Motorcade moves on roads during tour of Western Kentucky by majority leader Alben W. Barkley, in Paducah, Kentucky. Barkley steps out of his car and waves towards a large crowd present to greet the leader. Press photographers take photographs.
Damage caused due to flood in Ohio Valley , United States. Newspaper headlines read: '80000 desert homes as Midwest streams rage to higher levels'. People engaged in the rescue and relief work. Men aboard small boats as they carry on rescue work in the steets of downtown Louisville Kentucky. Buildings along the flooded area. Flooded buildings in Evansville Indiana and Paducah Kentucky. Flooded farms and fields washed away. Marooned livestock atop a levy. A dog atop a car. A cat perched in a 2nd story window just atop flood waters. Aerial views of the flooded Ohio Valley heading toward the Mississippi River. View of the blasting of the so called "fuse plug" in the levy below Cairo Illinois (on the Missouri Side at the junction of the Ohio River and Mississippi River) to prevent the flood waters from destroying Cairo. An army of workmen building extensions on top of the levees near Cairo Illinois to protect it from the flood. Water lapping at the wall built by the workers.
World War II. B-17s of the United States Army Air Force (USAAF) 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) 'Hell's Angels' staging at Dow Field, Bangor, Maine, on their way to their base at RAF Station Molesworth, in England. Airmen work on a parked Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress. Names and artwork on the B-17s: Nose, body, and tail art reveal names like: 'Perk the Jerk', 'Gunnin for Marijane' under the dorsal turret, 'Duke of Paducah', 'Klee's Lounge', 'Kiler Kilgore', 'Hell Cat', 'The 8 Ball', 'The Duchess', 'One 'o' Clock Jump', 'The Devil Himself' under the aircraft nose, 'Bad Check', 'Delta Rebel No. 2', 'Knock-Out Dropper', 'Sky Club' and 'Continental' on propellers, 'Wild Bill' on a nose, 'Pepper Box' under a dorsal turret, 'Wee Willie Woo', 'Hornet's Nest', 'Lady Fairweather', 'Margaret - M' under a dorsal turret, 'Canuck' on a nose, 'Squirt' and 'Maggie' on propellers, 'Mimi' on a nose. A B-17 called 'The Green Hornet'. Two airmen stand under the aircraft. 'Yahoodi' with 'Si the Gonuf' made on an aircraft. Note: From Brian O’Neill’s “303rd Bombardment Group” here is the fate of the name ships in this film. “Hell Cat” 41-24580, pilot: T.O. O’Connor, fate: MIA 23 Jan 43
“The 8 Ball” 41-24581, pilot: W.R. Calhoun, fate: C/L UK 20 Dec 43
“The Duchess” 41-24561, pilot: H.L. Stouse, fate: ret USA, 7 Jul 44
“One O’Clock Jump” 41-24582, pilot: W.N. Frost, fate: MIA 12 Dec 42
“The Devil Himself” 41-24612, pilot: R.S. Hayes, fate: ret USA 20 Dec 44
“Bad Check” 41-24587, pilot: B.B. Southworth Jr., fate: MIA 11 Jan 44
“Knockout Dropper” 41-24605, pilot: J. Rolle, fate: ret USA 27 Mar 44
“Lady Fairweather” 41-24568, pilot: A.R. Redding, fate: MIA 23 Nov 42
“The Green Hornet” 41-24603, pilot: E.J. Sanderson, fate: MIA 23 Nov 42
“Yehudi” 41-24608, pilot: F.A. Saunders, fate MIA 3 Jan 43
(Also seen is a 91at Bomb Group B-17:“Delta Rebel No. 2” 42-5077, pilot: Lt Birdsong, fate: MIA 12 Aug 43. It is seen because the 91st BG was passing through Dow Field at the same time, during deployment to England.)
Shown is tail section of a U.S. B-25 medium bomber, tail number 43-36154, assigned to the 11th Air Force, 77th Bombardment Squadron (Medium). Twin tails and tail gunner position and guns visible. Snowy slopes seen in background. In the first scene that shows members of the flight crew standing in front of number two engine, they are believed to be: starting back left (moving to the right behind the propeller): Armorer/Tail gunner: Samuel Ward Craig (Shelocta, PA), Pilot: Willard L. Castledine (Three Rivers, MA), Radioman/Waist Gunner: Hugh W. Wilson (Paducah, KY), (coming around to the front of the propeller on the right moving left), Navigator/Bombardier: Kemmer W. Schricker (Davenport, IA), Co-Pilot: Kenneth H. Wait (Rickreal, OR), Engineer/Turret Gunner: Roman F. Ales (Luling, TX) The crew members pull engine #2 through, with the propeller, to assure against hydraulic lock, before starting.
Count Turf wins the Kentucky Derby in Kentucky, United States. A large crowd of fans arrives for the Kentucky Derby. A large numbers of cars parked in the parking lot. Newspapers grabbed from a stack. Kentucky Derby pins on display for sale. A woman pins flowers on the dress of another woman. People wear fancy glasses and sun glasses. As a man smiles, his diamond studded teeth sparkle. An old men reads a newspaper. Spectators watch the derby. Celebrities include the Duke and the Dutchess of Windsor, publicist Steve Hannigan with actress Anne Sheridan, and actress Greer Garson with Senator Anderson People stand in a queue to buy tickets at a ticket window to bet on the race. Horses in the race include 'Mameluke' , 'Counterpoint', 'Fan Fair', 'Sonic', 'Ruhe', 'Battle Morn', and 'Repetoire' Racing horses at the starting gate. The race starts. The spectators watch through binoculars. Count Turf, the son of Count Fleet and the grandson of Reigh Count both of which were derby winners, wins the Kentucky Derby. View of the score board. Count Turf stands in the winner's circle wearing a garland of flowers.
63rd Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Kentucky. A large number of spectators gather to witness the 63rd Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. War Admiral takes an early lead and goes on to win the race. Pompoon and Reaping Reward finish second and third. Winning horse rider being presented a bunch of flowers.