Project Thunderstorm (1947)
National Archives and Records Administration Project Thunderstorm, 05/1947 - 09/1947 Department of Defense. Department of the Air Force. Office of the Secretary. Office of the Administrative Assistant. Office of the Deputy for Security and Special Investigative Programs. Research Declassification Team. (1987 - ) ARC Identifier 2987943 / Local Identifier 341-Roswell-8. This film chronicles a joint U.S. Air Force, Navy, and Weather Bureau Project at Wright Field and the All - Weather Flying Station at Wilmington, Ohio. Scenes cover the training of military volunteer pilots in the mechanics of thunderstorms, and then -- equipped with planes that filmed their control panels as they flew -- the pilots experimented with the safest ways of navigating through the violent storms. Subsequent footage shows trained personnel as they reviewed the filmed evidence and interrogated the pilots on their airborne experiences.