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Newsreel titled 'One Millionth Security Check' depicting the millionth social security check given to a widow in Parma, Ohio.

Documentary titled 'One Millionth Security Check'. A woman representative of The Social Security Board at a house in Parma, Ohio. She gives the check to Mrs. Mary Thompson, the widow house mistress. Mrs. Thompson shown holding a number of Social Security checks. Two children of Mrs. Thompson, a girl and a boy playing with a wagon in garden outside the house.

Date: 1944, August 11
Duration: 35 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
A Japanese Mitsubishi A6M3 Type 32 Zero fighter plane being tested at Wright Field, Ohio, during World War II

Army Air Forces records describe this as flight tests conducted at Wright Field on a Japanese Mitsubishi Type 0 MK2-SSF Hamp fighter plane, Army Air Forces (AAF) No. EB-201. (Recognized later, as a variant of the Zero, these Mitsubishi A6M3 Type 32 planes were renamed "Zeke 32.") Flight tests were made from January 9th to March 10th, 1944, to compare this aircraft with AAF fighters and to verify tests made in Australia by the Special Duties and Performance Flight of T.S.-7, Directorate of Technical Services, Melbourne. Test pilot in the cockpit with engine running. Closeup of pilot (possibly Captain Ralph C. Hoewing, who became first Commandant of the AAF Test Pilot School). He takes off from the airfield. and is seen in flight. Various aerial views of the Zero are seen including: flying overhead and from above as it flies over Ohio farmland. The pilot enters a shallow climb; and is seen from above and behind. He performs a slow descending roll. Finally, he buzzes the airfield at low altitude and high speed, and then brings the aircraft in for a smooth landing. (Note: This aircraft was rebuilt by the Allied Technical Air Intelligence Unit in Hangar 7 at Eagle Farm Airfield, Brisbane, Australia, from the wrecks of five Mitsubishi A6M3 Type 32 Zeke's captured at Buna, New Guinea, during the war.) [ Ref. WWW. hangar7.org.au ]

Date: 1944
Duration: 4 min 1 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Governor Dewey being elected as the Presidential candidate at Republican party convention in Chicago, Illinois.

Republican national convention of 1944 in Chicago, Illinois. A banner in support of Governor Bricker of Ohio as a Republican Vice Presidential candidate. Pictures of Governor Thomas Dewey for the Presidential nomination. Representative Joseph Martin, Chairman of the Convention. Statesmen eat and discuss around a table before the convention. Wendell Willkie at desk. Cars outside the convention hall as people arrive. Delegates from various states across United States arrive at the convention. Newsmen at typewriters as they send out news about the convention. Cameramen record the proceedings at the convention. National Chairman Harrison E. Spangler opens the convention and invites Governor Earl Warren of California for delivering a keynote. Governor Thomas E. Dewey of New York at desk as he is elected as the Republican Presidential candidate.

Date: 1944
Duration: 2 min 31 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Destruction in coastal northeast USA from the 1944 "Great Atlantic Hurricane" (First example of a named hurricane in the US)

Views of The Great Atlantic Hurricane lashing at northeast United States areas (after having already hit the North Carolina Outer Banks), and views of the aftermath and early cleanup following the storm. Regions shown include Atlantic City, Long Island (where it came ashore as a category 3 hurricane on September 15, 1944), New York City suburbs, and parts of New England. High surf flooding boardwalks and coastal cities. Trees bent over and snapped in high winds. People walking with difficulty in the high winds. Streets of towns submerged in water. Coastal docks destroyed and large boats scattered high onto shore areas. Trees, poles, and wires downed over roads and homes. Entire homes moved off of their foundations and placed down the street. The "Great Atlantic Hurricane" was the first example of a named hurricane by the Miami Hurricane Warning Office, which later became the National Hurricane Center. The name was meant to reflect the hurricane's size and intensity.

Date: 1944, September 15
Duration: 1 min 56 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Various Allied Generals assume new commands in Italy during December, 1944, World War II.

On 12 December, 1944, at an airport in Naples, Italy, British General Sir Henry Nathan Wilson inspects an honor guard of American Military Policemen in formation. (Narrator states he is en route to replace the late Field Marshal Sir John Dill, in Washington, DC, USA) A contingent of British troops is also present as part of the honor guard, on the wet airport tarmac. (Narrator states that Wilson will head the British Joint Staff Mission and be personal military representative for Prime Minister Winston Churchill.) He approaches a line of U.S. military officers who salute him. Closeup of General Wilson With U.S. Army Air Forces Lieutenant General Ira C. Eaker, next to U.S. Vice Admiral Kent Hewitt. Also with them (back to camera) is British Admiral Sir John Henry Dacres Cunningham, Commander-in-Chief for the Mediterranean Fleet. Next, General Wilson and his party are seen boarding a British Avro York four-engine Heavy Transport aircraft. View from the ground, of the aircraft cockpit and the engines running as it taxis out for takeoff. Change of scene shows troops gathered in open air battlefield environment. General Mark Clark, now Commander-in-Chief of the Allied 15th Army Group, decorates some members of the 5th Army, as General Lucian King Truscott Jr. (new 5th Army Commander) stands by his side. General Clark says farewell to members of the 5th Army and shakes hands with many of them. (World War II; WW II; World War 2; World War Two)

Date: 1944, December 12
Duration: 1 min 2 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Steel production and daily life in Youngstown in Ohio

Exterior of steel mill in Youngstown, Ohio. Houses next to steel mill. Downtown Youngstown Ohio. Transit bus picks up passengers. POV bus traveling downtown street. Family with child exits bus. Shoe store window downtown with pedestrians. Workers entering steel mills via overhead bridges. Steam locomotive trains passing steel mills with good nat sound of whistles. Overhead crane bucket picking up iron ore. Bucket dropping iron ore into skip hoist. Skip hoist buckets moving up conveyor to blast furnace top. Workers smelting iron ore in blast furnace. Molten iron and slag pouring from blast furnace. Johnny Chonko controlling wheel to adjust blast control to furnace. Pete Zeeman, the 'blower' looks through blast furnace look glass to evaluate. Frank Melai, an immigrant from Italy, at the blast furnace. Frank looking at his Christmas tree at home with family. Frank's family opens gifts during Christmas. Frank puts a new smoking pipe into his mouth.

Date: 1944
Duration: 5 min 4 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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