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A convoy of ships arrives and equipment is unloaded at a beach on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea during World War II.

Allied troops aboard a ship on their way to Manus Island in Papua New Guinea during World War II. U.S. soldiers on the deck of a ship underway in the Pacific Ocean. A soldier with a pet parrot. Soldiers play chess on the deck of the ship. Soldiers and equipment on the top deck of an LST (Landing Ship Tank). The crow's nest of the LST. The soldiers man anti aircraft guns on the top deck. Two soldiers silhouetted on the deck. A convoy of ships underway at sea. Explosions occur on a beach of Manus Island. Landing crafts underway towards the beach. A destroyer moves into a channel at Manus Island. Equipment and troops being unloaded from ships at the beach.

Date: 1944, March 20
Duration: 3 min 13 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
U.S. soldiers relax aboard a ship underway in the Pacific Ocean heading towards Manus Island during World War II.

Allied troops aboard a ship underway in the Pacific Ocean heading towards Manus Island in Papua New Guinea during World War II. Silhouette of men at the rail of an LST (Landing Ship Tank). LCMs (Landing Crafts Mechanized) and ships of a convoy underway in the Pacific Ocean. A convoy of ships at anchor. Soldiers on the deck of a ship load ammunition boxes. A sailor scans the horizon with binoculars. A sailor uses a sextant. Men on the bridge of the ship. Soldiers play chess, sleep, play harmonica, rest, play cards and read magazines.

Date: 1944, March 20
Duration: 2 min 1 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Allied soldiers eat food and clean mess gear aboard a ship underway in the Pacific Ocean heading

Allied troops aboard a ship heading towards Manus Island in Papua New Guinea during World War II. Allied soldiers in a mess line aboard the ship underway in the Pacific Ocean. Mess gear in the hands of the soldiers. The soldiers eat chow. Tablets on a table. One being given to each soldier. The soldiers eat food. They clean the mess gear aboard the ship.

Date: 1944, March 20
Duration: 1 min 31 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Bob Hope and his USO Troupe visit a U.S. Navy base on Mios Woendi island, Schouten Islands, Papua New Guinea, during World War II.

Bob Hope and members of his USO troupe ride on a PT boat during visit to entertain U.S. Navy personnel during World War 2. In opening scene, Bob Hope doffs his pith helmet as he strolls past the camera to climb aboard a PT boat (PT-331) of U.S. Navy Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 21, where several naval officers greet him. Members of Hope's USO troupe, Patty Thomas, and Francis Langford, step from jeeps to board the PT boat. Next, the two are seen in the cockpit of the boat next to its captain, Lieutenant Kermit W. Montz, USNR, as the boat speeds along in the water. Among sailors occasionally glimpsed behind them is Radioman 1st Class bill Thielen. In change of scene, Bob Hope climbs out a hatch, holding onto his pith helmet to keep it from blowing off. The boat's number, 331 is clearly displayed on superstructure behind him. (Note: (Squadron 21 received a Presidential Unit Citation for outstanding performance during the Huon Peninsula Campaign against Japanese forces from October 1943 to March 1944.)

Date: 1944, August 11
Duration: 1 min 7 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
U.S. soldiers relax before embarking onto LSTs on the Admiralty Islands in Papua New Guinea during World War II.

Allied troops on the Admiralty Islands in Papua New Guinea during World War II. Troops of the 5th Cavalry Regiment and 1st Cavalry Division arrive at the beachhead at Cape Sudest in a truck. Troops unload and await embarkation onto LSTs ( Landing Ship Tanks). Allied soldiers seated on the beach smoke, examine rifles, rest and play a portable phonograph. The soldiers embark onto the LSTs. The soldiers with full field equipment cross a small bridge. A small craft at anchor. Soldiers at the rail of a ship. A number of LSTs lined along the beach.

Date: 1944, March 20
Duration: 3 min 54 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
U.S. soldiers attack the Los Negros Island in the South Pacific and capture an airstrip from the Japanese.

Americans win new air bases from Japan in South Pacific during World War II. Americans bombers fly towards Japanese targets in the South Pacific. Planes drop bombs on enemy positions. Explosion along the coast. Smoke rises up. Animated picture show Manus in the Admiralty Islands. American troops shell the island. U.S. cavalrymen land on the Los Negros Island and march forward. Soldiers load and fire artillery. Soldiers carry the wounded on stretcher. Dead Japanese soldiers. Soldiers move towards the airstrip on the island. Wrecked Japanese planes. Heavy equipment on the airstrip. American planes at the airstrip.

Date: 1944, February 29
Duration: 3 min 10 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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