The United States Army Air Force (USAAF) 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) 'Hell's Angels' at Dow Field, Bangor, Maine, while en route with their B-17s to their operating base at (RAF) Station Molesworth in England during World War II. Airmen work on a parked Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress. Names and artwork on the B-17s: 'Zombie - Dopey', 'Rim Fire Renner', 'Jerry Jinx', 'Lost and Found Department', 'Hostess wanted' , 'Nancy' , 'Sky Wolf,' 'Thumper', 'Idaho Potato Peeler'. Pilots look skyward. Note: From Brian O’Neill’s “303rd Bombardment Group” here is reported fate of some of the named planes:
“Zombie” 41-24566, pilot: O.S. Witt, fate: MIA 20 Dec 42
“Jerry Jinx” 41-24607, pilot: E.H. Reber, fate: MIA 23 Jan 43
“Sky Wolf” 41-24562, pilot: C.H. Morales, fate: MIA 11 Jan 44
“Thumper” 41-24579, pilot: J.E. Castle, fate: crash landed UK 23 Jan 43
“Idaho Potato Peeler” 41-24565, pilot: R.C. Bales, fate: MIA 5 Nov 43
Lumbering in Idaho in the Northwestern United States. A forest covered mountain. Animation of a map depicts national forest area. Men cut pine trees. Logs are carried in trucks. White Pine logs are made wet for lumbering. Wooden boards are sorted. A man piles them for drying.
History of fire fighting in forests in United States. United States President Theodore Roosevelt standing with several persons, including John Muir and Chief Forester, Gifford Pinchot. Roosevelt on speaker's stand. Picture of Northern District Forester, William B. Greely and his staff, in Missoula, Montana. Scenes from 1910 during period of drought. A ranger checks a rain gauge. Picture of Smoke rising in a forest as a fire breaks out in Montana. Firefighters are recruited and head to Montana on horses and mules. Smoke rises as fire spreads across the forest. Firefighters work with hand tools and axes in attempt to control the fires. August 20, 1910, hurricane force winds create the "Big Blowup" fire storm starting in Elk City Idaho. Destruction in Wallace, Idaho. Scenes of aftermath, showing swaths of destroyed forest. Men in area filled with smoke, felling a large tree using axes. Forest Rangers standing on a mountain peak, scanning the horizon, with field glasses, for signs of fire. A Ranger on horseback. A Ranger approaches a fire, puts his backpack down and starts to clear brush. A fire warden standing on a peak looking for signs of fire.
United States Senator from Idaho William Edgar Borah in the United States. Borah poses and removes his hat. (Note: Senator Borah was famous for his opposition to the Treaty of Versailles and formation of the League of Nations. His opposition was instrumental in the U.S. rejection of the League.)
U.S. A.E.C. (Atomic Energy Commission) unveils the most powerful test reactor in Idaho, United States. A building in view. A reactor pulled out. Scientists stand beside the reactor. The scientists inside the building. A scientist holds a can in his hands. Different pipes connected to each other. Cans lowered into the reactor. The operating controls of the reactor. A scientist writes on a paper. Another scientist operates the controls. A printout comes out from a printer. A man seated at the controls. Another man stands beside the control.
U.S. battleships underway in Hampton Roads, United States. The battleships underway at sea in a column formation. The battleships include USS Tennessee, USS West Virginia, USS Idaho and USS California.