U.S. Navy tanker loads oil at docks in Wilmington, California. Tanker loads oil at Union Oil Company in Wilmington, California. U.S. Navy sailors coupling feed line to tanker. Sailors work on tanker. U.S. Navy tanker loading oil at Shell Co. docks at Wilmington. Barrels of oil being loaded on tanker with Matson Liner in the background. Sailors around oil barrel on dock. Oil barrels being hoisted aboard ship. View from deck of tanker shows Shell Tank farm in the background and sailor checking tank in foreground.
Shows U.S. aviatrix Amelia Earhart in conversation with officials in Wilmington,California. Amelia returns from a crash after her plane in which she was attempting a flight around the world, cracked-up at the Equator.
Coast Guardsmen wearing white uniforms perform drill maneuvers with their rifles along the Cape Fear Riverfront in Wilmington, North Carolina. They stand in place and move their rifles synchronously during the drill. A single Coast Guardsman performs drill maneuvers on the deck of a ship. Coast Guardsmen supervise and guard the site of a large liquor bust during Prohibition. The bust is at the corner of North Water Street and Market Street in Wilmington North Carolina, on the bank of the Cape Fear River. A Coast Guard ship moored at pier along Water Street. Hundreds of wooden boxes heaped along Water Street in front of what is today the Alton Lennon Federal Building and Courthouse, between Market and Princess streets. Workers destroy the boxes with axes and sledge hammers while Coast Guard look on. Illegal liquor flowing in the street. Men continue to remove more boxes from the building at the corner of Water and Market. Road is filled with smashed boxes. Crowd watches the activities from the end of Market Street. A truck arrives to pick up the smashed boxes. Boats and ships at the port by the street are shown. Smashed boxes are loaded on the truck. One nearby building is named the "Union Cafe". A book shop is in the same building. (Today, that building at 14 South Water Street is site of the Riverboat Landing Restaurant). The JW Brooks Wholesale Grocer building is also seen in the footage, with its sign painted on the Market Street side of its brick face.
Wreckage of A-17 aircraft that crashed and burned on sidewalk and yard of a house at 1007 Scott Road, Burbank California, while attempting to land at the nearby Lockheed company airfield, on September 21, 1938. Army soldiers in uniform, and Local residents stand around the wreckage. Killed in the crash were: Major General Oscar Westover, Chief of the Army Air Corps, and Crew Chief, Staff Sergeant Samuel Hymes. There were no other casualties, but damage from fire can be seen on two of the nearby houses. People pick through the wreckage. Closeup of the propeller and engine cowling dug into the earth. Large group of spectators standing clear of the wreckage as several officials comb through it. An elderly man and woman, sit in their yard with a small child.
Relna Brewster poses for camera to show her arm muscles. Relna wrestles a male opponent in ring at beach side inVenice California. Spectators gather in number around the ring. Various moves like slams,scoops,locks and tosses are delivered. Relna tosses her opponent on ground. January 1938.
The involvement of the American soldier in the history and growth of the United States from early 1900s until roughly 1938 before World War 2. Scenes of Washington DC and Mount Rainier. Two Confederate and one Union Uniformed veterans of the Civil War walk together in the Arlington National Cemetery, in Virginia. U.S. Soldiers marching during World War I. U.S Cavalry riding in parade during World War I. Views of cities and towns in which U.S. Army posts were established, in the United States. Army troops and cavalry creating trails and paths, and eventually railroads, in wilderness areas of the United States. View of the Presidio Army Base and the Golden Gate Bridge, California. Subtle references to U.S. Army accomplishments, curbing Mississippi River floods (Corps of Engineers) and conquering Yellow Fever (Army Doctor Walter Reed) with views of: point of view shot from moving railroad train in a Colorado canyon; a side wheeler River boat on the Mississippi River; a sugar cane field in Cuba. View of locks in the Panama Canal. Statue of World War I soldiers