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Construction of a road from Oro Bay to Dobodura, New Guinea by natives under supervision of U.S. soldiers during World War II.

Construction of a road from Oro Bay to Dobodura, New Guinea under supervision of engineer battalion of the U.S. Army during World War II. Natives dig a drainage ditch at a side of a road under the supervision of U.S. 116th Engineer Battalion, 41st Division soldiers. Various views of natives working in mud. The soldiers drill holes with pneumatic drills. A bulldozer levels the road.

Date: 1943, May 12
Duration: 2 min 4 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Construction of a road from Oro Bay to Dobodura, New Guinea under supervision of 116th Engineer Battalion during World War II.

Construction of a road from Oro Bay to Dobodura, New Guinea under the supervision of engineer battalion of the U.S. Army during World War II. A dump truck unload rocks. A rock crusher machine in operation. Native laborers at work. Crushed rocks fall from a hopper in a truck.

Date: 1943, May 12
Duration: 1 min 7 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
U.S. soldiers of Battalion D, 208th CA (Coastal Artillery) AA (Antiaircraft) operate a direction and height finder in Dobodura.

A U.S. battalion operates a direction and height finder in Dobodura, New Guinea during World War II. U.S. soldiers of Battalion D, 208th CA (Coastal Artillery) AA (Antiaircraft) operate a direction and height finder in a sandbagged emplacement.

Date: 1943
Duration: 27 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
American campaign against Japanese-held islands in the Pacific during World War II

U.S. sea power in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Aerial view of landing craft speeding through the water below. Animated map of Pacific Islands including the Solomons, New Britain, and New Guinea. Shows arrows depicting American amphibious assaults on Russell Islands in February, 1943; on New Guinea, and Rendova in June, on New Georgia in July, on Eastern New Georgia in August, on Choiseul, in October, and Bouganvillle in November, 1943. Aerial view of a Pacific Island airfield. Grumman F4F aircraft with engine running on an aircraft carrier. Bow view of an American Essex class Aircraft Carrier making way in heavy seas. A Douglas Dauntless airplane heading away from a carrier (in background). Map showing locations of American North and South Pacific naval forces and arrows pointing to Tarawa Atoll in the Gilbert Islands, and then to the Marshall Islands (Kwajalein Atoll and Enewetak Atoll). American infantry marching with full field packs, at a port, where they board transport ships. An artillery field piece being loaded on the ship, along with landing vehicles tracked, and army trucks. A convoy of troop ships and supply ships at sea.

Date: 1943
Duration: 2 min 25 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
United States B-25 bombers, B-24 bombers, and P-38 fighters attack Japanese positions in Papua New Guinea.

August 1943: Animated map depicts Allied ground advances, 5th AAF air fleet stations, Japanese opposition base at Rabaul as well as Japanese positions and network in Papua New Guinea. Map depicting strategic Japanese positions of Wewak and Boram. 5th AAF soldiers decide to raid the two posts. 17 August 1943: USAAF B-25 Mitchell bombers and P-38 Lightning fighters attack the Japanese post of Wewak. Heavy bombardment by the American bombers. Smoke and explosion from the bombardment. Aerial view of the Japanese airplanes parked on the airstrip. 20 August 1943: USAAF B-24 Liberatoor bombers and P-38 Lightning fighters attack the Japanese position at Boram. Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service Mitsubishi Zeros attack the B-24s, P-38s intervene. Bombs dropped on the target. Smoke and explosion from the bombardment.

Date: 1944
Duration: 3 min 22 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Australian 7th and 9th Division and 5th AAF troops capture Lae in New Papua New Guinea.

September 1943: Animated map shows advance of the Allied troops to Nadzab and Lae in papua New Guinea. The Australian 7th Division advance towards Lae. Soldiers in jeeps, on motorcycles and on foot advance through the jungle amidst air and artillery barrage. Soldiers fire machine guns and other artillery. Animated map shows the advance of General Thomas Blamey's troops towards Salamaua. Soldiers cross the Francisco River with natives. The Australian 9th Division advances along the east coast. soldiers in puddles and streams. A military truck stuck in the mud. Soldiers prepare for jungle fighting. Soldiers take cover among bushes as Japanese troops fire. Machine gun nests in the jungle. USAAF B-25 Mitchell bombers drop bombs over enemy territory. Fire and smoke from the explosions. Paratroopers jump from USAAF A -29 Havocs. Australian 7th Division troops amidst artillery and anti-aircraft fire. USAAF B-17 Flying Fortress and B-26 Marauder bombers in the sky. 16 September 1943: Australian 7th Division capture Lae. Bombed ruins, damaged Japanese planes, destroyed airstrips, enemy ships and boats in the harbor. Destroyed Japanese ammunition dump 'Chinatown'. Australian 9th Division crosses the Bamboo River bridge to enter Lae. Animated map shows advance of amphibious forces, paratroopers and air borne operations of the 5th AAF. U.S. General Douglas MacArthur and his men at the 90th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing quarters.

Date: 1944
Duration: 5 min 26 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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