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.
Volcanic eruption and creation of island of Japan. Glimpse of map of Japan. Gardens and rivers. Two men demonstrate samurai sword techniques. Japanese soldiers advance through smoke carrying rising sun flag. Chinese suffering under Japanese military occupation. Two executed with rifles. Japanese soldiers waving weapons and red ball flags. A DC-3 aircraft flying over a Japanese Pagoda. Vies of Old Japan. Farmers at work. One manually turning a water pump with his feet. A man using a pole to propel a boat. Modern methods adopted in Japan for terraced farming. Japanese building railroads. Japanese modern locomotive on South Manchurian Railway. in 1934. A Japanese twin engine bomber taking off. The Japanese ocean liner, Asama Maru, in the 1930s. Glimpse of numerous ships in Tokyo harbor. Western style architecture in modern Tokyo buildings. Neon lights on the Grand Palace Hotel and other establishments in Tokyo. Industrial smoke stacks. Women at work in a silk factory. Finished product stamped "Made in Japan."Steel ingots being made in a Japanese steel mill using scrap iron imported from the U.S.A. Chinese victims of 2nd Sino-Japanese War. Japanese troops on parade. Fallen American Marines on shore of Tarawa Atoll in the Pacific in World War 2. Japanese high ranking officers reviewing troops on parade. Japanese warships underway. Troops parading beneath the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. American B-25 bombers on flight deck of the USS Hornet, headed to bomb Tokyo.A crew of Doolittle's Raiders standing by their plane. B-25 taking off from the Hornet. Formation of B-25s in flight. View from bomber of smoke rising from bombing of Tokyo below. Brigadier General Jimmie Doolittle pledging to repeat bombing of Tokyo. Supply train entering a Boeing Company defense plant. Workers being scrutinized as they enter the facility and punching in at a time clock. Poster in the plant picturing a B-29 bomber on a message in German describing it as an instrument for a "Destruction Battle against the Luftwaffe." Bold letters, above, in English read: "They're Promised-Let's Deliver 'em!" And, below, the words: "B-29, Super Bombers." Slabs of aluminum sheets fill a factory room. Overhead traveling cranes move them. Workers use heat and brakes to shape the aluminum sheets. Multiple views of the aluminum being machined and stamped to specifications. Wings being fabricated. Relatively unskilled labor using jigs to perform the work. Woman operating an overhead crane moving a wing in the plant. Views of plane parts moving across the ceiling via cranes. Women driving rivets into wings. Men and women employees working inside fuel fuel compartments of wings. A floor full of engine nacelles. A floor full of 2200 HP radial engines. A skeleton nose section being fabricated. Midsections and bomb bays being assembled. Workers crawling through the airframe during assembly. A woman working on a connecting tunnel. Sub-assemblies made by contractors arriving at the plant. More views of Boeing employees including young, old, men, and women, at work in the plant.
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.
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.