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Role of the Jeep in U.S. military operations during World War II.

A U.S. Army Air Forces (USAAF) Waco CG-4A-WO glider is seen descending and landing in a grass field. Upon touchdown, its front pops open and and an army jeep drives out. USAAF C-47 aircraft are seen next, offloading jeeps pulling small artillery pieces, and infantry who move rapidly from the parked aircraft. Jeeps traversing a high hump in a dirt road. A jeep towing an M-3 Antitank Gun 37mm, and others driving through underbrush and bouncing over rough road while towing 37mm guns and trailers. Soldiers stepping from jeeps to set up machine guns. American soldiers playing a game of horse and rider, during a break in duties. Soldiers setting up mortars. Jeeps driving through bodies of water. Two M4A1 (76)W Sherman tanks, with cast steel hulls, drive into a stream. Troops setting up several 37mm guns on a river bank. Two soldiers in a communications jeep. Army officers perusing a map laid out on the hood of a jeep. U.S. field artillerymen using periscopic binoculars on tripods, to spot and direct gunfire. Military vehicles, including jeeps, moving across desert terrain. Artillery crews firing M59 (M2 Long Tom) 155mm guns. A Douglas A-26 Invader aircraft flying overhead. Jeeps in various roles, bouncing along in the desert and laying smoke screens. Jeeps equipped with M3 anti-aircraft guns and others with stretchers for wounded affixed to their sides. U.S. Army Ford GPA "Seep" amphibious jeeps plunging into water and continuing on as boats. A jeep production line in a U.S. factory showing stages of assembly and finished jeeps driving out of the plant into yards containing hundreds of them. A convoy of jeeps driving over a bridge, and others carrying a U.S. military brass band in a parade in England. A Hollywood actress (Gloria Swanson?) being lifted into a jeep by several men. Glimpse of an unidentified actress with an American soldier, in a jeep. Hollywood stars, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy clowning in the front seat of a jeep with Desi Arnaz and two women riding in the back. Several jeeps carrying these and other Hollywood personalities during a war bond parade in Washington DC. The Capitol looming in the background as the jeeps move away from it toward the camera. Jeeps being prepared for transport to overseas destinations. Some being enclosed in wooden crates and placed on rail cars. Jeeps being hauled by cranes and placed aboard ships. Landing crafts mechanized (LCMs) transporting infantry and vehicles, including jeeps. An M4A1 Sherman tank driving out of a landing craft into surf. A jeep being driven onto beach at Adak,in the Aleutians,from a landing craft of the USS J.Franklin Bell (AP-34), in 1942. In 1943, this transport ship was reclassified as APA-16.) American troops with jeep on a South Pacific island in World War 2. A soldier on motorcycle, skids in mud on road in North Africa, and jeeps drive past him. American soldiers ride camels and some drive in a jeep near the Great pyramid and Sphinx in Egypt. Jeeps seen in China, with Generals Joseph Stilwell and Claire Chennault. One parked next to a Flying Tiger P-40 airplane. Soldiers in a jeep in Alaska, next to a tent and sign pointing to "Tokyo." Local tribesmen literally carrying a jeep, on long poles, across a river in Timor. General Douglas MacArthur, accompanied by staff officers, being driven in a jeep along a jungle road in New Guinea, past a line of local tribesmen. Wendell Wilkie, serving as Ambassador-at-large, during the war, speaks to U.S. officers in a jeep. Britain's King George VI in a jeep followed by another carrying Queen Elizabeth. President Franklin D. Roosevelt riding in a jeep to review troops. He removes his hat as they pass the American flag. Sign on a building in North Africa reads "Bizerte." General George S. Patton, standing in a jeep during a victory parade in North Africa. Soldiers at an outdoor religious service during the war with the hood of a jeep serving as a make shift altar.Various views of jeeps driving with soldiers in them.

Date: 1943
Duration: 4 min 42 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. Army Air Forces and Army personnel and equipment in Adak, Alaska.

The Aleutian Islands Campaign of World War II. United States Army Air Forces B-25 Mitchell bombers take off from an air base one by one. A group of soldiers stands. A truck at Adak harbor in Adak, Alaska. Containers on the shore. Soldiers stand on the sea shore. A guard with an anti-aircraft machine gun. An aircraft on an aerial patrol. Ships in the background. Soldiers on the ship. A soldier looks through the telescope of an anti aircraft gun installed on a ship.

Date: 1943
Duration: 3 min 54 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
American Sergent on board United States Navy ship Grant interviewed in Aleutian Island, Alaska

American Sergent on board United States Naval ship Grant interviewed en route to Kiska in Aleutian Island, Alaska. He shares his experiences about landings at Attu while sewing his Adak patch on. Also expresses his opinion that Adak, Kiska landings and clean up will take six weeks.

Date: 1943, August 13
Duration: 2 min 25 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: English
 
 
An airfield is constructed on a drained lagoon in Adak Island, Alaska during the Aleutian Islands Campaign.

The Aleutian Islands Campaign of World War II. An airfield is constructed in ten days on a drained lagoon in Adak Island, Aleutian Islands, Alaska. A bulldozer clears the land to construct the airfield. Laymen put concrete slabs on a runway. An aircraft lands. A rainbow in the background. An aircraft takes off from the airfield. A group of soldiers on the airfield. An aircraft lands. A medical van moves from the airfield. Casualties are removed from an airplane downed by enemy aircraft. Outdoor memorial services are held for the victims.

Date: 1943
Duration: 4 min 52 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Troops on Adak Island in the Aleutian Islands, Alaska prepare for a returning mission and others plan for the next mission.

The Aleutian Islands Campaign of World War II. A group of soldiers with an anti aircraft gun on Adak Island in the Aleutian Islands, Alaska. Six U.S. Army Air Force B-25 Mitchell bombers fly in the background. The aircraft land. Soldiers come out of the aircraft. Soldiers greet the returning squadron as they relax and sing. Photographers, meteorologist and others plan for the next mission.

Date: 1943
Duration: 4 min 43 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
USAAF B-25 Mitchells are loaded with bombs and ammunition as pilots get ready to fly from Adak Island, Alaska.

The Aleutian Islands Campaign of World War II. On a Sunday morning soldiers offer religious offerings in a gathering on Adak Island in the Aleutian Islands, Alaska. Bombs are brought to a field in camouflaged decks. Bombs being loaded in U.S. Army Air Forces B-25 Mitchell bombers. Machine guns of the aircraft are loaded with ammunition. A truck carries a bomb on an air base. The pilots who are going to fly for the mission receive final instructions. Crew begins to assemble as the pilots arrive at the air base. The pilots get ready. The pilots in the mission include Lieutenant George I. Rudell, Lieutenant Holy P. Mail, Lieutenant Lial A. Bean, Major Willson Aston, Lieutenant Henry J. Strencops and Colonel Jackson.

Date: 1943
Duration: 5 min 21 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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