First trans world flight in 1924 to the Kuril Islands in the Pacific Ocean. A Douglas World Cruiser in flight over the Kuril Islands and on coastal waters. American crewmen of Douglas World Cruiser. Crewmen work on DWC. A map depicts the trans world flight. DWC lands on water. American crewmen with Japanese women. The map demonstrates that Japan is readily accessible from the outside through various transcontinental air flights. A Japanese fishing boat underway.
A film depicts how Japan is accessible from outside by showing a trans world flight in 1924 over the Kuril Islands in the Pacific Ocean. Animated map of Japan depicts the strategy for defending Japanese possessions. Arrows from Japan point out different locations. Ships underway. U.S. Army Air Service Douglas World Cruisers over the Kuril Islands during their first trans world flight. The map depicts how Japan is readily accessible from outside by transcontinental flights. A picture of a Japanese war hero of the Russo-Japanese War.
Invasion of the Palau Islands during World War II. A map of the Palau Islands. U.S. Army Air Force B-24 Liberator aircraft in flight over Wakde Island. The island is bombed by B-24s. Explosions on the island due to the bombing. A carrier aircraft in flight. A ship of the U.S. Third Fleet underway in the Pacific Ocean. A U.S. bomber aircraft and U.S. troops on the deck of the ship. U.S. fleet underway in the Pacific Ocean. The troops bomb a Japanese ship. The ship burns. The troops on the deck fire guns. Smoke rises in the foreground. Aircraft in flight drop bombs on the island. A fleet of ship underway. Bomber aircraft drop bombs. Explosions in the water. Mountains in the background. On September 15th U.S. 1st Marine Division land on the the Palau Islands. The marines on a landing craft advance forward. They fire from the landing craft. Smoke rises in the foreground. The marines advance to invade other beaches. Bombing by the carrier aircraft and smoke rises due to explosion. An LCV( Landing Craft Vehicle ) underway. The marines carrying guns advance on a beach. A marine in a foxhole speaks into a radio. The marines advance towards an airfield. They fire guns and advance forward. Wrecked bombers and tankers. Construction equipment brought to the beach. A marine drives a truck to the airfield. Power shovels, bulldozers and trucks used to rebuilt a captured air base. A U.S. aircraft taxis at the field. The marines stand around an aircraft.
U.S. sea power in the Pacific Theater during World War II. U.S. ships in the Pacific Ocean. Animations depict U.S. campaigns on different islands. U.S. aircraft on an aircraft carrier. An aircraft takes off. Animation depicts U.S. advance in the Pacific Ocean. Soldiers walk in a line. They board a war ship. Field artillery including tanks and trucks loaded on the ship. Ships underway in the Pacific Ocean.
A training film titled 'The Kwajalein Operations' on the operations of U.S. forces on Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands during World War II. A map locates islands in the Pacific Ocean. Animation depicts the area invaded by U.S. forces. The Gilbert Islands, the Solomon Islands, Midway Island, Tarawa and other islands located on the map. U.S. lines of communication on various islands. Kwajalein Atoll on the map. The atoll is selected as a base for U.S. forces. It is selected because of various benefits which would prove useful during the invasion of the Marshall Islands. Bases and installations on Kwajalein Atoll.
Film titled, 'Return to Guam'. Map shows location of Guam in the Pacific Ocean. Japanese installations on the island are shelled by American destroyer (DD). Light flashes are noticed on a peak of a nearby hill on the island. Sailors aboard the DD look through binoculars. A reply signal is sent form the DD. Sailors board a boat and head cautiously toward the island. A white man swims toward the boat. He is taken aboard. The rescued man was found to be a radioman of the United States Navy (USN), named George Tweed who was hiding on the island for the past 31 months. George Tweed eats food with the Destroyer crew after being rescued. Destroyers underway in the Pacific. View of the American naval fleet underway in the Pacific. View of cannons and crew aboard an allied vessel. Crewmen pile up heavy 14inch shells and 40mm ammunition on the deck of the warship.