Searchlights and sirens at night. B-18s at Mitchel Field taxiing in and airmen looking at map before taking off for test "bombing" of a wide area of the United States northeast during World War II. Cameramen at the field. Airmen boarding B-18 and B-18 taking off. Close up of button worn by civilian observers (many are Legionnaires from the American Legion), with label "Aircraft Warning Service - Volunteer Observor." Shows sky watchers at posts observing aircraft overhead and starting air raid drill. Telephone switchboard operators relaying information to airports. View of large wall map and controllers in pursuit plane headquarters noting details of incoming air raid report. Fighter pilots of U.S. Army Air Corps scramble at base and run to their waiting P-40 aircraft to intercept the bombers. P-40C aircraft conclude test and are then seen in formation flying over New York City. Skyline and skyscrapers of Manhattan Island seen below with fighter aircraft in formation.
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