The Pacific fleet lies in Manila Bay, Philippines. U.S. Navy Battleships and warships in maneuvers in the Philippines, between World War 1 and World War 2. Smoke arises from ship smokestacks. View of boats and harbor area looking up Pasig River towards the business section of Manila from the walls of Fort Santiago. Governor On February 14, 1929, General Stimson and General MacArthur review a military parade in Manila on the Luneta (Rizal Park) in which troops of the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, and United States Marine Corps and cadets of local schools and colleges participate. Soldiers and sailors parade with guns and flags. The Rizal Monument seen in the background. Soldiers ride horses on the parade grounds. The 23rd Wagon Company (Philippine scout) load mules into railroad boxcars. Wagons are loaded on the train flat cars. Army officers talk amongst themselves at the Paco station. A child stands near the officers. A railroad train loaded with troops and military equipment passes by on the railway track.
U.S. Army 1380th Engineers lay a pipe line at Manila Harbor in Manila Bay, Philippines during World War II. The engineers lay the pipes together. The engineers at work in Manila Bay. Fuel tanks and other equipment on the land. The engineers and soldiers walk down the land as the pipe lines are laid together. The engineers pump diesel oil and gasoline mixture into the pipeline. They ignite the mixture using a motor. Fumes rise up as the mixture ignites. A Japanese soldier comes out of a pit. A patrol team catches him. The team questions him. Military ships carry infantry and engineers at Fort Drum, El Fraile Island in Manila Bay. Troops walk down a ramp at Fort Drum. A pipe line hose is set into a vent. A mixture of oil and explosives is pumped into this pipeline. Slow burning fuel, grenades and other explosives lowers into the vent by the engineers. The troops guard the engineers at work. The engineers set up a timer and the troops leave the land. Explosions take place. Smoke rise up from the island.
Invasion of Manila, Philippines Islands by Japanese troops during World War II. Panorama of the Manila Bay. Mountains in the foreground. Japanese soldiers in Manila. Animation of Bataan Peninsula with routes of Japanese troops.
Footage shot after United States battleships conclude bombardment of Japanese-held Fort Drum in Manila Bay, Philippines during World War 2. Fortified Fort Drum is seen on El Fraile Island in Manila Bay, with large gun turrets clearly visible on its top. U.S. troops and engineers had gained access to air vents on the fort top deck, pumped in oil and gasoline, and set a timed fuse. Footage shows fused explosive detonating, followed by massive explosion and black smoke as the flammables ignite.
The USS Saint Paul (CA-73) at Manila Bay in Philippines. The ship at Manila Bay. View of starboard of the ship. A white steamer moves towards USS Saint Paul.
An interview of United States Air Force Lieutenant General Ira Eaker conducted by Dr. Maurer in the United States. General Eaker talks about his most interesting experience when he was transferred to the Philippines in 1919. He talks about his work at Rockwell Field. The Commander was Colonel Henry Arnold and executive officer was Major Carl Andrew Spaatz. He was among a few regular officers. Colonel Arnold selects one officer to recruit a squadron for the Philippines. Arnold and Spaatz asked his recommendation for the purpose. Then he recruited 60 people and took them to the Philippines. They prepared their aircraft. He says that while flying back from Manila Bay, he was not able to control his airplane because of the clouds and other problems. Then he with other officer started to work out on a system where they could fly in the clouds. They flew with some instruments to prevent any accidents due to the clouds.