Soviet flier fly towards the south in the United States. A U.S. transport aircraft lands and taxis at an airfield in Oakland, California. People at the airfield wave and greet the three Soviet fliers who spanned the Arctic wastes from Moscow to Vancouver, Washington. People around the transport aircraft. The three fliers aboard the aircraft. In Vancouver, their aircraft is dismantled to be shipped back to USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) for study of its engine and other parts.
A film titled 'Forestry planes carry supplies of fire fighters' shows United States Forestry Services personnel attaching food and other supplies to parachutes in Vancouver,Washington. They place them in a plane. A flight crew member drops the supplies attached to parachutes from a plane. Fire fighters pick up food and other supplies including a short wave radio.
Newsreel clip entitled "Ball Players Train in North" shows major league baseball teams holding spring training in 1943. Teams were not allowed to travel south to Florida because of World War 2 travel restrictions. First part of clip shows men (presumably baseball players) riding in a horse and buggy along a tree-lined road. Giants seen running on field and meeting with manager and Hall of Fame outfielder Mel Ott. Players pose for camera, all wearing long sleeves. Closeup of Giants Hall of Fame pitcher Carl Hubbell. Giants players seen throwing at posters of Benito Mussolini, Adolf Hitler and Hideki Tojo -- Leaders of the Axis powers during the war. Players look at the posters after throwing; note patriotic war patch on Giant player's sleeve. Clip shifts to Washington Senators training camp the same year. Coach and renowned baseball clown Nick Altrock leads players in warmup drills. Players warm up in outfield, near what looks like a heating plant. Closeup of Senators pitcher Dutch Leonard throwing. Closeup of Senators owner Clark Griffith (in overcoat) talking with manager Ossie Bluege. Closeup of Bluege. Players marvel over of 7-foot player Richard Ahrens, who was signed by the Senators that spring as a possible publicity stunt; he never appeared in a minor or major league game. Washington players pretend to warm themselves up by small campfire on the field. Another shot of Altrock. (Note: There is no indication where these clips were taken but the Giants trained in Lakewood, New Jersey that spring and the Senators trained in College Park, Maryland. )
Lord Halifax speaks over a microphone. Edgar Kaiser and Lord and Lady Halifax on platform. Lady Halifax christens ship and ship leaves ways. Ship goes down ways. Ship dead in water. Lord and Lady Halifax and women attendant on platform. Ship dead in water and tugboats approach. Bow view of ship on ways.
Bow of ship. Lord and Lady Halifax sponsoring party on platform on launch of USS Natoma Bay. A man speaking on microphone. Spectators assembled at the party. Lord Halifax speaks at microphone. Lady Halifax near the microphone. Woman hands flower to Lady Halifax and crowd applauds. Lady Halifax cracks bottle and ship leaves ways.
United States Army Air Force bomber B-17F Memphis Belle lands at Washington National Airport, Washington DC, during a War Bonds tour in the summer of 1943, in World War 2. Washington Monument and Jefferson Memorial seen in the background. B-17F No. 24485 lands at the airport and taxis to a parking position. People approach the Memphis Belle as it is parked. The pilot looks out from the window of cockpit. The Secretary of War Robert P. Patterson and General Henry H. Arnold and Barney Mc Giles greet the crew and pose in front of the aircraft.