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A United States B-17 bomber in flight over Colorado from the Puebo Army Air Field, during World War II.

A United States Army Air Forces B-17 bomber, tail number 41-24636, taxis and takes off from Pueblo Army Air Field in Colorado, during World War 2. View over wing of the B-17 in flight. The B-17 backs away to the right, levels off, flies right to left and towards and down under camera plane. Aerial view of the rugged terrain with low hazy clouds. Propellers spinning in the foreground. The B-17 in flight during the late evening hours.

Date: 1943, March
Duration: 2 min 2 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Captain Gable and two airmen inspect a B-17 Flying Fortress during the filming of 'Combat America'.

The United States Army Eighth Air Force 351st Bombardment Group shooting for the film 'Combat America' in England. A United States Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress parked on the strip. Captain Clark Gable talking to GI in overalls. Captain Gable turns toward camera, and talks to someone off screen. Captain Gable and crew member in overalls, standing close to the B-17. An officer walks into picture, salutes and shakes hands with the Captain and carries on conversation. The three men walk under a wing of B-17 where they make a check on the super-charger. They inspect the landing gear,propeller, and flap. Captain Gable holds the propeller. Wing surface and antenna of the plane. The men check guns on the lower turret of B-17, then move to tail section where they check horizontal and vertical surface of the plane and the machine gun. Tail gunner of the B-17 sticks head out of window and talks to someone off screen. Top turret gunner does the same. Captain Gable, the officer, and crew member enter side door of B-17. B-17 taxis on runway and takes off. Old insignia on plane. (World War II period).

Date: 1943, February
Duration: 4 min 29 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
U.S. Army Air Forces B-17 crash-landed in desert near Biggs Army Air Field, El Paso, Texas, during World War II

A USAAF B-17F is seen where it crash-landed in the desert near Biggs Army Air Field, El Paso, Texas, on February 18, 1943, in World War 2. The film was shot some time later when salvage operations are underway including removal of engines. As the camera pans around the plane, a bent propeller is seen in the sand. The tail number 25326 is seen, identifying it as Boeing B-17F Flying Fortress, 42-5326, of the 351st Bombardment Group, 511th Bomb Squadron, with home base at Biggs Field. The camera focuses on the plane's empennage.

Date: 1943, February
Duration: 41 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Places in New Mexico, familiar to Ernie Pyle

Views of Ernie Pyle’s familiar places in New Mexico. Opening shot shows a man stepping from the porch of Ernie Pyle’s house, with great expanse of landscape in the background. A car driving along a quiet mountain road. People picnicking at a roadside table. Views of mountains and sky and a man leading a horse walking slowly up a sandy hillside. Horse-drawn wagon in the Pueblo of Isleta. A farmer plowing a field with a team of horses. Pueblo women placing rugs on a line and baking bread in an ancient clay outdoor oven. Pueblo residents celebrating Corpus Christi Day. They walk slowly carrying banners and flags. The local Priest says prayers for American soldiers away in World War 2. Inside the church, a Pueblo mother lights candles for her son, overseas, against a backdrop of stars representing each local man away in the war. Car is seen driving across a low bridge over the Rio Grande River. It drives slowly into the town of Sandoval, where a man leads a cow across the road in front of the car. Farmers cultivating rows of crops by hand. A woman sings accompanied by a guitar. A sheep ranch where shepherds on horseback move a flock. Sheep being herded into pens. View of sheep being sheared by team of men. Wool being piled into a truck. Mailman delivering mail to a country mailbox on a street in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Two girls in jeans walking in town. A girl comes out of a building and embraces a young soldier in uniform, who was waiting for her. Pedestrians on the sidewalks in the commercial district. Women with cut roses; playing cards; baking a cake; and cutting a lawn with a manual reel mower. A wedding party walking along the sidewalk. Two girls reading. People in various settings reading the Albuquerque Tribune (or the Journal) newspaper. Movie houses that show films in Spanish and English. Students walking on the grounds of the New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. More views of ordinary people in towns. Sheriff Harold Hubbell of Bernalillo County, who served with the 200 Coast Artillery on Bataan, in 1942, is seen mailing a letter. Former Governor, Clyde Tingley, now Mayor of Albuquerque, comes down steps of a building. A Navajo indian reading a newspaper. A rancher rolling his own cigarette. A young Spanish American man (Muchacho). Pretty girl (Muchacha) rides a bike. A Navajo man followed by his family. Sign reading “Bataan Relief” announcing a talk by a Bataan veteran of World War 2. View of the speaker, in uniform, speaking to a group of mostly women. (Narrator states they lost a whole National Guard Regiment to the Japanese after the Pearl Harbor attack in 1941.) Another glimpse of students at the State University. Another repeat glimpse of Pueblo women baking bread in outdoor oven. Views of girls and women. Various Views of Ernie Pyle with American troops overseas during the war.

