Armorers work on P-47N Thunderbolts of the 464th Fighter Squadron, 507th Fighter Group, on Ie Shima Airfield, Ryukyu Islands, Japan. The unit was targeting Kyushu, Japan, near end of World War 2. Airmen near P-47s. Airman on the wing of a plane. Another walks nearby. Gun camera footage shot inflight and aerial views of return to Ie Shima, including the landing rollout.
Shirtless U.S. Army Air Forces ground crew members refuel a 464th Fighter Squadron, 507th Fighter Group, P-47N airplane, on Ie Shima Island, Ryukyu Islands, preparing to attack Kyushu, in final days of World War 2. Picture of a girl and the words 'Winkie Jean' painted on the nose of the P-47.
The Japanese surrender in the South East Asia during World War II. Airplanes in formation flight. Two Japanese Mitsubishi G4M-1 'Betty' twin-engine bombers painted white with green crosses on their wings, fuselage and tail land at Ie Shima Ryukyu Islands near Okinawa carrying Japanese delegates. The planes land at Nichols Field at 1813 hours. The planes are dubbed 'Bataan number 1' and 'Bataan number 2.' Lt. Gen. Torasirou Kawabe, the vice chief of the Japanese Army's General Staff and his surrender party disembark from the airplanes. Members of the surrender party include: Rear Admiral Ichiro Yokoyama Representative, Imperial Japanese Navy Staff., Colonel Yashima Terai General Staff, Colonel Orato Yamoto General Staff, Mr. Morio Yakawa Secretary, Japanese foreign office. Kawabe leads the surrender party. Army C-54 transport airplanes parked. Japanese surrender delegates board the airplanes which take off for Manila, Philippine Islands. In Manila, U.S. Army General Douglas MacArthur speaks to his troops from a balcony at the war damaged Manila City Hall on 20 August. He notes that he is hopeful that they will all be able to return home soon.
Shima beach during battle of Okiawana. Senega-Shima with tide out. Breakwater following shoreline. Breakwater, and native huts and tent camps in coastal village.
Natives talk to a group of U.S. Marines in Okinawa. Native talks with Lieutenant Colonel John C Miller, Junior. Group of Marines listens. Face of native. Face of native with beard. Face of native with beard and mustache. Native civilians talk to Marines. Marine interpreter. Marine interpreter talks to native civilian. Native civilian talks to Marine.
U.S. Army 77th Division in the Ryukyu Islands during the Ryukyu campaign of World War II. Columns of soldiers move along a road among fields. A squad leader fires into a cave. Men of the 136th Engineers rush with guns up a hill. The men move past a Shinto shrine. A soldier fires flame throwers on Japanese caves. A soldier blows a bugle and other soldiers salute during a flag raising ceremony on the first Japanese homeland island taken. A soldier tries to hoist the flag and other soldiers stand around and salute. The flag being raised and hoisted. The troops salute.