Activities of Japanese soldiers in Southeast Asia during World War II. A relief map of India, China and Indo China shows the locations of Rangoon and Mandalay in Burma. Japanese soldiers march along a dirt road. Trucks parked along the side of a road. Japanese troops march. Natives standing on the side of a road wave flags. The native fill vessels with water for Japanese horses to drink. They give Japanese soldiers water to drink. The troops march in the background. Two soldiers drink water from canteens. Japanese soldiers and U.S. prisoners of war seated on the ground. A Japanese officer points to a piece of paper and discusses. The soldiers marching on a street move past a sign which reads: 'Mandalay 82 Mi-Rangoon 348 Mi'. A Japanese soldier pushes a dump truck up a steep grade on a road. Japanese officers and a car in the background. A photographer and a medium tank in the background. A Japanese soldier drives steel wedges into the ground behind a piece of field artillery. The Japanese fire the field artillery. A column of smoke rises. Japanese tanks drive down a dirt road. The field artillery being pulled by Japanese soldiers. The soldiers march carrying Japanese flags. Demolished buildings in the foreground. Freight cars on a siding, bomb crates near railroad tracks. Japanese medium tanks advance over the railroad tracks.
Two U.S. Pennsylvania class battleships underway at sea, with other warships in background, during World War 2. One fires to starboard with her 14-inch guns from the forward triple turrets. U.S. Army Air Forces B-24 Liberator bombers flying in formation over mountains. Glimpse of General Douglas MacArthur with General Joseph (Vinegar Joe) Stilwell in gunner's station of a bomber. Montage of brief glimpses showing U.S. forces engaging Japanese forces in: amphibious assaults; firing weapons in New Guinea and other Pacific islands. U.S. warship firing naval guns. U.S. ship firing at attacking Japanese aircraft, with sky full of black flak clouds. Admiral William (Bull) Halsey. Mitsubishi A6M Zero kamikaze aircraft blown up close to flight deck of U.S. aircraft carrier. It misses the ship and crashes in flames, exploding in the water, astern. U.S. General Joseph Stilwell, Madame Chiang Kai-Shek, British Allied commander Lord Louis Mountbatten, and Chinese Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek, photographed together in India. Chinese Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek seated for a picture with U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Camera moves back revealing British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Madame Chiang Kai-Shek, also seated. Behind them stand key allied military leaders, including (from the right) Field Marshal Archibald Percival Wavell, Commander-in-chief in India; Admiral Louis Mountbatten, Supreme Allied Commander of South-East Asia forces; George Giffard — commander of Eleventh Army Group; U.S. General Daniel Isom Sultan, deputy to General Stilwell; General Joseph Stilwell, Commander China-Burma-India (CBI) Command; and General Albert Coady Wedemeyer, Chiang Kai-Shek's Chief of Staff. General Joseph Stillwell is seen stepping from a military cargo plane, and being greeted by another officer. Stilwell is wearing a campaign hat. He has the CBI patch on his jacket shouder. A B-24 Liberator bomber takes off from a Chinese base at Liuchow, or possibly, Luiliang, China. (ostensibly carrying Chinese soldiers to India for training). U.S. marked P-40 aircraft are parked beside the runway. They display the shark teeth nose art of the Flying Tiger All volunteer Group of Claire Chennault. But this is 1944 and the aircraft are from the U.S. 23rd Fighter Group. Chinese soldiers are seen being armed and trained in India, with modern small arms. They are also seen fording a river with military supplies and moving in jeeps through jungle-like settings. Various views of Ledo Road construction in Burma. bulldozers, trucks, caterpillar tractors, explosives and men are shown in construction work. A jeep rides along a muddy section of the new road while U.S. and Chinese soldiers patrol on either side to protect it. Allied soldiers firing a small field piece. A C-47 aircraft airdrops supplies to the road builders. General Stilwell, standing with a Chinese officer, looks skyward at the aircraft. A C-46 Commando plane taking off from a field in India carrying supplies. Men loading a jeep aboard a C-46, plus ammunition and other supplies. Rare sight of supplies being loaded into nose cargo compartment of the one-of-a-kind XC-108A transport plane (modified B-17 bomber, tail number 41-2593). A formation of USAAF C-45 transport aircraft flying "over the Hump." Chinese P-36 Hawk aircraft in formation demonstrate firepower. Newly trained Chinese pilots marching and walking on flightline where solid-nose B-25s and P-40s are parked. Chinese and American pilots wave to each other from their P-40 aircraft. A B-25 takes off flanked by two P-40s. Bombs being dropped by Chinese B-25s. Japanese ship being strafed by Chinese fighter plane. Chinese laborers at work building an airfield without machinery. A large group pull a paving roller by hand. Chinese troops in combat with Japanese forces. One firing a Czech ZB vz. 26 light machine gun. Madame Chiang Kai-Shek addressing the U.S. Congress, 18 February, 1943.
Opening slate attributes film to SEAPC and Jensen (Southeast Asia Pictorial Center/221st Signal Company based in Long Binh and Chris Jensen). U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division troops pass through jungles of A Shau Valley in Vietnam. U.S. 327th Infantry Airborne regiment, 101st Airborne Division troops climb a mountain in a dense jungle. At one point the soldiers have dumped their ruck sacks and left them with the remainder of the company while they went on a short patrol. The troops on patrol in the jungle. The troops walk through high bushes. The troops fire M-79 grenade launchers as part of a recon patrol. Film taken by the Southeast Asia Pictorial Center/221st Signal Company based in Long Binh. Chris Jensen.
Air strike missions in the Southeast Asia. Strafing of military structures as seen from a United States Air Force (USAF) F-100 Super Sabre fighter aircraft piloted by Schroder of the 31st Tactical Fighter Wing, 306th Tactical Fighter Squadron. Aerial view of smoke rising from bomb explosions.
Air strike missions in the Southeast Asia. Release of M-117 bombs from a United States Air Force (USAF) F-100D Super Sabre fighter aircraft piloted by S. Wiggins of the 31st Tactical Fighter Wing, 308th Tactical Fighter Squadron. Aerial view of bomb explosions. Smoke rises from the explosions.
Air strike missions in the Southeast Asia. Aerial view of a napalm bomb explosion on a wooded area as seen from a United States Air Force (USAF) F-100D Super Sabre fighter aircraft piloted by Harold J. Morris of the 31st Tactical Fighter Wing, 308th Tactical Fighter Squadron.