Defense In Action

Copyright 2017, J. David Goldin

These are all the examples of this program in the radioGOLDINdex database. These listings are accurate as of October 29, 2017. The programs are listed chronologically, partial dates appear first, unknown dates appear last.


14185. Defense In Action. December 14, 1940. Program #1. Mutual net. Sustaining. Produced by Mutual Broadcasting in co-operation with the National Defense Advisory Committee. The program tells how a bomber is built, told through remotes from various industrial sites covering steel fabrication, engine construction and final assembly. Also, a remote from a bomber flying over New York City is heard. Robert Patterson (Assistant Secretary Of War), Robert Brooks (from WOL, Washington, D. C.). 29:26. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

14977. Defense In Action. February 1, 1941. Mutual net. "The Story Of Tank Construction". Sustaining. Produced by Mutual Broadcasting in co-operation with the National Defense Advisory Commission. The story of how tanks are built and tested at Fort Knox, there are pickups from around the country. William Griffis reports from a tire factory in Akron. Charles Victor, William Griffis. 43 1/2 minutes. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

67080. Defense In Action. March 1941. Program #3. Mutual net origination, Office For Emergency Mnagement syndication. "Trining With Industry". Sustaining. Distributed by The Federal Radio Education Committee, Orthacoustic transcription. How men get jobs, get better jobs, become supervisors and foreman. Carlton Warren reports from The State Employment Service in New York City. Jack McClaine reports from a vocational school in Buffalo. Dave Driscoll reports from Wright Aeronautical Corporation in Patterson, New Jersey. Bill Welch repots from The Emily Griffith Opportunity School in Denver. Carl Marx speaks from The National Acme company in Cleveland, followed by a remote from Lockheed Aircraft in Burbank, California. The remote from Burbank features the sound of one hundred riveting guns and the sound of "more than one hundred planes a month." The remotes originate through the facilities of WOR, WGR, WHK, KFEL, and KHJ. Carlton Warren, Jack McClaine (?), Dave Driscoll (reporter, director), William Welch, Carl Marx. 33:51. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

14208. Defense In Action. May 6, 1941. Program #4. Mutual net. "The Story Of Ordnance". Sustaining. Produced by Mutual Broadcasting in co-operation with the National Defense Advisory Commission. The story of how guns and ammunition are made, told by remotes from around the country. The show features sound visits to Colt Firearms (Hartford, Connecticut), The York Safe and Lock Company (York, Pennsylvania), The Picatinny Arsenal (New Jersey), The Washington Navy Yard (Fort Dix, New Jersey). A well assembled program. Earl McFarland (Brigadier General, Assistant Chief Of Army Ordnance), Howard Miller, Alvin Josephy, Walter Compton, Dave Driscoll. 29:20. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

14213. Defense In Action. June 16, 1941. Program #5. Mutual net. Sustaining. Produced by Mutual Broadcasting in co-operation with the Office For Emergency Management of the National Defense Advisory Commission. Two stories of American ingenuity helping the defense effort. The first fifteen minutes of the recording are in excellent condition, the remainder is in poor condition. Dave Driscoll, William L. Batt (Deputy Director, Division of Production, Office of Production Management). 19:31. Audio condition: Fair. Incomplete.

Report contains 5 programs.