GIRL STRETCHES WAY INTO AVIATION 19-year-old Kathleen Hildebrand was short an inch of the five feet-two inches required by Uncle Sam for flying students! So she "s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d" her way into aviation!
Date: November 20, 1939 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:25:00, No Audio
NEW NAVY SCOUT PLANE TESTED A new plane for the US fleet, propelled by a streamlined engine and capable of using floats for landing on water, is given a try-out flight by H. Lloyd Child, Curtiss Co. test pilot.
Date: November 8, 1939 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:36:00, No Audio
FIRE FIGHTERS DROP FROM SKY The U.S. Forest Service tries a daring and novel method of combating forest fires- parachute fighters, equipped with special tools and clothes, drop from speeding planes to fight isolated blazes!
Date: November 1, 1939 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:57:00, No Audio
"MERCY" PLANE BACK FROM CHILE The giant 4-motored "Flying Fortress", which took medical supplies to victims of the earthquake in Chile, lands returns to Virgina. The commander, is awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for the relief flight.
Date: February 15, 1939 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:26:00, No Audio
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