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Vegetation on the island, beach and wharf and unloading of lumber at the Galapagos Islands.

U.S. Admiral Byrd's special navy mission in the South Pacific. Vegetation on the island. View of the island. Houses in the background. Beach and wharf at the island. Ships in the water. Unloading of lumber from a boat on the beach.

Date: 1943, September 8
Duration: 2 min 48 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
An airfield, USS Concord CL-10, barracks and a seaplane ramp at the Galapagos Islands.

U.S. Admiral Byrd's special navy mission in the South Pacific. An airfield at the Galapagos Islands. USS Concord CL-10 in background. Scenes of the airfield. Barracks in the background. A seaplane ramp and water in foreground.

Date: 1943, September 8
Duration: 1 min 37 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
A plane taxis and takes off from an airstrip at the Galapagos Islands.

U.S. Admiral Byrd's special navy mission in the South Pacific. View of an airstrip on the Galapagos Islands. A plane taxis and takes off from the airstrip. Jeeps parked on the airfield. Two men stand and talk.

Date: 1943, September 8
Duration: 1 min 47 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
An Amphibious Attack (APA) transport ship underway at a sea near the Galapagos Islands

An Amphibious Attack (APA) transport ship underway at a sea during U.S. Admiral Byrd's special navy mission in the South Pacific. A man on the bridge looks through binoculars. Three ships in the convoy. A man looks over rigging and life rafts. A cargo ship in background. A gun crew and a gun in foreground. A shirtless gun crew man operates controls to rotate the gun. .

Date: 1943, September 19
Duration: 2 min 44 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Exploits of the German Auxiliary Cruiser Komet in the Pacific Ocean during World War II

The German Auxiliary Cruiser, Komet (masquerading as Ryoku Maru) seeking Allied shipping targets of opportunity in the Pacific during World War 2. Sailors relax on her deck.Some paint her motor launch. Several sailors in white trousers, dark jackets, and white side caps, hurry into formation where they are inspected by supervisor wearing a checkered necktie. Officers in Khaki look through binoculars as the Komet's Arado 196 float plane lands and taxis in, guided by sailor with signal flags. The pilot is standing up in the cockpit.He reports to the bridge and exchanges salutes with Komet's Captain, Rear Admiral Robert Eyssen. He discusses his flight observations with other officers. Smoke from a steaming ship seen on the horizon. An officer on the deck lights a cigar. Smoke and sound of Komet firing her 15cm deck guns. Silhouette of freighter, MV Australind, very low in the water. Next,life boats row toward Komet carrying 43 survivors who climb aboard. Komet's Arado 196 float plane flies past and the Australind is seen sinking, It is 8/14/1941, off Galapagos Islands. Next, seas are rough. Smoke is seen from Komet's guns firing again, and another ship is stopped in the water.Boarding party from Komet lowers away in motor launch and boards the stopped ship. Sign on her says "No Smoking," in English. Armed Komet sailor guards her seamen. Glimpse of one of Komet's 15cm deck guns. Later, crew of stopped ship resume duties, as Komet pulls away from her. Komet's sailors wave. (Ship is likely American, so not yet active in Allied war effort.) Next, Komet and her supply ship, Kulmerland seen in a Japanese port to replenish and refuel. Her crew are now in proper German Kriegsmarine uniforms, as Japanese Naval officers board for a visit. Admiral Eyssen and his executive officer entertain the Japanese officers. German and Japanese flags fly side-by-side. Admiral Eyssen and his executive officer, with Japanese officers, tour local sites. Two Komet sailors view Mt. Fuji.

Date: 1941, August
Duration: 3 min 1 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: Portuguese
 
 
Condensed highlights of U.S. forces engaging Japanese in Pacific island-hopping campaign of World War beginning in 1943.

Aerial view from fairly high altitude, shows convoy of American warships underway in the Pacific in 1943. Nearest ship seen is an aircraft carrier. Illustrated globe and animated map show a Naval Task Force headed through the Gilbert and Marshall Islands. Three U.S. Navy Douglas Dauntless dive bombers seen flying in formation with an aircraft carrier steaming in the background. Glimpse of more aircraft carriers. Sailors in the powder handling room of the Cruiser USS Chicago (CA-29) carrying cylinders of powder for her 8-inch guns. Sailors, stripped to the waist, in one of her gun turrets, load an 8-inch shell and powder charges into the breech of one of Chicago's guns. Interesting view from below, as they close the breech and step back as the gun fires. Glimpse of Naval guns firing from a U.S. warship. Another view of sailors loading an 8-inch gun on the USS Chicago. (Note: The USS Chicago was lost between Rennel Island and Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands on 30 January, 1943.) A Baltimore Class Cruiser firing its guns. Flashes from naval guns firing from several American warships in close succession. Fire directed at the shore of a Japanese held island. Gun camera footage from a U.S. warplane strafing Japanese aircraft on the ground at an enemy air base. More gun camera footage of strafing and bombing. Closeup of a U.S. Army Air Forces B-26 Liberator bomber in flight, with others in the background. Views from U.S. Aircraft as their bombs strike Japanese targets on the ground below. A U.S. Navy TBF Avenger aircraft flying overhead as viewed from a landing craft. View from inside a landing craft full of U.S. troops heading toward an amphibious landing. Closeup glimpse of Coxswain in landing craft and troops aboard behind him. Amphibious landings being made under fierce friendly and enemy fire. U.S. troops leaving their landing craft under enemy fire. Marines firing small arms, machine guns, and using hand grenades, in sand of Tarawa. Views of fallen Japanese defenders on Tarawa. Closeup of Marine smoking a cigarette. Another is binding shoulder wound of a buddy. American flag raised on one of the few still standing palm trees. American Marines saluting the flag. Bodies of fallen American marines floating at the shore and on the sands of Tarawa. Marines departing Tarawa. Scene shifts to Chinese KMT leader Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek, seated with President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill at Cairo, Egypt on 25 November, 1943. Leading Allied military leaders sit at a table to hammer out details of postwar plans. American officers present include U.S. Army Chief of Staff George Marshall and Chief of the Army Air Forces, General Henry H. ("Hap") Arnold.

Date: 1943
Duration: 4 min 28 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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