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Wrestler Leon Pinetzki fights with an elephant "Rosie" and wins in West Hempstead New York .

Wrestler fight with an elephant in West Hempstead New York . Wrestler Leon Pinetzki and a man standing on the ground. Elephant named 'Rosie'. Wrestler Pinetzki removes his shirt and fights with the elephant. He wrestles down the elephant on ground and wins.

Date: 1932, February 25
Duration: 1 min 6 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
West Point Cadets receive flight familiarization training at Mitchel Field, New York

West Point Cadets in flight suits, with goggles, prepare for flight at Mitchel Field, Hempstead, New York. Officer gives instruction to the cadets standing at attention. Building in the background. West Point cadets leave building. Others sit on steps of building. West Point cadets, wearing seat-pack parachutes, march down flight line. Row of parked United States Army Air Corps B-6A bomber aircraft. Cadets stand in front of the aircraft, parked with engines running, on the airfield. Cadets climb into B-6A aircraft. Interior of the Cockpit. Cadet and pilot look at map. Nose section of B-6A. Cadet in nose gunner position aims through machine gun sight. Cadet in rear radio operator-gunner position speaks into microphone. Pilot at controls checks engines and instruments. Ground crewmen remove wheel chocks and the aircraft taxi in formation to the runway, and takeoff, one at a time. Aerial view of B-6As in formation flight over Long Island, New York.

Date: 1937
Duration: 3 min 23 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Instructor explains aircraft engine parts to cadets from U.S. Military Academy in visit to Mitchel Field, New York

West Point Cadets from the U.S. Military Academy receive instruction about aircraft, during visit to Mitchel Field, Hempstead, New York. Instructor points out features of aircraft engine exhaust system. A B-6A bi-wing bomber taxiing. Crew loading a two thousand pound bomb under a B-6A, and aerial views of B-6A in flight, with pilots and gunners visible in open air positions. Several O-1D biplanes taking off in loose formation.

Date: 1937
Duration: 1 min 23 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Racing horses ride on race course and Jamestown wins the race and prize money of $121760 in Hempstead, New York.

Jamestown wins prize money of $121760 in Hempstead, New York. Racing horses ride on race course. Spectators watch horse race. George D. Widener's Jamestown, thoroughbred horse wins the race and prize money of $121760 against Harry Payne Whitney's Equipoise.

Date: 1930, September 15
Duration: 1 min 31 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Aerial view of Mitchel Field, Hempstead, New York, as line of B-6A bombers and O-1D pursuit planes taxi for takeoff

Aerial view of Mitchel Field, Hempstead, New York, with line of B-6A bombers and O-1D observation aircraft taxiing for takeoff. They circle to avoid construction work at center of airfield. Highways and surrounding areas of the airfield are visible.

Date: 1937
Duration: 50 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
First blackout drill in Farmingdale New York, and mock bombing of aircraft factories early in World War II.

Aerial views of Mitchel Field in Hempstead Plains of Long Island, New York. Major General Frank Andrews of U.S. Army Air Corps, General Headquarters Air Force, and staff standing around a large plotting board, with models of airplanes, guns and boats on the plotting board. They are planning a test of the defense of aircraft factories in the region from air attack. Five PB-2As parked in a row at Mitchel Field. Crew operating range finder and aircraft sound detector. Soldiers turn searchlight to the right. Fireman opens switch box door on wall and pulling switch to notify power station staff of the drill, which was the first aerial bombardment blackout drill of its kind in the United States. Workman pulling main power switch in power station to create blackout conditions in city as protection from aerial bombing. Night time aerial views of City of Farmingdale in New York lit up and then going dark all at once as power is cut during blackout. Batteries of the 62nd anti aircraft post artillery swing into action operating searchlights directed at incoming bombers. The bombers drop flares during the test, as ground crews practice locating the "enemy" aircraft in search light beams.B-10, the all metal monoplane bomber in flight during night. Flares descending. In the mock test, the bombers prevail and the defenses fail to protect all of the aircraft factories. End of clip shows elevated night time views of New York City and Times Square area as seen from the air and from high up tall skyscraper buildings of Manhattan. Bright lights and lit signs of city seen from above as narrator suggests the threat against New York City from aerial bombardment by a foreign force (early in World War 2).

Date: 1938
Duration: 1 min 47 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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