U.S. Army 44th Division honors American actor and U.S. Army First Lieutenant Audie Murphy at Fort Lewis in Washington. Audie Murphy along with officers standing and being greeted by people. He gives an autograph to a woman. Soldiers march in formation. Murphy and other officer review them from a reviewing stand. Mechanized units and tanks parade.
The filming of 'To Hell and Back' at Fort Lewis in Washington State, United States. The movie crew, including Director Jesse Hibbs, on the grounds. Camera and crew mounted on a trolley as it moves across a field. Camera and crew mounted on a car. Soldiers of the 44th Infantry Division lined up on the field. U.S. Army First Lieutenant and actor Audie Murphy stands by while 2 soldiers put on their helmets. The crew films the scenes.
The film crew shoots a portion of the film 'To Hell and Back' at Fort Lewis in Washington, United States. Movie crew around a camera. Camera mounted on a car. Soldiers of the 44th Infantry Division march as the crew makes the film. U.S. Army First Lieutenant and actor Audie Murphy presented the Congressional Medal of Honor by an officer. Soldiers march as the crew shoots the film. Officers on review stand.
Tacoma Narrows bridge collapses in Tacoma, Washington. Vehicles passing under Tacoma bridge. Car parked on the bridge as it starts swaying. The Tacoma bridge, aka "Galloping Gertie" collapses from the center. Part of broken bridge falls into water.
Barrage balloons being tested in the United States. Barrage balloons in flight. A motor being removed from a gondola and a basket being attached. Men get into the basket to study the tactics of observation from a captive balloon. A barrage balloon lifts off. Ground crew handles a steel cable. The 3rd Observation Balloon Squad learns the details of observation at Fort Lewis, Washington. An instructor trains recruits. A barrage balloon in flight at Fort Lewis. Goodyear barrage balloon comes out of a hangar at Wingfoot Lake, Ohio. Tail of a barrage balloon in flight. A barrage balloon being filled with helium. It takes off and in flight during a test.
Panorama of business district Tacoma in Washington, United States. Aerial view of buildings. A drawbridge. Ships at anchor. Pacific Avenue, the main business artery of Tacoma. Horse-drawn vans and pedestrian traffic. Several parks and open spaces in the city. Residential areas in the city. Point Defiance Park. Exterior of several buildings. Men walking in parks and towards the buildings. Complete change of scene, from Tacoma, to views of the first Thurston County Courthouse, in Olympia, Washington, where the State Legislature met in a new East Wing, from 1905 to 1927. (Aka the old Capitol).