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8th Fighter Group load packed boxes and bundles of tents on a truck at Squadron Area on Morotai Island, Indonesia.

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.

Date: 1944, November 6
Duration: 2 min 12 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
8th Fighter Group load equipment and trucks on a cargo ship on Morotai Island in Indonesia.

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.

Date: 1944, November 6
Duration: 2 min 11 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
8th Fighter Group loads boxes in trucks and takes down canvas tent at Squadron Area on Morotai Island, Indonesia.

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.

Date: 1944, November 6
Duration: 3 min 18 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
8th Fighter Group load trucks with equipment, barrack bags and supplies on Morotai Island, Indonesia, in World War II

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.

Date: 1944, November 6
Duration: 4 min 26 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Indonesia is promised independence from Japan, at ceremony in Istana Gambir (Gambir Palace). Indonesian crowds celebrate news.

The promise of independence for Indonesia is broadcast throughout the city of Jakarta, following a ceremony at Istana Gambir, or the Gambir Palace (later renamed the Merdeka Palace). Exterior of Gambir Palace in Jakarta Indonesia. Indonesian leader Sukarno, head of the Japanese-created Poesat Tenaga Rakjat (POETERA - Concentration of People's Power) emerges from a car, climbs steps, and enters the Gambir Palace. He stands together with other Indonesian officials. Imperial Japanese Army Lt-General Kumakichi Harada addresses the gathering and delivers news of Japanese Prime Minister Koiso's September 7, 1944 promise of future independence for Indonesia (the so-called Koiso Declaration). Large Japanese flag seen on the wall behind speakers. Sukarno approaches General Harada , bows and then speaks into a microphone. Scenes of jubilation in the streets of Jakarta as citizens hear the news that Japan has promised future independence for Indonesia (date undeclared). A man standing atop a truck announces the news over a megaphone. People stand near the truck, listen and cheer. A caravan of loaded trucks rolls slowly through a Jakarta neigborhood spreading the news about the promised independence. Citizens cheer and smile. People standing at a railway station and at stopped trains hear the news and cheer. Citizens including men, women, and many children wave to the passing caravan. Sign on side of truck includes words "Bangsa Indonesia diperkenankan merdeka" meaning "Indonesia allowed Independence". Clip is from a Japanese newsreel during World War 2, with Japanese narration.

Date: 1944, September
Duration: 3 min 28 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: Japanese
 
 
Allied troops capture the island of Hollandia, Indonesia under the leadership of General MacArthur during World War II.

Allied troops invade Hollandia, Indonesia during World War II. United States ships underway in the Pacific Ocean on April 22, 1944 to attack Japanese positions in Hollandia. The ships underway as United States Army General Douglas MacArthur looks at the convoy from United States cruiser Nashville. Radars on alert in case of enemy attack. A United States destroyer transfers mail aboard Nashville. Troops being briefed aboard a ship. Naval guns fire at the coast during night and flaks burst. American carrier planes bombard Japanese position on the island. Allied ships underway as planes fly overhead. Troops in landing crafts as they head for the beach. Allied troops disembark from the crafts and advance inland. Trucks, tanks and troops unload from landing crafts. Allied soldiers walk through mud as they advance. General MacArthur gets off Nashville and inspect an airfield under construction on the island.

Date: 1944
Duration: 4 min 19 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English