J. Edgar Hoover, FBI Director, arriving at Washington-Hoover Airport in Arlington, Virginia
Arlington Virginia USA Date:1937, January Duration:1 min 20 sec Sound:NO SOUND
J. Edgar Hoover, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) returns by airplane to Washington DC area after visiting Tacoma, Washington during the investigation into the kidnapping of 10 year old boy Charles Mattson from his house in Tacoma, Washington. Hoover's plane landing at the Washington Airport, also known as the Washington-Hoover airport, (and before that as Hoover Field) in Arlington, Virginia. The airport was located southwest of the intersection of the George Washington Parkway and the 14th Street Bridge in an area now under the water of the Boundary Channel, which was later dredged and enlarged to provide fill for Pentagon construction and to allow supply barge access during construction of the adjacent Pentagon. View of the airport terminal with sign "Washington Airport" visible on it. Hoover's plane flying over Military Road and arriving on the landing field. As it nears the airfield for landing, smoke is seen in the distance, likely burning at the garbage dump located near the river. Also seen are high tension electrical wires, industrial smokestacks, 600 foot radio towers, and other industrial buildings visible just past the narrow airfield. The plane taxis past the Eastern Air Transport hangar and other airport structures. Various billboard advertisements visible in the background on some of the buildings. Very brief 3-frame segment where J. Edgar Hoover is seen exiting the airplane operated by American Airlines. He steps into his car. He's seen shadowed in the car, talking to someone. The car drives away onto Military Road or Route 1.
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