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Lae Papua New Guinea 1944 stock footage and images

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Australian 7th and 9th Division and 5th AAF troops capture Lae in New Papua New Guinea.

September 1943: Animated map shows advance of the Allied troops to Nadzab and Lae in papua New Guinea. The Australian 7th Division advance towards Lae. Soldiers in jeeps, on motorcycles and on foot advance through the jungle amidst air and artillery barrage. Soldiers fire machine guns and other artillery. Animated map shows the advance of General Thomas Blamey's troops towards Salamaua. Soldiers cross the Francisco River with natives. The Australian 9th Division advances along the east coast. soldiers in puddles and streams. A military truck stuck in the mud. Soldiers prepare for jungle fighting. Soldiers take cover among bushes as Japanese troops fire. Machine gun nests in the jungle. USAAF B-25 Mitchell bombers drop bombs over enemy territory. Fire and smoke from the explosions. Paratroopers jump from USAAF A -29 Havocs. Australian 7th Division troops amidst artillery and anti-aircraft fire. USAAF B-17 Flying Fortress and B-26 Marauder bombers in the sky. 16 September 1943: Australian 7th Division capture Lae. Bombed ruins, damaged Japanese planes, destroyed airstrips, enemy ships and boats in the harbor. Destroyed Japanese ammunition dump 'Chinatown'. Australian 9th Division crosses the Bamboo River bridge to enter Lae. Animated map shows advance of amphibious forces, paratroopers and air borne operations of the 5th AAF. U.S. General Douglas MacArthur and his men at the 90th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing quarters.

Date: 1944
Duration: 5 min 26 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Australian 7th Division takes over Lae and raises the Australian flag in New Guinea during World War II.

Allied campaign in Lae- Salamaua in New Guinea during World War II Australian 7th Division soldiers move forward and take over Lae. Soldiers move through the ruins of the city. Soldiers at artillery. A soldier holds a native child after rescuing it. Damaged Japanese planes and a hangar at an airfield after Allied bombings. Damaged Japanese barges in the harbor. Soldiers play piano, relax and eat as they celebrate their victory in Lae. Australian flag hoisted by the soldiers.

Date: 1944
Duration: 2 min 26 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Newsreel "Australians and Americans drive Japs from Lae" during World War 2

American B-25 aicraft bomb Japanese positions in New Guinea in advance of operations by American and Australian troops. Explosions seen on ground as bombs impact targets. Low altitude aerial view of destroyed Japanese troop transport ships and cargo ships near the shores of New Guinea. Naval bombardment of Lae is seen from aboard Allied invading ships. Australian soldiers go ashore. General MacArthur confers Lieutenant General George Kenney and other officers. U.S. paratroopers on ground at an airfield prepare equipment and ready for jump into enemy territory. Scene with close up of General MacArthur smiling. Paratrooper C-47 aircraft lined in rows. U.S. Army paratroopers loading into aircraft and C-47s taking off. Aerial view from inside a C-47 as equipment and men jump toward target area of Lae. Hundreds of parachutes seen in sky. A serviceman holding a motion picture film camera films the view of parachutes through the open aircraft door. View on ground 5 days later as Australian Army troops join up with American forces on a captured Japanese airfield. Close up views of faces of Australian soldiers. The soldiers cut tall grass at landing fields to prepare for arriving DC-3 aircraft. DC-3 landing with supplies unloaded by Australian troops for use in the drive into Lae and Salamaua New Guinea.

Date: 1943
Duration: 4 min 30 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
The Australian 9th Division troops arrive on the coast of Lae and move inland in New Guinea during World War II.

The Allied campaign in Lae- Salamaua in New Guinea during World War II. An animated map of New Guinea depicts the Allied activities in Salamaua and Lae. Allied soldiers fire pack Howitzer at Japanese positions in a wooded area. Smoke rises. Soldiers advance along the jungle terrain. An Allied convoy underway. The Australian 9th Division heads for Lae. Naval guns fired at the shoreline before the landing. Japanese aircraft in flight is shot down. The Australian 9th Division soldiers transfer from a ship onto a barge and head for the coast. Soldiers land and move inland. Engineers build bridges and repair roads. Soldiers push heavy equipment through the jungle. A wrecked truck on the beach. A jeep carries supplies on the beach. Soldiers aboard an American patrol boat off the coast of Lae.

Date: 1944
Duration: 4 min 9 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Australian 7th Division troops arrive at the Markham Valley and head towards Lae in New Guinea during World War II.

The Allied campaign in Lae-Salamaua, New Guinea during World War II. A map of New Guinea depicts the Allied activities in Salamaua and Lae. American paratroopers drop from an aircraft in Markham Valley. Transport planes lined up as they bring Australian 7th Division soldiers and equipment to the area. Soldiers march towards Lae. They hold a sign that reads 'Lae'. Australian soldiers ride bikes on a slippery road as one of them spills. Australian soldiers fire a 25 pounder from concealed position. U.S. Army Air Forces B-17 aircraft in flight. Japanese anti aircraft guns fired at the aircraft.

Date: 1944
Duration: 1 min 55 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Footage of the Japanese South Seas Force on New Guinea following the dual invasions of Lae and Salamaua, in World War II.

Scenes from the Japanese South Seas Force invasion of coastal New Guinea in March 1942, during World War 2. Stern of a ship. Smoke rising from a ship in the far background. Japanese warships underway at sea, mountains in the background. A Japanese man on deck of warship, paints picture of historic naval victory. Animated map showing Northern Australia and New Guinea, with animated bombs falling on Port Moresby and flags showing Japanese-held positions at Lae and Salamaua on the coast of the Solomon Sea, to the North. A view of the coastline on the Solomon Sea. Japanese troops are seen in a column making their way through the jungles.They stand with the rising sun battle flag and proceed further, pulling field pieces and carrying other war materiel. View from inside a dwelling, as the Japanese troops enter town of Lae. Destroyed hangars and aircraft at the Lae airfield, which the Japanese bombed on January 21, 1942. The Japanese rising sun flag flying on a tall flag pole. Japanese ships in harbor.

Date: 1942, March
Duration: 2 min 52 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: Japanese
 
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