Briefing session of officers on Operation Thunderstorm at the U.S. Air Force's All Weather Flying Center in Wilmington,Ohio. Drawing of P-61 Black Widow on the board. P-61's stand on field. Man checks film on a moviola. View of transformers used for man made lightening. Man walks inside a huge ribbed cylinder. A specially equipped plane's canopy is subjected to bolt of man-made lightning. Briefing group on radar and Rotating radar antenna. Operators work at radar sets in a Nissen hut. Men rig cameras. Storm indication on radar screen. Radar unit in a van. Antenna rotating. P-61 comes in for landing. Radar van in foreground. Briefing on weather bureau research. Civilian pointing to station on chart. Weather testing balloons are sent aloft. Man at a tracking radar set. Weather map received on facsimile receiver. Man removes message (readings) from a teletype.
Technician draws lines and shades area on a weather map at the U.S. Air Force's All Weather Flying Center in Wilmington, Ohio. A U.S. Sergeant in radar station checks shaded areas on the map. Indication of storm on radar scope. Pilots rush to P-6s or Black Widows and take off. Five P-61s in flight. A P-61 enters a stormy cloud. Inside the cockpit view of the Pilot of P-61 in flight. View of radar antenna at ground base and men at radar station. P-61s fly through stormy weather. Technicians gather reports and look at record films on moviolas. A P-61 in flight gains altitude and banks.
Quintuplet lambs make a record of strange births in the United States. The lambs with their mother in a field in Wilmington, Ohio. A man feeds a lamb.
People of Wilmington Ohio including hundreds of children collect scrap aluminum metal for the War cause during ration effort for World War 2. Small boy throws metal cup toward three Boy Scouts in truck loaded with scrap metal. Scrap metal deposited under banner saying "ALUMINUM FOR DEFENSE". Boy Scouts pose for camera with scrap metal in hands. They add scraps to collected pile.
A newsreel titled " Child horseman puts pony over record jumps," shows a 9-year old award-winning boy equestrian, with his champion pony, in Wilmington, Ohio. He and his pony demonstrate their skills for the newsreel camera. First he is seen jumping his pony over a high post and rail obstacle. Next he jumps a double wide obstacle, and then, an extremely high single post and rail. Following that. the boy takes his pony over a triple wide post and rail jump. The next jumping challenge is aother horse being held within confines of a post and rail, by a man. The boy and his pony easily clear the standing horse. Closeup of the boy repeating his jump over the horse. Final scenes show him astride his pony, holding several trophies he'd won for his equestrian skills. Closeup of his champion pony, displaying numerous ribbons won in jumping competitions.
Group of officers standing at attention on ramp. Ground crew working on engines of F-61. Large radar antenna revolving on top of tall tower. E M operating radar set. Officer drawing weather maps. E M working on F-61 in hangar. E M talking over telephone. EM climb aboard tug, and ride off cross runway. Pilots running out of door at operations. Pilots run out to their F-61s. Pilots climb into the cockpit of F-61. F-61s warm up before take off. F-61s taxiing on runway. Thunderstorm clouds. E M operating radar instruments in Quonset hut. 18 July 1947 on a plate. 2 June 1947 on a plate. A formation of F-61s. P-61 in flight. Pilot at controls of F-61 while in flight. A formation of F-61s. F-61s break formation. Pilot at controls of F-61 while in flight. F-61s break formation. E M operating radar set. F-61 in flight.