Philippines Campaign in Philippines during World War II. A pictorial map showing distance of 650 MI from Middleburg in New Guinea to Buayan in Philippines Island. U.S. Army men at work. Two U.S. officers on ground below an aircraft during inspection. A U.S. heavy bomber B-24 Liberator taxis and takes off. The B-24 in flight. The nose section of the aircraft. Other aircraft in flight. Bombs being dropped on target areas in Buayan in the Philippines Island. Smoke rises from explosions. Aerial views of inhabited areas in the Philippines Island. A wooded region in view. Paved ways in view on ground. A column of smoke rises from the bombarded areas
Shows the Battle off Samar which was the central action of the Battle of Leyte Gulf. It took place in the Philippine Sea off Samar Island near the island of Leyte in the Philippines on 25th October 1944. Animated map shows advancement of U.S. armed forces on Leyte Island. An Allied fleet of destroyers and escorts shown on map. USS Fanshaw Bay is their flagship. Signal-man intercepts Japanese communication relays in a Combat information center. Shows naval battle between Allied and the Japanese armed forces.
A documentary depicts combat activities of the U.S. 1st Cavalry Division during World War II. The Battle of Leyte in 1944. The troops in landing craft underway in the Philippines Sea. A close up of the U.S. troops on the landing craft. The U.S. ships underway and set on fire by the Japanese. A Japanese aircraft in flight. The troops get off from the landing craft on a shore. A tank being unloaded from the craft. The troops in prone position at the shore. An injured U.S. soldier. The troops in a jungle and a U.S. Sherman tank moves at the field. They advance in a jungle. Two troops carry supplies. The soldiers fire rifles, bazooka and rifle grenade. The dead Japanese troops. The soldiers on tanks enter Talcoban City in Philippines. The civilians greet the soldiers. Two soldiers and a civilian smoke.
U.S. Third Fleet underway at sea, heads for Leyte in October 1944. Sailor in ship's radio-telegraph room receives coded Top Secret message directing task force to change course and attack the Philippines. U.S. officer in room and men at typewriters. Officer marks positions on map. Marine Captain refers to map as he briefs about the planned assault at Leyte, Philippines. U.S. personnel aboard ship underway at sea. U.S. flag on aircraft carrier. U.S. personnel seated on flight deck pray. U.S. troops resting in staging areas. A soldier shaves, drinks beer, packs and writes letter. Waves crash on shores. Troops march. Troops aboard ships. Troops rest aboard ship. Aircraft lands on carrier's deck.
General Douglas MacArthur and his entourage, at Leyte, Philippines, in 1944. He leads them from land, out into the water to stage the famous "return to Philippines" photographs.
June 14, 1944. Naval guns of U.S. battleships and other warships bombard the island of Saipan, in the Marianas, in World War 2. U.S. aircraft fly low over the shore attacking Japanese military positions. A U.S. tank and marines moving on the beachhead. October 19, 1944, landing craft, manned by U.S Coast Guardsmen, from the Coast Guard operated Attack Transport USS Calloway (APA-35) are seen among others maneuvering in the water as they begin the assault on Luzon, the Philippines. U.S. troops wading ashore on Luzon.