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Defense Early Warning radar sites (DEW Line), White Alice communications systems, and North American Air Defense (NORAD)

Aerial views of Dew Line air defense radar installations in the Northern part of North America. Ground views of a man dressed in furs riding a dog sled. View from the sled of the dog team pulling it. The man and dog team moving in the snow past black microwave antennas of the "White Alice" Alaskan Communications system. Aerial view of a White Alice complex containing huge red and white checkered microwave antennas. Oil tanks and other facilities at the site. Scene shifts to closeup of receiving and relaying antennas of the White Alice system. View of a Dew Line radar site. Narrator explains how the Dew Line stations work in concert with the White Alice system. Closeup of radar antenna rotating and fade to a radar screen where a target is being painted by a sweeping beam. Operator at the radar screen picks up phone to inform NORAD (North American Air Defense Command). View of the NORAD Headquarters Building at Ent Air Force Base, Colorado Springs, Colorado, with mountain in background and flags of the U.S. and Canada flying from flag poles in front of the building. View inside the command and control area of the headquarters. A large tracking board on which radar information is depicted. view of a radar station complex on land and one out at sea. A Lockheed EC-121 radar picket aircraft in flight and a radar picket ship at sea.

Date: 1959
Duration: 2 min 4 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Douglas World Cruiser aviators land in the United States and are greeted by a large crowd after their round the world flight.

U.S. Army Air Service Douglas World Cruisers (DWC) in the United States after their first flight around the world. The pilots of the world cruisers Lieutenant Lowell H. Smith and Lt. Erik H. Nelson land at Labrador. The world cruisers circling. The world cruisers afloat inland. A vessel coming towards a shore. Naval officers greet the aviators. At Maine Coast, three world cruisers flying overhead as seen from a ship. A crowd awaiting the fliers to greet them. View of a harbor with the world cruisers flying overhead. A world cruiser coming in for a landing. The world cruiser afloat. Two men standing on pontoons. The pilots as they alight from a naval vessel. Greetings are exchanged. Fliers talk over a radio.

Date: 1924
Duration: 2 min 49 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Douglas World Cruisers take off from the U.S. for their first flight from America to Asia.

U.S. Army Air Service Douglas World Cruisers (DWC) in the United States during the first flight around the world. In Aleutian Islands, Alaska: Flier Douglas World Cruiser on a lake before the hop across the Pacific to Japan. A snow-covered mountain in the background. Two cruisers. One of the cruisers warms up. One of the cruisers as it is being raised onto a Coast Guard ship. Raised aircraft engine shows engine change in Lieutenant Leigh Wade's (Pilot of the World Cruiser) airplane for a hop to Attu Island in Japan. Lt. Lowell H. Smith standing on the nose of the aircraft holding the propeller blade. A stationary cruiser on a shore. Another cruiser seen. Both are equipped with pontoons. Three of the world cruisers in flight while they are in their first flight from America to Asia. Animated map shows the dangerous route across the Pacific. The Pacific crossed by airplane. Animated map of the coastline of North America and Asia with 'Second Division Chicagoff to Kagoshima, Japan' written on the map.

Date: 1924
Duration: 2 min 17 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Pan American Highway Commission delegates visit Washington DC

Group of 37 members from the Pan American Highway Commission visit United States. The group from 19th sovereign states of Latin America study the highways of North America. The group gathered for a picture with Secretary of State Charles Evans Hughes on the steps of the State, War, and Navy Building (later called the Executive Office Building) on Pennsylvania Avenue. President Calvin Coolidge welcomes the group, and stands together with them on the White House lawn. Another image of Calvin Coolidge alone follows text of one of his quotations.

Date: 1924
Duration: 3 min 0 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Pan American Highway Commission presents a commemorative plaque at the Pan American Union in Washington DC

Delegates of the Pan American Highway Commission present a gift after a month-long tour of the United States in 1924. Ceremony at the Pan American Union in Washington DC. Tablet is unveiled inscribed with the title 'Highway of Friendship', and presented as a gift to the Highway Education Board. The first line of the tablet reads, "Commemorative of the Official visit of the Pan American Highway Commission to the District of Columbia and the states of North Carolina, Kentucky, Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New Jersey June 2 to July 3, 1924. The happiness and prosperity of the people of the United States have been greatly enhanced by your definite program of Highway education...." U.S. Secretary of State Frank B. Kellogg accepts the tablet and speaks to those gathered.

Date: 1925
Duration: 1 min 12 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Production,transportation and assembling of Boeing KC-135 parts in different parts of America.

A Boeing 367 Dash 80 lands on an airstrip. Shows parts of a test airplane being transported to the Boeing Flight Center in Seattle, Washington. Interior view of the test center. A tank constructed for the hydrostatic testing of Boeing fuselage. A production line for Boeing KC-135. Fuselage section of KC-135. Boeing KC-135 parts are manufactured by companies across different parts of America such as War Aircraft Manufacturer in Riverside, California, Northrop Aviation in California, Twin Coach Company in Buffalo, New York and Ryan Aeronautical Company in San Diego, California. A large Boeing part being transported on the Great Northern Railways. Boeing parts being brought in assembly at the Renton Plant in Seattle. Scenes of Boeing parts being manufactured inside the plant.

Date: 1957
Duration: 4 min 29 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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