Shows the Battle off Samar which was the central action of the Battle of Leyte Gulf. It took place in the Philippine Sea off Samar Island near the island of Leyte in the Philippines on 25th October 1944. Animated map shows advancement of U.S. armed forces on Leyte Island. An Allied fleet of destroyers and escorts shown on map. USS Fanshaw Bay is their flagship. Signal-man intercepts Japanese communication relays in a Combat information center. Shows naval battle between Allied and the Japanese armed forces.
U.S. Army General Douglas MacArthur's heralded return to the Philippines during World War II. A U.S. Task Force underway to attack the island of Leyte. U.S. Army Lieutenant General Walter Krueger, seated between U.S. Navy Vice Admiral Theodore Stark "Ping" Wilkinson and Vice Admiral Thomas C. Kinkaid, Commander of the U.S. 7th Fleet, aboard the Task Force Flagship, U.S. Cruiser, USS Nashville (CL-43) en route to Leyte. Animated map describes the Leyte campaign. General MacArthur standing on the Nashville, smoking his signature corn cob pipe. U.S. warships bombarding the Island. U.S. troops of the 24th Infantry Division and 1st Cavalry Division assault the beach from landing craft, as General MacArthur and his Chief of Starr, Lieutenant General Richard K. Sutherland, watch from the Nashville. After the beachhead is secured, General MacArthur and President Osmena, of the Philippines, shake hands. MacArthur wades ashore from a landing craft accompanied by President Omena and an entourage of high ranking officers. U.S. troops are seen wading ashore from LSTs. One is numbered 474. Scenes ashore. A water buffalo. Wrecked Japanese tanks. Filipino inhabitants emerging to begin clearing debris away from what is left of their homes. Damaged buildings in Tacloban, .the Provincial Capital of Leyte. Filipino inhabitants gathered under a tent, smiling. President Osmena speaking from the steps of the Provincial Capital building, with General MacArthur and his entourage standing behind.
Animation shows Allied Naval Air attack over the Philippines island of Leyte during the Battle for Leyte Gulf against the Japanese Naval Air Forces in October 1944. The battle is fought around a chain of islands such as Luzon, Samar, Leyte and Mindanao. Allied 3rd and 7th naval fleet launch a massive attack and cripple the Japanese naval-air support. Results show heavy damage inflicted to Japanese Naval Air Forces.
U.S. Third Fleet underway at sea, heads for Leyte in October 1944. Sailor in ship's radio-telegraph room receives coded Top Secret message directing task force to change course and attack the Philippines. U.S. officer in room and men at typewriters. Officer marks positions on map. Marine Captain refers to map as he briefs about the planned assault at Leyte, Philippines. U.S. personnel aboard ship underway at sea. U.S. flag on aircraft carrier. U.S. personnel seated on flight deck pray. U.S. troops resting in staging areas. A soldier shaves, drinks beer, packs and writes letter. Waves crash on shores. Troops march. Troops aboard ships. Troops rest aboard ship. Aircraft lands on carrier's deck.
Shows the Battle off Samar which was the central action of the Battle of Leyte Gulf. It took place in the Philippine Sea off Samar Island near the island of Leyte in the Philippines on 25 October 1944. Animated map shows battle between Allied naval-air forces and Japanese naval-air forces. Japanese kamikaze suicidal dive bomber strike on Allied fleet and inflict heavy damage to a few Allied ships.
Shows the Battle off Samar which was the central action of the Battle of Leyte Gulf. It took place in the Philippine Sea off Samar Island near the island of Leyte in the Philippines on October 25th 1944. U.S. air forces launch a counterattack on the enemy's ground forces. Animated map shows heavy battle between Allied naval-air forces and Japanese naval-air forces. Allied AA guns fire at Japanese kamikaze suicide dive bombers. One of the dive bombers strikes an Allied destroyer and sinks it. The results of the battle shows heavy damage inflicted to the Allied naval fleet.