Group of military officers from U.S., Britain, and France, pose for photographs during First World War. President Woodrow Wilson inspects a British Handley Page 0/400 twin engine bomber at Bolling Field. A Thomas Morse S4C airplane parked in front is dwarfed by the larger Handley Page machine. The President with General March and Mrs. Wilson inspect the British bomber. The British military pilot of the plane poses and smiles. The plane takes off and is seen in flight over the Washington Monument.
B-29 Superfortress sets new distance record. B-29 Superfortress aircraft lands at Washington DC's Bolling Field (Anacostia). Washington Monument and Jefferson Memorial visible in distance. The B-29 had completed a 35 hour trip from Guam, for 8198 miles, completing a new distance record by implementing new cruise control techniques. Colonel Clarence S. Irvine and crew members get off the plane. General Henry Arnold ("Hap" Arnold), Army Air Force Commander congratulates Colonel Irvine and crew members. People crowd near the aircraft. General Arnold pins the Distinguished Flying Cross medal on the Captain and crew members.
Survivors of an Air Traffic Control (ATC) C-54 transport crash brought to Washington DC. The wounded brought from Labrador in a hospital plane. United States soldiers carry wounded on a stretcher at Bolling Field. Officer controls the crowd. Soldier takes the wounded in an ambulance to the Walter Reed Hospital.
President Woodrow Wilson leads the Army Day parade of 1918 in Washington DC. Troops march on the streets of Washington DC. A military band leads the troops. A large crowd on the side lines gathered to view the event. The President, in a top hat, accompanies officials in the parade along Pennsylvania Avenue. They are seen walking past the "New Capital Hotel," at 3rd & Pennsylvania Avenue.. Military officers in parade. The parade passes shopping areas and buildings. Men wearing white hats. A ceremony during the parade. Officers on horses. Troops in carriages. Banner reads: 'Ready for Duty' . Decorated float on a carriage. Officers march. Sailors hold banner that reads: 'Navy'. (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)
President Dwight D Eisenhower awards Medals of Honor for heroism in the Korean War at a ceremony in front of the White House. After presentation the President speaks of the gratitude of the nation, and says he hopes there will be no need for any more battle citations. Relatives of awardees and spectators. The awardees on stage: Sgt Hiroshi Miyamura, USA; Lt James L Stone, USA; Sgt David B Bleak, USA; Sgt Alford Lee McLaughlin, USMC; Private Robert Ernest Simanek, USMC (retired); Lt George H O'Brien Jr, USMC; Lt Raymond G Murhpy, USMC. Secretary of Defense, Charles E Wilson and others watch. The President poses with the awardees for the press.
5 October 1918: Elite Italian Alpini (Alpines) troops and Bersaglieri (Marksmen) on a visit to meet with President Wilson at the White House. Italian General Guglielmotti gives orders to Bersagliere Captain Sani. A crowd outside the White House. Italian Grenatieri (Grenadiers) marching band proceeds into the White House building. Alpini follow them carrying Alpine sticks along with their regular equipment. Bersaglieri marching away from the White House at the end of their visit. (World War i; World War 1; WWI; WW1)