United States Army Air Corps exercises on Virginia Beach, Virginia. U.S. Army Air Corps Consolidated A-11 aircraft practice gunnery and fly in formation. View of the ground target for aerial gunnery. Machine guns on nose of A-11 firing at target. Ground target burst into flames. Pilot in cockpit of aircraft. Machine guns on A-11 nose fire at ground target. Target burst into flame.
Crowd gathered to watch air show celebrating 20th anniversary of Langley Field, Virginia. Seven Y1B-17s from the 2nd Bombardment Group, at Langley Field, fly very low in an echelon-right formation. The crowd gazes at the sky. Several Consolidated PB-2As, from the 8th Pursuit Group, in flight. R3-2As dive and fly by in front of the crowd. A lone Y1B-17 flies low over the ground. One of several low-flying PB-2As, 35–50, of Headquarters Squadron, 8th Pursuit Group, suddenly dives into the ground and crashes, bursting into flames. People watch the burning wreckage. A crash truck responds and is seen besides the wreckage. Spectators rush towards the crashed plane. (Army Air Corps Major Alfred J. Waller was killed in the crash and Observer, Sergeant John Johnston was injured.)
The Washington Redskins Pro football team members in training for their season-opening game with the College All Stars. The team members perform various drills. Two players hold a barrel with no top or bottom as the quarterback throws the ball through it. Players kick field goals. A player kicks the football off the nose of a fellow player laying on his back. A coach sprays water from a hose on team members while they are lying on the ground. A flag of the United States in the background.
United States Railway Coast Defense guns being test fired at Fort Story in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Men load shells into M1888 8-inch railway coastal artillery defense guns. Men work on the artillery guns and fire them. Guns being test fired.
Presents travelogue of regions of United States. Pictures show sites located in New York, New England and Mid Atlantic States. In Manhattan, views of Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, New York City skyscrapers, plane flying in sky over Manhattan. Monuments, shopping areas, Carnegie Hall, pedestrians in New York City. A trainer teaches aerobics. Times Square and clubs and theaters of Broadway at night with lighted neon signs. Aerials and ground views of skyscrapers in New York City. View of Niagara Falls. Yacht at river in Boston. Buildings in the background. People in boats and outside cafe in Maine or New England, with fishing boats providing Lobster. Horse-drawn carriage, beaches, casinos and State House in Pennsylvania. Amish carriage pulled by a horse on roads in Pennsylvania. View of Atlantic City beach and casinos and hotels. Monuments in Washington DC including White House, Washington Monument, Statue of LIncoln in Lincoln Memorial, U.S. Capitol building viewed from grounds of Washington Monument. View of fossils inside Smithsonian Natural History Museum. Spirit of '76 and space vehicles seen in Air and Space Museum. Planes on tarmac at Washington National Airport with Jefferson Memorial and Washington Monument in background. Travelers at airport rental car counters for Hertz and National. Small hotel or Inn in Virginia. Virginia countryside and view of Monticello. People in historic costume on horses, with carriages, and on foot in Colonial Williamsburg.
United States Marine Corps seal. Bomber planes in flight and attack. U.S. soldiers on a beach in combat. Officers outside an office at the Marine Corps Base at Quantico, Virginia. Sign 'Disbursing Office Marine Corps Schools - Quantico Virginia'. An officer ensures the security of American amphibious forces. He shows a card which needs to be filled by soldiers in Operation Security.