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Roswell New Mexico USA 1946 stock footage and images

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Ernie Pyle reports in newspaper about why he likes Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Tribute to war correspondent, Ernie Pyle in New Mexico. Newspaper column by Ernie Pyle, called "The ROVING REPORTER." In it Pyle mentions many places he could live, including the Pacific Northwest, New England, the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Key West, California, and Honolulu. Images of these places are shown. Farmers loading hay in the Northwest; A church in New England; A paddle wheeler ship on the Mississippi River; A seaplane coming in to land on the water at Key West, Florida; Aerial glimpse of Golden Gate Bridge; the Diamond Head mountain in Honolulu. But Pyle chose to live in Albuquerque New Mexico. View of a passenger train arriving at station in Albuquerque. The street and house where Ernie Pyle lived A woman on the porch of the house petting Pyle's dog Cheetah. Inside the house are views of his study, books, and photographic memorabilia. View of Pyle with American soldiers in World War 2. American troops marching in war zone. Troops trying to keep warm in snowy conditions, and advancing in street fighting and other places, firing at hidden enemies Scene shifts back to Pyle’s study at home and focuses on a map of New Mexico. Glimpse of Santa Fe and its Capitol building, and its old Palace of the Governors. Persons on horseback riding in the town of Taos, and views of its Pueblo village. Gravestone of famous Frontier Scout, Kit Carson. Coal being moved in open rail cars from a mine in New Mexico. Street scene in Roswell and the New Mexico Military Institute with cadets marching in a field. View of Silver City, and of various metal ores being mined. Carlsbad Caverns, seen with visitors on a walkway in front of a huge opening and views inside the caverns where visiting children are singing the hymn, Rock of Ages. Views, back again to Ernie Pyle’s home, its study and living room, with his dog Cheetah sitting on one of the chairs.

Date: 1945
Duration: 3 min 33 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
B-29 "Dave's Dream" and crew preparing to participate in Operation Crossroads atomic testing

The B-29, "Dave's Dream," taking off from Roswell Air Base, New Mexico, for the Marshall Islands, to participate in Operations Crossroads. Major Woodrow P. Swancutt, pilot of the B-29 Superfortress bomber, "Dave's Dream," leads his crew as they all don their parachutes and survival gear prior to boarding the aircraft for takeoff. They then enter the aircraft via a crew ladder in the nose wheel well area.

Date: 1946, June
Duration: 2 min 41 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Military and civilian applications of radar and electronics

1946 Film about military and civilian applications of radar and electronics. View of the LaGuardia Airport Administration Building (passenger terminal) in New York, with control tower and various antennas on its roof. A TWA Constellation and DC-3 airplane on the airport ramp, as another aircraft is on the final approach to land. Commercial cargo vessels in New York harbor (Statue of Liberty barely seen in the misty background). A passenger railroad train speeding along the tracks. Radar returns shown on a plan position radar scope, tracking weather returns. Tropical storm hitting a seaside area. Scientists and technicians at work in a laboratory filled with electronic equipment. View of buildings at U.S. Army Signal Corps' Camp Evans, New Jersey. Sign above one entrance reads: "Evans Signal Laboratory." Inside the laboratory, images created by radar signals bounced off the moon are seen on a radar scope, during "Project Diana," on January 10, 1946. View of the Army's GB-4 radio controlled television glide bomb, suspended on a chain inside a building. It rotates around showing various views. Scene shifts to a launching track outdoors at a coastal facility, where a glide bomb takes off raising smoke as it accelerates along the launch path. Next, a GB-4 glide bomb is released from underneath a B-17 bomber in flight. It is seen flying away from the aircraft. Inside the aircraft, a crew member views its progress by means of television images received from a transmitter in the front of the bomb. Glimpse of the television images. View from the ground of the GB-4 bomb gliding to the ground and exploding. Views of a German V-2 rocket at Launch Complex 33, White Sands Proving Ground , New Mexico, where it was being tested by the U.S. Army Ordnance Department in 1946. Inside a control room, an Army technician gives the signal to launch, and the V-2 rocket fires and rises straight into the sky, with its fiery tail visible as it gains altitude. More views of scientists, engineers, and technicians inside a Signal Corps electronics laboratory. Soldiers being trained in radar technology, seated at an electronic array. An army staff sergeant technician working on radar components. A variety of different radar antennas rotating outdoors.

Date: 1946
Duration: 1 min 51 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
From Labor Department documentary. Montage of World War II scenes from start to finish,including American home front.

Opening scene shows Adolf Hitler reviewing German troops on parade. German paratroopers jumping from Junkers Ju-52 aircraft. View from the ground of paratroopers descending from three Ju-52s. The Japanese attack on Pearl harbor, December 7, 1941. Heavy smoke rising from the leaning USS Arizona after she is hit by bombs. Newspaper headline reading "Pearl Harbor Bombed!" American soldiers leaving Camp Stoneman, are seen assembled on a pier at the Pittsburg California waterfront to board one of the ferries that would take them to Piers 15 and 45 on the Embarcadero in San Francisco. A sign at pier reading:"Through these portals pass the best damned soldiers in the West." Glimpses of soldiers firing howitzers in World War 2. Glimpses of the civilians supporting the war effort. Auto factory workers walking near a war production plant during shift change. A new army truck leaves a factory. War production workers assembling the turret on a Sherman tank. Guns and turrets being manufactured. Factory floor filled with new pursuit airplanes. A B-25 Mitchell bomber aircraft taking off. Aerial view from bomber of its bombs exploding over enemy target below. Freight trains carrying United States military supplies. Supplies being loaded aboard a ship for the U.S. and Allies. The American battleship USS New Mexico firing a gun, and firing guns from triple turrets. Workers assembling aircraft engines in a war plant. A woman at work in a war materiel production plant. Gun camera images from warplane strafing a ground target. World War 2 Victory parade along 5th Avenue, New York City, in 1946. Washington Square triumphal arch in background. Various views of the parade. Laid off war plant workers looking for new jobs. Ship carrying returning United States soldiers back home after the end of World War 2. Disabled soldiers and sailors making their war to a Military Air Transport Service C-54 aircraft. More views of the disabled veterans who were injured during World War II.

Date: 1945
Duration: 1 min 31 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Technicians carry out tests on foot and mouth disease virus at the Plum Island Animal Disease Center in Long Island, New York.

A film based on the Plum Island Animal Disease Center in Long Island, New York which is dedicated to study of foreign animal diseases. Animated map of the United States of America depicts the New England region of the U.S. affected with foot and mouth disease of animals during year 1870 and Mexico and Canada affected by epizootics in 1946 and 1952 respectively. A technician stores animal foot and mouth disease virus in a laboratory freezer.

Date: 1958
Duration: 1 min 57 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Atomic device being loaded on B-29 Superfortress, "Dave's Dream," for operation Crossroads Test Able at Bikini Atoll

Two airmen pushing a trolley with contents covered by canvas. They are moving it towards B-29 Superfortress, "Dave's Dream," sitting on the airfield ramp, surrounded by armed Military Police guards. Airmen cover the bomb bay door and lower part of the B-29 with a canvas to prevent the nuclear device from being seen during loading. The canvases are removed after loading and the aircraft's engines are started. Bomb bay doors are then closed.

Date: 1946
Duration: 3 min 11 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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