A film titled 'Allied forces take Hollandia in New Guinea!' shows Allied attack at Japanese bases at night to capture Hollandia in New Guinea. A map shows the allied attack on the island. Naval and aerial barrage helps to take control of Hollandia. American bombers drop bombs over the island. Allied soldiers in boats reach Hollandia amidst heavy firing. American tanks and infantry moves into wet, muddy jungles. General MacArthur inspects the area and greets General Walter Krueger.
The Allied campaign across New Guinea and onward to the Philippines during World War 2. U.S. warships firing their guns at night. Flashes illuminate the blackness. Bombs dropping from an aircraft bomb bay. Bombs exploding on stretch of jungle near water. A U.S. Army Air Forces B-26 bomber in flight View rearward from very low flying USAAF bomber as it bombs it drops explode behind. U.S. troops making amphibious assault on New Guinea. Map showing path of Allied attacks from Australia, across New Guinea from Port Moresby to Buna and on to the Admiralty Islands, cutting off Japanese-held Rabaul, New Britain. Map shows Allied forces moving towards Japanese strongholds at Wewak and along the North shore of New Guinea and bypassing Wewak to strike at Hollandia. General Douglas MacArthur is seen aboard a U.S. warship conferring with American and Philippine officers. Annimated map shows Allied assaults on Japanese positions along the coast from Hollandia, to Warde, Biak, and beyond, stepping along towards the Philippines. Views of numerous fallen Japanese soldiers numbering more than 150 thousand dead. Crosses in battlefield cemetery at graves of some of the more than 13 thousand Allied military who lost their lives during the campaign. A soldier paying respects at one of the gravesites. Admiral Chester Nimitz with members of his staff at his headquarters in Hawaii. U.S. Navy F4F aircraft launching from an American aircraft carrier. American aircraft bombing Japanese positions on an atoll. U.S. warships bombarding Japanese positions with their heavy guns. Admiral Nimitz standing with Admiral William Halsey. More Navy gunfire and amphibious assault scenes. Map showing places where Allied forces had to battle the Japanese, including, Tarawa in the Gilbert Islands, Kwajalein, in the Marshals, Saipan, and Guam in the Marianas, and Palau to complete the "bridging" of the Pacific to the doorstep of the Philippines.
Reconstruction of an airstrip. A plane lands on the airstrip.1st Cavalry Division moves to Manus. A unit of 1st Marine Division moves from Gloucester to Talasea which is only 160 miles from Rabaul. Japanese 17th Army surrenders. Animated map shows 163rd and the 127th Infantry to land at Tadji Airstrip. The 24th and 41st division to land in Hollandia to capture three airstrips Hollandia, Sentani and Cyclops. Admiral Nimitz and General MacArthur study maps. The 5th Air Force planes drop bombs on Hollandia. A Japanese convoy is strafed and bombed. Wrecked Japanese planes. Australian infantry advances through New Guinea jungles. Soldiers addressed and explained the importance of team work. 1st Cavalry troops briefed. A General addresses the soldiers through a microphone.
Allied troops invade Hollandia, Indonesia during World War II. United States ships underway in the Pacific Ocean on April 22, 1944 to attack Japanese positions in Hollandia. The ships underway as United States Army General Douglas MacArthur looks at the convoy from United States cruiser Nashville. Radars on alert in case of enemy attack. A United States destroyer transfers mail aboard Nashville. Troops being briefed aboard a ship. Naval guns fire at the coast during night and flaks burst. American carrier planes bombard Japanese position on the island. Allied ships underway as planes fly overhead. Troops in landing crafts as they head for the beach. Allied troops disembark from the crafts and advance inland. Trucks, tanks and troops unload from landing crafts. Allied soldiers walk through mud as they advance. General MacArthur gets off Nashville and inspect an airfield under construction on the island.
U.S. Army Air Forces P-38 pilots of the 80th (Headhunters) Fighter Squadron in New Guinea, during World War 2. Three native tribesmen in regalia gather near a P-38. One U.S. pilot on a wing, waves his arms to indicate flying. Other pilot holds an illustration of a New Guinea warrior near the plane, indicating to a tribesman the intent to paint it on the fuselage. One of the three tribesmen poses for a picture inside the plane cockpit. (Note:The 80th Fighter Squadron was nicknamed the "Headhunters" by Squadron Commander Major Ed "Porky" Cragg in honor of these local New Guinea natives who hated the Japanese and helped American pilots return to their bases if they were shot down.)
Bob Hope and members of his USO troupe ride on a PT boat during visit to entertain U.S. Navy personnel during World War 2. In opening scene, Bob Hope doffs his pith helmet as he strolls past the camera to climb aboard a PT boat (PT-331) of U.S. Navy Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 21, where several naval officers greet him. Members of Hope's USO troupe, Patty Thomas, and Francis Langford, step from jeeps to board the PT boat. Next, the two are seen in the cockpit of the boat next to its captain, Lieutenant Kermit W. Montz, USNR, as the boat speeds along in the water. Among sailors occasionally glimpsed behind them is Radioman 1st Class bill Thielen. In change of scene, Bob Hope climbs out a hatch, holding onto his pith helmet to keep it from blowing off. The boat's number, 331 is clearly displayed on superstructure behind him. (Note: (Squadron 21 received a Presidential Unit Citation for outstanding performance during the Huon Peninsula Campaign against Japanese forces from October 1943 to March 1944.)