President John Calvin Coolidge, his wife and cabinet members greet Douglas World Cruisers aviators in Washington, DC
Washington DC USA Date:1924 Duration:1 min 41 sec Sound:NO SOUND
U.S. Army Air Service Douglas World Cruisers (DWC) in the United States during their first flight around the world. In Washington DC U.S. President John Calvin Coolidge, Mrs. Coolidge and cabinet members visit Bolling Field to greet airmen as they triumphantly cross the continent. President Coolidge's car. The President alights from the car. Views of the cabinet members. A crowd at Bolling Field, awaits arrival of the fliers, who were delayed in their flight from Mitchel Field, Long Island, by bad weather. The world cruisers land in formation, in rainy conditions. Two world cruisers parked wingtip to wingtip. The fliers are congratulated by President Coolidge and U.S. Secretary of War John W. Weeks. President Coolidge, wearing a rain coat, and other personnel examine the veteran airplanes.
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