American comedian Bob Hope arrives at the Bonriki airfield also known as Mullinex field. A PBY-5A Catalina lands and taxis. Bob Hope and his entertainment troupe exit the plane. They are greeted by officers and men. The troupe enters jeeps. PBY-5A Catalina warms up. Stage and spectators for the Bob Hope show. Bob Hope and troupe in plane.
USS Yorktown CV-10 in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Early 1944: Animated map shows the Caroline Islands, Mariana Islands, Gilbert Islands and the Marshall Islands in the Pacific. The U.S. Naval fleet advances from Truk Islands towards an advanced naval base in the Marshall Islands, taken from the Japanese. U.S. ships underway around the fleet anchorage. U.S. Navy Aircraft Carriers, battleships, cruisers, fleet auxiliaries and support ships. Crew and aircraft on the flight deck of the 'Fighting Lady' CV-10. The crew members relax and enjoy themselves in the water. They dive and jump off a contraption into the sea. Sailors sort letters in the ship's post office. Some write letters back home. The crew assembled on the ship deck. Commander of the ship Rear Admiral Joseph James 'Jacko' Clark briefs the crew about their mission, designation to Task Force 58, and advance towards Tokyo. The USS Yorktown and other carriers of the Task Force underway. Sign boards for various Ready Rooms on the ship. Air Group Commanders and pilots ready on call. Rear seat gunners and radio men on call in another Ready Room nearby. They talk, relax, drink Coca-Cola and have ice cream. Flags on board. Commander of the TF 58 Admiral Marc Andrew 'Pete' Mitscher and Skipper Clark on the flight deck. A poster for the ship board movie 'Home in Indiana'. Sailors watch the movie. Planes in flight through clouds, the Task Force underway seeking the Imperial Japanese Naval fleet. New cruisers, Coast Guard cutters and Navy Transports in the Task Force. The patrol spots a Imperial Japanese Navy search plane, a Kawanishi H8K flying boat called 'Emily' by the Allies. The plane fires at the Task Force ships before being hit and sinking in the water. U.S. officers and sailors in a discussion. An animated map depicts the objective to move towards and free the Mariana Islands.
U.S. bombings on islands in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Several aircraft in flight. A map showing a flight path from Volcano Island in the Philippines to Iwo Jima in Japan. On 10th August, 1944 : A United States Army air Force B-24 Liberator bomber aircraft in flight. Several B-24s in flight. The aircraft drop bombs over target areas and explosions occur. Smoke rises from the bombed areas. A map showing the flight path to Yap island. On 20th August, 1944 : A B-24 in flight drops bombs over target areas on Yap island. Smoke rises from the resultant explosions.
U.S. Marines climb up a hill between trees and throw grenades at an enemy Japanese position. Wounded soldier lying on ground. Soldiers looking at fire on the hill. Helmet covered with camouflage netting lying on ground. U.S. Marine operating a flamethrower directing flame at Japanese position. Japanese equipment scattered around dead Japanese soldier. A U.S. soldier talks over telex phone. Remains of Japanese men and artillery captured in dug out. Japanese on hilltop, soldier view pill box, another soldier discovers a mine and removes it. Shells lying on ground. Soldiers walk down the road.
Allied campaign against the Axis in 1944 during World War II. Exteriors of a building in Tehran, Iran where the Tehran Conference took place in 1943. Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin, U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill seated outside the building after the conference. A map depicts United States campaign against the Japanese in the Pacific Theater. U.S. troops land at the Marshal Islands. Troops fire and advance in Palau islands. Soldiers wade through water. Flakes burst and explosions occur at sea near Saipan. U.S. troops advance inland in Guam. A blind soldier walks.
The USS Yorktown (CV-10) in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Map of Marcus Island and surrounding islands in Japan. Animation depicts the U.S. fleet's aim to recapture the Philippines and land on the main land of Asia to help their ally China. USS Yorktown underway. A map depicts its advance towards its target of Kwajalein Island in the Marshall Islands. Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service Mitsubishi A6M Zero fighters in flight. U.S. planes in dogfights with Japanese aircraft over Kwajalein Island. Japanese planes hit and descend to the ground. Heavy bombardment, wrecked aircraft. Black smoke rises from explosions on the burning island. Heavy shelling by surface ships. Assault crafts filled with U.S. Marines and Army soldiers hit the beaches on Kwajalein. U.S. airplanes in flight over the island.