'Homes for Growing America' about the importance and the manufacturing of component houses in the United States. The anchor, Frank Blair, speaks about how America produces economic and better homes. Henry Addison, editor of "Architectural Age" at a desk talks about fine architectural standards of homes in the United States. Different styles of houses in America including cape cones, contemporary and regional architectural styles of houses. Various homes in the suburbs outside of American cities are shown. Sketches of various components of a component home like air conditioner, wall panels and kitchen. Jack Lowe, in Lafayette, Indiana reports about the manufacturing of the components of home. Aerial view of Lafayette Indiana, and of the huge home factory there: National Homes Corporation, Lafayette, Indiana. Views inside the National Homes Corporation pre-fabricated home factory, as workers manufacture wall panels from lumber in a factory. Window and door sections being cut out in the panels with a machine. Manufactured panels being inspected for quality. The panels being loaded onto trucks for transportation to markets. Frigidaire appliance boxes are added to the load, along with cabinets from Youngstown Kitchens. A truck loaded with components for one home leaves the factory. A sign on a truck reads 'National Homes'. Another reporter Tom Hadely reports about the fitting procedure of the component houses on site in the field. Men unload the panels. Nails being hammered to erect the wall panels of a new home in the suburbs. The panels being affixed to the pre-poured foundation and nailed. A roof being laid out. Frank Blair in a studio. Bill Moody reports about the component house of James and Margaret Bryan. Mr. And Mrs. Bryan in their well made house. A bedroom and a bathroom of the house. Vintage late 1950s styles in home and fashions are seen. Guests arrive at their house and they show them around the house. Teenage or early 20s couple on the back porch is seen dancing a Lindy Hop swing dance together. Women in the kitchen using refrigerator, built-in oven, and counter top spaces. Food being served to the guests. Guests seated in the living room. View of the separate dining room in the house. Blair talks about how component houses allow individuality in construction and in decoration of houses.
Aircraft in formation. Officers working and looking at charts in a plane. Flying boat in flight. Military vehicles cross pontoon bridge. Gun crew beside a gun. Men operate artillery. Graduation at Annapolis in Maryland. Various colleges across United States. President of Purdue University, Edward C Elliott at desk gives a speech. Planes parked at Purdue University Airport. Instructor talks with fliers. Tuskegee school students before war. Fliers operate planes at Tuskegee in Alabama. Men attend ground crew classes. Pilots outside laboratory to learn meteorology. At University of Virginia, aeronautical department, students learn the aircraft design and get wind tunnel lessons. Engineering college students work with equipment. Student work with communication devices. Medical college trains doctors and nurses. Men and women in laboratory. Training for blood bank. Military messages and various diplomatic terms are taught to students by instructors. Students in Chinese and Japanese library at Harvard to learn oriental relations. Scientists work with selected students. Sailors at Purdue University. Sailors work as electricians. At Law school in Virginia University, high ranked officers learn how to control occupied territory. At Medical school, officers learn how to fight tropical diseases. Officers look through microscopes in laboratory. Cadets learn at Harvard school of business to manage army camps. They learn how to supervise camp kitchens. Student trained at Hampton Institute. Development of chemicals by students in laboratory. Student work at shipyards. Men work with field equipment. Training to IOTC cadets is given. Cadets handle modern rifles. Cadets trained for gas-raid. IOTC learn naval tactics. Cadets learn how torpedo works. Cadets at navigation class. Cadets board ships. At University of North Carolina, students attend fitness classes. Fully trained soldiers and officers of United States Army.
Football Match between Boiler Makers and Notre Dame Teams of Indiana at Lafayette, United States. Match in progress. A large crowd gathers to watch the match. They cheer and applaud. The Boiler Makers win the match. The final scores are 28-7.
A summary report purporting to reflect phases of Japanese so-called "Tanaka Plan" beginning with Conquest of Manchuria, followed by Conquest of China; establishment of bases in South Pacific; and Conquest of the United States. Animated map shows pressure by German forces in offensive against Soviet Union and illustrates German air war against Britain. Scenes of bombing destruction in Britain, including overturned double-decker bus in ruins of buildings. A Nelson Class British battleship viewed from dead ahead. She is followed by the aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious. The U.S. Capitol building in Washington, DC. American newspaper headline reads:"Navy Bill Passes House." and "Huge Sum Voted for Two Ocean Navy." A line of U.S. Navy battleships underway, led by the USS Mississippi (BB-41). A field full of U.S. M3 Lee tanks moving in formation, as they are overflown by several Douglas B-18 bombers. Assembled Japanese leaders in a forum. Japanese Naval officers in a planning conference. Closeup shows Admirals Shigeyoshi Inoue and Raizō Tanaka pointing at a chart and conversing as other officers look on. Next, bomb bursts and black smoke rises as the attack on Pearl Harbor is underway. The USS West Virginia, USS Tennessee, and the USS Arizona, burning on Battleship row, during the attack. Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek with staff officers walks to a waiting car. Forces allied with China, including American troops marching; British troops marching; and Dutch Colonial troops marching (in Batavia, the Capital of the Dutch East Indies). Japanese troops continuing their conquest of China, firing a field piece, and infantry charging. Newspapers announce Japanese advances into Malay Peninsula and Hong Kong. Others cite fall of Singapore fortress and of Corregidor (6 May, 1942). Animated map shows Japanese occupation encompassing Indo-china, Thailand,and Burma (with loss of the Burma road) all of which compounded China's war efforts.
Major General James Doolittle and Lt. General Carl Spaatz of the United States Twelfth Air Force, Colonel Willis, as well as French Major-General Bergeret and other American and French officers attend ceremonies at the presentation of Curtiss P-40 Warhawk planes by the U.S. Army Air Forces to the French Lafayette Escadrille in Morocco during World War II. American troops parade before a hangar. Officers stand in front of P-40 planes lined up near the hangar. The band plays in the parade. French Moroccan horsemen. Officers salute the American and French flags. Opening cameraman slate indicates January 9, 1942, but this is an error as the event took place on January 9, 1943.
Scenes of Tornadoes in the U.S. during a Super Outbreak in early April 1974, when a series of tornadoes struck numerous states including Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, and New York; and the Canadian province of Ontario. A man receives a call at a radio station during tornado in United States. He goes to door and see outside. He comes back and gives warning on radio. Message received at local emergency center. A man announces warning. A helicopter flies and relays report of tornado sightings from flying helicopter. A man talks on phone giving sighting reports. A meter indicates wind speed. View of tornado bearing down on Louisville Kentucky downtown buildings after having hit state fairgrounds. A cameraman takes video. A man talks at National Warning System. A man points location of tornado on a map. Various departments having meetings. Police jeep on road. Scenes of Tornado. People carry dead ones on stretcher and in hands.