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West Point New York USA 1942 stock footage and images

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Montage of World War 2 scenes from all theaters of Allied operations and scenes of the U.S.A.

Peaceful scenes of pre-war England, showing a church with sheep grazing on its lawn, and a college building with ivy growing on the walls. In contrast, explosion and results of German bombing is shown, with buildings collapsing and ruined from the German blitz over England. A long line of Chinese soldiers marching along the Great Wall of china. Shadows of three Japanese bombers flying over Chinese landscape. On May 4, 1942, Madame Chiang Kai-Shek decorates American fliers who made the first attack on Tokyo in World War 2. Wearing a Chinese decoration around his neck, Lieutenant Colonel Jimmy Doolittle, who led that raid by U.S. B-25 bombers from the Aircraft Carrier USS Hornet, poses with Madame Chiang and others of his group. Scenes of Moscow, Soviet Russia, including a T-70 light tank moving rapidly along a city street. A Soviet Petlyakov Pe-2 dive bomber taking off in a snow storm. U.S. troops on a halftrack in North Africa. British artillerymen firing a 25 pounder in the desert. Glimpses of smoke rising from enemy strikes at cities in England, Russia, and China. Scenes of destruction from bombing. Brief street scenes of unharmed and intact towns and cities in the United States, including brief New York City scene. Defense workers in America going to work at Ranger Aircraft Engines factory (later part of Fairchild Aircraft and Engine Corporation), and a star flag showing war service by worker families. Farmers in Western U.S. harvesting grain. Railroad trains and river barges carrying harvest from U.S. farms. Herds of cattle and sheep being raised for the war effort in Western U.S. Aerial view of orchards and farms in America. A mining bucket filled with iron ore. Barge carrying the ore. A steel mill in operation. Scrap iron being recycled. View from production floor of U.S. bomber aircraft being built in a defense plant. Countless freight cars in a railroad marshaling yard at a port, where a tug boat and a freighter are seen in the water. War materiel piled up at the port. A convoy of supply ships underway.

Date: 1943
Duration: 3 min 10 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Cadets receive diplomas and pass in a review at the West Point Military Academy in New York.

The West Point Military Academy sends 409 new officers into the U.S. Army during World War II . The cadets seated in a hall at West Point, New York. They climb up the steps of a stage and receive diploma certificates. The cadets seated in the hall cheer and applaud. The cadets stand in formation in a courtyard. The cadets parade.

Date: 1942
Duration: 2 min 12 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
West Point cadets pray in a chapel at West Point in New York.

The United States Military Academy at West Point in New York. Cadets walk towards a chapel and enter it. Interior of the chapel. The cadets stand and pray.

Date: 1931
Duration: 47 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
West Point cadets participate in and watch different sports activities at West Point in New York.

Activities of West Point cadets in New York. The cadets participate in sports activities. They watch army matches with leading university teams. A baseball match in progress. People watch the match. Players run on a race track. Trees along the sides of a street. The players participate in high jump. Cars drive past on a street in the background. Some players participate in hurdle racing.

Date: 1931
Duration: 2 min 5 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Nittany Lions team losses a football match with the United States Army team by 26 points in West Point,New York.

A football match in West Point,New York. American football match between the Penn States Nittany Lions team and the United States Military Academy Army team at West Point military academy. Large crowd of civilians and Army men watch the match. Nittany Lions losses the match by 26 points.

Date: 1958, October 6
Duration: 1 min 14 sec
Sound: Yes
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
 
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