Laying of the Big Inch petroleum pipeline network between Texas and Illinois in the United States during World War 2.
Texas United States Date:1943 Duration:2 min 45 sec Sound:Yes
A map shows pipeline network for the transportation of oil and its by-products in the United States, largely for the war effort during World War 2. Shows the laying of the Big Inch petroleum pipelines in Arkansas, Texas, and other locations. Tractors and explosives being used to clear the ground for laying the pipelines. Oil pipeline being laid across a river bed. A welder welds the joints. Pipelines being laid in trenches. Men operate valves to turn on the flow of oil in the new Big Inch pipeline. High octane aviation gas is filled in an aircraft at an airfield. Soldiers fill gas cans all lined up in a lot. An oil tanker in the background. Troops load gasoline jerrycans on trucks. B-17, B-26, and B-24 Bomber aircraft in refueling operations on various airfields. B-17 taking off and formation of aircraft in flight. Formation of tanks and military vehicles move along a battlefield. Narrator encourages American people in giving up home comforts of goods and fuels made from oil so that they can be directed to the war effort.
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