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Photographers capture test firing of machine guns installed in a U.S. Army Air Force P-40 pursuit plane, at Wright Field, Ohio.

A U.S. Army Air Force Curtiss P-40 pursuit plane is set up with engine running and prop turning, during test of its machine guns at Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio. Cameramen stand on a stand and record the action from behind the right horizontal stabilizer. Its 50 caliber machine guns are seen firing through through the spinning propeller, with which they are synchronized while its 30 caliber guns fire from the wings. The gunfire is directed at a target set within an earthen revetment, on a remote part of the airfield. Bullets are seen tearing through the target and churning the earth behind. Glimpse of the control panel inside the cockpit, where engine instruments read normal for engine-running condition. Flight instruments are inactive and altimeter reads 800 feet ( Wright field elevation). Gloved hand of person test firing the guns is seen on the control stick. Quartering front view of the aircraft during firing including closeup of the twin 50 caliber machine guns firing from atop the engine nacelle. More views of guns firing. In the last scene, photographers are shown hunkered down beneath the aircraft right wing with their cameras.

Date: 1941
Duration: 35 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Dayton Ohio street, Wright home, workshop, the Wright Museum and the first glider flight of the Wright brothers in the United States.

A film 'We saw it happen' about the history of aviation in the United States. In Dayton, Ohio: Houses seen along Hawthorn Street. A still picture shows the Wright brothers in their youth. View down Hawthorn Street with several 1940s and early 1950s cars parked along the Dayton street. Exterior view of 7 Hawthorn Street, home of the Wright Brothers. Interiors of the Wright home in Dayton. The workshop of the Wright brothers. Machines in the workshop. The "Wright Cycle Co" and Wright Museum (moved from Dayton to Greenfield village in Dearborn, Michigan.) A powered engine prepared in the workshop. Sweeping view of windswept beach area of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina where the Wright brothers conducted test flights in 1900-1902. Another view of Hawthorn Street in Dayton. A boy on the sidewalk. View of the 4 cylinder airplane engine first designed by the Wright Brothers. Narrator speaks of December 17, 1903 Wright Brothers flight. View of the Wright Flyer in flight overhead. Scene changes to aerial side view of Boeing B-52 Stratofortress aircraft in flight (this is aircraft YB-52,the second XB-52). The B-52 banks left and away.

Date: 1953
Duration: 3 min 57 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Dedication of Wright Field near Dayton, Ohio, in 1928.

In 1926, Frederick Patterson, in cab of a Steam shovel, breaks ground for the construction of Wright Field in Dayton, Ohio. Horses pull wagons past the steam shovel. Dedication of Wright Field at Dayton in 1928. Flag raising ceremony shows Mr Orville Wright pulling the rope which raises the flag upon the pole. In addition to Orville Wright, the event was attended by Secretary of War, Davis; Judge Kennisaw Landis; Assistant Secretary, F. Trubee Davison; Air Corps Chief General Patrick, and others. Artillery salute is fired at the ceremony. Squdrons of airplanes fly overhead.

Date: 1928
Duration: 1 min 1 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Orville Wright is flanked by people and dignitaries place wreaths on the grave of Wilbur Wright in Dayton, Ohio.

Wrights Brothers are honored in Dayton, Ohio. A still photograph of the Wright Brother's home in Dayton. Orville Wright flanked by army, navy and civilian representatives. A funeral ceremony in a graveyard for Wilbur Wright. Various dignitaries walk up to a tombstone. Men place wreaths on the grave of Wilbur Wright. A street in Dayton. Wright's home and bicycle shop in Dayton. A model of Wright Brothers' first aircraft on a stand. The engine of the first Wright aircraft.

Date: 1935
Duration: 43 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Aviation history. First hand accounts from persons who knew and worked with the Wright brothers.

Views of traffic on a city street around the turn of the 20th century. A mix of horse and buggies and motorcars and bicycles. People waiting for a trolley car. Reenactment of persons using an early telephone and of early filmmakers at work. The Wright brothers home at 7 Hawthorne Street, West Dayton, Ohio. The Wrights' former housekeeper, Carrie Grumbach, recalls December 17, 1903, a telegram arriving about the Wright brothers successful first powered flight. Glimpse of Wright brothers machine shop. Charlie Taylor, who had worked in their shop, speaks of being pleased at their accomplishment. View of the Wrights flying gliders at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Charlie Taylor describing how he machined and built the motor for the Wright brothers airplane. Glimpse of that motor or a facsimile. Men positioning the Wright brothers airplane for launching, and French citizens gathered to watch a demonstration of their airplane in France. French airplane pioneers with their aircraft. Other early aviators and their planes. A Wright flyer being demonstrated for the U.S. Army (with a tethered balloon in the background). Frank P. Lahm, who met the Wrights in 1907, describes how Wilbur Wright inspired the confidence of the U.S. Army in powered aircraft. (Lahm became the first Army officer to be certified as a pilot by the Wrights.) Men maneuvering a Wright airplane at Fort Myer, Virginia, in 1908. Orville Wright is seen flying it in preparation for a formal test, demonstrating it could meet all U.S. Army requirements. View of the test flight on 9 September, in which Orville Wright flew longer than one hour. View of Lieutenant Lahm accepting Orville Wright's invitation to accompany him on a flight. He sits next to Orville Wright in the airplane. View of them tasking off on a six minute flight. (Lahm was the first military officer to fly in an airplane.) View of a Wright airplane that crashed on 17 September, at Fort Myer, Killing passenger Lieutenant Thomas Selfridge and injuring Orville Wright.

Date: 1953
Duration: 4 min 48 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Procurement officers attend the Army Air Force Institute of Technology at Wright Field in Dayton, Ohio.

The Army Air Force Institute in Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio. Students attend the classes. Exteriors of experimental laboratories at Wright Field. Student observes laboratory tests of materials. Various equipment in laboratory. Procurement officers in the factory. 'Operations Altitude 300' building at Wright Field. A plane taxis and takes off.

Date: 1947
Duration: 1 min 8 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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