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.
Mild flow of vehicle traffic at a street in Magnolia area of Seattle,Washington. Shell gas station in background and cars parked on both the sides of the road. Vehicles move past the shops. gg's Broiler Restaurant is seen.
Crewmen carrying small handbags enter bunk room of a ship in Seattle,Washington and chat with each other. A fireman and a 3rd class officer talk to each other. Personnel having their meals in the mess area.
Scenes of downtown Seattle, Washington. Pedestrians cross streets near Pike and 4th Ave. Vehicular traffic, including an orange 1966 Ford Mustang and a white Ford Thunderbird is seen. Buildings seen include the Equitable Building, Florsheim Shoes, Rivkins Jewelers, and Pay n Save. A monorail train is seen near Pine Street.
Bow of a United states Navy destroyer escort Charles E. Brannon underway in sea in Seattle,Washington. Ship moves at flank speed.
A man watches at main control panel in engine room of United States Navy destroyer escort Charles E. Brannon in Seattle,Washington.. A man scans the sea as he looks through binoculars from the upper deck of the destroyer escort. Changing speed indicates engine room watch.