June 14, 1944. Naval guns of U.S. battleships and other warships bombard the island of Saipan, in the Marianas, in World War 2. U.S. aircraft fly low over the shore attacking Japanese military positions. A U.S. tank and marines moving on the beachhead. October 19, 1944, landing craft, manned by U.S Coast Guardsmen, from the Coast Guard operated Attack Transport USS Calloway (APA-35) are seen among others maneuvering in the water as they begin the assault on Luzon, the Philippines. U.S. troops wading ashore on Luzon.
Documentary titled 'Battle for Leyte Gulf' depicts the battle fought between the Allied naval-air forces and the Japanese naval-air forces in Pacific waters off the Philippines, in World War 2..
Montage of views chronicling the battle, opens with aerial views of pacific islands seen through clouds followed by glimpse of numerous ships maneuvering far below. Port bow views of U.S. New Mexico class battle ship, followed by the USS Pennsylvania (BB-38) of the 7th Fleet. Glimpse of troops on landing craft and charging across an island. Transport ships underway. Cruisers and battleships firing their guns. An Essex class aircraft carrier silhouetted against the horizon. An F6F aircraft comes up on elevator to flight deck next to the island on the USS Enterprise (CV-6). It has white triangle on tail containing its number. An F6F taking off from the Enterprise. Formation of U.S. aircraft in flight overhead. Gun crew firing twin bofors 40mm anti-aircft cannon.Flak bursts and tracer bullets seen in the sky as a Japanese warplane falls. Gun camera footage of American aircraft strafing Japanese aircraft on ground at an airfield. View, from an aircraft carrier, of a Mahan class destroyer traveling to her port side. Glimpse of two ships close together during refueling operation at sea. Animated map dominates remainder of the film. It illustrates movement of Task Force 38 to Okinawa on 10 October 1944 and launching of aerial attacks. the map shows further manuevers and activities of the task force. During these activities, Narrator notes that the cruisers USS Canberra and USS Houston are torpedoed and taken in tow. Cartoon shows Japanese propaganda broadcast about Japanese naval prowess. Glimpse of Japanese sailors cheering. Animated map continues showing maneuvers of U.S. task forces. Narrator notes the Houston is again torpedoed. Animated map continues to illustrate movements and attacks against Luzon and amphibious landings on outpost islands in Leyte Gulf.
Animation shows Allied naval-air attack over the Philippines islands 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.
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.
United States aircraft in flight in the Philippines during World War II. United States Navy TBF Avenger, the torpedo bomber, in flight over the Luzon island. The aircraft in flight. The pilot in the cockpit of the aircraft. The aerial view of the island.
United States aircraft in flight in the Philippines during World War II. An aircraft in flight over the Luzon island. A man seated inside the aircraft. Few aircraft flying in formation overhead. Smoke arises from the explosions of the Japanese installations. Aerial view of the island.