View of two captured Japanese submarines taken from a periscope off the coast of Oahu Hawaii, soon after the end of World War II. (U.S. Navy records of this footage state that the two submarines shown are of the RO-26 and RO-51 class, but this does not appear to be true based on observation of the images). The first submarine is unidentified. The second submarine shown in the periscope view is the Type AM Imperial Japanese Navy submarine I-14. Closer periscope view then shows I-14 painted on the side of the submarine tower. Large explosion as submarine I-14 is hit by a torpedo from the USS Bugara (SS-331). Japanese submarine I-14 is seen sinking slowly. Next shot shows Japanese I-400 class submarine in the distance, and then up close through periscope. This is likely I-401 or I-400. Final portion of clip shows view from surface of water as I-400 class submarine sinks, after being torpedoed. This is most likely the May 31, 1946 sinking of Japanese submarine I-401 by the USS Cabezon (SS-334), but could possibly be the June 4, 1946 sinking of submarine I-400 by the USS Trumpetfish (SS-425). A HO3S helicopter flies overhead as the I-400 class submarine sinks.
View of captured Japanese submarine I-401 during Operation Road's End. The boat is sunk as a target off Barber's Point, Oahu, Hawaii, on 31 May 1946. Closeup view of the I-401. Next, it is seen at some distance from the U.S. submarine, USS Trumpetfish (SS-425), as it moves away from the I-401. The Trumpetfish (unseen) fires two torpedoes, in succession, as it proceeds. The first strikes the I-401 just aft of the conning tower. A little later, the second strikes amidships. The I-401 is seen sinking, stern first.
United States and Chinese airmen at Bergstrom Field, Austin, Texas July 1946.
The Neo-Classical building is the Texas State Capital at Austin, Texas and Austin Texas is noted on the graduate’s diploma “Bergstrom Field, Austin, Texas”. At this time the 349th Troop Carrier Group was based at Bergstrom and assigned to the Third Air Force, Tactical Air Command as noted on the diploma. Also “Air Force Combat Units of World War II” Edited by Maurer Maurer states this unit trained Chinese crews to operate C-46 aircraft.
Film is very interesting in that it visually shows the transition from “Army brown to Air Force Blue” for the C-46s still carry the I TROOP CARRIER COMMAND insigne on the nose, with was disbanded on 4 Nov 1945 but they have the new AAF wide "Buzz Numbers" for all aircraft operating solely within the continental USA, by T.O. 07-1-1 of November 1945 and the graduate’s diploma is notating the new post-war air force type command reorganization of March 1946.
U.S. Army soldiers at a baseball game in Yokohama Park Stadium, Japan, during postwar occupation following World War II. The stadium had been renamed and a sign on it reads "Lou Gehrig Stadium." U.S. soldiers enter the ball park to watch the baseball game. A crowd of American soldiers in the stands. Baseball game in progress. First Lieutenant Don Pinciotti, assigned to ASCOM-C 8th Army Headquarters, as Athletic Officer in charge of all Recreational Activities, for USA troops in and around the Yokahama area, is seen playing as catcher and manager of the 8th Army Chicks. Japanese bat boys sit near the dugout. (Note: Pinciotti returned to the United States in August 1946 to complete his studies at the University of Dayton, where he also played football and made All-Ohio and Catholic All-American in 1946. He graduated in June 1947. Prior to graduation, he signed a contract to play professional football with the Detroit Lions and after graduation, he signed a contract to play professional baseball with the Chicago White Sox.)
The London Blitz. Sections of London ablaze from German bombing.US President Franklin Roosevelt signing H.R. 1946, Lend-Lease legislation. View of last page of H.R.1946, signed by Sam Rayburn, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, and by President Roosevelt. United States sends war material to England. 'USA' written on Lend-Lease boxes being loaded on lorry after arrival in Britain. Huge crates of Lend-Lease war materiel on railroad flat cars pulled by locomotive. Smoke rises up from the engine. 'Machine tools, BULLARD, Bridgeport Conn.' written on crate in transit.
Two handmade 1946 model Ford cars during their test drive on roads in Detroit, Michigan. Four and two door models of the Ford car during their exhibition run. Narrator describes the new Ford cars and speaks to how Ford had not forgotten cars for American consumers after retooling for war production.