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Smoke rises from burning oil storage tanks as B-17s drop bombs on Heligoland island in Germany.

U.S. Army Air Force Boeing B-17 Flying Fortresses bomb Heligoland island in Germany during World War II. B-17s in flight. Several aerial views of the island and another island next to it. Smoke rises from burning oil storage tanks on Heligoland island. A runway on the island in the background. Heavy flak. German coastline: Heligoland and Friesian islands. Bomb craters and smoke from burning oil storage tanks. Bombs are dropped from Allied aircraft. The aircraft are in formation over clouds.

Date: 1944, June 20
Duration: 3 min 13 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Information about the composition of northern task force for operations on Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands is given.

A training film on operations of U.S. forces on Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands during World War II. Northern task force is composed of several groups. These include the northern landing force which comprises of the 4th Marine Division. This in turn is made up of combat teams 23, 24 and 25. Each landing team is composed of three landing teams, one support group and attached units. The remaining group consists of Transport Divisions 24, 26 and 28. They also include a raider unit and a transport screen. The northern support group, the northern carrier group, the initial tractor group, the reserve tractor group and the mine sweeper and the salvage group are also included. Information about the shipping of the northern attack force is given. Aerial view of ships underway at sea. Interior of a ship. Joint operations room, combat information center room, intelligence office, communication room, photographic and reproductions rooms on the ship. Signal and communication equipment. The ship convoy underway, advancing towards the target area. Men aboard ships. An aircraft in flight overhead. An officer studies a map and instructs personnel.

Date: 1944
Duration: 4 min 3 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Interior of Submarine USS Spadefish in Northern Japan Sea during World War II

Interior of the USS Spadefish (SS-411) as the Captain looks through the periscope. Slate states "U.S.S. Spadefish sights a Soviet Merchantman in the Northern Japan sea." The Captain (a Navy commander) speaks with a Lieutenant standing with him and then continues to look carefully through the periscope. The Captain seems to be issuing orders as he looks through the periscope.

Date: 1944
Duration: 1 min 47 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
United States Coast Guard in Greenland during World War II

Overseas activities of U.S. Coast Guard in World War 2. View from ship bow in heavy North Atlantic seas. A map shows Greenland. U.S. Coast Guard Coast Guard Cutter in Greenland waters with mountains and snow behind. U.S. Coast Guard officers conferring with Danish Naval officer. James K. Penfield, first United States consul in Greenland, being brought ashore by U.S. Coast Guard officers. Coast Guardsmen supplying food and supplies to natives of Greenland. Views of Greenland's Cryolite mine with men rappelling down its sides. Coast Guardsmen, released from U.S. service, and employed as armed guards, by the Government of Greenland, are seen protecting the Cryolite mine. Topographic survey of Greenland being conducted by Coast Guard personnel. Coast Guard two-place Bi-wing float plane is seen at rest in harbor and then later taking off.. U.S. Coast Guardsmen install, and test fire,a 3 inch gun, to protect a Greenland harbor. Coast guardsmen capture and occupy radio stations planted by Germans in Greenland. Newspaper from December 14,1944 describes how three German Arctic expeditions were broken up by the U.S. Coast Guard. A ship is torpedoed and burns in convoy of ships in North Atlantic Captain of another ship observes through binoculars. Several crew members are rescued from a raft. Coast Guard Cutter fires depth charges. Ships fire deck guns and antiaircraft guns against enemy. Destroyer Escort Savage (DE-386) at sea, manned by U.S. Coast Guard crew.. Admiral Russell R. Waesche decorates Coast Guardsmen. Coast Guard Cutter "Hamilton", the first American warship torpedoed in the Atlantic in WWII. Commandant Russell Waesche gives a statement in Washington D.C.

Date: 1944
Duration: 6 min 7 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Soldiers on a U.S. war ship destroy Japanese aircraft flying off the coast of the Northern Mariana Islands.

A U.S. Task Force destroys Japanese aircraft in the Northern Mariana Islands during World War II. The Japanese aircraft in flight. A U.S. war ship in the Pacific Ocean. U.S. soldiers at a gun barrel. Explosions in the air. A Japanese aircraft catches fire and plunges in the sea.

Date: 1944, March 20
Duration: 1 min 21 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. northern attack forces leave San Diego, U.S. for their operations on Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands.

A training film on operations of U.S. forces on Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands during World War II. Northern attack force departs from San Diego, United States for the Hawaiian area. A convoy of ships underway at sea. Aircraft in flight over the target area. High altitude view of the area. Smoke rises from bombardment by the aircraft. Several enemy airplanes are damaged. Enemy ships are also bombed. The ships explode.

Date: 1944
Duration: 3 min 6 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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