A film to honor and remember the men who served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. A log book entry of USS Franklin (CV-13). Crew on the flight deck of USS Franklin in the Pacific Ocean. Fueling crew in red shirts, aircraft directors in yellow shirts. Men who load armor and aircraft in blue shirts. Men are reviewed by the executive officer. After the inspection men leave for their work. Aircraft taxi on the flight deck on 20th February, 1945. Aircraft of Air Group 35 and 75 take off. Aircraft in a formation flight. Aerial view of the Naval Air Station at Kanoehe, Hawaii. A ship loaded with supplies. Supplies loaded on trolleys. 'Outrigger Canoe Club' at a beach. Fliers on the beach. They sunbathe and enjoy rowing. Sailors board USS Franklin. The ship underway at sea to rejoin task force 58. Escort vessels sail alongside. Aircraft in flight overhead. The ship heads towards Ulithi island. A log book entry. A fleet of ships near Ulithi island. Carrier Hancock in the fleet. The fleet sails towards the island of Honshu, Japan.
U.S. Navy 3rd Fleet ships fires on coastal targets of Kamaishi, Honshu, Japan during World War II. First and second turret guns of USS South Dakota (BB-57) fire at enemy target. USS Massachusetts (BB-59) and USS Indiana (BB-58) underway, fire broadsides on coast of Kamaishi, Honshu. Smoke columns rise from 16 inch shell hits. BB (battleship) squadron retires from Japanese mainland.
American prisoners of war being interviewed at a Japanese prison camp in Honshu, Japan after World War II. A U.S. officer interviews a prisoner who was liberated from a Japanese prison camp. The prisoner says they he was brought to the prison camp from Taiwan and he basically belongs to Seattle, Washington. He says that he came to fight against the Japanese in the Philippines where he was taken a prisoner. He gives an account of the treatment meted out to the prisoners at the camps. He talks how brutally the prisoners were treated. He recounts an incident of execution of few prisoners.
American prisoners of war being interviewed at a Japanese prison camp in Honshu, Japan after World War II. A U.S. officer interviews a prisoner who has been liberated from a Japanese prison camp. The prisoner says that his name is James Robertson. He says that he is from St. Louis and was born in Chicago, United States. He speaks that he came to fight against the Japanese on April 22, 1941. He states that he was captured by the Japanese on May 6, 1942 in Corregidor, Philippines. He narrates an incident to prove that they were tortured at the prison camps. He also states how hot tea was poured on the legs of a prisoner.
American prisoners of war being interviewed at Japanese prison camp number 3, in Honshu, Japan after World War II. A U.S. officer interviews a prisoner who has been liberated from a Japanese prison camp. The prisoner says that his name is Benini. He says that he is from Pennsylvania, United States. The officer asks him whether he was in the Philippines and when was he captured. He states he was captured before the Bataan Death March. He narrates his experiences of his prison camp, noting that a building in the prison camp was called the white house because it was large and painted white.
American prisoners of war being interviewed at a Japanese prison camp in Honshu, Japan after World War II. A U.S. officer interviews a medical officer who has been liberated from a Japanese prison camp. The medic says that he is from San Antonio, Texas. He talks about his early days. He says that he came to the Philippines on November 3, 1940. He discusses the difficulties faced by the medical officers at the prison camp. He narrates an incident where a soldier developed an infection in his foot and he lost nearly 20-30 kilos of weight. The medical officer also talks about the scarcity of medical supplies at the prison camp. He states that many men died due to malnutrition at the camp.