Aircraft and crews, of the U.S. Army Air Corps Alaska Flight, assemble at the starting point, Bolling Field, Washington, DC
Washington DC USA Date:1934 Duration:1 min 11 sec Sound:NO SOUND
U.S. Army Air Corps YB-10 bomber,tail number 121, of the Alaska Flight Project, takes off from Patterson Field, Ohio, heading for Washington, DC, the official starting point for the operation. A few YB-10s taxiing at Bolling Field, Washington, DC. Several YB-10s parked in a line, with ground crews attending them. Chief of the U.S. Air Corps, General Benjamin Delahauf Foulois; U.S. Assistant Secretary of War Harry Woodring and Commander of the Alaska Flight, Colonel Henry H Arnold, stand along with the Alaska Flight pilots, in front of a project airplane, number 143, painted with the project logo: an eagle perched over a map of Alaska. Secretary Woodring meets and shakes hands with the pilots.
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