The Pacific campaign on the Island of Saipan, Mariana Islands during World War II. P-47 Thunderbolt planes loaded aboard carriers in Ford Island, Pearl Harbor. P-47s of the 318th Fighter Group, 19th Fighter Squadron , are loaded aboard the two aircraft carriers, USS Manila Bay and USS Natoma Bay, at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor. Among the aircraft seen are: P-47 named "Big Baduzi;" P-47 number 42-75783 named "Little Rock-ette;" one named "The Wicked Wench;" and one with serial number 43-2530. Various views of aircraft being loaded on carriers from dock area. Crane in operation. Plane being swung over onto the deck where it is pushed on the elevator and moved down into the hold of the ship. Air Force mechanics working with Navy personnel moving planes and placing them below deck. Navy personnel pushing the aircraft around into position above and below the deck of carrier. Sailors cut loose the mooring lines. Several officers and sailors standing on deck of a carrier as they move out of the harbor. View across Pearl Harbor at Diamond Head mountain in background. Remaining ground crews, support personnel, and others of the 318th Fighter Group assembled on the pier, ready to embark on a troop ship, June 6, 1944. They commence boarding via a gangplank, being checked off as they board.(This third convoy, departs on June 7th.) Various sections of ship with views looking out across at land and ships parked in the harbor.
Blend of Japanese newsreel footage and U.S. footage covering the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii triggering U.S. entry into World War II. Engine of a Japanese twin engine aircraft starts. View of Nakajima B5N (Kate) bombers with engines running, on deck of the Japanese aircraft carrier, Kaga. Editor-inserted scene of a Japanese pilot, carrying a katana (samurai) sword as he climbs on the wing of a land-based Mitsubishi B5M (Mabel) bomber and into its cockpit. Japanese B5N bombers taking off from the Kaga. Glimpse of Japanese naval officers. Japanese Aichi D3A1 "Val" dive bomber, with rear gunner, takes off from carrier. A dozen Japanese airplanes in loose formation overhead. Inserted scene, unrelated to Pearl Harbor, showing Loose formation of Japanese Mitsubishi G3M (Nell) medium bombers in flight. Closeup into cockpit cabin of a G3M. Bombs away view of bombs falling from the aircraft, as seen from the releasing aircraft. Pearl Harbor scene of bombs exploding on Battleship row. Japanese plane overhead. More explosions on U.S. warships in Pearl Harbor. Formation of Japanese Aichi D3A1 aircraft overhead. View from Japanese aircraft flying over hangar on Ford Island during Pearl Harbor attack. Bombs exploding on the island, below. Unrelated insert of Mitsubishi G3M bomber. Smoke billowing from bomb strikes on battleship row, Pearl Harbor. Japanese writing on photograph, identifies the U.S. capital ships struck in the Pearl Harbor raid.
Japanese propaganda film during World War II, aimed at American audiences. Japanese narrator speaking in accented English. Air attacks over Hawaii: Name of Countries shown over map. Map shows Hawaii as a target. Japanese fleet at sea on the way to Hawaii. Japanese ship commanding officers confer. Japanese pilots ready on flight decks receiving final instructions and then boarding Japanese aircraft including Aichi D3A "Val" dive bombers and Nakajima B5N "Kate" torpedo bombers. Bombers take off from flight decks. Japanese planes in flight over host Japanese carriers, on the way to bomb American targets. Bombers attacking Luke Field and targets on Ford Island in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Views of Pearl Harbor attacks from the air, in cameras mounted on Japanese aircraft. On screen text: "US pacific fleet annihilated". Pearl Harbor is bombed. Explosions over targets. Smoke rises from targets. Narrator tallies American losses of battleship, airplanes, hangars, and human casualties. Japanese ships at sea. Narrator boasts that the retreat of America and Britain from East Asia is imminent.
Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii during World War II. Animated map shows Manila, Singapore, Hong Kong, Nippon, Pacific Ocean and the USA. An arrow points out from Nippon to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Two Japanese aircraft carriers, the Kaga and the Zuikaku underway at sea as seen from the carrier Akagi. Waves of water dash over a deck. Japanese crew on the deck. Japanese Naval officers look through binoculars. An officer briefs Japanese pilots. A chart drawn on a blackboard. Japanese aircraft in flight. The pilots being briefed . The pilots run towards their aircraft and get ready for a take off. A signal flag is waved. The first Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service B5N (Kate) bomber takes off. A formation of nine A6M Zeros in flight. The mast of a ship. Japanese aircraft in flight. Three Kates in flight. Ford Island and airfield seen below. Aircraft dropping bombs. Honolulu smoking due to the bombardment. 3 PBY (Patrol Bomber Consolidated Aircraft) Catalinas. Bomb bursts near airplanes on the field. Pearl Harbor smokes. Animation shows war losses suffered by the U.S. A formation of A6M Zeros in flight. A Japanese war ship underway in the Pacific Ocean. Three Japanese warships underway. (Note: The attack began about 8AM December 7th, Honolulu time, which was 3AM, December 8th, Tokyo time.)
Activities of the United States Navy at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, United States during World War II. A soldier stands at the main gate of Pearl Harbor Navy Yard. Ferries from Ford Island land at Pearl Harbor. Civilian workers disembark from a ferry.
The film 'The Saga of the Franklin' to honor and remember the men who served in the U.S. Navy during during World War II. A board reads USS Franklin (CV-13). The log book of the ship. An entry from the log book. The ship leaves San Francisco, California in February 1945. A U.S. flag flutters on the ship. The ship in the western Pacific Ocean. A fleet of ships underway at sea. Aircraft take off from the deck for a mission on July 4th, 1944. The target is Iwo Jima, Japan. Other ships nearby. Guns are fired. A Japanese Kamikaze aircraft crashes on a ship. An aircraft in flight. Explosions on the ground below. A Kamikaze aircraft is hit by guns fired from USS Franklin by Air Group 13. Rocket equipped aircraft struck Japanese ships. Aerial view of burning ships in water. Kamikaze aircraft in flight. A Kamikaze aircraft which has been hit, falls downwards in a mass of fire. It crashes into water. A Kamikaze aircraft crashes into water near a ship. A ball of fire rises up. A Kamikaze aircraft crashes into USS Franklin in October 1944. After being repaired, USS Franklin reaches Ford Island in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. A band plays to welcome the ship. U.S. Navy WAVES ( Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) on the ship. A U.S. Navy Vice Admiral decorates sailors. Air Group 75 and 35 aboard the ship. Aircraft on the deck. An aircraft takes off from the deck of the carrier. An aircraft prepares for a take off. A white diamond painted on the tail of an aircraft in flight. An aircraft comes in for a landing. An LSO ( Landing Signal Officer ) signals using flags. He makes a signal for an aircraft to cut off its engine while landing. The aircraft makes an arrested landing. An aircraft lands on its nose. Men sunbathe in Hawaii. A party abroad USS Franklin. A cake to celebrate the 9000th landing on the carrier. Ensign A. W. Graf who had made the landing cuts the cake.