Maneuver flight of aircraft Curtiss P-40C's. Views of P-40Cs in formation over Mount Shasta in California.
Sacramento River and snow covered Mount Shasta in California are seen. Building material for the Central Valley Project Shasta Dam being transported with the help of the world's largest conveyor built; a Good Year rubber belt for hauling materials for constructing the dam. Railroad of rubber stretching from Redding California to the dam site, being used to transport building materials at Shasta Dam construction site.
A flight over Mt. Lassen in the Shasta Cascade, California. United States Army Air Service (USAAS) Airco DH-4Ms take off from Mather Field. DH-4M, strut and wing wires of DH-4M airplane. A DH-4M aircraft flies over snow-covered, wooded and mountainous terrain. Mt. Lassen seen. Wing wire bracing of the airplane in the foreground. A pilot in the cockpit. Mt. Lassen in the background. The pilot looks out from both the sides of the cockpit. Snow-covered Mt. Lassen. Volcano top of Mt. Lassen. The DH-4M aircraft flying over the crater of Mt. Lassen. The aircraft flies over the snow-covered precipice of Mt. Lassen. The airplane circles over the crater. The wingtip of the airplane is visible as it circles the peak. Lieutenant Carlyle Ridenour and Lt. Eugene Batten pose beside their DH-4M aircraft.
Shasta Dam in Shasta Lake City, California is ready to generate power during World War II. Shasta Dam, part of the Central Valley Project system is ready for transmission. Water flows through conduits into 100,000 horsepower turbines that drive huge generators. Men walk in front of the power system ready for transmission.
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
Pilots prepare for the second lap of globe flight in United States. The airplanes leaves Mather field for Seattle. People gather to bid them good bye. A large crowd gathers at the field. Airplanes fly in the sky. High altitude view of the field. The plane crosses Columbia River. It crosses Mount Shasta. It flies over Sand Point, Seattle. The plane lands in water at the Canadian Territory. People gather to greet the pilots. They receive British colors and memorial souvenir of Prince Rupert.