Northrop Flying Wing N-306 takes a trial flight in Lancaster, California. Men help pilot to be seated inside the cockpit of Northrop N-306. The Northrop N-306 takes off from ground. Northrop Flying Wing N-306 in flight.
Royal Air Force Pilots marching and receiving insignia as part of graduation exercises at War Eagle Field in California. Aircraft AT-6A takes off.
Demonstration of exchange of pilots in air in Lancaster, California. Aircraft in flight. Man comes down with parachute. A group of people assists the pilot. Pilot climbs through a ladder onto an aircraft in flight named "Little Bear", boarding from a car in motion. Pilot climbs into the cockpit and aircraft flies overhead.
Film opens with goosestepping German and Japanese soldiers. Emperor Hirohito, on a white horse. American battleships burning in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. U.S. General Douglas MacArthur decorating a soldierin Manila, Philippines. Air raid sirens sounding in Manila and residents hurrying to take cover.Heavy black smoke rising from a bombed site and emergency vehicles and responders rushing to several bombed and burning locations. A burning rickshaw amidst other bombing rubble and bodies of victims. General MacArthur greeted by Australian officials at his headquarters in Brisbane, Australia. Sign reads: Headquarters UNITED STATES ARMY FORCES in Australia. American flag flying on tall flagpole. View from ship underway in supply convoy. A battleship seen on horizon and a destroyer passing the camera ship. U.S. President, Franklin D. Roosevelt signing the "Lend Lease Act" of 1941. A U.S. industrial plant with four tall stacks emitting smoke. A steam locomotive belching steam. A locomotive pulling an open car and some tank cars. New 1941 Plymouth automobiles coming off a production line. A new M3 Medium Tank in a U.S. factory. View of Liberty Ships, including the "Zebulon Pike" and the "Henry Knox" under construction at the California Shipbuilding Corporation yard, Terminal Island, California. U.S. Navy Destroyers constructed at Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company, Kearny, New Jersey. One is being launched, next to DD-446 (the USS Radford). A formation of U.S. Navy aircraft including Curtiss SBC Helldiver scout bombers and Douglas TBD Devastator torpedo bombers. A tight formation of U.S. Army Douglas B-18 Bolo medium bombers in flight. A formation of U.S. Army Curtiss P-36 Hawk aircraft in flight. Closeup of a U.S. Army Lockheed P-38 Lightning aircraft in flight. Several huge gun barrels for guns under construction at a U.S. war plant. Large artillery shells lined up in a manufacturing plant. U.S. Army M3 Medium tanks under construction at a factory. Steam and smoke rising from a U.S. industrial plant. Aerial view of open pit iron mine. Sparks shooting up inside a steel plant. A virtual "forest" of oil derricks in the Western U.S. Coal being transported by railway. View from stern of a warship in a convoy. An Atlanta-class light cruiser leading three destroyers at sea. Transport ships in convoys to places like Australia, Britain, and the Middle East. Troops on a pier near a large transport ship. A stack of wartime supplies on a pier next to a ship destined for Russia. Glimpse of wake from a U.S. warship having triple guns astern. Silhouette of a U.S. Navy Enterprise-class Aircraft carrier, with an aircraft taking off from her deck. The aircraft carrier, USS Saratoga. U.S. Army soldiers marching on parade, followed by numerous jeeps with machine guns mounted in their rears. Young men being drafted into the U.S. military. A draft lottery being conducted. New recruits doing calisthenics. Trucks pulling artillery pieces. B-18 Bolo bombers flying over U.S. tanks. Closeup of M3 tank. Cavalry fording a stream. Soldiers on motorcycles. Troops crossing a pontoon bridge. A loaded troop ship. A troop transport at Newfoundland. Sentry in Trinidad. Troops encamped in Bermuda.Troopship docked in Greenland. Troops disembarking in Iceland. Formations of Curtis P-36 Hawk aircraft. Douglas DC-2 aircraft factory. P-36s with engines running. M3 tank suspended on factory crane. Officials of Pan American nations siding with Allies. Allied troops including Dutch, Belgian, Yugoslav, Greek, Czech, Filipino, Polish, Norwegian, Free French, Australian, New Zealander, South African and Canadian. British warships. British Hawker Tempest aircraft. British comandoes.Russian troops on parade. Chinese troops on the Great Wall
33rd Annual Academy Awards banner on Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, California. A car arrives at the auditorium. Hollywood stars arrive. People sitting in the auditorium. Eva Morris announces name of best actor in a supporting role. Peter Ustinov comes to the stage and takes the award. Shirley Jones for best actress in a supporting role, Elizabeth Taylor for actress in a leading role and Burt Lancaster for best actor in a leading role are also awarded. They come on stage to receive the award amidst long applause. People in auditorium clap and cheer.
Newsreel clip titled "Chicago Cubs Head For Pennant Year With Lofty Hopes.' Shows Cubs at spring training camp in 1941 at Catalina Island California. Team runs around baseball field situated near mountains and houses, seen in the background. Close ups of team manager Jimmie Wilson, holding catcher's glove. Shots of Hall of Fame pitcher Dizzy Dean on pitching mound, showing young boy how to throw. Shots of Cubs players warming up their arms. Dean (#22) seen throwing to Wilson in batting cage. Pitcher Larry French (no cap) seen throwing to Cub batter who takes a weak swing. Unidentified player throws pitch to outfielder Dom Dallessandro (#31). Player slides into second base as Billy Herman (#4) practices double play. Players hold bats in mock firing position.