: 50 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Activity at the Kaiser Shipyard in Richmond, California, during World War II.

Overview from a height of the sprawling Kaiser shipyard in Richmond, California, during World War 2. Cranes moving and workers in hard hats at work. Derricks at the waterfront and large hangar-like structures. Sections of ships' superstructures being assembled in open areas of the yard. Several large cylindrical fuel tanks. Several Victory ships tied up at a pier, being outfitted. One is the "Boulder Victory" which was built by the Permanente Metals Corporation, in Yard 1, and launched on August 31, 1944. It was commissioned October 12, 1944 as the USS Boulder Victory (AK-227).

Date: 1944, September
Duration: 2 min 34 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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