Allied aircraft bomb Japanese base in Puerto Princesa Island, Philippines. Liberator aircraft in flight. An animated map shows the movement of the planes from Morotai to Puerto Princesa Island. Aircraft bomb Japanese installations. Smoke and explosions. Enemy airstrips are bombed. Aerial view of land. Planes in formation.
A MIS-X officer representing the Prisoners of War Branch interviews American soldiers who escaped from and were then rescued from Japan's 10-A camp in Palawan, Philippines. Private first class Edwin A Petry describes the murder of American soldiers by forcing them to enter a bomb shelter, pouring gasoline, setting the gasoline alight and shooting the men who tried to escape. With the help of a map he also describes how he along with a companion managed to escape from the prison camp by crashing through the barbed wire and swimming across the bay. They were later evacuated to Morotai by 13th Army Air Force Catalina.
U.S. Army Air Force 8th Fighter Group on Morotai Island in Indonesia during World War II. A ship convoy anchored at Morotai harbor. The gun of a destroyer off starboard bow. The soldiers of the fighter group look out from the starboard side of the ship. The soldiers on cots on an enclosed deck. Three soldiers look out from the deck. The soldiers will full equipment, helmets, life- jackets and canteens climb up ladder to posts on the ship. They practice 'Abandon ship drill'. Soldiers in a landing craft underway. They run down a ladder wearing helmets and life belts. The soldiers wait for a signal to throw a life raft over the side of the ship. The soldiers gather around a small dog mascot. The dog. The soldiers play cards on the deck. A soldier deals cards. The soldiers talk and read on the quarterdeck. Officers gathered at a railing on the top deck.
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.
U.S. Navy PBY Catalina of the 2nd Emergency Rescue Squadron transfers the U.S. soldiers and war correspondents from Motorai Island in New Guinea to Mindanao in Philippines during World War II. The PBY Catalina in flight. An officer typing a document at the typewriter. The aircraft in flight above an island. The coastline in view. Rocky terrain along the coast line.
U.S. Army Air Force 8th Fighter Group on Morotai Island, Indonesia during World War II. A sign on a tree outside an S-1 building reads '8th Fighter Group Headquarters'. Tall palm trees in the background. The headquarters set in a grove of palm tress across the water. A jeep plows through mud. Tents in the camp area. A man walks across a road. An enlisted man tacks bulletins on a board. Clothes on a string. A medical tent. A man enters the tent. A sign on the tent reads 'Medic'.