Prototype (XF2D-1) of the U.S. Navy F2H McDonnell Banshee jet fighter plane during an introductory flight over Missouri in January, 1947. The aircraft carries the name Banshee on its forward fuselage, and identification number, etc. on its empennage.
A training film titled: 'Pro Patria Vigilans' on the wartime and peacetime activities of the U.S. signal Corps. United States Army General Douglas MacArthur aboard the U.S. Army battleship USS Missouri during the Japanese surrender ceremonies in 1945. Aircraft flying in formation overhead. Antiaircraft guns directed towards the aircraft. Signal Corps recruits train at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey. The recruits dive and swim across water. The soldiers attend lecture by an officer. A sign reads: 'Field Radio Course'. Men working in the radio room and are trained. An officer training the soldiers with the help of a model. The coastal defense training of the soldiers. The soldiers study the communication equipment. An aircraft takes off and lands near the message center. A sign outside the building reads: 'Master Message Center'. Officers seated at a desk, discussing a map.
Lew Worsham wins the United States Open Championship in a playoff, St Louis, Missouri. Lewis Elmer "Lew" Worsham, Jr. and Sam Snead, American golf players play golf on golf course. Spectators watch the game and applaud. Lew Worsham wins from 2 and 1/2 foot putt on the 18th green. Lew Worsham receives trophy.
United States navy launches mighty ship USS Missouri. Margaret Truman christens the battleship. Ship Missouri move from its bay area into water. Huge crowd gathered to watch the launch. Battleship Missouri sails on water surface.
LLD awarded to U.S. General John J. Pershing and General Crowder at the University of Missouri, United States. U.S. Army officer General John J. Perishing receives honorary degree at University of Missouri. President of the University of Missouri, Hill awards LLD degree to General Pershing and also to U.S. Military officer Enoch Herbert Crowder. General Pershing wears a cap and gown after receiving his degree. A finger point's to Pershing's name on diploma.
A film titled 'Uncommon Valor' about the raising of the U.S. flag by U.S. Marines on Iwo Jima, Japan during World War II. United States naval fleet underway off the coast of Iwo Jima. U.S. Army Air Forces aircraft in flight. U.S. 4th and 5th Division Marines disembark from a ship and get onto landing crafts as they head towards the Iwo Jima shoreline. Marines land ashore and advance inland. They raise the American flag on Mount Suribachi. A newspaper boy sells newspapers on a street in the United States. A picture of the raising of the flag on Mount Suribachi. View of sculptor Felix De Weldon as he carves a sculpture of the flag raising event. Scenes from the unveiling and dedication ceremony of the original limestone statue on November 10, 1951, at the Marine Corps base in Quantico, Virginia, for the 176th anniversary of the founding of the Marine Corps. (The version of the statue seen in this footage had been placed in front of the Navy Department Building at the intersection of Constitution Avenue and 19th Street Northwest, Washington, D.C on 10 November 1945. It features 9 foot figures at 1.5 times life size scale. This sculpture was moved to Quantico Marine Base on 17 November 1947. It had been originally constructed by De Weldon of Indiana limestone, cement, and sand due to a lack of bronze during the war. At the time of its move to Quantico in 1947, the statue had deteriorated due to weather. Also, coats of paint to give the look of bronze had hidden much of the detail and had to be removed. Felix de Weldon supervised the repairs at Quantico before the statue was officially dedicated at the main entrance of Quantico on 10 November 1951, as seen in this ceremony). Officers lined up at the ceremony and many guests in the audience. A parking lot seen in the distance behind the assembled crowd. Cover sheets being removed as the war memorial is unveiled at Quantico.