USAAF (United States Army Air Forces) squadron provides air support to U.S. 5th Army in Siena, Italy during World War II. Animated map of Italy highlights Siena. USAAF bombers taxi and take off from an air strip. A formation of bombers in the sky over Siena. Bombs are dropped over Siena on 11th April, 1944. Smoke billows up from explosions.
People perform acrobatics with silken flags during best "banner" thrower competition at "Palio" Anniversary at a square in Siena, Italy. Drum and band masters on side. People dressed as soldiers. Large crowd gathers. A horse race goes on at Piazza del Campo.
A horse race in Siena, Italy. Horses comes out of a castle. Jockeys ride the horses. A huge crowd gathers to watch the race. Horses race on the track. Buildings in the background.
Japanese international activities during World War II, 1931-1945. Troops embark for Manchuria. Shanghai lies in ruins (1937). Japanese delegation leaves the League of Nations. Soldiers fire artillery and guns. War in China. Italian troops invade Ethiopia. French troops guard Madrid. A party celebrates the Axis pact of 1940. The dignitaries of the three nations: Italy, Germany and Japan celebrate the signing of the pact. Chinese refugees clog the street. Pearl Harbor being attacked. Remnants of the U.S. fleet assemble. The U.S. amphibious assault on Guadalcanal. General Macarthur returns to the Philippines. Iwo Jima being attacked by the Allies General Buckner watches Japanese surrender on Okinawa. Kamikaze planes attack Us aircraft carriers.
Royal motorcade carrying Italy's King Vittorio Emanuele III, Prince Humbert, and Italo Balbo, Minister of Aviation through row, upon row, of Italian Air Force military airplanes (900 in number) amassed on Ferrari field in Bologna, Italy. Most of them are Fiat CR.1 aircraft. Closeup glimpse of the royal car passing airplanes and crews standing at attention. Next, the King and Italo Balbo are seen on an elevated platform, where Balbo points out something of interest to the King. View from a height of the planes parked in formation. The King and his entourage of high-ranking officers and officials standing by a building along with Roman Catholic Cardinal Nassali Rocca Di Corneliano,Giovanni Battista of Bologna. Dozens of Italian Air Force planes demonstrating close formation flight overhead. Closeup of Air Force Minister, Balbo with King Vittorio Emanuele III. Waves of planes flying low overhead.
The start of the 1931 Ford Commercial Airplane Reliability Tour at the Ford Airport in Dearborn, Michigan, on Sunday July 4th 1931. Opening footage at forefront right shows the Gee Bee model E Sportster flown by Lowell Bayles to a fourth place finish. Forefront center-left is the Great Lakes biplane flown by Joeseph Meehan. A number of various aircraft are parked on the airfield, including an autogyro. Visitors on the airport ramp look at airplanes on display. The museum clock tower and other buildings at Greenfield Village are visible in the background. View looking outward from inside a hanger. A squadron of U.S. Army Air Corps Boeing P-12 pursuit airplanes parked in rows, with propellers all set horizontally. A light high wing monoplane takes off followed, successively, by two Ford trimotor passenger aircraft equipped with wheel pants. View of a biplane landing. A crowd standing in front of a hangar and several officials standing in the grass. People posing on the ramp with airport building in background.