Scenes of the town Tucson in Arizona, United States. Old houses and buildings in the town. Late 1930s cars driving on a road in Tucson and parked outside a building. The Mission San Xavier de Bac is shown. The Pima County Courthouse with old cars parked in front. Views of campus buildings at the University of Arizona. Students on the campus of the university. Construction workers building new brick buildings in Tucson. This is constrasted with view of a Mexican worker mixing clay and straw to make Adobe bricks. The man presses the mixture into forms to make large bricks or blocks. Mexican American children sit by the side and watch him work. 1930s era cars drive on the streets of Douglas Arizona. Mexican mariachi street musicians wearing sombreros play guitars and sing. A city parade (possibly in Phoenix) heads down a street with a marching band and men on horses. Women and children watch the parade. A rodeo event in Phoenix is shown with men on bucking broncos and bucking horses.
Formation of U.S. Army Air Forces B-17s is seen in flight with clouds behind. Narrator speaks of salvaging them and similar older aircraft. . B-24 bombers landing at Davis- Monthan Airfield, to be placed in storage for preservation or salvaging. A sign reading, "Bone yard." B-24 taxiing into a Bone Yard filled with other aircraft. Among aircraft seen in the yard are those named: 'Double Trouble;' 'Gentle Annie;' and 'Boobie Trap.' Crews salvaging aircraft wheels and tires. Men removing an airplane wing, with a derrick. Aircraft being de-militarized. Plexi-Glass is replaced with aluminum skin. . Workers steam blast and paint aircraft that will be re-used for non-combat missions.
Salvaged Airplanes landing at Davis-Monthan Air Base near Tucson Arizona, shortly after World War II. One with no landing gear sliding on runway. One on fire during landing. Near crash landings. Air Force technicians cannibalize serviceable parts of the Aircrafts. They assemble airplane tails, gas tanks, oil radiators and oxygen tanks. Technicians reclaim other parts from the aircraft that can be reused.
Film stars arrive for a baseball training camp in Tucson, Arizona. Film stars James Stewart, Shelley Winters and Dan Duryea arrive at the camp. They arrive at the training camp with the Cleveland Indians. People seated in a stadium. The film stars play baseball.
The First Lady of the United States Eleanor Roosevelt arrives in Tucson, Arizona. An aircraft taxis after landing. Mrs. Roosevelt and others get off the aircraft. Mrs. Roosevelt smiles as she stands against the aircraft. A large number of people gathered around the aircraft.
Cleveland Indians train in Tucson Arizona. Team manager Al Lopez looks over his team. Six of them have returned back from the war, five from the Army and one from the Marine Corps. The players holding bats, salute. Players train and practice including Luke Easter, Bob Lemon, Mike Garcia, Al Rosen and Dale Mitchell. Spectators watch the training.