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America in Color film poster.

Documentary (2017-2019)

Starring:
Liev Schreiber (Narrator)

America in Color showcases all the key moments from the 1920's to 1960's in high definition improved footage.

Contents

Season One - Episode One - The 1920s

Airco DH.4B

Operated for U.S Air Mail.
DH.4B very likely, but CAM number and company must be found out.

Airco DH.4B.

Airco DH.4B

Lindbergh's aircraft operated on Contract Air Mail route St Louis-Chicago (CAM-2) for U.S Air Mail in 1926.
Same aircraft seen in other movies - IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

Reg.109. Airco DH.4B of Robertson Aircraft Corporation.
Reg.109. Airco DH.4B of Robertson Aircraft Corporation.

Ryan NYP Spirit of Saint-Louis

Charles Lindbergh first flight from New-York to Paris on 20/21 May 1927.
Same aircraft seen in another movie at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

Reg. N-X-211 Ryan NYP Spirit of Saint-Louis.
Reg. N-X-211 Ryan NYP Spirit of Saint-Louis.

Sikorsky S-35

Built by the Sikorsky Manufacturing Company for an attempt by René Fonck on a non-stop Atlantic crossing for the Orteig Prize.
The airplane crashed on September 21st of 1926.

Sikorsky S-35 NEW-YORK / PARIS
Sikorsky S-35 NEW-YORK / PARIS

Ford 5-AT Trimotor

No information found on the web about this accident.

Ford 5-AT Trimotor.
Ford 5-AT Trimotor.

Loening OA-1A Amphibian

The Pan American Goodwill Flight of 1926 and 27 was a public relations goodwill mission to promote U.S. aviation in Central and South America. It was proposed by Maj. Gen. Mason Patrick, chief of the Army Air Corp.Ten distinguished military pilots, with good mechanical skills, were selected to fly the five Loening amphibian airplanes, each named for a city in the United States. This one is San Francisco cn 28312 piloted by Capt. Ira C. Eaker (left) and Lt. Muir S. Fairchild.

Loening OA-1A Amphibian San Francisco of the U.S Army Pan American Flight.

Season One - Episode Two - The 1930s

Curtiss T-32 Condor II

Curtiss T-32 Condor II of American Airways.

Fairchild 24C-8C

Registration NC15603, c/n 2705.

Reg.NC15603 Fairchild 24C-8C.

Lockheed L-10E Electra

Footage of Amelia Earhart’s L-10E Electra.
Same aircraft in other works at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.
Registration NR16020, c/n 1055.

Reg.NR16020 Lockheed L-10E Electra.
Reg.NR16020 Lockheed L-10E Electra.
Reg.NR16020 Lockheed L-10E Electra.
Reg.NR16020 Lockheed L-10E Electra.
Reg.NR16020 Lockheed L-10E Electra.
Reg.NR16020 Lockheed L-10E Electra.
Reg.NR16020 Lockheed L-10E Electra.

Lockheed 14-N2 Super Electra Special

Registration NX18973,c/n 1419.
10–14 July 1938: Howard Robard Hughes, Jr., along with a crew of four, departed Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn, New York, on a flight to circle the Northern Hemisphere.

Reg.NX18973 Lockheed 14-N2 Super Electra Special.
Reg.NX18973 Lockheed 14-N2 Super Electra Special.
Reg.NX18973 Lockheed 14-N2 Super Electra Special.
Reg.NX18973 Lockheed 14-N2 Super Electra Special.
Reg.NX18973 Lockheed 14-N2 Super Electra Special.

Landing at Aéroport de Paris-Le Bourget.

Reg.NX18973 Lockheed 14-N2 Super Electra Special.

Return to Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn, New York.

Reg.NX18973 Lockheed 14-N2 Super Electra Special.

Season One - Episode Three - The 1940s

Consolidated B-24 Liberator

Factory of Ford Motor Company, at Willrow Run (Michigan). Half of the 18400 B-24 Liberator produced came from this factory.

Turrets assembly line.
P&W R1830 engines.
P&W R1830 engines.
Fuselage assembly line.
Nose and cockpit assembly line.
Horizontal tail fin.
Propellers completion.

Vultee BT-13 Valiant

Nice row.

Vultee BT-13 Valiant of the USAAF.

North American B-25 Mitchell

North American B-25 Mitchell of the USAAF.

Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

North American B-25 Mitchell of the USAAF.

Mitsubishi Ki-51

The Type 99 (allied code name : Sonia).

Mitsubishi Ki-51 of the Dainippon Teikoku Rikugun Kōkūbutai (Imperial Japanese Army Air Service).

Douglas B-18 Bolo & Mitsubishi A6M Zero

Pearl Harbour attack.

Douglas B-18 Bolo of the USAAF.

