Negro soldiers of the U.S. Army attend a graduation ceremony at West Point, New York during World War II. Negro soldiers receive commission at U.S. OCS (Officer Training School). They parade on a field. One Negro cadet among West Point cadets stands at attention. West Point Auditorium at graduation ceremony. A Negro cadet receives his diploma from the U.S. Under Secretary of War Robert Patterson. Negro Flying cadets lined up at an aircraft. A Flight Officer pins wings on a Negro cadet. Negro cadets lined up at graduation ceremony.
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.
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.
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.
A U.S. Army Second Lieutenant narrates his experiences as a West Point cadet in the United States. The beginning of the narrator's fourth year at the West Point Military Academy in New York. A sign reads: 'The Warrior Nations of History'. Cadets seated in a class room. An officer explains to them about ancient and modern weapons and equipment used by soldiers. Framed photographs of West Point dignitaries on a wall. The photographs include those of U.S. Army Generals David D. Eisenhower, Douglas MacArthur, William Westmoreland and John J. Pershing. An airplane parked at a field. Soldiers stand nearby. The narrator serves as a platoon leader in a regular army unit. The narrator seated in his room with another cadet. He writes a letter to his parents on the completion of four years of cadet life. Past events show the narrator standing as a fresher with other plebes in formation. The parents of the narrator and other people watch the plebes. The plebes take an oath of allegiance.
U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt visits West Point in New York, United States. West Point cadets lined up as President Roosevelt, General Connor and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt arrive in a car. President Roosevelt stands in a car as he reviews the cadets. The cadets march during a parade. General Connor welcomes President Roosevelt to West Point. The President seated in a car as he speaks.