Aftermath of a September 17, 1934 fire in Nome, Alaska. Debris spread across a large area after a massive fire swept the city of Nome in Alaska. Soldiers near a damaged car. A view of the area with debris all around. The 1934 Nome Fire began at Steadman Avenue between First and Third Avenues.
Charles A Lindbergh (Lindy) and wife, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, in Nome, Alaska on their survey flight over the Great Circle route from New York to Tokyo, for use by commercial airlines. The Lindberghs pose in front of their Lockheed Sirius airplane, parked in the water behind them. (It is equipped with pontoons as a float plane.) Citizens of Nome are turned out to greet them. The Lindberghs cleaning up their aircraft. The couple is seen mingling amongst a large group of Eskimo men, Women, and children, who turned out to see the famous aviator. Next, Lindbergh stands behind his wife, as she sits in the seat of a sled hitched to a team of dogs. The Lindberghs ride with the Eskimo sled driver as the team of dogs pulls the sled over the tundra grass. Later, they pose with three women dressed in furs. They also pose with several Eskimo women.
U.S.Army Air Service flying expedition to Alaska and back. DH-4B aircraft of the Black Wolf Squadron preparing to depart Mitchel Field, Long Island, New York, on their record-breaking flight to Nome, Alaska, and return. Change of scene to Alaska. Captain St. Clair Streett and other members of the expedition posing next to the DH-4B flown by 2nd Lieutenant C.H. Crumrine. An itinerary of their flight on the fuselage of the airplane. Two aircrew hold pet dogs.
Cruise of the whaler Herman to the Arctic. A dog mobile railroad at Nome in Alaska. Dogs pull the rail car with people seated in it. The 50 miles long railroad. Herman in the docks. Crew waves to the natives as they depart. Herman arrives at Port Clarence. A fishing camp on the beach. Natives near tents at the camp. A native woman seated.
The U.S. Army Air Corps Alaska expedition flight of 1934. YB-10 aircraft of the Alaska Flight are parked at an airport in Fairbanks, Alaska. Hangars are seen in background. One of the aircraft is starting its right engine. Camera pans the grass field where YB-10 are parked (and a dog stands in the center of the field). The Pan American Airways logo is painted on front of a hangar and "Pacific Alaska Airways" below it. A wind sock is atop the hangar. Scene shifts to Lieutenant Colonel Henry "Hap" Arnold, standing with his aviators in front of a YB-10 airplane. He is receiving a large symbolic "Key to the City," from Fairbanks Mayor, Ernest B. Collins. They shake hands, and Mayor Collins takes his hat off to Colonel Arnold and his fliers. Arnold and Collins pose for a closeup. Camera pans across the Alaska Flight airplanes parked on the field
The U.S. Army Air Corps (USAAC) Alaska Flight of 1934 departing Fairbanks Alaska on flight back to Washington, DC. Their YB-10 aircraft are seen in a line on the airfield. Spectators are at the edge of the field to see them off. Next, the aircraft are seen taxiing out for takeoff, with their Commander, Lieutenant Colonel Henry Arnold, piloting the lead aircraft, the "City of Fairbanks." Other aircraft follow in succession. Colonel Arnold's airplane takes off and proceeds in a shallow climb. Slate tells first leg is 640 miles to Juneau in 3 hours and 55 minutes. Map shows North America with outbound course to Alaska from Washington, DC, traversing the Great Lakes, Edmonton, Prince George, and White Horse, to Fairbanks. But a moving arrow shows return route via Juneau. Snow-covered mountains seen from a YB-10 on this return leg. Aerial shots of several YB-10s in formation. Slate announces next leg as 940 miles and 5 hours and 40 minutes to Seattle, Washington State. Aircraft and crews of the returning Alaska Flight, seen on a grass field in Seattle. Lieutenant Colonel Henry Arnold, expedition commander, leads his fliers across the field. Slate states remaining distance to Washington, DC, as 2700 miles and 14 hours. More shots of YB-10s in formation aloft. Shot of a YB-10 with farmland below. Ten YB-10s seen in formation, and the animated map completes the journey to Washington, DC. Aerial view from above of several YB-10s below, flying over the Potomac River, in Washington, DC, with the Lincoln Memorial, and Arlington Memorial bridge visible below. The formation of 10 planes barely visible above the Capitol building. The YB-10 named Juneau, taxiing across Bolling Field, after landing. (This segment of film is reversed, so the name and Alaska Flight logo are mirror-reversed.) The last of the 10 aircraft pulls into position on the flightline. Lieutenant Colonel Henry (Hap) Arnold stands in front of his fliers who hold a large totem pole souvenir. Secretary of War, George H. Dern, greets the returning aviators and poses next to Colonel Arnold.