Japanese billiard player Masako Katsuro in Sacramento, California. She is married to American Air Force Sergeant. She demonstrates her skills to Air Force men. She hits balls on the billiards table. Men applaud.
Pilots assembled in room, plan route for round the globe flight in United States. Officers and pilots in a room hold a model of a plane and discuss about it. They mark places on the globe. President Calvin Coolidge wishes aviators a safe journey. In Santa Monica, California, crews prepare for the departure on the first leg of their journey to Sacramento. Mrs Martin, wife of Commander Christens near the airplane. Other pilots stand nearby her. Major Martin places his luggage aboard. Farewell lunch to the pilots. Pilots service the planes. Map shows the places in which the pilots will fly. Planes fly to Sacramento. Mayor Elkins of Sacramento welcomes the aviators and crew. He wishes them good luck on the remainder of their journey.
Major catastophe events of the year 1952. Views of destruction on the ground in Elizabeth, New Jersey, after American Airlines flight 6780, a Convair 240, crashed into a house at Williamson and South Streets on January 22, 1952. Burned wreckage and devastation seen at the crash site in Elizabeth following the crash and subsequent explosions damaging or destroying multipole houses in the 600 block of Williamson Street. In the first few seconds of the clip, the Battin High School for Girls is seen in the background. The school was adjacent to the crash but not hit. Narrator also describes the crash of an Army transport plane in California which killed 86 soldiers, but no images of that crash are shown. Next scenes shift to England, on September 6, 1952, as a de Havilland DH.110 jet aircraft, piloted by John Derry, explodes in midair after achieving Mach 1 and then beginning a left bank and climb at 450 knots during the 1952 Farnborough Airshow. Spectators at the British air show are seen on the ground in the area below the explosion and where debris rained down on the crowd causing deaths and injuries. Engines from the blown-up DH.110 plane (prototype, ID WG236) are seen hurtling through the sky toward Observation Hill immediately after the mid-air explosion. Scenes show crowd working to tend to the wounded and shocked families and children crying.
Trucks of the U.S. Army 1919 motor transport convoy moving smoothly on well-paved road as they approach Sacramento, California. Next, they are seen driving in the streets of Sacramento, where American flags fly from buildings and crowds line sidewalks to welcome them. Scene shifts to the convoy moving along a road winding through the Montezuma Hills just west of the small delta town of Rio Vista, on their way to Oakland, California. Close view of trucks passing the camera, with hills and trees in background.
U.S. Army Air Corps B-2 aircraft in flight in Sacramento, California . U.S. Army Air Corps B-2 bomber aircraft in auto flight on April 24th, 1930. Pilot of the aircraft sitting with his arms crossed in the cockpit. Aircraft in flight as it returns from San Francisco. Aerial view of the Capitol in Sacramento, California.
A film titled ' Gay ceremony marks opening of a huge bridge' shows large people gathered to witness the opening of Tower bridge over River Sacramento in Sacramento,California. Governor Frank Merriam presides over the ceremony. Cars pass over the Bridge. Balloons being released in the air to mark the occasion.