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Newsreels 1940 January 22
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keywords: bell airacobra p-39, test pilot captain george price, aircraft belly landing, wwii, russia invades finland, winter war, german liner columbus, ship scuttled, submarine uss squalus, diver william badders, diver orson l. crandall, diver james harper diver john mihalowski, congressional medal of honor, death of senator william edgar borah, university of washington rowing crew, female mud wrestling, champion ski jumper torger tokle, miniature toy house
Synopsis: Pilot Makes Belly Landing Of Prototype Plane, Russian Invasion Of Finland News, German Crew Scuttle Their Liner Rather Than Surrender To British, U.S. To Sell Ghost Fleet Seized From WWI Germany, Divers Receive Medal Of Honor For Rescue Of Submarine USS Squalus, Nation Mourns Passing Of Senator William Edgar Borah, Racy Swimsuit Fashions On Display In Miami Florida, University of Washington Rowing Crew Prepare For Meet, Female Mud Wrestling Turns Dirty For Ref, Ski Jumper Torger Tokle Sets New Jump Record, Disabled Veteran Builds Detailed Miniature House...(read more)
- Date: 1940
- Duration: 00:09:08
- Sound: No
- Color: Monochrome
- Type: Public Domain
- Language: English
- Location: United States, Finland
Pilot Makes Belly Landing Of Prototype Plane
Gripping scenes of the test flight of the Bell XP-39B Airacobra new pursuit plane on January 6, 1940. The landing gear "freezes" in mid-air, but Project Officer Capt. George Price, test pilot, saves the aircraft by landing on it's belly. Scenes of plane (aircraft) making a belly landing.
Russian Invasion Of Finland News
Scenes of the Winter War; Soviet Union (Russian) Invasion of Finland in 1939-1940. While Russian planes continue their merciless raids on defenseless civilians, Finnish troops capture more ill-clad Russian soldiers and put them to work. Dramatic pictures from a war torn land of flaming homes and bitter cold.
German Crew Scuttle Their Liner Rather Than Surrender To British
Oakland California. Survivors of the scuttled Nazi German liner USS Columbus go aboard harbor boats for Angel Island in San Francisco Bay where they will be held awaiting deportation back to Germany. At the outbreak of WWII in September 1939 the SS Columbus was on a Caribbean cruise when the ship was ordered to return to Germany immediately. When intercepted by a British destroyer off the coast of Virginia the German crew scuttled the ship rather than surrender. The passengers and crew were picked-up by an American ship as rescued seamen, not as prisoners of war.
U.S. To Sell Ghost Fleet Seized From WWI Germany
Solomons Island, Maryland. Four aging liners, seized from Germany when the U.S. declared war in 1917 and which took 200,000 "Doughboys" to France, will be sold at auction or broken up for scrap metal.
Divers Receive Medal Of Honor For Rescue Of Submarine USS Squalus
Washington DC. The Congressional Medal of Honor is bestowed upon four naval men for bravery during the rescue of the survivors of the ill-fated USS Squalus (SS-192) that sunk on May 23, 1939 off the coast of Portsmouth, N.H. Shows divers William Badders, Orson L. Crandall, James Harper McDonald and John Mihalowski receiving the Congressional Medal of Honor.
President Roosevelt looks on while former-Governor Murphy is sworn in at the White House as a Supreme Court Justice. Robert Jackson takes the oath as the new Attorney General.
Nation Mourns Passing Of Senator William Edgar Borah
Washington DC. Impressive rites in the U.S. Capitol for Senator William Edgar Borah, the 74 yr. old veteran of the Senate, long a champion of liberal rights and a staunch isolationist. His colleagues pay reverent tribute at special services.
Racy Swimsuit Fashions On Display In Miami Florida
Miami, Florida 1940. Latest styles in ladies beachwear. A parade of feminine pulchritude in "wacky" bathing suits. Bustles, corselets and what not!
University of Washington Rowing Crew Prepare For Meet
Seattle Washington. While the rest of the nation shivers, the University of Washington famous rowing crew takes advantage of spring like days to get in shape for the championship race with California. Coach Al Ulbrickson says the "Husky" oarsmen look great.
Female Mud Wrestling Turns Dirty For Ref
Chicago, Illinois. Four females wrestle in mud filled ring. The gals take mud wrestling seriously. Women mud wrestlers.
Ski Jumper Torger Tokle Sets New Jump Record
Fox River Grove Illinois. Two ski jumpers, competing in the Norge Ski Club meet, are seriously hurt when they crash headlong down the slide. Torger Tokle, young Norwegian ski jumping ace, sets a new record with a 195-foot leap.
Disabled Veteran Builds Detailed Miniature House
A one-armed veteran, using only a razor blade, builds a miniature toy house complete with home furnishings.