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.
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.
Nazi seaplane patrols the North Sea. A sketch of the German Blohm and Voss Bv 138 floatplane. A BV 138 seaplane takes off, by catapult, from a base in the North Sea. Views of aircraft in flight. Observer-gunner uses binoculars to observe area. Pilot and copilot in the cockpit of the aircraft. Plane in flight over German ships in the North Sea. Views from the BV 138 flying over ships putting up smoke screens.
The Allied spearhead drives forward on the Western Front. British tanks move forward in France. Anti mine tanks move in front. Smoke in the distance. Allied bombers fly through flak to strafe and bomb ground installations. Allied planes bomb an enemy convoy off Helgoland, Germany (Heligoland). Enemy ships at fire. Allied spearhead advances forward. Half tracks and tanks move through a rubbled French town. The soldiers march. An Allied soldier picks and reads a leaflet. Allied tanks followed by soldiers. Soldiers aim and fire. A soldier marches a captured Nazi soldier. Allied planes bomb German supply vehicles. Explosion and fire as the bombs hit the targets.
U.S. Army Air Force Boeing B-17 Flying Fortresses bomb Hamburg, Germany during World War II. View of Heligoland island and its coastline. The B-17s in flight. Aerial views of target island. On Hamburg: Thick smoke rises from burning oil storage tanks and a refinery on fire. Coastal installations on islands. Smoke and fire from a coastal oil depot.
U.S. Coat Guard sailors aboard a Coast Guard cutter in the North Atlantic. The cutter attacks a German U-boat submarine. A sailor communicates over the radio. Explosions in the water. Sailor on deck. Oil from a damaged enemy submarine floats on the water. A CG cutter in heavy seas. Air and sea rescue boats patrol and search for airmen at sea. Sailors on the cutter.