On Utah and Mormonism (LDS or Latter Day Saints). Dramatization of the Mormon migration, showing large wagon train crossing prairies and wagons, horses, and cowboys crossing a river; scenes of snow covered mountains as people continue westward; view of people overlooking Salt Lake City valley. Mormon people farming, locust attack on farms and people massed together beating down locusts with shovels. Depiction of seagulls arriving in mass to destroy the locusts. Elevated view of Salt Lake City including Mormon Temple, Temple Square, and Utah State Capitol building in the mid 1940s. View of Fort Douglas building in Utah. Sign on board reads 'Separation Center Fort Douglas'. U.S. Army soldier at the separation center in Fort Douglas after his return from duty in World War 2. Army corporal receives a certificate that reads 'United States Army Honorable Discharge'. U.S. Army Corporal with his wife.
War veterans in Utah, United States. A sign for the city of 'Ogden'. Traffic on the streets. A sign reads 'Entering the Cedar City'. Farmers till and plow farm land. Cattle graze on farm lands. A war veteran talks to Veteran's Department official. The veteran meets the Dean at the University of Utah campus. He enrolls for a course at the university and attends lectures.
Job opportunities for war veterans after World War II. Exteriors of a building in Salt Lake City, Utah. A sign reads 'Fort Douglas'. War veterans receive documents at an office. A veteran walks down a flight of stairs with a girl. He drinks soda and shops for a tie. Veterans enjoy skiing down snowy slopes. Girls swim in a lake. A sign on a building reads 'Veteran's information center'. A war veteran meets an official and talks about job opportunities for veterans. A sign reads 'Geneva steel company'. Columbia Iron Plant in Utah. A coal mine in the state. Interiors of a plant. Workers enter a mine in freight cars. A sign reads 'Welcome to Bingham Canyon'. A copper mine at the Bingham Canyon. Women workers inside a plant as they work on machines.
United States and Chinese airmen at Bergstrom Field, Austin, Texas July 1946.
The Neo-Classical building is the Texas State Capital at Austin, Texas and Austin Texas is noted on the graduate’s diploma “Bergstrom Field, Austin, Texas”. At this time the 349th Troop Carrier Group was based at Bergstrom and assigned to the Third Air Force, Tactical Air Command as noted on the diploma. Also “Air Force Combat Units of World War II” Edited by Maurer Maurer states this unit trained Chinese crews to operate C-46 aircraft.
Film is very interesting in that it visually shows the transition from “Army brown to Air Force Blue” for the C-46s still carry the I TROOP CARRIER COMMAND insigne on the nose, with was disbanded on 4 Nov 1945 but they have the new AAF wide "Buzz Numbers" for all aircraft operating solely within the continental USA, by T.O. 07-1-1 of November 1945 and the graduate’s diploma is notating the new post-war air force type command reorganization of March 1946.
Coverage of a project at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah to determine the most effective means for destroying Japanese-type fortifications. 105mm Howitzer firing at targets into a hillside. Ground fire controllers at radio equipment. United States Army Air Force ( USAAF ) A-26 Invader bomber aircraft fire 11.75 inches Tiny Tim rockets and a USAAF P-47N Thunderbolt fighter aircraft fires 11.75 inches Tiny Tim and 5 inches rockets. Explosions on the ground throw billows of smoke up in the air. Photographs evaluating the results of rocket attacks. Tiny Tim rocket being mounted on P-47N aircraft.
Coverage of a project at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah to determine the most effective means for destroying Japanese-type fortifications. An unexploded Tall Boy (12,000 pound HE bomb) in a target area. The Tall Boy bomb hits a hillside. Smoke rises from the explosions on the hillside. A United States Army Air Force ( USAAF ) B-29 Superfortress bomber and a USAAF B-17F Flying Fortress bomber in flight and bombs fall. A survey team inspects the targets. Explosions at the hillside.