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U.S. reinforcement and resupply operations on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, during World War II.

Reinforcements and supplies arriving on Guadalcanal during World War 2. Various views of Soldiers and supplies arriving from transport ships. These operations are occuring in 1943, after Guadalcanal has been secured and now being prepared as a base for further allied advances against Japanese-held islands on the road to Japan itself. In one scene Soldiers are seen arrivng on a Higgins Boat from the transport ship, USS George Clymer (APA-27). Most of the film shows supplies being amassed on the beachhead. Local natives are employed helping unload and store the large quantities of supplies.

Date: 1943
Duration: 1 min 44 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
U.S. 13th Air Forces B-17 Flying Fortress bombs Japanese airfield at Munda Point in New Georgia group of Islands.

A film titled 'Air Aspects of the Campaign against Munda' based on USAAF (United States Army Air Force) activities on the New Georgia group of Islands, Solomon Islands during World War II. USAAF P-38 Lightning in flight over the Solomon Islands. An animated map highlights Munda Point in New Georgia, Solomon Islands. A USAAF officer takes a look at aerial reconnaissance photographs. The officer talks over a phone at his desk. An animated map highlights Vila in Kolombangara. The map connects Vila and Munda Point with Henderson Airfield on Guadalcanal. U.S. 13th Air Forces B-17 Flying Fortress bombers take off from an airfield and bomb Japanese airfield at Munda Point.

Date: 1943
Duration: 2 min 49 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
USMC (United States Marine Corps) officers confer at Henderson Field on Guadalcanal during World War II.

American flag flying from a tall flagpole over a hill near Henderson Field on Guadalcanal during World War 2. U.S. Marine officers are seated at a table in a local headquarters tent dug in and sandbagged at the base of the hill, which sits on the edge of the captured Japanese airfield (Henderson Field). One of the officers is looking through binoculars. Nearby, behind them a C-45 transport plane (Beechcraft Model 18) is approached by a fuel truck. Many other aircraft parked aircraft are seen in the distance. Two Marines standing in front of a mound of sandbags discuss something on a clipboard. Several Marines relax in front of a wooden building. Another Marine officer wearing a sidearm joins them with a large map, which they discuss. One of the Marine officers is a Colonel (O-6). Scene shifts to a B-17, tail number 41-2403, taxiing. Next, several B-17s are seen through palm trees, flying overhead. One has its landing gear extended and descends, beyond some trees, to land. Camera moves to a site where pipelines are being repaired by Seabees. A Seabee welder is at work on one. Seabees move new pipe into position on cross ties. (Note: The B-17 Number 41-2403 ditched January 27, 1943, on the way from Guadalcanal to Espiritu Santo, with Brigadier General Nathan Farragut Twining, Commander, 13th Air Force, on board. On 1 February 1943, the U.S. Navy rescued him and 14 others from their life rafts, near New Hebrides Islands.)

Date: 1942, December
Duration: 1 min 23 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
General Twining congratulates pilots of the 339th Fighter Squadron, on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands during WWII

Major General Nathan F. Twining, Commanding General, 13th Air Force. arrives to congratulate fighter Pilots of the U.S. Army Air Forces, at Henderson Field, on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, during World War 2. (The 339th had successfully accomplished a highest priority mission, shooting down Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto's airplane on April 18, 1943.) Major General Twining, wearing a pith helmet, steps out of his jeep and walks towards a group of 339th Squadron Pilots. He examines the nose wheel of a P-38, as a group of pilots stand around him. General Twining converses for a while with Major John W. Mitchell, Commander, 339th Fighter Squadron, who led the mission to down Admiral Yamamoto's airplane. Later, members of the 339th Squadron are photographed in conversations with one another.

Date: 1943, April
Duration: 3 min 7 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
General Twining congratulates Pilots of U.S. Air Force who shot Japanese planes, in Guadalcanal Solomon Islands during WWII.

General Twining arrives to congratulate fighter Pilots of the U.S. Air Force, in Guadalcanal in Solomon Islands, during World War II. General Nathan Twining steps out of his jeep and walks towards a group of Air Force Pilots. He congratulates Captain John Mitchell and then speaks to Pilots of the 339th Fighter Squadron. General Twining and other Pilots stand in front of a P-38 fighter airplane and talk. Pilots who shot three Zero Fighters and three bombers of the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service (IJNAS) over Ki hill Airfield near Munda Point. The three Pilots, Captain Thomas Lamphier, Jr.,, Lieutenant Busby Frank Holmes and Lieutenant Alex E Barber pose for a photograph. (These three would later participate in U.S. Operation Vengeance, on April 16, 1943, in which they engage a group of Japanese aircraft, including one carrying Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, the architect of the Pearl Harbor attack. He would perish when they down the Mitsubishi G4M bomber carrying him.) Pilots leaving in a jeep. A Pilot stands on the wing of P-38 fighter, besides its canopy.

Date: 1944, April 6
Duration: 1 min 52 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
U.S. amphibious forces underway in the Pacific Ocean from Guadalcanal to invade New Georgia during World War II.

Amphibious forces of United States Army leave Guadalcanal harbor to attack enemy positions on the Solomon Islands during World War II. U.S. troops and equipment are loaded aboard LCIs (Landing Craft Infantry). Marines and infantry board the LCIs. Landing crafts loaded with troops head for an LST (Landing Ship Tank) anchored at Guadalcanal harbor. Amphibious forces underway in the Pacific Ocean head for New Georgia on the Solomon Islands. Soldiers look through binoculars. U.S. Army Air Force fighter aircraft in the sky. .

Date: 1943
Duration: 1 min 18 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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