Date: 1945
Duration: 4 min 53 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Mountains, plains and canyons in the Southwestern region of the United States.

Scenes of the South Western region of the United States. A map shows Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado. Scenic sweeping wide views of Mountains, plains and canyons in the United States in lofty mountainous area. View of the Grand Canyon. Tourists visit ruins. Ruins of Aztec dwellings in the Chaco Canyon area. The Pueblos at Santa Fe. Native American Indian Navaho Indians weave rugs. Indian Men and cowboys on wheel carts and horses in a dry area. Women sow seeds in the farm. Cattle grazing and Sheep graze in a field. A copper mine.

Date: 1942
Duration: 4 min 29 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Documentary titled " A Community at War" describes how Dayton,Ohio plans to increase the number of persons employed in its war plants

Film opens showing large factory building with all its lights on at night. Smoke stacks at industrial plant emitting white smoke against dark sky. Sparks flying outdoors from a steel plant at night. Workers inside a fabricating plant drawing a ribbon of hot steel from a roller and dragging a newly made sheet of metal across the floor. Two men with shovels stoking a furnace. Men shaping parts on forging machines. A group of men using sledge hammers to drive down pipe supports under a large piece of sheet metal. Employees at work in a crowded machine shop. A sign reading: "500 workers needed NOW Training on the job." A display of job recruitment announcements in newspapers. A room full of idle manufacturing machinery (ostensibly due to labor shortages). Sign on iron fence outside a building, reads: "Essential WAR WORK Day or Night Men and Women." Some more similar signs.Animated chart of Labor Needs with Labor supply lagging behind, superimposed on a drawing of a defense plant. Map of the USA highlighting areas of industrial might where labor shortages exist. Camera zooms in on Dayton, Ohio on the map. Aerial views all over the city of Dayton, Ohio. View from a tall building overlooking a major Dayton commercial street. The Gem City Savings building, with clock tower on top, at the corner of Third and Main streets. On April 7, 1943, two hundred leading citizens of Dayton are seen attending a meeting at which Stanley C. Allyn, President of the National Cash Register Company, is speaking. He speaks about the danger of Dayton falling behind its war production goals because of manpower difficulties. View of the audience, which includes several military officers in uniform. Allyn speaks of the potential for war work being moved elsewhere because of this, and challenges Dayton's leaders to solve the problem without requiring action from Washington. Next, an emergency committee of community leaders is seen around a table. Camera pans over attendees, including labor leaders from AF of L and CIO; Government officials present, including Area Director and Deputy Regional Director of the War Manpower Commission, and Chief of Program Requirements for the Region; leading industrialists and retailers are shown. Local officials seen include the Mayor of Dayton and Secretary of the Chamber of Commerce as well as the Commanding Army Air Forces Generals of Wright Field and Patterson field. In final scene, Stanley Allyn is seen at the head of the table, speaking to the group. He outlines three ways to obtain more war workers from the Dayton population.

Date: 1943
Duration: 6 min 8 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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