Sesquicentennial celebration of Captain Cook's discovery of Hawaii: (1778-1928) held in the Hawaiian Islands, August 15 to 21, 1928. Monmouth-class British armored cruiser underway en route to Hawaii. Royal Hawaiian flag draped on tripod of submerged tablet, marking the site of Cook's demise. (The inscription reads: "Near
this spot Captain James Cook, R.N., was killed, Feb. 14, 1779.") Smoke seen rising from naval guns on the British cruiser, in Kealakekua Bay, firing 21-gun salute. Camera pans over to the battleship, USS Pennsylvania (BB-38) also firing her guns in salute. A group of British buglers plays "The Last Post," during the ceremony. U.S. Secretary of War, Dwight F. Davis and Territorial Governor of Hawaii, Wallace R. Farrington, step into a Hawaiian outrigger canoe for a short trip across the bay. Next they are seen stepping from the canoe, to a Navy launch tied at the dock in Napoopoo, and thence to the dock, itself. Change of scene shows Secretary Davis and Governor Farrington, with many other guests at a traditional Hawaiian Luau. There Secretary Davis is also seen delivering remarks to the gathering.
A ship dock at Kauai, Hawaii. Admiral Marvel boards the USS Pennsylvania. Soldiers line up on the ship and greet the Admiral. They salute him. Buildings and trees in the background. The battleship underway at sea. Smoke rises from the ship stacks. Soldiers at the Kealakekua Bay discovered by Captain James Cook on January 16, 1779.
Several Keystone LB-5s (triple tails) and LB-5As (double tails) move across an airfield, circa 1928. Test bombing of captured German battleship, Ostfriesland, in 1921. Smoke arises due to bombing. A formation of four Martin NBS-1 bombers over the former USS Alabama (BB-8), in the Chesapeake Bay, on September 23, 1921. A white phosphorus bomb explodes atop the ship raising a huge white cloud. One of the Martin bombers flies low over the water drops a smoke curtain.
Activities of United States soldiers at Kaneohe Bay in Hawaii during World War II. The soldiers stand near barricades. Mountains in the foreground. Tents on the ground. The soldiers in a jeep. A dredging operation around Kaneohe Bay.
Activities of United States Navy pilots at Kaneohe Bay in Hawaii during World War 2. U.S. Navy pilot climbs into cockpit of an F4F airplane with engine running. Right behind him is a tall stand with a seat and a sign below reading:"Carrier Pilots Check In & Out HERE!" A group of fighter pilots, including LCDR James S. "Jimmy" Thach of VF-3, discuss flight plans. F4Fs parked on the flight line. Flight leader (Thach) begins to taxi out and is followed by 6 more. They line up abreast, and then commence an echelon formation takeoff.
Activities of the United States Navy at Kaneohe Bay in Hawaii during World War II. A group of United States Navy F4F Wildcat fighter planes take off from an airbase. The airplanes fly in formation. Mountains in the background. A train passes on a railway track in the background. The airplanes taxi on the airbase.