Gun camera footage of U.S. Army Air Force 19th Fighter Squadron, 318th Fighter Group aircraft. Footage from aircrafts of Lt. Towner on August 1 and Lt. Taylor on August 5, 1945. Shows ground, ship, and railroad targets in Kyushu Japan being struck. Incoming anti-aircraft fire is seen.
American troops in trench in Korea. American tank on street in Germany. American Ski troops in Alaska. Amphibian assault training in Puerto Rico. Rotating Globe shows: U.S. Army on alert to defend against aggression. Sergeant Stuart states that U.S. Army has come to Japan to know their culture and make friends after war and occupation. U.S. Army troops, of 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team, returning by train to their base near Beppu,Oita on Island of Kyushu, Japan. They receive a warm welcome from Japanese population. Banner reads:" Welcome Pala Troop comin back from Korea, City of Beppu."[sic] Women holding flowers and families with small children waving American and Japanese flags, welcome them on the train station. A sign over the train station platform reads: "Welcome 187 Para Troop Coming Back From Korea, City of Beppu." The troops stand in formation on the platform while the unit's officers receive the flowers from the women. Japanese men in fraternal uniforms and the general population all join in the welcoming ceremonies. The troops march off the train station under another sign reading: Welcome Home 187 RCT." and march down the main street of Beppu under a swirl of paper confetti. contrasting scene of U.S. troops marching behind Japanese police to occupy Japan, in 1945, amidst the aftermath of suffering and destruction of the war.The local population watching worriedly. Scenes of postwar destruction in Japan.Two children in Japan. Communists engage in violent demonstration against America in Japan. They burn motor cars. Japanese firemen put out the fires. Tractors remove the debris.
Iron and Steel Works at Yawata in Japan (Yawata Steel Works). A view at the end of the Japan Iron and Steel Works. Open hearth, rolling mills and coke ovens. Southern sections of the plant as seen from the roof of the Muwata Grade School. Burned out sections of Yawata as seen from the roof of the school. This area lies between a post office and the south end of the plant. It includes the areas Higaichi, Machi, Okadamachi and Hishimachi. This view shows the results of incendiary attack of August 8, 1945. The coke plant and by-products installations of Japan Iron and Steel Works. The southwest corner of the plant. Views of Tobata Power Plant. Aircraft revetments around the Japanese Naval Air Base in Omura.
Gun camera footage of U.S. Army Air Force 19th Fighter Squadron, 318th Fighter Group Aircraft commanded by a Captain Vogt, strafing target buildings and ships in area of harbor at Tarumizu in Kyushu Japan. Fire and explosions on bay area of the Island. Heavy smoke rises. Aircraft strafes over open field areas and factories, and then strikes ships in harbor.
34th Fighter Squadron Aircraft drop bombs over harbor in Kyushu, Japan. Fire and explosions on bay area of the Island. Heavy smoke rises. Aircraft strafes over open field areas, houses on ground. Tracers fired on Japanese ships on water surface. Fire and explosion from the ship.
Gun camera footage U.S. Army Air Force 34th Fighter Squadron Aircraft drop bombs on ships at harbor in Kyushu, Japan. Aircraft strafe ground installations and factory. Bomb hits the target on water surface. Flares descend on ships. Fire burns at Marshalling Yards and Kyushu bay areas. The AA gun fires from the aircraft.
Armorers work on P-47N Thunderbolts of the 464th Fighter Squadron, 507th Fighter Group, on Ie Shima Airfield, Ryukyu Islands, Japan. The unit was targeting Kyushu, Japan, near end of World War 2. Airmen near P-47s. Airman on the wing of a plane. Another walks nearby. Gun camera footage shot inflight and aerial views of return to Ie Shima, including the landing rollout.