Officials dressed in white business suits, march, flanked by American flags,in a parade for the National Youth Administration, past the Captiol Building in San Juan, Puerto Rico. They are followed by youth in black overalls, shouldering spades. Behind them march girls, carrying a banner reading: "NYA, Caguas Proyecto." A truck comes next, displaying a large poster in its rear reading: "NYA for Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico Leads the way," amd listing various NYA youth projects in Puerto Rico. Youth carrying N.Y.A. banners and American flags come next, followed by more young men carrying spades. Youthful firemen stand beside reels of hoses and a sign reading: "Bomberos de Guayama." An official pins a badge on the lapel of a man being honored. Next, a fireman, and two youth demonstrate by spraying water from their hose along the street. Remainder of the film is a montage of views. Scene shifts to the harbor, where two U.S. Clemson class destroyers are seen. Then boys are seen playing on a beach. A closeup of a young woman. Closeups of several of the youthful firemen previously seen. Several youth with spades, seen from the rear. An American flag wafting in a breeze.
Aviator Charles Lindbergh visits San Juan, Puerto Rico. A huge crowd awaits his arrival at an air field. Lindbergh's plane 'Spirit of Saint Louis' lands and taxis. Men move towards the plane as it comes to a halt. Closeup of the 'Spirit of Saint Louis'. Several officials stand near the airplane as Lindbergh prepares to leave the cockpit. Among them is George H. Estes, Jr., Commander of U.S. Troops in Puerto Rico. ( He held rank of Brigadier General, in 1918, but now wears peacetime rank insignia of Colonel.) Others greeting Lindbergh include Puerto Rican government officials and civilians, who watch as Lindbergh climbs out of the cockpit. Lindbergh poses with Governor of Puerto Rico, Horace M Towner, and other officials.
Scenes related to the Stormfury cloud seeding research project. Roosevelt Roads Naval Station in Puerto Rico. Mountains in the background. A U.S. Weather Bureau DC-6 aircraft takes off. It is modified with a large radar housing on its belly. United States Navy RA-3B Skywarrior aircraft takes off from a runway. Second RA-3B taxiing and taking off from the runway. The aircraft in flight overhead. A DC-4 aircraft takes off.
Stormfury cloud seeding research project. A U.S. Navy Lockheed WC-121N aircraft of Squadron VW-4 parked on a runway in Puerto Rico. Second aircraft parked in the background. Two men pushing away an aircraft ramp from the side of the WC-121N aircraft. Port engines turning up. Men pulling chocks. The aircraft taking off from the far end of the field and in flight overhead. Letters 'Navy VW-4' painted on a side of the aircraft. Hurricane Hunters insignia painted on a side.
Stormfury cloud seeding project. Views inside a U.S. Navy WC-121N aircraft, from Naval Station Roosevelt Roads,Puerto Rico, engaged in cloud-seeding experiments, assisted by contractor Colorado International Corporation (CIC). Crewman seated at a radar console, controlling the "Seeder" aircraft. Crewman at a meteorology station aboard the aircraft. A man's hand turning dials on a machine at the meteorology station. A navigator using a weems plotter, E-6B circular slide rule computer, and dividers, He plots course, position, and estimated times of arrival at points along the route.Crew member from CIC confers with navigator. Some crew relaxing and playing cards while in flight. View of pilot and copilot in the cockpit.
Stormfury cloud seeding project in Puerto Rico. A man seated at a height finder. He works on the instrument. Two WC-121N aircraft flying in step formation. They fly over small scattered clouds.