"AMERICAN NURSE" FLIGHT CREW DISAPPEARS - 1932 Itís the last time Danish pilot William Ulbrich, Dr. Leon Pisculli, Edna Newcomer and woodchuck Tailwind are seen as they board their plane "American Nurse" from Floyd Bennett Field, N. Y. to Rome. The trioís intent is study the effects of fatigue and carbon monoxide gas as possible causes of transatlantic flight crashes. Ironically their plane disappears before they reach Italy joining the ranks of unsolved mysteries.
"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
'MYSTERY' BOMBER TAKES OFF The new bombing plane, built for France by the Douglas company, takes off in Inglewood, California for spectacular speed trials at Mines Field. Experts agree that it's probably the fastest war plane in the air today.
1920S PROPELLER AIRPLANE TAKE-OFF A pilot in an early propellor airplane, smiling and talking to someone standing beside the landed aircraft. A man turns and starts the plane's propellor. Wide shot of the plane taking off. Excellent POV shot from the airfield of the plane coming directly toward, and then soaring over, the camera.
1938 NATIONAL PIGEON RACE All 30,000 winged carrier pigeons are tagged and registered for the National Pigeon Race in Narietta, Ohio. After the administrative work is done the birds are turned loose during the Northwest Territory Celebration to fly to home roosts in many parts of the country in amazing long distance flights.
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