USS Blenny underway in the Java Sea, off the Coast of Borneo, during World War 2. Interior of the USS Blenny, with periscope being lowered, and then raised for the captain to look through during her successful sinking of Japanese Shokaku Steamer. (Due to heat, the captain is not wearing uniform shirt.) He lowers the periscope. Another crew member looks through the periscope.
Japanese alphabets on map. Japanese bombers in flight attack allied warships in the Java Sea. Aerial view of warship at sea. Bombs from Japanese aircraft fall over ships. Bombs burst in a ship's wake.
Views of the United States Cruiser, USS Houston (CA-30) underway in calm seas. Closeup of her 8-inch guns in triple turrets. A large group of men march at an outdoor ceremony, intended to enlist a thousand men to make up for those lost in the sinking of the USS Houston during the battle of Battle of Sunda Strait, after the battle of Java Sea, in World War 2 (February 1942). A wooden model representing the lost ship is part of the ceremony. It contains words,"Remember the Houston," on its bow. Scene shifts to the Loew's State theater, at 1014 Main Street. A group of U.S. naval officers, in dress whites, stands on a platform in front of the theater marquee. They administer the oath of allegiance to the crowd of volunteers standing in front them, who all raise their right hands as they take the oath. Film closes with view of a Northhampton-class cruiser firing her guns.
Animation depicts the resources and the strategic position of the Philippines during World War II. Animated map show many islands like Borneo and Java near to the Philippines. It also depicts the benefits for Japan on invading the Philippines. The abundance of oil, copper, coal and a large population in the area. Battleships underway at sea. People holding lighted candles march on a street.
U.S. aircraft from USS Saratoga strafes attack off the coast of Soerabaja Java in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Dive bombing attack on a village. Two large bomb explosions. Several fires burn and bombs are dropped in a harbor. Japanese fishing boats and picket boats seen. Few ships seen in the background. Dropping of bombs and large explosions in the docking area. A large column of smoke and fire.