United News. Release 99 (1944), New Plane Breaks Record in First U.S. Flight

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  • This World War II-era newsreel includes the following segments: 1. A Constellation airplane leaves California and lands in Washington, D.C., in less than 7 hours. 2. A missionary in Alaska adopts 20 Native American children. 3. Eggs are processed in a Canadian dehydrating plant. 4. Mount Vesuvius, outside of Naples, erupts, and the lava flow reaches San Sebastiano; villages in the lava flow's path are evacuated; black ash rains on Salerno, 17 miles away.


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  • New Plane Breaks Record in First U.S. Flight (1:47) -- U.S. Missionary in Alaska Adopts 20 Children (0:47) -- Canada Powders Millions of Eggs for Troops Abroad (1:26) -- Vesuvius in Eruption (6:09)
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