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.
Activities of U.S. Army Air Force 8th Fighter Group at Squadron Area on Morotai Island, Indonesia during World War II. A U.S. Army Air Force aircraft in flight. Soldiers load packed boxes on a truck in the Squadron Area. The soldiers burn trash. They take off the roof of a mess hall. Bundles of tents being loaded on a truck. Trucks pulls out. Insignia of the United States. The soldiers stand in a group. A soldier with a bird on his head. Tents in the background. A pile of packed equipment kept in the Squadron Area. Men work on details of packing.
Activities of U.S. Army Air Force 8th Fighter Group on Morotai Island in Indonesia during World War II. A cargo ship at a dock. The ship is loaded. Soldiers load a truck on the dock. The soldiers seated on the dock watch as a truck is lowered. The soldiers put equipment on a net. The net full of equipment being hoisted up and into a hold. A grab line picks up barrels and lowers them into the hold.
Activities of U.S. Army Air Force 8th Fighter Group at Squadron Area on Morotai Island, Indonesia during World War II. Soldiers load a truck. A soldier paints code numbers on a box. They load wood on the truck. A pile of scrap burning. Two officers look at papers. The Squadron Area after tents have been taken down. An underground dugout. The soldiers load trucks. They take down canvas tents. Palm trees in the background. The soldiers roll the canvas tents for shipping. A spring of water and a soldier looks at it.
Activities of U.S. Army Air Force 8th Fighter Group at Squadron Area on Morotai Island, Indonesia during World War 2. An operations building after being torn down. Trucks are loaded with equipment. 5 gallon water casks ready for shipment. Soldiers load the trucks. They cover the trucks The soldiers load barracks bags on a truck. The truck drives out. A supply officer inspects a water trailer. Several trucks drive out. Fighter pilots walk and talk. A dismantled mess hall. Mess hall refrigerators crated for shipment. The Squadron Area after tents have been torn down.
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'.