Princess Juliana of the Netherlands visits Curacao Island. A motorcade of the Princess. People cheer and welcome the Princess. The Princess in an open car. Dutch Marines parade. Princess Juliana watches the parade.
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.
The Pacific Campaign of World War II on the Island of Saipan, Mariana Islands. Aslito Airfield as it appeared when ground crews of the 318th Group arrived on 18th June, 1944. A U.S. Marine as he walks around inspecting the dead bodies of Japanese soldiers. Japanese mess kit showing spilled rice. Several dead Japanese soldiers lying around in the area. Destroyed Japanese aircraft with "NTP-1" written on tail. Demolished hangars and buildings. Fuel drop tanks lying around in the area. Surrounding installations showing the buildings that have been bombed or completely demolished. 804th Aviation Engineers at work clearing the area for camp site using heavy duty equipment such as bulldozers, graders, cranes, and half tracks. Damaged Japanese hangar.
After the battle of Saipan, during World War 2, P-47s of the 318th fighter Group 19th Fighter Squadron are seen flying in from the Carrier, USS Natoma Bay and those of the 73rd Fighter Squadron, flying in from the USS Manila Bay. View from a P-47 approaching Coastline of Saipan Island . Control tower operator on lookout for aircraft. Signal from the tower giving the planes directions for landing. Four P-47s peeling off for landing. P-47s approach and land on Aslito airfield, island of Saipan. Fliers standing around their aircraft watching other planes come in for landing. 19th Fighter Squadron P-47s taxiing into parking area. Pilot talking to the crew chief of his plane. View across airfield showing the demolished hangar building with P-47s in 19th Fighter Squadron's dispersal area. Fuel Trucks and ground crew personnel attend to the arriving aircraft. One of the P-47s carries the name: "Jackie Eilen" and another, the name "Angel." (Note: Although written introduction to this film refers to 11 June, the events depicted occurred after 20 June, 1944. The invasion of Saipan did not begin until 15 June, 1944. Aslito Field was captured on 19 June, 1944. The first P 47 aircraft (a few) arrived on 20 June, 1944 while the Seabees were working to make the field operational.)
Views of The Great Atlantic Hurricane lashing at northeast United States areas (after having already hit the North Carolina Outer Banks), and views of the aftermath and early cleanup following the storm. Regions shown include Atlantic City, Long Island (where it came ashore as a category 3 hurricane on September 15, 1944), New York City suburbs, and parts of New England. High surf flooding boardwalks and coastal cities. Trees bent over and snapped in high winds. People walking with difficulty in the high winds. Streets of towns submerged in water. Coastal docks destroyed and large boats scattered high onto shore areas. Trees, poles, and wires downed over roads and homes. Entire homes moved off of their foundations and placed down the street. The "Great Atlantic Hurricane" was the first example of a named hurricane by the Miami Hurricane Warning Office, which later became the National Hurricane Center. The name was meant to reflect the hurricane's size and intensity.
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.