Allied troops on the Admiralty Islands in Papua New Guinea during World War II. Troops of the 5th Cavalry Regiment and 1st Cavalry Division arrive at the beachhead at Cape Sudest in a truck. Troops unload and await embarkation onto LSTs ( Landing Ship Tanks). Allied soldiers seated on the beach smoke, examine rifles, rest and play a portable phonograph. The soldiers embark onto the LSTs. The soldiers with full field equipment cross a small bridge. A small craft at anchor. Soldiers at the rail of a ship. A number of LSTs lined along the beach.
The Allied campaign across New Guinea and onward to the Philippines during World War 2. U.S. warships firing their guns at night. Flashes illuminate the blackness. Bombs dropping from an aircraft bomb bay. Bombs exploding on stretch of jungle near water. A U.S. Army Air Forces B-26 bomber in flight View rearward from very low flying USAAF bomber as it bombs it drops explode behind. U.S. troops making amphibious assault on New Guinea. Map showing path of Allied attacks from Australia, across New Guinea from Port Moresby to Buna and on to the Admiralty Islands, cutting off Japanese-held Rabaul, New Britain. Map shows Allied forces moving towards Japanese strongholds at Wewak and along the North shore of New Guinea and bypassing Wewak to strike at Hollandia. General Douglas MacArthur is seen aboard a U.S. warship conferring with American and Philippine officers. Annimated map shows Allied assaults on Japanese positions along the coast from Hollandia, to Warde, Biak, and beyond, stepping along towards the Philippines. Views of numerous fallen Japanese soldiers numbering more than 150 thousand dead. Crosses in battlefield cemetery at graves of some of the more than 13 thousand Allied military who lost their lives during the campaign. A soldier paying respects at one of the gravesites. Admiral Chester Nimitz with members of his staff at his headquarters in Hawaii. U.S. Navy F4F aircraft launching from an American aircraft carrier. American aircraft bombing Japanese positions on an atoll. U.S. warships bombarding Japanese positions with their heavy guns. Admiral Nimitz standing with Admiral William Halsey. More Navy gunfire and amphibious assault scenes. Map showing places where Allied forces had to battle the Japanese, including, Tarawa in the Gilbert Islands, Kwajalein, in the Marshals, Saipan, and Guam in the Marianas, and Palau to complete the "bridging" of the Pacific to the doorstep of the Philippines.
Bob Hope and members of his USO troupe ride on a PT boat during visit to entertain U.S. Navy personnel during World War 2. In opening scene, Bob Hope doffs his pith helmet as he strolls past the camera to climb aboard a PT boat (PT-331) of U.S. Navy Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 21, where several naval officers greet him. Members of Hope's USO troupe, Patty Thomas, and Francis Langford, step from jeeps to board the PT boat. Next, the two are seen in the cockpit of the boat next to its captain, Lieutenant Kermit W. Montz, USNR, as the boat speeds along in the water. Among sailors occasionally glimpsed behind them is Radioman 1st Class bill Thielen. In change of scene, Bob Hope climbs out a hatch, holding onto his pith helmet to keep it from blowing off. The boat's number, 331 is clearly displayed on superstructure behind him. (Note: (Squadron 21 received a Presidential Unit Citation for outstanding performance during the Huon Peninsula Campaign against Japanese forces from October 1943 to March 1944.)
Allied troops aboard a ship on their way to Manus Island in Papua New Guinea during World War II. U.S. soldiers on the deck of a ship underway in the Pacific Ocean. A soldier with a pet parrot. Soldiers play chess on the deck of the ship. Soldiers and equipment on the top deck of an LST (Landing Ship Tank). The crow's nest of the LST. The soldiers man anti aircraft guns on the top deck. Two soldiers silhouetted on the deck. A convoy of ships underway at sea. Explosions occur on a beach of Manus Island. Landing crafts underway towards the beach. A destroyer moves into a channel at Manus Island. Equipment and troops being unloaded from ships at the beach.
Americans win new air bases from Japan in South Pacific during World War II. Americans bombers fly towards Japanese targets in the South Pacific. Planes drop bombs on enemy positions. Explosion along the coast. Smoke rises up. Animated picture show Manus in the Admiralty Islands. American troops shell the island. U.S. cavalrymen land on the Los Negros Island and march forward. Soldiers load and fire artillery. Soldiers carry the wounded on stretcher. Dead Japanese soldiers. Soldiers move towards the airstrip on the island. Wrecked Japanese planes. Heavy equipment on the airstrip. American planes at the airstrip.
An orientation film about the American campaign against the Japanese in the South West Pacific during World War II. A map of the South West Pacific area depicts islands of New Britain and New Ireland as the chief objectives of the Americans. By taking over these islands the Japanese would be isolated in the area. But a strong defense zone around these islands proves to be the main deterrent. U.S. officers including U.S. Army General Douglas MacArthur discuss the strategy to attack and isolate the Japanese in the South West Pacific region. Animated map of the region depicts American plan to capture the Admiralty Island by attacking the island of Manus and Los Negros to be followed by an attack in Madang in New Guinea. This would result in isolation of New Britain and New Ireland and weaken apanese position in the region.