The United States campaign against the Japanese in Luzon, Philippines during World War II. An Allied convoy of ships underway in the Pacific Ocean towards the Lingayen Gulf. Naval guns fire at the coast and at Japanese airplanes. U.S. Army Generals Walter Kruger and Douglas MacArthur keep a watch over the convoy of ships. General MacArthur and other officers come ashore at the Lingayen Gulf. Troops unload equipment at a beach. Infantrymen advance inland. The Filipinos greet the soldiers as they advance towards Manila. The soldiers with the Filipinos. People cheer as the American soldiers enter Manila. Animated map of the Philippines depicts the location of the Lingayen Gulf and the advance of American soldiers from the Lingayen Gulf to Manila.
American troops in their drive toward Manila, in 1945, during World War 2, pass several knocked out and burning Japanese Type 89 Chi-Ro tanks. A dead Japanese soldier, shot dead while trying to commit suicide, lies on the ground with an undetonated hand grenade in his mouth. U.S. M4A2 sherman III tanks and infantry of the XIV Corps moving on the Lingayen Plains Philippines, leading to the capital, Manila. U.S. armor towing artillery ford a stream, as they pass beneath framework of an apparently unusable bridge. A battery of U.S. M101 105mm Howitzer artillery pieces is set up and bombards the Clark Field area. One striking shell produces an explosion, fire and column of black smoke. U.S. troops ride forward atop tanks. Glimpse of one soldier with flamethrower tanks on his back. American tanks firing their guns. Destroyed Japanese aircraft on the ground. A soldier using a mine detector to sweep the area. He signals to another soldier who comes to probe the area with a long knife. Next a soldier is seen standing in a hole dug around a bomb Placed nose up under the ground by the Japanese. Soldiers pull it from the hole, using a rope. U.S. soldiers walk in area full of similar holes and bombs pulled from them. General Douglas MacArthur is seen, on January 26, 1945, walking among remains of Japanese aircraft at Clark Field. He visits the Filipino cemetery at Camp O'Donnell, which was a prisoner of war camp, considered the terminating point of the Bataan Death March, where some 20 thousand Filipinos and almost 2 thousand Americans died during the Japanese occupation of the Philippines. MacArthur is seen standing by a large Christian Cross monument, and walks among untended graves marked with small wooden crosses. The Mount Pinatubo volcano is seen on the horizon in the background. MacArthur and those accompanying him walk around a large monument containing a placard written in tagolog. U.S. soldiers start a mortar barrage against Japanese forces dug in on "Hill 70." Infantrymen move through trees and brush to flush out the entrenched enemy. Glimpse of type of improvised device made of explosives and gasoline, that U.S. soldiers are using to drive Japanese troops out of their fortifications. As a soldier watches with binoculars, the camera records several of these devices exploding with great force. Glimpse of a dead Japanese soldier on the ground. U.S. troops ride atop an M18 Gun motor carriage of the 637th Tank Destroyer Battalion, as it crosses a river. American tanks and infantry moving cautiously across a bridge as shells explode ahead of them. Tanks firing at Japanese troops entrenched in hillside above a road. Large numbers of American infantry marching along a road accompanied by tanks. Areas around them burning from fires set by retreating Japanese forces.
The sea voyage of the ship Hannibal Victory from San Francisco to the Philippine Islands during World War II. A ship convoy underway in the Pacific ocean. Animated map locates Lingayen Gulf, Luzon and Manila. A ship underway in the foreground. Smoke rising up due to firing. Men working on the ship. Men aboard the ship aiming the deck gun towards the target. The locomotives are unloaded at Lingayen.
U.S. soldiers in Lingayen, Philippines during its invasion in World War II. Civilians including priest greet soldiers of U.S. 25th Infantry soldiers. Soldiers and civilians pass by a damaged Lingayen capital building. A woman holds baby.
U.S. 25th Infantry soldiers in Lingayen, Philippines during its invasion in World War II. U.S. M-4 tank passes damaged Lingayen capital building. Soldiers march along damaged street. Medic at aid station treat injured civilians.
U.S. 25th Infantry soldiers in Lingayen, Philippines during its invasion in World War II. Smoke rises from explosion. Army truck along road. Civilians and soldiers examine wrecked Japanese aircraft on Lingayen airstrip. Soldiers talk to Filipino civilians in front of native huts.