A new feeding bottle developed for triplets in Weymouth, Massachusetts. Woman with her triplets seated in her house. The babies on a bed. They are fed at the same time with a new bottle.
U.S. Navy ZPG-2 in flight over Plymouth, Massachusetts. ZPG-2 airship flies over water. Pilot of airship at the controls. Pilot moves wheel of airship. ZPG-2 as seen from other airship. Aerial view of shoreline of Plymouth, Massachusetts. Landing site for pilgrims shows a monument erected on shore. These ASW (Anti Submarine Warfare) airships are likely based at South Weymouth, Massachusetts.
On November 7, 1944, during World War 2, citizens of Marblehead, Massachusetts, United States, are seen entering the Old Town House (built in 1727) to cast ballots in 40th quadrennial presidential election (in which incumbent President Franklin D. Roosevelt is running for an unprecedented 3th term). Scene shifts to inside a polling place, where voters stand in booths to privately mark their ballots. Others are seen depositing their marked, folded paper ballots in a collection box, as they finish voting. Closeups of several aged voters. Scene shifts to a full-blooded Native American voter in Maryland, entering his polling place to cast a ballot. An old man sitting on a bench, with friends, holds a newspaper. He wears a Civil War Union cap. A U.S. soldier wearing field uniform and steel helmet, looks at a bulletin board containing State-by-State voting information. A Technical Sergeant marks his paper ballot and leaves to mail it. A soldier takes an oath confirming legitimacy of his ballot as he turns it in at a military collection site. Sign in commercial establishment window of a U.S. town declares "Election Today." A bank window sign reads: "this Bank will observe Election Day, Tuesday, November 7th, a Legal Holiday." Sign in Bar window reads: "Bar Closed during Election Hours, Tuesday, Nov.7, 1944. Will Open at 9 PM." Republican political party workers advertise for their Presidential candidate, Thomas E. Dewey. Democratic political party workers drive a truck towing a trailer office plastered with advertisements for their candidate, Franklin Roosevelt. Republican and Democratic party voter information booths are seen next to one another where advertise their respective candidates to passersby on the sidewalk. A voting place identified by white wash sign on a window, and another, in a rural setting, by a sign pointing to it on a fence post. More signs and voters showing sentiments for their candidates. One displays a picture of Dewey on his car. A woman wears a large Roosevelt button on her sweater. Views of more imaginative signs for candidates and for ballot issues. People discussing ballot issues on the streets.
Pre-invasion activities of United States Army Rangers in Weymouth, England during World War 2. The Rangers eating doughnuts (donuts) and drinking coffee. They march along Weymouth Esplanade to an embarkation area. Royal Hotel Weymouth and St. John's Church seen in the background. They are checked as they move past the pier. The rangers get into British Landing Craft Assault (LCA) at the pier. (The officer seen with a white bar on front of his M1 helmet, is First Lieutenant Robert .T .Edlin, who was the first American soldier to board a Landing craft at Weymouth for the Invasion of Europe.) LCAs underway at harbor en route to a transport. An LCA filled with troops.
D-day minus 1 (June 5, 1944) during World War 2. U.S. soldiers eat a meal while seated on the deck of a Large Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L) number 88, docked in Weymouth, England. (This ship would be the first LCI(L) to carry troops to the Easy Red landing zone during the second wave of landings at Omaha beach, on D-Day. Among troops landing there would be the 16th Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, with support from 7th Field Artillery Battalion;1st Engineer Combat Battalion; 1st Medical Battalion; 741st Tank Battalion (DD); 62d Armored Field Artillery Battalion; and 20th Engineer Combat Battalion.) A Captain and a field grade officer sit next to each other on the ship's deck. One soldier looks through his binoculars at an English woman standing outside her back door, looking back at him through her binoculars. Wash is drying on her line. The soldier tries to call out to her, but stops, realizing it is futile. Several of his buddies are amused by the whole event. Scene shifts to U.S. Army Air Forces B-26 bombers flying in formation, and then to aerial views from an aircraft, of bombs exploding on the ground in a city below. Next, a formation of B-17 bombers is seen, escorted by P-47 fighters. Scene shifts back to Weymouth harbor again, where American troops attend a Roman Catholic mass on the pier, adminstered by a military chaplain, wearing traditional clerical garb. LCL(L)s number 89 and 93 are seen tied up in the background. Coast Guardsmen gather around one of their ship's officers who briefs them on the operation.
D-Day minus 1 (June 5, 1944) U.S. Invasion craft jammed into harbor at Weymouth, England, the day before D-day, during World War 2. Troops sitting on deck of LSI(L) 88, drinking coffee and playing dice game. One soldier looking through binoculars, at an English woman,in doorway of her flat, who is looking back through her binoculars. Several other women in the flat complex are hanging laundry out to dry.The American soldier cups his hands and tries to call out to the woman.One of his friends joins in the fun. Scene shifts to Formation of U.S. B-26 bombers in flight. A city is viewed from a bomber, with smoke rising from bomb bursts. Formation of U.S. B-17 bombers escorted by P-47 fighters. Scene shifts back to troops at port of embarkation, where large group is seen at a Catholic mass being held on a pier by U.S. chaplain.LCI(L)s numbers 49, 89, and 93, are seen tied up in background. A U.S.Coast Guard officer briefs his crewmen. Several of the invasion fleet ships begin moving out of the harbor. A U.S. Navy Captain, conversing with Major General Clarence R. Huebner, Commander, U.S. 1st Infantry Division, on deck of a ship. Buckley-Class Destroyer escort, in camouflage paint, is seen with other other escorting warships. Barrage Balloons fly aloft. View from LCI(L) departing pier in Weymouth. Several others preparing to depart as well. LCI(L) 498 is seen closeby. Columns of invasion craft underway. Captain Miles Imlay,USCG, deputy commander, Assault Group O-1, and Commander of Flotilla 10, on the bridge of his flagship, LCI(L) 87. The U.S. Attack transport USS Samuel Chase (APA-26) is seen. Soldiers loading rounds into an ammunition belt. Crew members on an invasion ship man an antiaircraft gun (as friendly aircraft fly overhead). An 83-ft Coast Guard rescue cutter. U.S. Battleships. Soldiers napping on deck of the USS Samuel Chase. Below decks, a Coast Guard Commander joins others being briefed with help of a mockup of the Normandy coastline.