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A film titled 'Adak History' about U.S. military bases at Adak Island.

A film titled 'Adak History'. U.S. Military establishes military bases at Adak Island Aleutian Islands. Army rangers land on Adak Islands for defensive actions against Japanese Forces occupying nearby islands. Director of MWR at NSGA (Naval Security of Group Activity) Bob Winckler talks about military bases at Adak Islands. U.S. war planes and submarine nets seen. Artillery seen. A board reads 'This submarine net is listed on the National Historic Register, please do not disturb'. PT torpedo boats and PBY planes Bases on Adak. PBY Catalina planes seen. Civilians seen.

Date: 1994, March
Duration: 2 min 5 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
B-25 Mitchell bombers take off one by one from Adak Island, Aleutian Islands, Alaska during the Aleutian Islands Camp.

The Aleutian Islands Campaign of World War II. Two soldiers make a last minute weather observation on Adak Island in the Aleutian Islands, Alaska. Aerial cameras are taken inside a U.S. Army Air Forces B-25 Mitchell bomber. Pilots make a final meeting. A pilot gets inside an aircraft. The aircraft take off one by one.

Date: 1943
Duration: 6 min 5 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
As the United States enters World War II, U.S. military forces are seen, deployed in various places throughout the world.

American troops are seen in arctic gear moving on skis through blustery snowy weather in Iceland, during World War 2. They were sent in 1941 to relieve British troops occupying Iceland since 1940, during World War II. A guard post at the American camp, with Quonset Hut in background. Closeup of U.S. sentry in arctic gear holding rifle with bayonet affixed. View from above, of numerous tents partially covered with snow in the American camp. Change of scene shows U.S. troops disembarking from transport ships at the British Isles. They march with their combat gear onto a square where Army trucks wait to transport them inland. Another scene shows the American troops, viewed from behind, parading in London. Other scenes show them marching in various areas of London. Saint Paul’s cathedral is seen in the background of one scene. A large number of American M3 Stuart Light tanks move on a railroad train in Britain. Scene shifts to the Middle East, where railroad cars and various military supplies for Russia are be offloaded from American ships. A Russian officer is seen signing receipts for war materiel, from a U.S. Army Technical Sergeant. A row of American Army trucks are lined up behind them. The Russian and American exchange salutes, and shake hands. Next, a troop ship carrying American troops is seen arriving at a port in India, where they disembark with their gear. An American Army Sergeant in a pith helmet pays attention to a little Indian girl. Scene shifts to China, in 1942, where Brigadier General Claire Lee Chennault, Commander of the China Air Task Force, of the Tenth Air Force, that replaced the American Volunteer Group (Flying Tigers), is seen with Brigadier General Caleb V. Haynes, Commander of the India Air Task Force. A colonel joins their discussions. A Consolidated B-24 Liberator bomber is parked behind them. View of Curtiss P-40 Warhawk fighter planes, with Flying Tiger markings, parked on a flight line. A B-24 bomber landing on a runway, between hills, deep in China. Closeup of Nationalist China Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek, saluting. Huge numbers of Chinese troops assembling in a formation. Next, an expeditionary force of American troops is seen arriving on a troop ship in Australia. They line the ship’s deck and wave. General Douglas MacArthur arriving in Australia to assume the office of Supreme Commander, South West Pacific Area (SWPA). .Glimpses of U.S. Navy activities in Australia: setting up defenses of islands; unpacking a Kingfisher float plane and making it ready for use on a desert island. The final segments of the film show American forces in August ,1942 sailing to Adak in the Aleutian Islands, to strengthen American defenses there. Troops seen descending by rope ladder from the American transport ship USS J Franklin Bell (PA-34), into her landing craft for deployment on Adak Island. Scenes of landing craft reaching the beach and offloading troops, vehicles, and supplies. View of beach filled with supplies. One landing craft is clearly marked with ""P34" showing that it belongs to the USS J Franklin Bell ( later reclassified as APA-16).

Date: 1942
Duration: 2 min 31 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
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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