Lieutenant Colonel Henry (Hap) Arnold and Major Royce plan photo-mapping mission to be flown out of Anchorage Alaska
Fairbanks Alaska USA Date:1934 Duration:1 min 57 sec Sound:NO SOUND
YB-10 aircraft and crews, of the U.S. Army Air Corps 1934 Alaska Flight, preparing to depart Fairbanks for Anchorage, where they will fly a photo-mapping mission. Crew members around their B-10s. A USAAC Stearman model 75 parked at the field. Man uses a tractor to pull a dolly loaded with 55 gallon drums of fuel for the aircraft. Darkened tents set up inside a hangar to facilitate loading of unexposed film into aerial mapping cameras. Closeup of soldier placing roll of film into one of the cameras, and winding it into position for picture-taking. Lieutenant Colonel Henry (Hap) Arnold and Major Ralph Royce, discussing a large wall map of the areas to be photographed. Chart of the planned formation of five mapping camera planes at 8 mile horizontal separation, covering a strip of 60 miles width, from altitude of 16 thousand feet. The photo-mapping path from Anchorage being pointed out on the large wall map.
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