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Views of Japan and its militarism from 1937 through 1943 . Construction of B-29 bombers in the United States

Volcanic eruption and creation of island of Japan. Glimpse of map of Japan. Gardens and rivers. Two men demonstrate samurai sword techniques. Japanese soldiers advance through smoke carrying rising sun flag. Chinese suffering under Japanese military occupation. Two executed with rifles. Japanese soldiers waving weapons and red ball flags. A DC-3 aircraft flying over a Japanese Pagoda. Vies of Old Japan. Farmers at work. One manually turning a water pump with his feet. A man using a pole to propel a boat. Modern methods adopted in Japan for terraced farming. Japanese building railroads. Japanese modern locomotive on South Manchurian Railway. in 1934. A Japanese twin engine bomber taking off. The Japanese ocean liner, Asama Maru, in the 1930s. Glimpse of numerous ships in Tokyo harbor. Western style architecture in modern Tokyo buildings. Neon lights on the Grand Palace Hotel and other establishments in Tokyo. Industrial smoke stacks. Women at work in a silk factory. Finished product stamped "Made in Japan."Steel ingots being made in a Japanese steel mill using scrap iron imported from the U.S.A. Chinese victims of 2nd Sino-Japanese War. Japanese troops on parade. Fallen American Marines on shore of Tarawa Atoll in the Pacific in World War 2. Japanese high ranking officers reviewing troops on parade. Japanese warships underway. Troops parading beneath the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. American B-25 bombers on flight deck of the USS Hornet, headed to bomb Tokyo.A crew of Doolittle's Raiders standing by their plane. B-25 taking off from the Hornet. Formation of B-25s in flight. View from bomber of smoke rising from bombing of Tokyo below. Brigadier General Jimmie Doolittle pledging to repeat bombing of Tokyo. Supply train entering a Boeing Company defense plant. Workers being scrutinized as they enter the facility and punching in at a time clock. Poster in the plant picturing a B-29 bomber on a message in German describing it as an instrument for a "Destruction Battle against the Luftwaffe." Bold letters, above, in English read: "They're Promised-Let's Deliver 'em!" And, below, the words: "B-29, Super Bombers." Slabs of aluminum sheets fill a factory room. Overhead traveling cranes move them. Workers use heat and brakes to shape the aluminum sheets. Multiple views of the aluminum being machined and stamped to specifications. Wings being fabricated. Relatively unskilled labor using jigs to perform the work. Woman operating an overhead crane moving a wing in the plant. Views of plane parts moving across the ceiling via cranes. Women driving rivets into wings. Men and women employees working inside fuel fuel compartments of wings. A floor full of engine nacelles. A floor full of 2200 HP radial engines. A skeleton nose section being fabricated. Midsections and bomb bays being assembled. Workers crawling through the airframe during assembly. A woman working on a connecting tunnel. Sub-assemblies made by contractors arriving at the plant. More views of Boeing employees including young, old, men, and women, at work in the plant.

Date: 1944
Duration: 11 min 0 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
City of Tokyo and Olympic Committees preparing for the Olympics games to be held.

Tokyo gets ready for Olympics. Engineers and workers working on a flyover. New highways, subways and streets are being built to take care of the influx in the city. View of Olympic flag. The Olympic Committees preparing for the first games to be held in Tokyo and examine the road map. Worker working in office. View of map showing roads to Olympic stadium. Several views of National Olympic Stadium where Olympic Games are to be held.

Date: 1963, September 9
Duration: 1 min 6 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Luncheon at Bolling AFB celebrating the 1929 flight endurance record of Fokker airplane named Question Mark, and 1963 speed record of a B-58 bomber.

