Aerial view of Mitchel Field, Hempstead, New York, with line of B-6A bombers and O-1D observation aircraft taxiing for takeoff. They circle to avoid construction work at center of airfield. Highways and surrounding areas of the airfield are visible.
West Point Cadets in flight suits, with goggles, prepare for flight at Mitchel Field, Hempstead, New York. Officer gives instruction to the cadets standing at attention. Building in the background. West Point cadets leave building. Others sit on steps of building. West Point cadets, wearing seat-pack parachutes, march down flight line. Row of parked United States Army Air Corps B-6A bomber aircraft. Cadets stand in front of the aircraft, parked with engines running, on the airfield. Cadets climb into B-6A aircraft. Interior of the Cockpit. Cadet and pilot look at map. Nose section of B-6A. Cadet in nose gunner position aims through machine gun sight. Cadet in rear radio operator-gunner position speaks into microphone. Pilot at controls checks engines and instruments. Ground crewmen remove wheel chocks and the aircraft taxi in formation to the runway, and takeoff, one at a time. Aerial view of B-6As in formation flight over Long Island, New York.
West Point Cadets from the U.S. Military Academy receive instruction about aircraft, during visit to Mitchel Field, Hempstead, New York. Instructor points out features of aircraft engine exhaust system. A B-6A bi-wing bomber taxiing. Crew loading a two thousand pound bomb under a B-6A, and aerial views of B-6A in flight, with pilots and gunners visible in open air positions. Several O-1D biplanes taking off in loose formation.
Aerial views of formation of B-6A bombers from Mitchel Field, Hempstead, New York, as they fly over the towns, roads, and farms of Long Island. Crew members are seen in their open air positions in the aircraft. Large numbers of airborne O-1D observation aircraft in grouped formations and in-trail.
Jamestown wins prize money of $121760 in Hempstead, New York. Racing horses ride on race course. Spectators watch horse race. George D. Widener's Jamestown, thoroughbred horse wins the race and prize money of $121760 against Harry Payne Whitney's Equipoise.
Aerial views of Mitchel Field in Hempstead Plains of Long Island, New York. Major General Frank Andrews of U.S. Army Air Corps, General Headquarters Air Force, and staff standing around a large plotting board, with models of airplanes, guns and boats on the plotting board. They are planning a test of the defense of aircraft factories in the region from air attack. Five PB-2As parked in a row at Mitchel Field. Crew operating range finder and aircraft sound detector. Soldiers turn searchlight to the right. Fireman opens switch box door on wall and pulling switch to notify power station staff of the drill, which was the first aerial bombardment blackout drill of its kind in the United States. Workman pulling main power switch in power station to create blackout conditions in city as protection from aerial bombing. Night time aerial views of City of Farmingdale in New York lit up and then going dark all at once as power is cut during blackout. Batteries of the 62nd anti aircraft post artillery swing into action operating searchlights directed at incoming bombers. The bombers drop flares during the test, as ground crews practice locating the "enemy" aircraft in search light beams.B-10, the all metal monoplane bomber in flight during night. Flares descending. In the mock test, the bombers prevail and the defenses fail to protect all of the aircraft factories. End of clip shows elevated night time views of New York City and Times Square area as seen from the air and from high up tall skyscraper buildings of Manhattan. Bright lights and lit signs of city seen from above as narrator suggests the threat against New York City from aerial bombardment by a foreign force (early in World War 2).