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U.S. Navy fighter and bomber aircraft from USS Yorktown strafe Japanese bases and positions on the Truk Islands.

USS Yorktown CV-10 in the Pacific Theater during World War 2. U.S. Naval officers and sailors discuss over a map on a table. Animated map depicts Japanese fleet positions on the Truk Atoll of Islands. USS Yorktown Navy flier squadron and squadrons from other carriers take off for combat over the Truk Islands. Sailors talk over the radio aboard USS Yorktown. A map shows the heavily fortified islands surrounded by air strips, and naval anchorages among the islands. Crewmen aboard Yorktown prepare the planes for take off. Machine gun fire from the planes over the Truk Islands. They dive bomb the island. The aircraft are hit and descend to the ground. A plane drops into the ocean. U.S. airplanes bomb Japanese planes on fighter strips, bomb bases and sea plane ranches. Smoke due to heavy bombardment. Planes dive and drop bombs. Fire due to bombing of a fast fleet tanker hiding in a sheltered cove. U.S. bombers and fighter planes strafe other fleet auxiliaries including rice boats, transports and ammunition ships. They are set on fire with 50 caliber incendiaries and armor piercing plugs. The ships on fire sink into the ocean.

Date: 1944, February
Duration: 4 min 18 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
B-25 Mitchell aircraft fly in a formation over the Caroline Islands in the Pacific Ocean.

U.S. air raids on the Caroline Islands in the Pacific Ocean during World War II. An aerial view of U.S. aircraft flying over a target area. Close-up aerial views of the side and front of a B-25 bomber while in flight. United States Army Air Forces B-25 Mitchells in flight over the target area. Forepart of a B-25 in flight. The B-25s fly at a low altitude.

Date: 1944
Duration: 1 min 10 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
The U.S. aircraft bomb the Japanese vessels,aircrafts and the ground installations in Truk, Caroline Islands

The U.S. aircraft attack the Japanese base in Truk, Caroline Islands during World War II . Animation depicts the Japan occupied Marshall Island and the Japanese base in Truk. The U.S. aircraft stationed at the aircraft carrier in the Pacific Ocean. The pilot gets into the cockpit of the aircraft. View of firing in air. The Japanese aircraft being attacked. The U.S. aircraft takes off from the deck of the aircraft carrier. The Japanese vessels circle in sea to escape. The Japanese vessel being bombed. The U.S. aircraft bomb the Japanese ground installations. Aerial view of the bombed installations. The U.S. aircraft in flight while returning back to the aircraft carrier. The aircraft lands on the deck. Another aircraft with on of the wheel collapsed lands. The injured pilot being carried on a stretcher.

Date: 1944
Duration: 3 min 17 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. Naval Task Force 58, including USS Yorktown attacked by a Japanese Kawanishi H8K flying boat in the Pacific.

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.

Date: 1944, February
Duration: 7 min 7 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
The Philippines gains independence from the United States on July 4, 1946

The Philippines are established as an independent nation. Crowds of Filipinos gathered at Rizal Park (Luneta Park) in Manila on the July 4, 1946. View of Independence Grandstand (a temporary structure built in front of the Rizal Monument) with American flag and Philippine flags on tall flag poles.. View looking down on General Douglas MacArthur at a podium, speaking into microphones. Camera pans over various segments of the audience. A map shows the Philippine Islands in context of its neighbors in the Pacific Ocean. Camera pans closeup across faces of many Filipinos gathered at the independence event. View of the Jones Bridge over the Pasig River in downtown Manila. Heacock’s Department Store on the Escolta.The Legislative Building. (later the National Museum of the Philippines). Ocean going ships in a harbor. Cargo being offloaded from a ship onto smaller boat. An industrial complex with eight tall smoke stacks emitting smoke. Steel and petroleum plants. Filipino workers in an assembly plant. The Legislative building with people coming and going. Air raid sirens sounding and people running in streets of Manila at onset of Japanese invasion of the Philippines in December, 1941, at start of World War 2, in the Pacific.People running across the Jones Bridge, seeking shelter. Others boarding a bus. Smoke rising from Japanese bombing. Glimpse of Japaese tanks entering Manila. Japanese infantry climbing a hill. Bodies of persons killed during the Japanese invasion. Glimpse of Japanese troops occupying Corregidor. U.S. General Wainright negotiating the surrender of Corrigidor with Japanese General Homma. View of an American warship firing during the U.S. campaign to defeat the Japanese on islands in the Pacific. An American landing ship carrying U.S. troops who storm ashore. General Douglas MacArthur striding ashore with a retinue of officers, at Leyte, Philippines, on October 20, 1944. as he keeps his promise to return to the Philippines. Views, back again, to MacArthur speaking at the Independence Day ceremony in Manila on July 4, 1946. Also seen at the ceremony are: U.S.Senator Millard Tydings, (co-sponsor of the 1934 Tydings–McDuffie Act, which provided independence to the Philippines after a 10-year transition under a limited autonomy), and Paul V. McNutt, U.S. High Commissioner of the Philippines, who read President Truman's proclamation of Philippine Independence to the assembly. Camera pans over the gathering which includes many U.S. Service personnel in uniform. The oath of office is administered to the elected President of the Philippines, Manuel Roxas. At the conclusion, the American flag is lowered by Paul McNutt, as President Roxas raises that of the Republic of the Philippines. A celebratory parade in Manila includes a float with signs reading: "Let's Produce and Rebuild," among other things. Other floats represent "Mountain Province," and "The City of Manila," "The University of the Philippines," and "The Division of City Schools." One float, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, contains a huge replica machine gear, and models of an aircraft and a ship. It's message is about turning the gear that helps make the nation great. American and Filipino soldiers march, carrying their respective national flags. A white-helmeted military band plays for the marchers. Final scene shows large loose formation of military aircraft in flight very high above the Independence Grandstand, at Rizal Park.

Date: 1946
Duration: 5 min 28 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. Army men attack Japanese ground installations, ships and aircraft in Truk.

U.S. Army men attack Japanese fortifications in Truk during World war II. U.S. aircraft on an aircraft carrier in the Pacific Ocean. An aerial view of Japanese ground installations. Japanese aircraft are attacked. An aircraft descends as it catches fire. An aerial view of Japanese ground installations being bombed. Japanese ships explode. A U.S. aircraft with a damaged wheel lands. The injured pilot is carried on a stretcher.

Date: 1944, March 30
Duration: 2 min 32 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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