International Air Exposition: Official Manhattan Day at Idlewild Airport

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The actual date of this episode is 1948-08-04. For technical reasons, it shows up incorrectly above.

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Speeches in honor of the opening of Idlewild Airport and New York City's Golden Jubilee. Unidentified speakers cover topics including first paved streets and churches in Manhattan, the activities of the coast guard, and the role of Borough President.

During Admiral Edward H. Smith's speeches, coast guard demonstrates rescue procedures.

Sounds of the air show throughout.

Includes band performance.


Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection


WNYC archives id: 68687
Municipal archives id: LT74