The role and contribution of the U.S. Army Signal Corps in combat and war. U.S. shuttle ships loaded with signal communication supplies for U.S. and Allied troops in the European Theater make their way in the Atlantic ocean. The Squier Laboratory at Camp Alfred Vail in Fort Monmouth, New Jersey. A technician works on signal communication equipment in the laboratory. U.S. soldiers use mine detectors in the European Theater during World War II. The mine detectors detect metallic, non-metallic mines, wooden box mines, and mines in glass containers. Artillery soldiers bury large microphones into the ground in advance zones. The microphones relay back information on enemy artillery. Soldiers receive the information on radio sets. U.S. aircraft on a training flight simulating real combat situation: The aircraft lost in heavy rain and rough weather, looking for the location of Boston. The pilot switches on a modern advanced radar. The radar waves pierce thick clouds, are reflected by Earth's surface and display an image on the scope. The image shows the clear location of Boston harbor directly under the aircraft. U.S. bombers attack over the Channel coast on D-Day (6 June, 1944). U.S. soldiers employ meteorological equipment for long range weather forecast in the European Theater during World War II. Soldiers release a hydrogen balloon into the sky. Another soldier uses an apparatus to take readings of atmospheric conditions behind enemy lines. An aircraft drops an automatic weather station called SCM-18-TI by parachute into enemy territory. The timed mechanism sends out weather data in codes. The interior of the automatic weather station lying open in a field.
Eastern Front battle of Soviet army as it repels the German Wehrmacht from a Soviet city, and captures German POW's. The German prisoners are marched into Soviet prison camps in winter snow covered landscape under guard of Russian Army soldiers. Aerial view of massive invasion force in English Channel on D-Day for the the Invasion of Normandy. View from landing craft of American infantry going ashore. Allied soldiers taking fire from German enemy during D-Day beach landings. Allied armies moving inland through France seen in combat with Germans in French villages and towns. Many German prisoners rounded-up and seen marching toward prison camps under British and U.S. Army guard.
The 8th Fighter Command Operations, European Theater. 27-May-1944; Lieutenant R L Baker of 82nd squadron 78th fighter group flies the aircraft. Attacking the ground targets as seen via gun camera footage. Strafing of two flak towers. A decoy aircraft in flight. 29-May-1944; Captain B L McGratten of 335th squadron 4th fighter group flies the aircraft. Attacking ME-109 and FE-190. Aircraft fly fighter protection for formation of B-17's. Chasing and hitting of FW-190. 30-May-1944; Lieutenant J R Cook of 360th squadron 356 fighter group flies the plane. Strafing of large freighter, schooner and two small targets.
Activity in European Theater of Operations. Animated map shows Tromso, Norway. Views of British Royal Air Force attempts to sink the Tirpitz in October 1944 show extensive smoke cover that hides the battleship Tirpitz, preventing attack. A second attempt failed on 29 October, 1944, as smokescreen and weather clouds prevented clear bombing. During that attempt, the Tirpitz is seen firing her 15 inch guns at incoming British aircraft, while she is moored off Hakoya Island outside Tromso. She was damaged by one bomb during that attack. Later, on November 12, 1944, aerial views show British aircraft of sqaudrons 9 and 617 bombing the Tirpitz, having caught her by surprise and without smoke screen. German Battleship Tirpitz bombed by multiple 6-ton "earthquake" bombs (or seismic bombs) dropped by British Lancaster bombers. The Tirpitz is seen as it rolls over before sinking at Tromso, Norway.
A film titled: 'Operation Titanic' on U.S. shuttle bombing operations over Germany from bases in Great Britain, Italy and Russia during World War II. United States Army Air Force B-17 Flying Fortresses in flight. Several aircraft flying in formation leaving behind smoke trails. German military installations are bombed on June 2, 1944. Aerial view of a target area. Smoke rising up from bombardment. An aircraft crashes. Railroad and marshaling yards are also bombed. United States Army Air Forces B-24 Liberator flying in formation on June 21, 1944. German factories are bombed. The airplanes fly in formation and bomb targets in Berlin. Railroad stations and other targets are also bombed. Several German airplanes are shot down. The B-17s and B-24s bombing the targets. Synthetic oil plants and refineries are bombed at Ruhland Germany, east of Leipzig. Planning for the operation was done on December 7, 1943. A document about the operation is typed. Animated map shows Nazi positions and strategies followed during the operation.
A large number of casualties as a result of World War II. War continues with artillery fired in Belgium, a ship underway in Atlantic, a wounded in Pacific Theater and a graveyard.