U.S. 1st Marine Regiment moves ahead with captured Japanese aerial bombs to destroy Japanese caves near Deragawa. Truck loaded with Marines move along road. Truck backs up and Marines get down the truck. A lieutenant directs enlisted men. An officer leads enlisted men to the area where work is to be done. Truck backs up. A man opens a box containing Japanese aerial bombs. Marines use an axe to open box. Bombs are loaded onto truck. Truck loaded with bombs and Marines moves out. Truck moves along the road.
U.S. 1st Marine Regiment moves ahead with captured Japanese aerial bombs to destroy Japanese caves near Deragawa. Truck loaded with Marines and ammunition move along a road and passes a gasoline truck. Marine climb into parked truck which starts moving. It comes to halt and men get out. Marines toss Japanese bomb around and turn them end over end. Marines take the bombs to an area where Japanese caves are located. Bomb explosion in cave.
U.S. 1st Marine Regiment use captured Japanese aerial bombs to destroy Japanese caves near Deragawa. Marines dig holes to place the bombs. They light fuse and clear away the area. Marines crouch along the hillside. They take cover and await the explosion. Explosion in cave. Marines approach and examine the damage.
U.S. 1st Marine Regiment uses captured Japanese aerial bombs to destroy Japanese caves near Deragawa. Two Marines work on a bomb. A Marine removes nose cap from the bomb. He packs filler in the nose of the bomb and tamps it. Primer cord and fuse inserted in the nose of the bomb. Then he lights the fuse.
Invasion of Aguni, a village in Okinawa, Japan during World War II. Battleships at sea during invasion of Aguni in Ryukyu Islands in Japan on 9th June 1945. Artillery fired from the ships. Landing crafts carrying 8th Regiment Combat troops approach the island. The troops holding guns, advance on the island. The soldiers fire guns. The soldiers move under cover. The Japanese civilians come out of their hiding in underground shelters. A civilian and few others come out of their hiding place. The Japanese civilians being held. Women and children standing on the road. The native women prostrate before a soldier. The soldier offers them cigarettes to calm their fear. Soldiers with the women and children.
Invasion of Okinawa, Japan during World War II. Conferences at Guam come to an end. Officers walk. U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander in Chief, Admiral Chester W. Nimitz sends an armada of 1400 vessels to Okinawa in the Ryukyu Islands. Fleet underway to Okinawa. Troops of the U.S. 10th Army division play cards, play music and dance on the deck to entertain themselves. Officer distributes money to the soldiers aboard the ship. Troops stand with money. Guns of the fleet fire at land. Rockets being fired at shore. Landing crafts reach the shore. Troops walk on the shore in Okinawa. Japanese dugouts and pillboxes being destroyed with grenades. Soldiers talk and share food with civilians at the island.