United States airmen trained to build America's air power after World War I.
United States USA Date:1920 Duration:3 min 0 sec Sound:Yes
World War I is over. Congress authorizes renewed Air Service training. U.S. airmen lined up. Airmen at training camps. Officer explains aerial photography. Men develop photographs and print and paste them into mosaics. Pilots stand in formation in front of hangar before departing for strafing training mission. Ground crewman pushes back on right lower wing of a Spad airplane as it begins taxiing out for takeoff. Airplanes participate in maneuvers with American ground troops whom they pretend to strafe while the troops fire back with blank ammunition. In Scottfield Illinois, men train with Balloons and nonrigid and semirigid airships. Major Gen. Charles T. Menoher, Chief ot the Air Service discusses maneuvers with the Commandant of 5th Army Corps. Major Carl Spaatz stands in field and signals to air crews for start of graduation review. Squadron of Spad aircraft take to the air and demonstrate aerial maneuvers. Parachutist jumps backwards from an airplane wing as part of a test. Another parachutist faces forward and allows the slipstream to open his chute and pull him from the wing. Open parachutes descending in air.
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