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.
New United States B-29 Superfortress bombers on the tarmac and taxiing, landing and taking off at the Boeing Aircraft Plant Number 2, in Seattle, Washington. New B-29, tail number 46-1808 is seen. Employee stands fire guard as a B-29 starts engines. Activity on the field.
United States Army Air Service (USAAS) Douglas World Cruiser (DWC) fly over a mountainous region in the United States. Three DWCs take off. A small crowd in the foreground. Six DWCs in flight. American flag flies from a flagpole. A DWC flies over hangars and lands in an open field. Two DWCs fly above scattered clouds. A cloud layer between mountain oaks. The wing of a Airco DH-4M airplane is visible. A DWC flying over a mountain range. Two DWCs fly over a mountain range. Three DWCs in flight over Seattle, Washington. Views of the Columbia River. USAAS Airco DH-4M in flight over Seattle River. A DWC in flight. Mt. Shasta in the background. Views of Seattle as an airplane ( Airco DH-4) performs barrel rolls over the city. Aerial views of heavy smoke rising from a forest fire in a mountainous region.
Flight line at the Boeing aircraft plant Number 2 in Seattle, Washington. Views of a new United States B-29 Superfortress, serial number: 46-1805. B-29 takes off and flies low over the airstrip.
America's first jet transport takes off from Seattle, Washington. The airplane takes off from a runway. The airplane sets a new transcontinental speed mark with a non-stop flight from Seattle to Baltimore in 3 hours and 48 minutes. High altitude view of an area. The airplane in flight over sea. A ship underway at sea.
Eagle with arrows and olive leaves, symbol of Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. Scenes of warships and plane crash. A crowded ship. A woman cheers. United States President Harry S Truman and United Nations Secretary General Trygve Lie at a function offer to destroy atomic weapons in 1946. A building. Large number of people in a hall. Students in a class. Height measurement of a girl. Students leave school. Buildings of New York. Flags of different countries. Capitol building in Washington DC. United States President Johnson addresses the Congress talking about peace but simultaneously stresses on "Those who test our courage will find it strong, and those who seek our friendship will find it honorable." A bomber plane fly. Missile goes underground and its top is closed. Sun sets down.