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U.S. Navy fighter and bomber aircraft from USS Yorktown strafe Japanese bases and positions on the Truk Islands.

USS Yorktown CV-10 in the Pacific Theater during World War 2. U.S. Naval officers and sailors discuss over a map on a table. Animated map depicts Japanese fleet positions on the Truk Atoll of Islands. USS Yorktown Navy flier squadron and squadrons from other carriers take off for combat over the Truk Islands. Sailors talk over the radio aboard USS Yorktown. A map shows the heavily fortified islands surrounded by air strips, and naval anchorages among the islands. Crewmen aboard Yorktown prepare the planes for take off. Machine gun fire from the planes over the Truk Islands. They dive bomb the island. The aircraft are hit and descend to the ground. A plane drops into the ocean. U.S. airplanes bomb Japanese planes on fighter strips, bomb bases and sea plane ranches. Smoke due to heavy bombardment. Planes dive and drop bombs. Fire due to bombing of a fast fleet tanker hiding in a sheltered cove. U.S. bombers and fighter planes strafe other fleet auxiliaries including rice boats, transports and ammunition ships. They are set on fire with 50 caliber incendiaries and armor piercing plugs. The ships on fire sink into the ocean.

Date: 1944, February
Duration: 4 min 18 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. Naval Task Force 58, including USS Yorktown attacked by a Japanese Kawanishi H8K flying boat in the Pacific.

USS Yorktown CV-10 in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Early 1944: Animated map shows the Caroline Islands, Mariana Islands, Gilbert Islands and the Marshall Islands in the Pacific. The U.S. Naval fleet advances from Truk Islands towards an advanced naval base in the Marshall Islands, taken from the Japanese. U.S. ships underway around the fleet anchorage. U.S. Navy Aircraft Carriers, battleships, cruisers, fleet auxiliaries and support ships. Crew and aircraft on the flight deck of the 'Fighting Lady' CV-10. The crew members relax and enjoy themselves in the water. They dive and jump off a contraption into the sea. Sailors sort letters in the ship's post office. Some write letters back home. The crew assembled on the ship deck. Commander of the ship Rear Admiral Joseph James 'Jacko' Clark briefs the crew about their mission, designation to Task Force 58, and advance towards Tokyo. The USS Yorktown and other carriers of the Task Force underway. Sign boards for various Ready Rooms on the ship. Air Group Commanders and pilots ready on call. Rear seat gunners and radio men on call in another Ready Room nearby. They talk, relax, drink Coca-Cola and have ice cream. Flags on board. Commander of the TF 58 Admiral Marc Andrew 'Pete' Mitscher and Skipper Clark on the flight deck. A poster for the ship board movie 'Home in Indiana'. Sailors watch the movie. Planes in flight through clouds, the Task Force underway seeking the Imperial Japanese Naval fleet. New cruisers, Coast Guard cutters and Navy Transports in the Task Force. The patrol spots a Imperial Japanese Navy search plane, a Kawanishi H8K flying boat called 'Emily' by the Allies. The plane fires at the Task Force ships before being hit and sinking in the water. U.S. officers and sailors in a discussion. An animated map depicts the objective to move towards and free the Mariana Islands.

Date: 1944, February
Duration: 7 min 7 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
The U.S. aircraft bomb the Japanese vessels,aircrafts and the ground installations in Truk, Caroline Islands

The U.S. aircraft attack the Japanese base in Truk, Caroline Islands during World War II . Animation depicts the Japan occupied Marshall Island and the Japanese base in Truk. The U.S. aircraft stationed at the aircraft carrier in the Pacific Ocean. The pilot gets into the cockpit of the aircraft. View of firing in air. The Japanese aircraft being attacked. The U.S. aircraft takes off from the deck of the aircraft carrier. The Japanese vessels circle in sea to escape. The Japanese vessel being bombed. The U.S. aircraft bomb the Japanese ground installations. Aerial view of the bombed installations. The U.S. aircraft in flight while returning back to the aircraft carrier. The aircraft lands on the deck. Another aircraft with on of the wheel collapsed lands. The injured pilot being carried on a stretcher.

Date: 1944
Duration: 3 min 17 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Crew of a B-29 bomber of U.S. Army Air Force on a mission on Truk, Caroline Islands from Isley Field base, during World War II.

73rd bombardment wing of the 20th Air Force of the United States Army Air Force at Isley Field Base in Saipan, Mariana Islands during World War II. B-29 bombers flying for a mission on Truk, Caroline Islands under Japanese rule. Pilot and crew members inside a B-29 cockpit. Clouds and sky as seen from inside the cockpit. Crew member looks for enemy airplanes from the top canopy. Bombers flying over sea. The land strip of island between the sea waters.

Date: 1944, October 28
Duration: 2 min 8 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Formation B-29 bombers of U.S. Air Force on a mission to Truk, Caroline Islands, during World War II.

73rd bombardment wing of the 20th Air Force of the United States Army Air Force at Isley Field Base in Saipan, Mariana Islands during World War II. B-29 bombers take off for a mission to Truk, Caroline Islands under Japanese rule. Crew member inside a B-29 cockpit shoots other bombers flying above clouds, with film camera. A Japanese island as seen from the plane. Formation of B-29 bombers high in the sky.

Date: 1944, October 28
Duration: 2 min 11 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
United States aircraft from USS Cowpens attack the Japanese Sendai class light cruiser Naka during World War II

17 February 1944, during World War 2, off the coast of Truk Island in the Pacific Ocean. U.S. aircraft from the USS Cowpens (CVL-25) attack the Japanese Sendai class light cruiser Naka. Scenes of the bombing attack on the Japanese cruiser. Explosions on and around the Naka, which turns to starboard in an evasive maneuver.

Date: 1944, February 17
Duration: 1 min 1 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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