Events in the career of aviator Henry Harley("Hap") Arnold. Scenes from earliest history of heavier-than-air planes.
United States USA Date:1912 Duration:4 min 45 sec Sound:Yes
Sketch of 1909 aircraft that Louis Bleriot flew across the English Channel. Progressive views of airplanes from earliest to formations of B-52 bombers in flight. Picture of Air Force Five Star General Henry (Hap) Arnold. Views of Wright Flyer being pulled into a field and readied and launched with Orville Wright at the controls. Two DeHavilland DH4 airplanes in formation as wing walker climbs from wing of one to wing of the other. (Wing walker wears emblem of black cat and number 13, on his shirt.) Drawing of Wright flyer airplane with various parts labeled by Lieutenant Arnold. Letter, dated 13, May, 1911, from 2nd Lieutenant Henry Arnold, of the 24th Infantry, to Chief Signal Officer of the U.S. Army, reporting on his progress at the Wright flying school in Dayton, Ohio. First pilot's badge (wings) earned by Lieutenant Arnold. President Wilson at inauguration of airmail service, from Washington, DC.
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