Opening scene shows large group of retired Air Force officers seated at a number of tables in the Bolling Air Force Base Officers' Club. Closeups of General Carl Spaatz, Lieutenant General Ira Eaker, Lieutenant General James Ferguson (Deputy chief of staff for research and development at Headquarters Air Force), and Major Sidney J. Kubesch (who, in October 1963, was aircraft commander of the B-58 bomber that set a speed record, flying 8,028 miles from Tokyo to London in 8 hours, 35 minutes and 20.4 seconds). Old time aviators, Colonel Harry Halverson and aviation mechanic, Sergeant Roy Hooe, who both flew on the Question Mark, are also seen. Closeup of a model B-58 Hustler bomber sitting on a luncheon table. Closeup of a model of the Fokker C-2A "Question Mark" next to old log book. ( This clip also shows two unidentified women participating in the luncheon.)

Date: 1964, January 29
Duration: 2 min 9 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Retired veteran aviators share Luncheon at Bolling AFB celebrating Air Force record-setting flights in 1929 and 1963.

A large group of retired Air Force officers are seen seated at a number of tables during a luncheon celebrating the 35th anniversary of the 1929 endurance record setting flight of the Fokker C-2A aircraft named "Question Mark." The event is in the Bolling Air Force Base Officers' Club. Closeup of General Carl Spaatz, addressing the group from a podium. Colonel Harry Halverson and aviation mechanic, Sergeant Roy Hooe, who both flew on the Question Mark, are listening, along with Major Sidney J. Kubesch (who,in October 1963, was aircraft commander on the B-58 bomber that set a speed record, flying 8,028 miles from Tokyo to London in 8 hours, 35 minutes and 20.4 seconds). Lieutenant General Ira Eaker addresses the group next. Closeup of him and of General Spaatz tilting his head to hear. The audience applauding. Sergeant Roy Hooe then addresses the group. The clip ends as the luncheon ends and the participants socialize.

Date: 1964, January 29
Duration: 2 min 45 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
USAAF B-29 Superfortress bombers drop bombs over industrial targets in Tokyo, Japan during World War II.

Bombings in Tokyo, Japan during World War II. A bomb truck backs up to a United States Army Air Force ( USAAF ) B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber at an airfield on Saipan, Mariana Islands during the preparations for Tokyo bombing. A soldier writes 'Only the Beginning' on a bomb. The soldier wheeling a bomb cart to the underside of the aircraft. An airman on the top of the aircraft. A Commandant briefing the members of the 21st Bombing Command. Mission leader United States Air Force Brigadier General Emmett O'Donnell and Commanding General of 21st Bombing Command Brigadier General Haywood Hansell, Jr., look at a document and discuss on the airfield. USAAF pilot Robert Morgan, who piloted B-29 Dauntless Dotty, with another crew member. The men beside the B-29 Dauntless Dotty which would lead the team. B-29s lined up on a runway. B-29 Dauntless Dotty takes off. Several men on the airfield watch. A man beside a camera mounted on a tripod takes pictures. The B-29s take off one after the other. They head towards Tokyo. A map shows the flight path from Saipan island to Tokyo, Japan over the Pacific Ocean. Aerial view of Tokyo. The B-29s drop bombs over target areas. Explosions occur in the bombed areas. The B-29s drop more bombs over industrial targets. Explosions occur. The B-29s head back to Saipan after the bombardment. U.S. Army tents in Saipan. Japanese aircraft drop bombs over an airfield in Saipan. Thick clouds of smoke rise from the bombed areas. Wrecked B-29s in view. Flames and smoke rising from the bombed areas. Wreckage of the Japanese aircraft shot down in the raid. Men extinguishing fire. A B-29 taking off from the airfield.

Date: 1944, November
Duration: 4 min 22 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Japanese radio facilities in Tokyo Japan; live studio orchestra playing and broadcasting to South America before World War II.

Radio facilities and broadcasts in Japan before World War 2. Japanese radio facilities in Tokyo. Broadcasting to South America. Radio towers and radio facilities in Tokyo, Japan. Building of Radio Broadcast Center. Flag of Japan on the building. Interior of the building. A Japanese conductor walks to podium and prepares to conduct orchestra. Musical instruments or in-studio orchestra play. Animated map of Latin America and South America. Sign on the animated map. Animated map describes radio broadcast in South America. Animated map of Japan shows Tokyo.

Date: 1939
Duration: 2 min 10 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: Spanish
 
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