Invasion of Okinawa. U.S. Army and Navy headquarters in Guam, Pacific Ocean. Army and Navy officers walk along path in exteriors of building. Officer arrives to his flagship at fleet's starting point. U.S. convoy underway at sea. General Simon Bolivar Buckner, Admiral Mitscher and Admiral Richmond K Turner in conference examine map. Map shows Kerama Islands near Okinawa. U.S. convoy underway and naval bombardment. Landing crafts advance toward island in Kerama group. Amphibious landings on islands in the Kerama group by 77th Division and the 305th Regimental Combat Team. Troops advance and fight enemy. Dead Japanese soldiers. U.S. soldiers question Japanese prisoners and natives.
Invasion of Okinawa. U.S. naval bombardment and shelling on island of Kerama Group. Landing crafts approach beach. LVT (Landing Vechicle, Tracked) move up on beaches of Okinawa. Infantry and armored units of 3rd Battalion, 305th Regimental Combat Team takes immediate control of beach. Japanese caves shelled by howitzers. Troops move inland and further. Japanese suicide boats along caves on shores destroyed by bombs. Japanese interpreter of U.S. 3rd Battalion asks a Korean prisoner in fields to go up hill and persuade Japanese for surrender. Korean prisoner goes towards hill with truce flag. Japanese come down hill. Surrendered Japanese Lieutenant sits with other men. American forces land on another island on Kerama Group where no civilian or military resistance is encountered. Flag rose at captured island. Troops plan invasion of another Kerama Group island aboard ship. Invasion of Tokashiki by U.S. troops. U.S. troops move inland. Troops march along trails on hill. Wrecked houses in town. Officer looks through binocular from observation post. American flag behind officer. Artillery fire shelling Tokashiki Island.
Overseas activities of United States Coast Guard in World War II. U.S. Landing Craft Infantry,LCI(L) 617,part of LCI Flotilla 22 in World War 2. She is seen underway in rough waters of the Pacific ocean during 1945.Coast Guardsman ordered to Battle stations. A Coast Guardsman observes approaching enemy aircraft through binoculars. Coast guard gunner fires Antiaircraft guns using foot trigger. Enemy plane crashes in ocean. A Coast Guardsman signals using semaphore flags. Beachhead supply operations. Coast Guard Picket Boat, CG-42022, seen patrolling around U.S. transport ships in a Persian port, while they carry lend lease supplies to the Soviet Union.Coast Guard combat patrol in jungle using canines. The Cactus (A) Class 180 foot buoy tender, USCGC Tupelo placing a buoy at sea. Releasing a weather balloon. A Coast Guard wooden 83 foot cutter ("83 footer"). Loading a Coast Guard B-24 aircraft on Guam. The plane takes off. Invasion task force of U.S. warships underway. Coast Guard crews at various duty stations aboard their ships during the war.. The former luxury liner, SS Manhattan,underway, her decks crowded with troops, following her conversion into the U.S. Coast Guard-manned USS Wakefield (AP-21). U.S. Navy attack transport,USS Arthur Middleton (APA-25) at sea in the Pacific. Coast Guard operating transport ships unloading cargo for Allied invasion forces and running inter-island shipping service in the Pacific, during World War II.Landing Ship Tank (LST-788) arriving at the beach next to Landing Ship Medium, LSM-242, on Iwo Jima. A Landing Vehicle Tracked (LVT) being driven off LST-760. USS LCI(L)-87, Flagship of LCI Flotilla 10. Her Captain, M. E. Imlay, USCG, is seen on her bridge, before departing from England for the Normandy invasion. U.S. Landing Craft Infantry, LCI(L)-668 at beach and troops wading ashore.
Bombardment on beach of Kerama Retto, Okinawa in Pacific Theater. LSMs (Landing Ship, Medium), destroyer ships and battle ships underway. Rockets fired from ships. Rocket barrage fired. Black smoke rises up. Mountains and island in the background.
USS Intrepid (CV-11) aircraft carrier underway in the Pacific Ocean during World War II, near the Ryuku Islands, in support of operations on Okinawa. U.S. Navy sailors on the deck of the aircraft carrier with fire hoses. Sailors work to extinguish fire after a Japanese kamikaze aircraft crashed into the ship. Smoke rises from the carrier. Men clear wreckage of the aircraft. Intrepid's 20 mm guns fire at enemy planes.
Mass funeral aboard the USS Hancock (CV-19) in the Pacific Ocean. Bodies committed to ocean in Mass Funeral Ceremony. Multiple crews of six men each carry dead sailors, wrap each in the U.S. flag, place them on a board and tip them into the ocean. Marines fire rifle salute. View of sheet covered bodies on lower deck awaiting burial at sea. The 50 men were killed in a January 21, 1945 accident when a TBF Avenger returned from a sortie in the area of Formosa (Taiwan). It landed on the deck and taxied near the island, and then exploded killing 50 men and injuring 75.