Crew activities aboard 'The Fighting Lady', the USS Yorktown, CV-10, in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Sailors on board the day before attacking Japanese forces on Marcus Island. USS Yorktown underway in the Pacific Ocean. U.S. navy sailors drink coffee and play cards. They lie on bunk beds while listening to a crewman play an accordian. Men with tattoos on their legs and hands. Men play cards. A tanker comes to refuel the ship. Fuel lines between ships with rough seas. A weather balloon is released by a crewman. The skipper talks to the air group commander and view maps of Marcus Island. An animated map with large Japanese logo on it shows the path the USS Yorktown will take through the Marshall Islands to Marcus Island. The air group commander explains about the attack and shows with his hands some fine points in air dog fighting. The crewmen play games and write letters home before the strike. The radio plotting room. A lieutenant named E.T. Stocker plays cards with other officers. Sunset wide shot of USS Yorktown underway.
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.
Battleships (BBs) and cruisers bombard Peleliu island in Palau, Pacific ocean. 5" anti aircraft guns bombard the island. Views of guns mounted on ship. Island in background. USS Mississippi and USS Idaho underway. Smoke column rises from the island.
Nuclear detonation on Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean as part of the Operation Red Wing. A resultant mushroom cloud. Scenes of landing of several USAF-aircraft like B-52,B-47,B-66, B-57 on a United States AFB situated on the Eniwetok atoll (sometimes spelled Enewetak or Eniewetok) in Marshall Islands. Shows the aircraft carrier USS Badoeng Strait in Northwestern Pacific Ocean. Several US-airplanes like F-84F, F-101, B-52 and B-36 can be seen on the AFB. Maintenance crew can be seen working on a B-52's (Stratofortress) engines. Men working on the nose and wing section of a F-101 Voodoo. Technician working on the F-101's electronics equipment, opens its nose dome to reveal photo panel radiation gauges. Airman removes motion picture camera from the nose of F101. Technicians work at the instrumental panel of a B-57. Radiometer attached at tail section of B-66. Technician removes dust for radiation sample. Technicians work on the horizontal stabilizer of B-47 tail section.
Shows one of the many raydist site (HF & MF relay station) situated on the Bikini and Eniwetok atolls in Marshall Islands,Pacific Ocean . Aircraft carrier, USS Badoeng Strait in the Pacific Ocean. Several receiving antennas near radar trailers on the aircraft carrier. Radar dish on top of trailers on the Bikini atoll. Man checks radar antenna on top of trailer. Aerial shots of shoreline radar installations, an AFB and living quarters located on lagoon. Several United States Aircrafts that participated in Project Red Wing can be seen on the AFB.
U.S. action in South Pacific during World War II. General Douglas MacArthur and Admiral Nimitz look at a map on a table. Gen. MacArthur points at a map on a wall. An animated map shows Bougainville Islands in the Pacific Ocean. An explosion on a ship. Low flying U.S. planes strafe the enemy positions on the island. A soldier talks over a radio. Soldiers of 37th Division of the U.S. Army move inland on the island. Tanks and soldiers move forward. Soldiers aim and fire through their rifles. Artillery loaded and fired. Explosions in the distance. U.S. soldiers throw hand grenades. Dead Japanese soldiers on the ground. A trolley unloads gravel. Rollers level the land. An airbase is established. A man at controls. A plane lands at an airstrip. Soldiers move towards the plane.