Activities of West Point cadets in Virginia, United States. They are on a trip to Fort Eustis, Fort Monroe and Langley Field. They observe field artillery exercises at the places. They fire field artillery. Some of the cadets watch through binoculars. Smoke rises due to firing.
An aircraft in formation during an antiaircraft gun test at Fort Monroe, Virginia. Scenes of a lake. Buildings on the ground. Antiaircraft gun fires. Man sees through the hole of Antiaircraft gun. Artillerymen take out shells and put new ones in Antiaircraft guns.
U.S. cadets test defense guns at Fort Monroe in Hampton, Virginia. Cadets from West Point fire 155 mm guns and antiaircraft rifles at a beach. Cadets load shells into guns. Guns being fired guns.
Brigadier General Billy Mitchell smiling, standing in field, wearing an overcoat. Glimpse of aviator in helmet and goggles, behind him. Members of Congressional Committee and U.S. Army and Navy officers in field to observe tests of antiaircraft fire efficacy. Martin MB2 biwing bomber parked in field behind them. Army officers, stand in front of a biwing bomber, holding ends of "sleeve target" to be used in gunfire test. Airborne scene of sleeve target being towed by airplane. Aerial bomb tests lead by General Mitchell. General with other officials. Army artillery batteries firing at the sleeve target. View of sleeve target. Battery of Army machine gunners firing at sleeve target. General Billy Mitchell with another officer, examining the sleeve target after the test, and smiling because only one bullet penetrated it. General Mitchell and another officer inspecting bombs to be used for demonstration. Dive bombers attack target of battleship outlined on the ground. Bombs bursting on target. Views aboard bombers, showing bombs falling from the aircraft and hitting targets below.
Flight of DH-4 biwing bombers aloft in loose formation. Group of observers behind battery of antiaircraft artillery firing at sleeve target towed by aircraft. shells bursting behind the sleeve target. Batteries of machine guns being fired at "toy" balloons. Brigadier General Billy Mitchell, with another officer, smiles as he points at the single bullet hole sustained by sleeve target after having been fired at by batteries of antiaircraft artillery and machine guns.
Army DH-4 biwing bombers in bombing demonstration against an outline of battleship on ground at Fort Monroe, Hampton, Virginia. The airplanes dive at target and release their bombs, which explode on the ground.