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Igor Sikorsky, in Vought-Sikorsky VS-300 helicopter, sets new record for sustained flight,at Stratford, Connecticut

Igor Sikorsky seated inside Vought-Sikorsky VS-300, an experimental helicopter at a field behind the Vought-Sikorsky plant off Sniffens lane, Stratford, Connecticut. Sikorsky takes off in his VS-300 helicopter attempting to set a new world's endurance record for sustained flight. At one point during the flight, Robert Mackellar III, an employee, in white lab coat, holds up a sign reading "Worlds Record BROKEN, 1 hour 20 mts, as the helicopter continues to hover, breaking the record of 1 hour, 20 minutes and 40 seconds, set in 1937 by Heinrich Focke in Germany. Judges check their watches to confirm the airborne time of the helicopter. The Vought-Sikorsky VS-300 helicopter sets a new record of 1 hour and 32 minutes sustained flight.

Date: 1941, May 6
Duration: 46 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. fighter aircraft designer Igor Sikorsky sets a record for hovering in air for 1½ hours in a VS-300 in Connecticut.

Designer of U.S. fighter aircraft Igor Sikorsky sets a new record for hovering in air for 1:32 in Vought-Sikorsky VS-300 helicopter in Stratford, Connecticut. People stand around the VS-300. A three-blade rotor rotates. VS-300 raises up from the group. The VS-300 hovering in the air. The VS-300 lowers down on the ground. People cheer and wave to Sikorsky for setting a record. People stand around Igor Sikorsky. A man approaches Sikorsky to congratulate him.

Date: 1941, May 6
Duration: 41 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Granada Hills, California beats Stratford, Connecticut, 2-1 in extra inning of the Little League World Series.

Spectators fill bleacher seats to watch the Little League championship game in Pennsylvania. View of Dave Sehmen, of Granada Hills, California pitching against Stratford Connecticut. Narrator states that he struck out 18 batters. Glimpse of spectators in the stands. Next, California takes a one-nothing lead as their catcher, Ken Kinsman, gets the only extra-base hit of the game, a home run in the 4th inning. Views of fans scrambling for the ball where it lands, and of Kinsman rounding the bases. Fans applauding in the stands. Harold Smith of Connecticut is seen stealing second base and advancing to third as another Connecticut batter grounds out to first base. Smith is seen sliding into home plate to even the score, when California catcher Kinsman lets a pitch get past him. In an extra inning, Kinsman is seen hitting a single to right field. View of him (number 10) on first base. Team mate Fred Seibly (number 6) hits an infield grounder and Kinsman is forced out at second. But the throw to firat for a double play goes wild and Seibly advan\ces to second. James Walker then hits a looping fly over first base that brings Seibly home for the win. Members of the California team celebrate on the field with their coaches.

Date: 1963, August 28
Duration: 1 min 38 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Igor Sikorsky piloting VS-300 helicopter and setting a new record for suspension flight.

Shows Vought-Sikorsky VS-300 helicopter taking off vertically and in flight. Shows early helicopters, the Ornithopters, and Igor Sikorsky piloting VS-300 on May 6, 1941, setting a new record of one hour and thirty two minutes for suspension flight.

Date: 1941, May 6
Duration: 2 min 0 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Igor Sikorsky at the controls of the VS-300A helicopter during a free flight. It rises and then settles back to the ground.

The VS-300A helicopter, built by the Vought-Sikorsky Division of United Aircraft Corporation,Stratford, Connecticut. Demonstration free flight without cables attached to ground. A slight improvement on the VS-300, the sign on side of helicopter reads, 'VOUGHT-SIKORSKY VS-300A' This is an early 300A with two tail rotors. Inventor and Engineering manager of the company, Igor Sikorsky, is at the controls. The helicopter ascends and then descends and lands.

Date: 1940
Duration: 9 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Church and parishioners in Polish section of Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1941

Film opens showing Saint Michael's Archangel Church at 310 Pulaski Street, in the Polish section of Bridgeport, Connecticut. Snow is seen on some church stairs. But the main entrance is cleared and some parishioners are entering there. Many others are emerging from other exits. (The Marchlinski brothers, Joseph and Anthony, have been identified walking towards the left at TC: 00:24 through 00:27.) Various views of parishioners leaving the church. All are in winter clothes. Closeups of some as they pass the camera. View of church cornerstone displaying the date: September 2, 1907 and St. Michael Church (in Polish). Closeup of men conversing on sidewalk near the church. Most wear fedora hats. But one, who seems somewhat senior, wears a bowler. Ladies and gentlemen are seen wearing hats.

Date: 1941, February
Duration: 1 min 21 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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