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 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.
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 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.
Bombardment of Tinian, Saipan and Guam in the Mariana Islands by the U.S. Navy during World War II. Sailors on the destroyer USS Braine, DD-630, as viewed from the battleship USS New Mexico, BB-40, following transfer of several wounded from the destroyer to the battleship, during World War 2. A U.S. Northampton Class heavy cruiser bombarding Japanese positions in Mariana Islands. Smoke rising from shell strikes. Officer aboard the USS New Mexico observing action through binoculars. A sailor scanning horizon with binoculars. Triple gun turrets of the New Mexico trained to port. She being firing guns singly. Signal flags being raised above the New Mexico. Officers scanning horizon with binoculars. A couple of crew members taking a snooze break on deck. Various views of smoke rising in distance, from naval shelling. Two U.S. Navy observation float planes fly overhead. A formation of nine U.S. carrier-based aircraft fly toward the island. More views of explosions ashore. Two light cruisers firing close to shore.
USS Yorktown CV-10 in the Pacific Theater during the Battle of the Philippine Sea. The carrier advances towards the Mariana Islands. On the eve of battle, soldiers scrub up to lessen the danger of infection in case they're wounded. Sailors clean up, bathe and rest. Priests conduct services aboard the ship. Sailors take communion and pray. Crewmen read and sleep on their bunks. The carrier underway at dusk. Cooks and bakers prepare a hearty meal of stakes and eggs. Officers take their meal at a table. The alarm goes off to warn of an enemy attack. Sailors rush to their battle stations. Bombardment by Japanese torpedo bomber planes. Fire due to explosions around the ships. Black smoke rises up into the air. Anti aircraft fire from the U.S. ships, planes are hit and descend towards the water. The alarm sounds, pilots rush and board planes and take off. The Radio Plotting Room in charge Smokey and other operators tracks down enemy planes. A map depicts Japanese air bases and military installations in the Mariana Islands, including the Japanese fortified Guam. Radio operators at work. U.S. planes in flight. They swoop down upon Tinian Island and bomb enemy installations. Explosions due to bombardment. Shore installations and air bases bombed. Craters on the island. The U.S. Assault Force battleships including USS Colorado, USS Tennessee and USS Pennsylvania advance. Explosions due to enemy fire.