U.S. Army Air Force aircraft attack enemy installations on Buka Island, Papua, New Guinea during World War II. U.S. 13th Air Force B-24 Liberator bombers drop bombs over Japanese positions on Buka Island. Smoke billows up from the explosions. Japanese fighter aircraft attack the B-24s. An aerial view of Buka Island.
Events relating to the bombing of Buka Airdrome on Bougainville Island on September 14th 1943. U.S. B-24 Liberator bombers and fighters in flight at a high altitude over the airdrome. B-24s dropping bombs. Impacts visible. Japanese fighter aircraft receiving fire from American aircraft.
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.)
The Bougainville campaign of World War II on and around Bougainville Island in South Pacific. A Coast Watcher and a Police man at the Bougainville Island of the Papua New Guinea in South Pacific. The Coast Watcher, a local citizen of the island and a Policeman of the Allied forces keep a watch for enemy ships in the sea and check the weather from among the bushes. The Coast Watcher holds a gun with him.
The Bougainville campaign of World War II on and around Bougainville Island of the Papua New Guinea in South Pacific. Natives of the Bougainville Island watch as Allied troops practice on a 90mm anti-aircraft gun. The soldiers load the gun. Natives cover their ears as the gun barrel is raised towards the target.
The Bougainville campaign of World War II on and around Bougainville Island of the Papua New Guinea in South Pacific. A cover of clouds in sky, near the sea shore of the Bougainville Island.