visiting Officials recognize completion of the 2000th P-40 airplane at the Curtiss factory in Buffalo, New York
Buffalo New York USA Date:1941 Duration:39 sec Sound:Yes
Interior of the Curtiss airplane factory at Buffalo, New York. P-40 fighter planes are seen in various stages of production on the factory floor. Workers roll out the 2000th P-40 type airplane from the factory. William S. Knudsen, Director General of the Office of Production Management, and other officials walk with Curtiss Company executives. Undersecretary of War, Robert P. Patterson, is also a member of the visiting party. (But he appears only momentarily, in the extreme right edge of the image at time code 00:26, where he is seen wearing a light colored suit, and carrying a large hat.) Director General Knudsen and other officials climb onto the wings of the 2000th P-40 and examine its cockpit. The sequence closes with an overflight of six P-40 airplanes in formation at low altitude, over the factory.
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