General MacArthur returns to Philippines. Allied airplanes bombard Japanese ships in Mindanao,Philippines. Allied airplane in dogfight with a Japanese airplane. Japanese airplane gets hit and goes down. Allied airplanes attack a Japanese anti aircraft tower. Allied airplanes bombard Japanese airfield on Mindanao. Allied ships bombard Leyte in Philippines and carrier based plane bombard the Island. Prisoners of war captured by the Japanese. General Douglas MacArthur and General Jonathan Mayhew 'Skinny' Wainwright VI and Admiral William Frederick Halsey can be seen.
The role and contribution of the U.S. Army Signal Corps in the Pacific Theater of Operations during World War 2. A beach on the Philippine island of Mindanao. U.S. aircraft in flight over the coastline. Signal Officer Lieutenant Leon Tinnell works at the Signal Headquarters. He talks on the radio receiver. He radios a message to U.S. Army General Douglas MacArthur's headquarters reporting on movement of Japanese troops. U.S. aircraft take off for a mission against the Japanese troops. They drop bombs on Japanese ships. Smoke from fire due to the explosions. A U.S. submarine near a battleship at sea. U.S. Navy sailors aboard the ship and the submarine. Wounded and sick officers and soldiers including Lt. Tinnell are transferred from the submarine onto the ship. Soldiers carry a comrade on a stretcher. Landing crafts approach an island in the Philippines. General MacArthur and Allied troops land at Leyte Island on October 20, 1944. They leave the crafts off shore and wade through the water towards the beach. Signal Corps officers record the event as General MacArthur and the others make their way inland.
U.S. Navy PBY Catalina of the 2nd Emergency Rescue Squadron transport soldiers from Motorai Island in New Guinea to Mindanao in Philippines during World War II The PBY Catalina, an American flying boat, in flight. The island of Philippines visible. The aircraft among the clouds in the sky. The coastline in view. Trees and inhabited areas along the coast line.
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.
A U.S. Navy PBY transfers soldiers from Motorai Island in New Guinea to Mindanao in Philippines. Soldiers get into a truck. Few American soldiers seated in a truck. The soldier's belongings being transferred to the truck. Two men carry boxes. Few soldiers outside a tent. PBY Catalina (Patrol Bomber Consolidated Aircraft), an American flying boat of the 2nd Emergency Rescue Squadron on an airstrip. Other aircraft in view. Two trucks parked beside the flying boat. Men transport material from the trucks onto the aircraft. Soldiers board the aircraft with their belongings.