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U.S. Naval Task Force 58, including USS Yorktown attacked by a Japanese Kawanishi H8K flying boat in the Pacific.

USS Yorktown CV-10 in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Early 1944: Animated map shows the Caroline Islands, Mariana Islands, Gilbert Islands and the Marshall Islands in the Pacific. The U.S. Naval fleet advances from Truk Islands towards an advanced naval base in the Marshall Islands, taken from the Japanese. U.S. ships underway around the fleet anchorage. U.S. Navy Aircraft Carriers, battleships, cruisers, fleet auxiliaries and support ships. Crew and aircraft on the flight deck of the 'Fighting Lady' CV-10. The crew members relax and enjoy themselves in the water. They dive and jump off a contraption into the sea. Sailors sort letters in the ship's post office. Some write letters back home. The crew assembled on the ship deck. Commander of the ship Rear Admiral Joseph James 'Jacko' Clark briefs the crew about their mission, designation to Task Force 58, and advance towards Tokyo. The USS Yorktown and other carriers of the Task Force underway. Sign boards for various Ready Rooms on the ship. Air Group Commanders and pilots ready on call. Rear seat gunners and radio men on call in another Ready Room nearby. They talk, relax, drink Coca-Cola and have ice cream. Flags on board. Commander of the TF 58 Admiral Marc Andrew 'Pete' Mitscher and Skipper Clark on the flight deck. A poster for the ship board movie 'Home in Indiana'. Sailors watch the movie. Planes in flight through clouds, the Task Force underway seeking the Imperial Japanese Naval fleet. New cruisers, Coast Guard cutters and Navy Transports in the Task Force. The patrol spots a Imperial Japanese Navy search plane, a Kawanishi H8K flying boat called 'Emily' by the Allies. The plane fires at the Task Force ships before being hit and sinking in the water. U.S. officers and sailors in a discussion. An animated map depicts the objective to move towards and free the Mariana Islands.

Date: 1944, February
Duration: 7 min 7 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
The invasion of the U.S. troops on the Marshall Islands and destruction of Japanese garrisons during World War II.

U.S. troops' invasion on the Marshall Islands and destruction of Japanese garrisons during World War II. An animated map depicts the location of Marshall Islands in the South East Asia. U.S. Navy ships proceed in order to take the island from their enemies. The animated map depicts the tactics of U.S. Navy. The soldiers attack the Kwajalein Island. Roi and Namur in the north are attacked by the U.S. Marines. The U.S. fighter aircraft. Soldiers in small boats approach towards the Marshall Islands. Aerial bombarding on the island by the U.S. fighter aircraft. The American soldiers take their positions on the island's coast. Soldiers with their weapons. An officer examines the bomb explosion through binoculars. The remains of a destroyed Japanese aircraft. American soldiers capture the Japanese base headquarter. The dead Japanese soldiers. The arrival of more American troops on the island.

Date: 1944
Duration: 5 min 11 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Information about arms, ammunition and equipment used to fortify various islands of the Marshall Islands is given.

A training film on operations of U.S. forces on Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands during World War II. Animated map of Kwajalein Atoll locates Cohen Island, Porcelain, Arnold Pass and Burlesque Island. Major air facilities are on Burlesque Island and Porcelain. Guns, machine guns, defense installations, artillery, trenches, anti tank ditches, barricades and embankments are used to fortify Burlesque Island. Burlesque and Camouflage Islands are located. Camouflage Island is the most strongly defended island. Abraham, Allen, Andrew and Anton Islands also had gun emplacements. On Allen Island are three tower radio station. On Jacob Island is a radar installation.

Date: 1944
Duration: 3 min 30 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
A U.S. ship convoy undertakes a three phase occupation plan for the Marshall Islands during World war II.

A training film on operations of U.S. forces on Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands during World War II. A map locates Burlesque and Camouflage Islands. The occupation plan for northern landing forces is to occupy and defend the North Carillon group of islands in three phases. The first phase is 'how hour dog day'. Jasper, Ivan, Albert and Allen Islands are included in the phase. Phase II is 'William hour dog plus one day'. Burlesque, Camouflage and Abraham Islands are included in the phase. Operations of phase III include organization of defenses on Burlesque and Camouflage Islands. Capture of the remaining islands is also included in this phase. The Arlington and the Hollis Islands are to be captured. Officers discuss. Smoke rises from naval guns fire. Aerial view of the target area. A ship convoy bombs the main parts of the atoll. Heavy columns of black smoke rise from the bombing. Air support is provided and naval gun fire is carried out according to schedule in phase I. The island is secure after sometime. Animation depicts occupation of the islands and casualties. Japanese men come aboard a ship as they climb a net.

Date: 1944
Duration: 4 min 2 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Principal factors and benefits of plan of execution of Flintlock Operations on Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands.

A training film on operations of U.S. forces on Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands during World War II. Wrecked guns and shells on the island. Burlesque and Camouflage Islands shown on a map. There are two principal factors of the plan of execution of Carillon Island. The seizure of weakly defended islands and the use of three islands for emplacement of artillery to support principal landings. This is depicted with the help of animation. Heavy gun fire and aerial bombardment on all the principle islands. Coordination between land, naval and aerial forces helped in the accomplishment of objectives. A map of Carillon Atoll. A map of the Marshall Islands. Major benefits of Flintlock Operations and how it was effective in achieving victory are explained.

Date: 1944
Duration: 3 min 15 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
A map locates various islands of the Pacific and the invasion of these islands by U.S. forces.

A training film titled 'The Kwajalein Operations' on the operations of U.S. forces on Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands during World War II. A map locates islands in the Pacific Ocean. Animation depicts the area invaded by U.S. forces. The Gilbert Islands, the Solomon Islands, Midway Island, Tarawa and other islands located on the map. U.S. lines of communication on various islands. Kwajalein Atoll on the map. The atoll is selected as a base for U.S. forces. It is selected because of various benefits which would prove useful during the invasion of the Marshall Islands. Bases and installations on Kwajalein Atoll.

Date: 1944
Duration: 4 min 15 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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