Streets with cars and pedestrians and a military truck in Honolulu, Hawaii, early in World War 2. A model 'T' Ford car drives on the road. Sign over a shop idenfifies "Poi Factory." Pedestrians walk on sidewalks. A military ambulance on the road. Houses and buildings on roadside.
Activities of civilians in Hawaii, United States A sign board reads "Cove City". Another sign board reads "Victory Garden, Kaimuki, February 4, 1942". View of a swimming pool. A fence in the foreground. Ships seen in the harbor in the background. A government building. A flag flutters in wind in front of the building. Piles of dirt stacked up in the foreground. A lawn, trees, ground and a large piece of property. A sign in front of a store reads "Photo Studio" with Japanese writing underneath. A building resembling a church. In Honolulu, civilians sit on benches in a park. An old man walks past in the foreground.
Rear view of a car in President Franklin Roosevelt's motorcade driving along the flight line at Hickam Field, Honolulu, Hawaii, during World War 2. Several C-54 aircraft are seen (Navy designation R5D). President's The President sits with Admiral Chester Nimitz, in the back seat of an open 1942 Packard convertible motorcar. (It displays private use "A" gas ration stamp, the most restrictive, on its windshield.) Medics carry a wounded soldier, on a litter,past the car, and the President shakes his hand. A new scene shows the President's VC-54C airplane (Sacred Cow) parked in front of the air base terminal building, which it topped by a sign reading: "Aloha Air Transport Command." Change of scene shows spectators filling the lower level and porch of a building at the U.S. Naval hospital, Alea Heights. Next the President's car is seen surrounded by hospital staff in formation to honor him. Nurses in white stand at attention on the ground, and a large formation of sailors stand at attention on a porch above.
Oahu Railway and Land Company locomotive No. 76 departs Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard with commuter train for Honolulu. Passenger cars with freight doors had been previously converted to "can cars" by the OR&L and returned to passenger service after the Dec. 7th 1941 attack. Style of blackout headlight indicates 1942. Cars and trucks on road stop near a railway crossing. Men pass the crossing. Palm leaves near a sea shore.
A bulldozer excavates a shelter trench in a public park in Honolulu, Hawaii, at the start of World War 2. A street and commercial buildings are in the background. The bulldozer digs the trench deeper. Shovel of the bulldozer lifts the dirt. Civilian workers dig trenches in another location in Honolulu, next to a street.
Industrial activity in Hawaii. Flat cars loaded with material pass on railroad tracks in Honolulu, Hawaii early in World War 2. Smoke issues from smoke stacks of factories. Clouds in the sky. Flat cars loaded down with supplies. A factory processing pineapple.