Preparations for launch of the USS Hancock (CV-19) at Fore River Shipyard, Quincy, Massachusetts, on January 24, 1944. . Shipyard riggers removing supports from under the ship's hull. Platform at bow is decorated with bunting. Scene shifts to Brooklyn Navy Yard, New York, and the launching of the USS Missouri (BB-63), on January 29, 1944. Crowd gathered around the bow as the Missouri goes down the ways. Another change of scene to the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company of Newport News, Virginia. Here the ways are emptied following the launch of the Light Cruiser, USS Hancock (CL-81) on June 19, 1943. The Hancock can be seen in the water. Tugs attend to the newly launched Cruiser.
U.S. Destroyer Escort USS Brennan, DE-13,underway. U.S. navy crew aboard the ship. View at shipbuilding area of Bethlehem Steel in Quincy, Massachusetts. Keel is laid and shipbuilders busy on day 60 of construction of DE-677, the USS Frament. Scenes of construction. Welding steel plate. DE-677 is christened USS Frament and launched on June 28, 1943. Destroyer Escorts at pier, being fitted out. New ship's crew assembled on pier and boards for shakedown cruise. Supplies and munitions loaded on board the ship, including ammunition, depth charges, and torpedoes ("tin fish").
United States Army Air Forces student pilots wearing flight suits, helmets and goggles, march at an airbase in United States. A car in the background. A hangar filled with Link trainers for instrument flying training. A student pilot demonstrates the Link trainer, with the cover open. AT-6 aircraft taking off. Beech AT-10 aircraft in formation. AT-6 aircraft in formation.
Belle Bart, famous astrologer at desk in her office, New York, USA. She speaks on her predictions for the Year 1936. She reminds viewers of her predictions for the year 1935. She says that the period of prosperity will extend from 1936-1943. She further says that although war is imminent in the far East, and that some nations will become eclipsed during this period, the general trend through 1943 will be "happiness and prosperity for all."
Waves crashing on a rocky shore. View of Plymouth Rock, with "1620" engraved on it. Coastline with hills and sea. A forest and primitive house of sticks. A church with watch tower. Reenactment of early immigrants felling trees and busy in a 17th Century settlement in Massachusetts. View upward of tall tree. Column on a building in Virginia; portico and clock on a building in Rhode Island;and a church in Carolina.The minuteman statue in Battle Green, Lexington,Massachusetts. Image of colonist James Otis. Statue of Thomas Jefferson. Image of Thomas Paine. Statue of Patrick Henry. Reenactment of British Red Coats charging up a hill during the American revolution. John Trumbull's painting, the "Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776" in the Capitol Rotunda, Washington,DC. A copy of the document. Reenactment of General Washington's troops and snowy encampment at Valley Forge, in 1777. The colonial troops marching in the snow.Painting of George Washington praying in a glen. Painting by John Trumbull of Lord Cornwallis surrendering to George Washington at Yorktown, Virginia, October 17, 1781. The Constitution of the United States in the National Archives, Washington, DC. Liberty bell swinging. Early American flag with 13 stars and 13 stripes. Animated map showing the original 13 States. Reenactment of early settlers, in wagon trains, pushing Westward from the original colonies. New States being added to the animated map, until all 48 continental American States are filled in. An American flag displaying 48 States.
Technicians and members in the laboratories and offices of WADC, Dayton, Ohio, United States. Aerial view of approach to Wright Air Development Center (Wright-Patterson Air Force Base), includuing view of Wright Memorial on Wright Brothers Hill. Low altituide aerial view of Aero Medical Laboratory, wind tunnel area, static structural tent building and the main flight line area. Hand holding book entitled, "Wright Air Development Center" (WADC). Hands open book-on first page is: "Mission of WADC". Interior, laboratory research building at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), airmen push rack down test area and into vault. Exterior view in Cambridge Massachusetts of the MIT Great Dome and Building 10 seen from Killian Court, with text engraving seen on building frieze: Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Two members of the Institute walk down steps of Building 10. Two technicians working in office building. Supersonic propeller undergoing test on large test stand. Superimposed over this picture are the words: Research And Development. Supersonic propeller undergoing tests. Two technicians at control panel of the test stand. USAF B-50 Superfortress aircraft in flight. Engine starting on B-50 in flight-plane equipped with special deicing equipment. B-50 in flight showing special test and research instruments and operator.