Postwar 5th Liberty (Victory) Loan drive in United States. Large crowd gathered. A huge facsimile Burroughs adding machine displaying Detroit's contributions towards postwar sale of Liberty Bonds during the 5th annual drive. It shows Detroit's goal (duty) as $55,494,413; Detroit's sales to April 22, 1919, as: $25,410,300, and the balance as Oversubscribed, with total sales from the drive reaching $ 68,688,800. An Army officer (without headgear) addresses a large gathering as he stands on a makeshift platform.
A review of research and development in guided missiles by the United States Air Force from 1919 to 1948. A civilian technician assembles first pilot-less aerial torpedo at Carlson Field, in Arcadia Florida. A launching track and gear. Technicians work on the missile beneath camouflaged netting. Attempted launching of the missile results in a crash due to track failure. The missile is launched and takes off. First successful launching of the aerial torpedo on October 24, 1919. The missile crashes immediately after the take off. First successful flight on October 2. Aerial view of hangars and airstrips of Wright Field in Ohio during early 1940s.
Purdue wins against Michigan during a college football game in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The crowd in the stadium cheers the teams. The game begins. The Purdue Boilermakers play against the Michigan Wolverines. At half time, the teams are tied at 14. The fans watching the game cheer the players. The third quarter of the game being played. In the final quarter of the game Michigan needed two points to win. At the end of the game the Purdue Boilermakers win with a score of 21 and upset the Michigan Wolverines who scored only 20 points.
World War I scenes of U.S. Army airplanes in action at the front. A picture of U.S. Army Major Henry A. (Hap) Arnold and California Forester Kurt Dubois, who, together, started the fire patrol practice by United States Army aircraft in1919. Army flyers lined up on a field. Army Curtis JN-4 (Jenny) airplanes in flight as smoke rises from the forests below. Weighted messages with ribbons attached, being dropped by pilots while in flight to inform about a forest fire. Later on after the installation of radios a pilot sends a message on a radio set in case of a forest fire. In 1920s, Crawler tractors used to skid logs out of the forest. In 1925, tractor with a blade was developed and used to build forest roads. In 1932, a Bulldozer being used to create firebreaks during a Southern California fire. A fire plow in operation.
American soldiers undergoing weapon identification training in the United States. Soldiers lying on ground, fire the .30 caliber Browning M1919 A4 Machine gun. Riflemen can fire 60 rounds per minute. Soldiers seated in trenches with rifles in hand. Sandbag wall behind them. They carefully listen to the firing. Soldier in the trench carefully looks out of the trench and points in the direction of fire. Bullets hitting the ground.
A review of research and development in guided missiles by the United States Air Force from 1919 to 1948. A GB-7 missile crashes in a scrubby wooded area. A GB-7 missile is assembled in a work laboratory. Men remove the protective cover from the nose section of the radar unit. A technician starts operating the radar unit in the nose section of the missile. The radar unit in operation. A radio control unit is mounted on the tail assembly of the bomb. Demonstration of the small stick control radio unit and control sections of the Azon bomb. A B -24 Liberator in flight drops a single Azon bomb. The bomb hits a bridge across a river. Multi drop of Azon bombs shows many smoke trails left by flares attached to the tail section of the bomb. The bombs drop on parallel course with a road leading through a wooden area. Razon bomb suspended from a chain hoist. Inserting a flare unit into the tail section of the Razon bomb. Two bombs are dropped at the same time. A technician works on the heat seeker section of a GB-6 free falling missile. A British Tall Boy bomb. The Tall Boy is the VB-13 bomb.