Consolidated PBY-5 Catalina

Pearl Harbour attack.

Consolidated PBY-5 of the US Navy.
Consolidated PBY-5 of the US Navy.

Curtiss P-40B Warhawk

Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

Seven Curtiss P-40B Warhawks after the Pearl Harbour attack.

Boeing B-17C Flying Fortress

S/N 40-2074. An onboard fire burnt the aircraft in two shortly after landing at Hickam Field on 7 December 1941. One crewman was killed by Zero attack. Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

Boeing B-17C-AAF Flying Fortress of the USAAF.
Boeing B-17C-AAF Flying Fortress of the USAAF.

Douglas DC-3-383

Presented as Transcontinental & Western Air Douglas DC-3-383 carrying actress Carole Lombard on TWA Flight 3 on the 16th January of 1942.
Registration NC1946, c/n 3295.

The plane crashed into a near vertical cliff on Potosi Mountain in the Spring Mountain range at 7,770 ft, about 80 ft (24 m) below the top of the cliff and 730 ft (220 m) below the summit, killing all on board instantly.

Reg.NC1946 Douglas DC-3C of Transcontinental & Western Air.
Reg.NC1946 Douglas DC-3-383 of Transcontinental & Western Air.

Vertical tail fin of NC1946.

Reg.NC1946 Douglas DC-3-383 of Transcontinental & Western Air.

Consolidated B-24J Liberator

Assembly line at Ford Motor Company unit plandt, Willrow Run (Michigan).

Consolidated B-24J Liberator assembly line.
Cockpit assembly.
Double tail fin assembly.
P&W R1830 engines.

Boeing B-29-45-MO Superfortress

Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.
Reg.82 s/n 44-86292. Built at Glenn L. Martin Company's Bellevue factory in Nebraska.

Boeing B-29-45-MO Superfortress Enola Gay of the USAAF.
Boeing B-29 Superfortress of the USAAF.

Douglas DST-114

Douglas DST-114 Flagship Skysleeper of American Airlines.

Douglas DC-3

Unidentified airline.

Douglas DC-3.

Season One - Episode Four - The 1950s

Douglas VC-118 The Independance

President Harry S. Truman's Douglas VC-118 (s/n 46-505) called "The Independence" on Wake Island on 15 October 1950 for a meeting with General Douglas MacArthur. The aircraft is today in display at the National Museum of the USAF.

Douglas VC-118 The Independance of USAF

Douglas DC-6

Douglas DC-6 of Delta Air Lines.

Grumman F-11F-1 Tiger

US Navy aerpbatic team Blue Angels transitioned to the supersonic Grumman F11F-1 Tiger in 1957, first flying the short-nosed, and then the long-nosed versions.

Grumman F-11F-1 Tiger Blue Angels of the US Navy.
Grumman F-11F-1 Tiger Blue Angels of the US Navy.

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star

Reg.TR-862 Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star of the USAF.
Reg.TR-862 Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star of the USAF.
Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star of the USAF.

Lockheed F-104B Starfighter

With colors of the Air Research Development Command (ARDC), a branch of the US Air Force that was active from 1950 until 1961.

Lockheed F-104B Starfighter of the USAF - ARDC.

North American X-15-1

Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

Reg.56-6670 North American X-15 of the USAF/NASA.
Reg.56-6670 North American X-15 of the USAF/NASA.

North American X-15-1 & Boeing NB-52A Stratofortress

Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

Reg.56-6670 North American X-15 and 52-003 Boeing NB-52A Stratofortress The High and Mighty One of the USAF/NASA.

Season One - Episode Five - The 1960s

Convair 240

During 1962/63 JFK's presidential campaign.
John F. Kennedy’s father purchased this Convair 240 from American Airlines for $270,000 for young Kennedy’s 1960 presidential campaign. Kennedy named the aircraft “Caroline” in honor of his daughter.
Registration N240K, c/n 89.

Reg.N240K Convair 240 Caroline

Lockheed L-1049C Super Constellation

Lockheed L-1049C Super Constellation of Eastern Air Lines.

Lockheed U-2A

Lockheed U-2A

Sikorsky VH-3A Sea King

Landing at the White House, Washington DC.

Sikorsky VH-3A Sea King of the US Army.
Sikorsky VH-3A Sea King of the US Army.
Sikorsky VH-3A Sea King of the US Army.
Sikorsky VH-3A Sea King of the US Army.
Sikorsky VH-3A Sea King of the US Army.
Sikorsky VH-3A Sea King of the US Army.
Sikorsky VH-3A Sea King of the US Army.

Vought F-8 Crusader

Vought F-8 Crusader of the US Navy.

Various Aircraft

Unindentified Aircraft Carrier.
1 and 4 - North American A-5A Vigilante.
2 and 3 and 5 - McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II.
6 - Vought F-8 Crusader.

