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United Atates Air Force officers observe preliminary ground tests of Boeing DASH -80 experimental jet transport aircraft

United States Air Force Officers walk around Boeing DASH-80 experimentsl prototype aircraft parked at the Boeing field, Renton, Washington, United States. Views from vehicle riding on the airfield runway. Boeing Stratocruiser aircraft (Air Force C-135) seen parked beside the runway. Boeing test pilot, Tex Johnston, waves from cockpit of DASH-80, taxis it to runwah and makes high-speed run on the ground. He returns and parks. Boeing technicians crowd around and about the aircraft and pilot Johnston walks amongst them.

Date: 1954
Duration: 1 min 32 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Construction of first Boeing Model 717 (KC-135) U.S. Air Force military jet tanker, at Renton, Washington. USA

The first U.S. Air Force jet tanker prototype being assembled in the Boeing Renton plant in Washington, USA. Like the Boeing 707, Its design is based on the Boeing Model 367-80 ("Dash 80"). But it is smaller, overall, than the 707, has a narrower, windowless fuselage, different cockpit window configuration, etc. Engineers are seen looking at design drawings placed on a wing. A worker climbs partway out of cockpit window.. A woman works on an engine nacelle. Several views of the plant interior with all activity concentrated on construction of this single aircraft.

Date: 1956
Duration: 2 min 25 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Wives collar their husbands after a beard growing derby and shave them in Renton, Washington.

Wives shave their bearded husbands after a beard growing derby in Renton, King County, Washington. Participants of beard-growing derby sit. Women collar their bearded spouses and pour shaving cream on their faces. They shave their beard. A dog with a beard seated. Men with tapes on their face seated as they pose.

Date: 1939, July 14
Duration: 46 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
United States KC-135 rolls out of the assembly line for its first public appearance at the Renton Plant in Seattle, Washington

Film titled 'The Jet Stratotanker-An introduction to the KC-135 airplane'. U.S. KC-135, an aerial refueling tanker aircraft rolls out of the assembly line for its first public appearance at the Renton Plant in Seattle, Washington. People gather in large numbers. A KC-97 in crowd's background. A U.S. B-52 takes off from the runway. Scenes of KC-135 and KC-97 in flight. Shows KC-97 refueling several aircraft such as F-84, RB-45C, B-47 and B-52 at a high altitude. A Boeing 357-80 (Dash 80) takes off from an airfield. A B-52 comes in contact with the refueling boom of the Boeing 357-80.

Date: 1956, July 18
Duration: 4 min 2 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
KC-135 takes off for its maiden test flight from the Renton Plant in Seattle, Washington.

Shows a series of pre-flight tests being performed on a Boeing KC-135 at the Boeing Flight Center of the Renton Plant in Seattle, Washington. Boeing wing flaps and tail rudder being tested. Technicians work at engines of KC-135. Interior view of a control room. KC-135 takes off for its maiden test flight. KC-135 in flight. KC-135 lands successfully after the test flight. Refueling boom of KC-135.

Date: 1956, August 31
Duration: 4 min 50 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Dedication of Marine Corps War Memorial at Quantico Virginia, and sculptor Felix de Weldon working on sculpture for Arlington location.

The U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial original statue during its unveiling ceremony at the Marine Corps base in Quantico, Virginia on November 10, 1951 (This is after the statue had been moved from its original Constitution Avenue location in Washington DC in 1947, and subsequently renovated under sculptor de Weldon's supervision while it was in Quantico.). A sign on the memorial reads "Uncommon valor was a common virtue, 1945." Next scenes show sculptor Felix de Weldon as he works to build the larger Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Virginia, which was dedicated in November 1954. Felix de Weldon measuring a model of the flag raising on Iwo Jima made by him. de Weldon and others on his team work to carve the large war memorial in plaster before it is cast in bronze. Views of the sculpted faces of the six Marines who raised the flag on Iwo Jima: Faces of John Bradley, Rene Gagnon, Ira Hayes, Franklin Sousley, Harlon Block and Michael Strank. Brief glimpse of the original flag raising scene on Mount Suribachi in February 1945. Next scene, circa 1954 or 1955, shows the completed Marine Corps War Memorial in bronze, in Arlington Virginia, with Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial landmarks of Washington DC in the background. Close-up views of faces of a young boy, an elderly woman, and a middle aged man who removes his hat. American flag fluttering in the breeze atop the war memorial.

Date: 1955
Duration: 5 min 35 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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