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Wenatchee Washington USA 1946 stock footage and images

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Motorcyclists ride up a rocky hill and people watch them in Wenatchee, Washington.

Motorcycle hill climbing in Wenatchee, Washington. Motorcyclists lined up for a rocky hill ride. Several people standing behind the motorcyclists. Men riding the motorbikes on the rocky hill. One of them falls down. People stand around and watch the dangerous stunt riding. A motorcycle races leaving trails of mud and dirt. A man watching the motorcyclist.

Date: 1946, May 9
Duration: 56 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Newsreel 'Pacific fliers safe after perilous trip from Japan to US, Wenatchee Washington'

Hugh Herndon Jr. and Clyde Pangborn span the ocean. They wreck the propeller of the ship while landing. Mother of Clyde Pangborn greets him. Citizens of Wenatchee acclaim both the fliers. The fliers greeted by crowds as they pass through a street in an open car with United States flag.

Date: 1931, October 8
Duration: 1 min 14 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Part of a Labor Department documentary. Montage of World War II scenes from start to finish,including American home front.

Opening scene shows Adolf Hitler reviewing German troops on parade. German paratroopers jumping from Junkers Ju-52 aircraft. View from the ground of paratroopers descending from three Ju-52s. The Japanese attack on Pearl harbor, December 7, 1941. Heavy smoke rising from the listing USS Arizona after she is hit by bombs. Newspaper headline reading "Pearl Harbor Bombed!" American soldiers leaving Camp Stomeman, are seen assembled on a pier at the Pittsburg waterfront to board one of the ferries that would take them to Piers 15 and 45 on the Embarcadero in San Francisco. A sign at pier reading:"Through these portals pass the best damned soldiers in the West." Glimpses of soldiers firing howitzers in World War 2. Glimpses of the civilians supporting the war effort. Auto workers walking near a war plant during shift change. A new army truck leaves a factory. Workers assembling the turret on a Sherman tank. Guns and turrets being manufactured. Factory floor filled with new pursuit airplanes. A B-25 Mitchell Bomber taking off. Aerial view from bomber of its bombs exploding over enemy target below. freight trains carrying military supplies. Supplies being loaded aboard a ship for the U.S. and allies. The American battleship, USS New Mexico firing a gun, and firing guns from triple turrets. Workers assembling aircraft engines in a war plant. A woman at work in a plant. Gun camera images from warplane strafing a ground target. World War 2 Victory parade along 5th Avenue, New York City, in 1946. Washington Square triumphal arch in background. Various views of the parade. Laid off war plant workers looking for new jobs. Ship carrying returning soldiers back home. Disabled soldiers and sailors making their war to a Military Air Transport Service C-54 aircraft. More views of the disabled veterans.

Date: 1946
Duration: 1 min 31 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Cameramen take photographs of President Truman and President Weizmann

Mixture of scenes recorded during visit of Israel's President Chaim Weizmann to the White House in 1848. A 1946 Buick Special 4 door sedan Model 41 car pulls up to back of the White House and parks A Cadillac Series 75 limousine follows, carrying Israel's first President, Chaim Weizmann, who is assisted as he steps out. Scene shifts to portico of the White House, where President Weizmann presents a torah to President Truman, who holds it up and makes some remarks. Closeup of the two Presidents. View from behind the two Presidents as they pose for photographers. Main part of White House in the background. Scene shifts to back of White House as President Weizmann's car pulls up to the door, this time with a Secret Service agent riding on the running board. (He steps down as car stops.) Next, a battery of photographers is seen taking pictures. Scene shifts again, to President Weizmann walking slowly from his car, with assistance. Another shot of photographers taking pictures. Next, Weizmann is seen on the White House Portico with President Harry Truman who escorts him into the White House, followed by various staff members. President Truman and President Weizmann standing on Portico of White House. A group of staff stand nearby as President Weizmann's car is driven from the White House parking lot, past a U.S.Presidential 1947 Cadillac limousine. Some repeated views: of Presidents Truman and Weizmann, as they face reporters; and of Truman, Weizmann, and the gift torah.

Date: 1948
Duration: 1 min 18 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Chinese airmen board a U.S. troop carrier aircraft at Austin, Texas

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.

Date: 1946
Duration: 1 min 44 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
U.S. Army soldiers watch a baseball game in Yokohama Park Stadium, renamed Lou Gehrig Stadium, during post war occupation

U.S. Army soldiers at a baseball game in Yokohama Park Stadium, Japan, during postwar occupation following World War II. The stadium had been renamed and a sign on it reads "Lou Gehrig Stadium." U.S. soldiers enter the ball park to watch the baseball game. A crowd of American soldiers in the stands. Baseball game in progress. First Lieutenant Don Pinciotti, assigned to ASCOM-C 8th Army Headquarters, as Athletic Officer in charge of all Recreational Activities, for USA troops in and around the Yokahama area, is seen playing as catcher and manager of the 8th Army Chicks. Japanese bat boys sit near the dugout. (Note: Pinciotti returned to the United States in August 1946 to complete his studies at the University of Dayton, where he also played football and made All-Ohio and Catholic All-American in 1946. He graduated in June 1947. Prior to graduation, he signed a contract to play professional football with the Detroit Lions and after graduation, he signed a contract to play professional baseball with the Chicago White Sox.)

Date: 1946, July 4
Duration: 1 min 7 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: English
 
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