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Boeing VC-137C Air Force One

Arrival at Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL/KDAL), few tenths of minutes before Kenney's assassination on the 22th November of 1963.
Registration 62-6000 (wore 26000 on the tail), c/n 18461/303 built in 1962. Same aircraft in other works at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft (Military Fixed-Wing).

Reg.62-6000 Boeing VC-137C Air Force One of the US Air Force.
Reg.62-6000 Boeing VC-137C Air Force One of the US Air Force.
Reg.62-6000 Boeing VC-137C Air Force One of the US Air Force.
Reg.62-6000 Boeing VC-137C Air Force One of the US Air Force.

Boeing 707-331

New York, 7th February 1964. Arrival of the The Beatles at New York on their first visit to the United States.
In the background, another Boeing 707 in an unidentified livery. Would be probably an Air France 328 series if the fuselage stripe were dark blue.
Registration N704PA, c/n 17683/116 ordered by but not taken up by TWA, that's why she has the 331 series usually built for TWA.
Same aircraft seen in other movies - IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

Reg. N704PA Boeing 707-331 Jet Clipper Defiance of Pan Am-Pan American World Airways.
Reg. N704PA Boeing 707-331 Jet Clipper Defiance of Pan Am-Pan American World Airways.

Cessna O-1 Bird Dog

Cessna O-1 Bird Dog of the USAF.

Douglas AD-1 Skyraider

Douglas AD-1 Skyraider.

North American F-100C-10-NH Super Sabre

Serial seems to be 55-2722 / FW-722; if right, this is North American F-100C-10-NH Super Sabre c/n 222-14 built in 1955 and eventually sold to Turkish AF in 1972. Last known fate in June 2014 : displayed on dummy airfield at Konya Air Base, Turkey.

North American F-100 Super Sabre of the US Air Force.

Bell UH-1A Iroquois

Bell UH-1A Iroquois of the US Army.
Bell UH-1A Iroquois of the US Army.
Bell UH-1A Iroquois of the US Army.

Fairchild C-123B Provider

Serial 56-4375 (c/n 20259) first used by US Coast Guard as HC-123B. Returned to USAF and later upgrade as C-123K. Converted to VC-123K in 1968 (the sole one); was General Westmoreland's personal transport in Vietnam. Transferred to Reserves as UC-123K. To MASDC (Military Aircraft Storage and Disposition Center) on April 1970, but returned to service. Retired to MASDC as CP059 on September 9, 1981. To El Salvador on March 1984 as FAES 122. Last known fate : in storage at Ilopango AB near San Salvador.

Reg. 64375 Fairchild C-123B Provider of the USAF.
Reg. 64375 Fairchild C-123B Provider of the USAF.


Season Two - Episode One - The Wild West

Airco DH.4

Pershing's biplanes.

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Some members of the Osage Nation used their oil proceeds to learn to fly.

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Douglas DC-2

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North American B-25 C/D Mitchell

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Grumman TBF Avenger & Douglas SBD Dauntless

(foreground left and right) Grumman TBF in front of a Douglas SBD Dauntless.

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Grumman F6F Hellcat

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Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Assembly line of Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress (model E or later).

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Goodyear K-class blimp

K-3 is the first of six Goodyear ZNP-K blimp and following contracts brought to a grand total of 134 deliveries.

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Douglas DC-6

Douglas DC-6 of National Airlines.

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Season Two - Episode Two - Titans of Industry

Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2

Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft (Military Fixed-Wing).

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Airco DH.4

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Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft (Military Fixed-Wing).

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1917 Liberty L-12 (V12) aero-engines for American built Airco DH.4.

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Nieuport 28

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Nieuport 27

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Nieuport 27 & Nieuport 21

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Curtiss P-36 Hawk

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Douglas Commercial (DC-3 or maybe a former DC-2 ?)

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Consolidated B-24H/J Liberator

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Douglas DT

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The hidden grounded iarframe, behind thr crow.

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Ford Flivver

Only five airframes built.

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Ford 4-AT-A Trimotor

Ford 4-AT-A Trimotor in the left background of the Ford Flivver.

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Ruggles Orientator

The Ruggles Orientator, or 'Bath Tub', used by the US School of Aviation Medicine during the mid 1920's.

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Season Two - Episode Three - Organized Crime

Lockheed Air Express

Lockheed Air Express used by Jimmy Walker "campaigning for Mayor of NYC". He was elected in 1926 but the type maiden flight is only in 1928. So this is for his second term.
This aircraft is flanked by GILMORE and smallest GILMORE OIL Co., christened the Gilmore Lion and registered as NC-3057. She ended burnt in 1940 due to extensive dry rot.

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