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. 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'.
U.S. Army Air Force 8th Fighter Group on Morotai Island, Indonesia during World War II. An enlisted man clicks a photograph of four enlisted men at a camp area. A road in the camp area and a trailer stationary on the road. An ocean in the background. A grove of palm trees across the camp area. Tents in between the palm trees. Officers come out and walk on a rocky path.
U.S. Army Air Force 8th Fighter Group, 36th Fighter Squadron on Morotai Island in Indonesia during World War II. A damaged gasoline trailer at a camp area. A bomb hole at the side the trailer. An ocean in the background. A United States Army Air Force B-24 Liberator comes in for landing. A jeep and a truck drive past over a rough road. Enlisted men take bath. A sign on a tree reads '36th Fighter Squadron'. The camp area under the trees. Men unload gas drums from a truck. A dispensary tent. A medic bandages the wrist of an enlisted man. A Red Cross sign and 'Dispensary, 36th Ftr Sq.' written on the tent. Operations and Intelligence building. A man enters the building. Another man at work in the building. A foxhole in the tent area. The helmets of the enlisted men on the top of the foxhole. The men put on the helmets.
Activities of U.S. Army Air Force 8th Fighter Group on Morotai Island in Indonesia during World War II. A truck loaded with enlisted men (EM) moves in a camp area. Clothes on a string. A building. Men pack camp chairs in crates. A lineman climbs up a palm tree to remove communication lines. Another lineman removes insulators. An EM unscrews water pipes. The EM picks up a section of a pipe and walks out. A man removes a loudspeaker from a palm tree. An electrician removes a loudspeaker from a tree and gives it a man on the ground. A man on a tree remove wires. An EM takes apart a small table with a hatchet. A man puts articles in a file cabinet drawer.
Activities of U.S. Army Air Force 8th Fighter Group on Morotai Island in Indonesia during World War II. Men pull a portable generator from a tent. A wrecker truck backs up towards the generator. The men unwind a hoist chain. EMs (Enlisted Men) attach the chain to the generator. The EMs load the generator from a hoist to a truck backed up to the wrecker truck. The men push the generator trolley on a muddy road. A man paints a shipping code number on a crate.