On the joint force assault by the American Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force against the Japanese on the island of Saipan, Guam and Tinian in the Mariana islands. A map of the Mariana Island in the Pacific, occupied by the Japanese forces. Map of the Guadalcanal. U.S. troops advance in jungles, reach ashore in inflated boats and land on beachheads. Grim faced soldiers marching in the Marshall Islands. Map shows advancement of U.S. forces in Japanese occupied areas. Map shows location of the Marianas Island. U.S. troops aboard landing crafts reach ashore. Face of commander as he yells to comrades. Scenes of battle between the American and the Japanese forces. Landing ship tanks (LST) advance on beach head. Sounds of heavy artillery shelling. U.S. troops advance on beach under heavy enemy fire. Joint Assault Force attacks the island of Guam. Guam is finally reclaimed by the U.S. forces. The U.S. flag is planted on Guam.
United States Marine Air Group at Ewa Marine Corps Air Station, Hawaii. Sign reads 'Marine Air Group' at Ewa Marine Corps Air Station near Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Aircraft taxis on an airfield. Marines get off the aircraft. Blinkers operate. Man talks into a radio. Sign reads 'Marine Transport Squadron 352'. Aircraft taxis on an airfield. Aircraft in flight. Aircraft passes over Johnston Island on its way to Guam. Aerial view of Guam Island.
United States Marine Corps in Guam, Mariana Islands. Crossroads sign at Guam. Marine shares his experience of overseas duty with his son back home in Hawaii. Marine personnel work in an office. Overhead sign reads 'S-4 File Section'. Marine personnel supervise native labor at work. Shrouded ordnance equipment. Sign reads 'Machine Shop'. A Marine stripped to waist, works at a machine. Men in a crystal grinding shop. Sign reads 'Small Arms Shop'. Two Marines converse, one holds rifle. Native police being trained by U.S. Marines. Natives in uniform as they fire machine guns. Exteriors of Police Headquarters as a a jeep pulls off. Natives walk along road.
United States Armed Forces Radio Station in Guam, Mariana Islands. Sign reads 'Armed Forces Radio Station WXLI The Pacific Ocean Network'. Radio broadcasting room with a group of native people singing. Broadcaster speaks.
Animated map indicating routes from Northern Marianas Islands of Saipan, Tinian, and Guam to Japan, and return. Map of the islands and focus on Guam. A village in Guam. Shows natives going down street on a bullock cart. Supply dump showing boxes, tires, and Pilot oxygen containers. Trucks hauling supplies. B-29 on hardstand, with tail code "Z", from the 73rd Bomb Wing, 500th Bomb Group, stationed at Saipan. Several B-29s along the flightline, displaying tail code "O", from the 314th Bomb Wing, 29th Bomb Group, home-based on Guam . Scenes of tent area. GIs standing at table, eating. Two homemade washing machines. Two GIs scrubbing fatigues with brushes. Three GIs taking showers.
"Marianas Turkey Shoot". Strafing and explosion on Mariana Islands by United States Task Force. View of coastal areas of island. Bomb hits on bay. Strafing on islands. Dock areas burning. Smoke rises from island. Explosions on the buildings on water front. Japanese planes being shot down. Enemy fighter planes explodes. Plane catches on fire and heads towards water. Pilot jumping from aircraft. Transport type plane strafed.