Boat race for small one-person motorboats underway in Long Beach, California. Large crowd on shore. Two boys riding speedboats narrowly escape drowning when their boats capsize.
Fliers land at Marine Stadium in Long Beach, California after setting a new world record of 30 days and 6 hours in flight. Their Piper Cub dubbed "Spirit of Kay" takes off. Spectators look towards the sky. A sea plane taxis on water for departing. Clyde Schlieper and Wes Carroll return to Marine Stadium after setting the world record for the longest sustained flight -thirty days in the air. Men assist them in getting off from the sea plane. W.E.S. Carroll, Clyde Schlieper and other personnel pose for a camera.
Aviator Howard Hughes flies his H-4 Hercules amphibious plane in Long Beach, California. Hughes' H-4 Hercules amphibious plane on display in Long Beach. Hughes walks through the internal sections of the plane. The plane off shore. Hughes at the instrument panel aboard the plane. Hughes sits at the controls in the cockpit of the plane. The plane moves ahead on the surface of water. A cameraman records the event from a boat. The plane takes off and stays low above the water for a mile and then descends back on water.
Aviator Howard Hughes's H-4 Hercules amphibious plane is transported from Culver City to Long Beach. The H-4 plane is taken out from Culver City hangar in parts. A crowd milling around in front of the hangar. Huge wings of the plane moved under wires on a road. A trailer truck hauls the wing of the plane on the road. The parts of the plane are transported to Long Beach.
School children imitate the regular 'Big Time' circus in Mammoth 3-ring in Long Beach, California. They play the part of clowns and perform acrobats. School girl imitates a ring-woman with children posing as lions. Dog performs stunts. Child puts dog into a box which has 'Dyeing Machine' written on it and then pull pretend link sausages from the box. Children watch the show.
Factory workers at A-20 (Fighter-Bomber Army plane) engine line in Douglas Aircraft Factory, Long Beach, California during World War 2, supplying aircraft for the war effort. Women factory workers make adjustments to engines in a Pratt-Whitney engine line. Close up of a woman worker at work on an aircraft engine. Negro workmen stack plexiglass parts for bomber aircraft gun or bombing sights. Ex-sailor works on wing of aircraft. Shirtless worker removes an aircraft tire from a rack of tires and rolls it by hand. Propaganda cartoon poster above the rack shows a frightened Hideki Tojo up a tree and reads 'Tokio Kid Say' and shows an attack dog below, keeping him in the tree, and wearing a collar that says, "Conservation," encouraging workers to conserve and use factory resources wisely for the war effort in order to beat the Japanese.