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.
U.S. Army Air Corps 1st Provisional Wing at an annual training in Sa Francisco, California. U.S. Army Air Corps A-3 aircraft taxi along a field and take off. Aerial views of San Francisco as A-3 aircraft fly above it. A-3 aircraft in formation flight above the Pacific Ocean off the coast of San Francisco. Aircraft in flight above the clouds. Brigadier General William Gillmore speaks into a microphone from cockpit of B-2 aircraft as he controls A-3 aircraft through radio.
U.S. Army Air Corps 1st Provisional Wing at an annual training in San Francisco, California. U.S. Army Air Corps C-3 aircraft on a field. California state police men load motorcycles into the aircraft. A policemen tries to put on a parachute. A pilot helps the policemen to put on the parachute. Policemen board C-2 aircraft and bid goodbye. A girl bids adieu to a pilot. Nearly 200,000 spectators at the Mills Field, San Francisco. U.S. Army Air Services LB-6, B-2, A-3, P-12 aircraft in flight. Spectators look on. A-3 aircraft lays a smoke screen.
A film on the history of U.S. soldiers. Various American landscape wide views, some with roads, some with natural features. Plains, deserts, mountains in the United States. A mountainous area in the western United States. A snowcapped mountain in the background. Three elderly United States Civil War veteran soldiers, both Union and Confederate, walking together in a American military cemetery. United States Army soldiers wearing helmets and marching at an Army base or encampment. U.S. soldiers marching on Constitution Avenue in Washington DC during a parade. They hold rifles and a soldier holds the U.S. flag. U.S. Army cavalry unit riding on horses in formation. Elevated view of an American city square with snow capped mountains rising in the background. Other American cities in the west with city center areas, pedestrians, and 1930s and 1940s automobiles on the roads. Cars parked at a large industrial factory with a water tower rising up. Aerial view of an urban, western United States city with a bridge over water in background. Aerial views of various American cities. United States Army infantry soldiers march along a road and then cavalry are seen galloping by on horses. A railroad train approaching the camera and then passing by at high speed, with views of the locomotive, cars, wheels, and railroad tracks. View of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California. Point of view shot from front of moving railroad train in Colorado on the edge of gorge near the Rocky Mountains. A river steamboat or paddle steamer with a bridge in the background. Men harvesting sugar cane in Cuba. Lock gates on the Panama Canal opening, as seen from a ship waiting to enter. A World War I memorial sculpture honoring American soldiers.
Promotional documentary titled 'By The Way of Panama - California The Golden'. Describes views of California to be seen on a cruise from New York, via Panama. The sea shores of California with rocks and sand. A passenger ship sailing in the harbor of San Diego. Views of the San Diego Harbor. The ship, called the "Pennsylvania" reaches harbor of Los Angeles. The buildings and streets of the city of Los Angeles. A Hollywood film studio with shooting underway. Luxury homes of LA. The ship moves on to San Francisco. The harbor of San Francisco including Alcatraz Island in background. Views of the surroundings from a high ridge in San Francisco.
U.S. Army trucks of the 1919 motor transport convoy drive past a moving trolley car on a street in Oakland, California. Spectators gather along side of street at ferry slip to watch as convoy trucks board a ferry boat for trip to San Francisco. Several men watch from upper deck of the ferry. A boy with a bicycle watches from beside a fence. View from upper deck of the ferry boat, of trucks driving aboard. A line of civilian cars sits to the side as the army vehicles drive aboard. View from the ferry boat underway in San Francisco harbor. Next, the convoy is seen driving along street in San Francisco, on September 7, 1919. The Mayor of San Francisco, James Rolph Jr., conversing with officers of the convoy, as they stand on a flag wrapped stand during a formal greeting ceremony. More views of convoy trucks in the city and lined up on hill overlooking San Francisco Bay.