The men of the 182nd Infantry Regiment stand at "Present Arms" in a formal ceremony held in the jungles of Bougainville in May, 1944. U.S. Major General O.W. Griswold speaks into a microphone in a field and troops line up in the background. The Major General decorates solders as he pins medals onto their uniforms, in recognition of their defense of Hill 260, redubbed 'Bunker Hill' in honor of the 182nd Army Division, whose history can be traced back to the Battle of Bunker Hill. Major General speaks into the microphone. Troops march in parade. Allied band and troops with color guard pass in review. Soldiers unveil a poster that reads ' Bunker Hill Road' depicting an eagle flying in front of the Japanese 'rising sun' flag. A band plays at the ceremony. Those awarded at the ceremony include, amongst many others, Sgt Edward Monahan, Sgt William Joyce, Sgt Daniel Ramsey, and Private First Class John P. Correggio.
United States Marine fighting dogs in a jungle in Bougainville in the Solomon Islands. Bandaged police dogs in Bougainville. They move in the jungle. A group of marines move through the jungle with the dogs on leashes.
The U.S. turns offensive against Japanese in the Pacific during World War II. U.S. Liberator bomber planes fly towards island of New Britain. Map of New Britain. Pilots in the cockpit pull a trigger and drop bombs on the island. An invasion fleet moves towards the island. U.S. Marines land on the island and move forward. A map shows Makin Islands. U.S. Planes drop bombs on a Japanese ship. The planes drop bombs on a Japanese airstrip causing the destruction of the Japanese planes. The 6th U.S. Army General and Lieutenant Colonel James Roosevelt on a ship with other officers. Sailors climb down step ladders and move into a boat. A Japanese bomber is driven off and another is hit. Amphibious Forces land on the beach. Dead Japanese soldiers on the island. Japanese are defeated and Prisoners of War taken. A map shows Bougainville in the Solomons Islands. Troop reinforcements land.
The Bob Hope Troupe on U.S.O. tour in the South West Pacific during World War 2. The troupe entertains U.S. soldiers on Bougainville, Northern Solomon Islands. View of Bob Hope at microphone singing his theme song "Thanks for the memories," with lyrics related to Bougainville. He stops and calls for Francis Langford to continue with the song, which she does. Hope then introduces Jerry Colonna, who sings and banters with Hope. Miss Patti Thomas is introduced next and sings more lyrics of "Thanks for the memories."
Allied jungle outposts get supplies by parachutes during World War II. U.S. General Joseph Stilwell looks as soldiers bring wounded on stretchers into a field hospital in the jungles of Burma. Lieutenant Colonel Dr Gordon Seagrave and Burmese nurses treat the wounded. American transport planes drop supplies by parachute on the outposts on the Naga Hills on India Burma border. An airman drops the supplies out of the plane. A map shows Bougainville in the Solomon Islands. A Fiji soldier on a radio. American transport planes drop supplies by parachute for the Fijian troops in Bougainville.
United States 145th Infantry Regiment, 37th Division troops on Hill 700, Bougainville Island, Solomon Islands. An infantryman fires a carbine from a concealed position. He crawls out of a foxhole. A soldier in the foxhole reads a letter.