Army Air Forces Newsreels 1939 DVD contains AAF and AAF-related newsreels from 1939.
USAAF NEWSREELS 1939: XB-15 takes off for Chile with medical supplies. Crash of XP-38 at Mitchel Field. Hap Arnold warns US to build up air power. Army plane crashes into Lick Observatory. Brazil's Army Chief visits US Airfield. AAC 30th birthday. 1939 National Air Races. Dedication of NY municipal Airport. Lt. Col. Olds awarded MacKay Trophy for 1938 South America flight. B&W, 40 minutes.
FIRST AMERICAN ACE 1940: Nichols Field, Philippine Islands. Rare Kodachrome film of the doomed 17th Pursuit Squadron, Lt. Boyd Wagner, first USAAF ace, P-26's and the China Clipper. Color, 21 minutes.
PRELUDE TO WAR: On the background of events leading up to World War II. Bombing of Pearl Harbor, London Air Raids, Tank battles in Russia. Territorial ambitions of the Axis powers, 1929 Peace Pact. Japanese invade Manchuria, land in Shanghai, Italians invade Ethiopia, Haile Selassie at the League of Nations. B&W, 50 minutes.
Total run time for Army Air Forces Newsreels 1939 DVD is about 119 minutes in B&W and Color. Format is NTSC DVD and Region-Free.