Airmen work on a Douglas World Cruiser and Lt. Smith superintends unpacking of a new engine in England.
United Kingdom Date:1924 Duration:1 min 18 sec Sound:NO SOUND
U.S. Army Air Service Douglas World Cruisers (DWC) in London during their first flight around the world. In Brough, England airmen work on one of the world cruiser at a rapid pace preparing for a hop to the Orkney Islands and first lap across the Atlantic. A world cruiser maintenance man cleans the aircraft. Lieutenant Lowell H. Smith, pilot of the world cruiser, superintends unpacking of a new engine for his airplane. Several views of the engine changeover. The engines start. Ground crew members push pontoons. Several views of the replacing of wheels on pontoons.
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