Army troops are welcomed in Seattle, Washington as they return from the Korean War. GIs return to Seattle after rugged services on the Korean Front. GIs and troops aboard USS General LeRoy Eltinge at sea. The army transport USS General LeRoy Eltinge (AP-154) arrives at a harbor and gets a harbor welcome. An officer waves at civilians. Women standing with bouquets wave at the GIs. The GIs disembark from the ship and are greeted by their families and wives. A convoy of trucks loaded with GIs pass through the streets of the city. The citizens of Seattle standing on both the sides of the road welcome the GIs. People welcome them by giving them flowers.
A college football game between the University of Illinois and the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. A large crowd gathers in a stadium to watch the game. The game in progress. The crowd cheers and applauds. The Fighting Illini win the game over the Huskies 27-20.
Documentary about the U.S. Army's flight around the world in 1924, employing four Douglas World Cruiser aircraft. A flag of United States. Crowds gather around around. the four Douglas World Cruisers, named Boston, Chicago, New Orleans, and Seattle, as they prepare to depart from Seattle, Washington, on their expedition. One of the aircraft taking off. All the aircraft in flight over Seattle Washington. Major Frederick F. Martin Commander of the flight. An animated map shows the aerial expedition's route and locations of various accidents and incidents that beset them along the way. View of one Douglas World Cruiser in flight, equipped with floats. The expedition was completed by the Cruiser,Chicago, crewed by pilot, Lt. Lowell Smith and Lt. Leslie Arnold; and by the
New Orleans, crewed by pilot, Lt. Erik Nelson and Lt. Jack Harding, who are seen being congratulated by expedition Commander, Major Frederick F. Martin upon their completion of the mission in Seattle, on September 28, 1924.
6 crew members and 6 occupants die as a B-50 Superfortress bomber crashes into an apartment in Seattle, Washington. The crashed four engined B-50 bomber which was designed to carry atomic bombs to distant targets. The apartment in which the bomber dived shortly after taking off. Firemen douse fire. Damaged cars and wreckage. The damaged apartment. Victims are carried out.
The World Series of Motorboating, the Gold Cup Race, held in Seattle, Washington. Men seated in a motor boat. The motorboat gets underway and moves through water. People watch the race. The motorboat 'Quicksilver' submerges in water and the racers die in the accident.
The U.S. Army Air Corps (USAAC) Alaska Flight of 1934 departing Fairbanks Alaska on flight back to Washington, DC. Their YB-10 aircraft are seen in a line on the airfield. Spectators are at the edge of the field to see them off. Next, the aircraft are seen taxiing out for takeoff, with their Commander, Lieutenant Colonel Henry Arnold, piloting the lead aircraft, the "City of Fairbanks." Other aircraft follow in succession. Colonel Arnold's airplane takes off and proceeds in a shallow climb. Slate tells first leg is 640 miles to Juneau in 3 hours and 55 minutes. Map shows North America with outbound course to Alaska from Washington, DC, traversing the Great Lakes, Edmonton, Prince George, and White Horse, to Fairbanks. But a moving arrow shows return route via Juneau. Snow-covered mountains seen from a YB-10 on this return leg. Aerial shots of several YB-10s in formation. Slate announces next leg as 940 miles and 5 hours and 40 minutes to Seattle, Washington State. Aircraft and crews of the returning Alaska Flight, seen on a grass field in Seattle. Lieutenant Colonel Henry Arnold, expedition commander, leads his fliers across the field. Slate states remaining distance to Washington, DC, as 2700 miles and 14 hours. More shots of YB-10s in formation aloft. Shot of a YB-10 with farmland below. Ten YB-10s seen in formation, and the animated map completes the journey to Washington, DC. Aerial view from above of several YB-10s below, flying over the Potomac River, in Washington, DC, with the Lincoln Memorial, and Arlington Memorial bridge visible below. The formation of 10 planes barely visible above the Capitol building. The YB-10 named Juneau, taxiing across Bolling Field, after landing. (This segment of film is reversed, so the name and Alaska Flight logo are mirror-reversed.) The last of the 10 aircraft pulls into position on the flightline. Lieutenant Colonel Henry (Hap) Arnold stands in front of his fliers who hold a large totem pole souvenir. Secretary of War, George H. Dern, greets the returning aviators and poses next to Colonel Arnold.