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Soviet flyers who flew from Moscow, Russia, to Vancover Washington, begin journey back to Russia

United Airlines DC-3 Mainliner aircraft lands and taxis to the airfield ramp,at Oakland, California. U.S. military and civilian officials, and newsmen gather around the airplane as its doors open. A crowd of spectators and well-wishers fill an area at the airfield terminal. Closeup of three Soviet flyers, standing and waving from the top of stairs at the plane's door. They are Pilot Valery Chkalov; Co-pilot Georgy Baydukov and Navigator Alexander Belyakov. They left Moscow, Russia, June 18, 1937 in a single-engine Soviet Tupolev ANT-25 aircraft on a flight over the North Pole and finally landed after 63 hours and 25 minutes, at. the U.S. Army Pearson Field in Fort Vancouver Barracks (Washington State, USA). Scene shifts to Pearson Field, where their airplane is being prepared for shipment back to Russia. U.S. Army soldiers package up recording instruments preserving evidence of the flight necessary to document their accomplishment. They remove and package loose articles, such as parachutes. View of the airplane being completely covered in protective tarp wrappings.

Date: 1937, June
Duration: 30 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
United States Forestry Service drop food and other supplies for fire fighters attached to a parachute in Vancouver,Washington

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.

Date: 1937, July 28
Duration: 1 min 26 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Baseball players train in northern U.S. states during World War II, 1943

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. )

Date: 1943, March 19
Duration: 1 min 17 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Christening and launching of USS Natoma Bay.

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.

Date: 1943, July 20
Duration: 2 min 0 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Lady Halifax sponsoring a party on christening and launch ceremony of USS Natoma Bay.

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.

Date: 1943, July 20
Duration: 2 min 37 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Crew of U.S. AA Force bomber B-17F Memphis Belle greeted and welcomed by Secretary of War and General Arnold in Washington DC

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.

Date: 1943
Duration: 3 min 20 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: English
 
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