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.
A training film on operations of U.S. forces on Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands during World War II. Animated map of Kwajalein Atoll locates Cohen Island, Porcelain, Arnold Pass and Burlesque Island. Major air facilities are on Burlesque Island and Porcelain. Guns, machine guns, defense installations, artillery, trenches, anti tank ditches, barricades and embankments are used to fortify Burlesque Island. Burlesque and Camouflage Islands are located. Camouflage Island is the most strongly defended island. Abraham, Allen, Andrew and Anton Islands also had gun emplacements. On Allen Island are three tower radio station. On Jacob Island is a radar installation.
A training film on operations of U.S. forces on Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands during World War II. Animated map locates Kwajalein Atoll. Islands, atolls and operations are give code names. The code name for Kwajalein Atoll is Carillon atoll. The operation's name is Flintlock Operation. The Arnold pass and the Cohen Island. The code names are given alphabetically and begin with Abraham and end with Jasper. The areas of Roi Island and Namur Island are called Burlesque and Camouflage respectively. The 4th Marine Division is active in the northern area and is called Task Force 53. The southern attack force is the 7th Division and is called Task Force 52. Burlesque and the Camouflage islands are located. The two islands are connected with a concrete causeway. Average annual rainfall in the area is about 80 inches. Average annual temperature is about 81 degrees Fahrenheit. Out of the 25 navigable passes into the lagoon, only 6 are considered good. These are Jacob Pass, Ivan Pass, Bennett Pass, Chester Pass, Conrad Pass and Elton Pass. Flow of wind and current in the area is shown.
The USS Yorktown (CV-10) in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Map of Marcus Island and surrounding islands in Japan. Animation depicts the U.S. fleet's aim to recapture the Philippines and land on the main land of Asia to help their ally China. USS Yorktown underway. A map depicts its advance towards its target of Kwajalein Island in the Marshall Islands. Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service Mitsubishi A6M Zero fighters in flight. U.S. planes in dogfights with Japanese aircraft over Kwajalein Island. Japanese planes hit and descend to the ground. Heavy bombardment, wrecked aircraft. Black smoke rises from explosions on the burning island. Heavy shelling by surface ships. Assault crafts filled with U.S. Marines and Army soldiers hit the beaches on Kwajalein. U.S. airplanes in flight over the island.
U.S. troops on Roi-Namur island of the Kwajalein Atoll during the Battle of Kwajalein in World War II. Marines at a 1.1"/75 caliber gun on the deck of a ship. A fleet of U.S. Navy transports and aircraft carriers underway at sea. The cargo deck of an LST (Landing Ship, Tank). Explosions due to bombardment on Kwajalein Atoll. U.S. Marines in boats heading towards the shore. Smoke due to explosions on the beach. Troops going down the side of transport ship using a cargo net into the LCVP (Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel). Ships at sea and clouds of smoke rising in the background. Marines getting down from LCVPs on the shore. A Marine fires a 3"/50 caliber gun. An amphibious craft on the shore. A U.S. Navy dive bomber SBD Dauntless in flight overhead. Explosions on the beach. An LCM (Landing Craft Mechanized) underway at sea. The Marines get off an LVT (Landing Vehicle Tracked) and advance across the beach. Marines and a few amphibious vehicles on the beach. An LVT coming up on the beach. Two GIs firing rifles on the shore. An LST with troops on the beach. Marines load and fire 75 mm howitzers. A combat cameraman operates a camera mounted on a tripod. Marines on an airfield. An explosion occurs and dirt and rubble fly all around. Marines inside a bomb crater firing carbines. A Marine looking under a concrete slab aiming his carbine. A Marine engineer constructing a yard grenade with one end in a hole and other Marines standing around taping a fuse on it. Two Marines run away from the hole. Explosions occur. Dead Japanese soldiers lying behind a wooden screen. A partially constructed Japanese hangar with burnt canvas. A part of the tail of a Japanese bomber in view. Two soldiers beside a wrecked aircraft. One of them looking into the fuselage of the aircraft. View of the tail assembly of a wrecked Japanese bomber on an airfield. A damaged Japanese bunker. An LCVP beside a U.S. Navy ship. Wounded men being transferred from the LCVP to the ship. Church services held on a beach at Kwajalein.
A training film on operations of U.S. forces on Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands during World War II. A map locates Burlesque and Camouflage Islands. The occupation plan for northern landing forces is to occupy and defend the North Carillon group of islands in three phases. The first phase is 'how hour dog day'. Jasper, Ivan, Albert and Allen Islands are included in the phase. Phase II is 'William hour dog plus one day'. Burlesque, Camouflage and Abraham Islands are included in the phase. Operations of phase III include organization of defenses on Burlesque and Camouflage Islands. Capture of the remaining islands is also included in this phase. The Arlington and the Hollis Islands are to be captured. Officers discuss. Smoke rises from naval guns fire. Aerial view of the target area. A ship convoy bombs the main parts of the atoll. Heavy columns of black smoke rise from the bombing. Air support is provided and naval gun fire is carried out according to schedule in phase I. The island is secure after sometime. Animation depicts occupation of the islands and casualties. Japanese men come aboard a ship as they climb a net.