Young men work on construction projects in Puerto Rico, under auspices of the National Youth Adminstration.
Juana Diaz Puerto Rico Date:1941 Duration:2 min 5 sec Sound:NO SOUND
View of a man, stepping over railroad tracks as he carries a shovel of rocky earth. A 1940 Ford sedan drives along a road and past the camera. View of several men with shovels on a rail line in a ditch down below the road level. View from the rail line, to ledge above. Men wielding picks and shovels to clear walls of earth and stone and provide greater space along the rail line. Some workers wear bandanas over their faces to protect from the powdery earth. A supervisor standing with them wears a first aid kit on his hip. It is labeled "USNYA." U.S. Army troops in trucks drive along a main street, followed by a large caterpillar tractor, as local citizens watch from the sides of the road. Sign on chain link fence displays Army Air Forces logo and identifies Losey Field. Trucks roll past behind the fence. Men continuing work loading sandy soil into wheel barrows and dumping it to side of the work area. Local young boys, watching the activity, laugh when they realize they are being photographed. License plate on truck, with National Defense sign affixed above it. The truck is filled with young men workers, who climb down and walk along a road, carrying tools over their shoulders. Two of them are seen chopping at the base of an obstacle with picks. Workers walking in and out of airfield gate and trucks driving through, as a flight of three Army Air Forces P-36 aircraft fly overhead
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