A film titled 'Air Aspects of the Campaign against Munda' based on USAAF (United States Army Air Force) activities on the New Georgia group of Islands, Solomon Islands during World War II. USAAF P-38 Lightning in flight over the Solomon Islands. An animated map highlights Munda Point in New Georgia, Solomon Islands. A USAAF officer takes a look at aerial reconnaissance photographs. The officer talks over a phone at his desk. An animated map highlights Vila in Kolombangara. The map connects Vila and Munda Point with Henderson Airfield on Guadalcanal. U.S. 13th Air Forces B-17 Flying Fortress bombers take off from an airfield and bomb Japanese airfield at Munda Point.
A film titled 'Air Aspects of the Campaign against Munda' based on USAAF (United States Army Air Force) activities on New Georgia group of Islands, Solomon Islands during World War II. USAAF P-38 Lightning in flight over the Solomon Islands. An animated map highlights Munda Point in New Georgia. A USAAF officer takes a look at aerial reconnaissance photographs. The officer talks over a phone at his desk. An animated map highlights Vila in Kolombangara. An animated map connects Vila and Munda Point with Henderson Airfield on Guadalcanal. U.S. 13th Air Forces B-17 Flying Fortress bombers take off from an airfield and bomb Japanese airfield at Munda Point.
U.S. Army Air Force aircraft attack enemy installations on Munda Point, Solomon Islands during World War II. U.S. 13th Air Force bombers in flight over Vila in the Solomon Islands. The bombers take off from Guadalcanal to attack Japanese installations on Munda Point in New Georgia. Views of support fighter aircraft taking off to join in this, the largest single raid (total participating aircraft) in the Pacific thus far. U.S. naval guns shell enemy targets on Munda. The bombers release bombs over ground targets. Ships fire salvo from giant artillery guns towards shore targets. Smoke rises from heavy shell fire. The bombers escorted by fighters drop bombs over the targets. Smoke billows up from exploding targets. View of newly formed craters all over Munda Point after smoke clears. Aerial views of a second round of bombing over Munda Point during the same raid.
United States troops advance on the island of New Georgia in the Solomon Islands during World War II. The troops land on a small channel island between Rendova and Munda Point in New Georgia. An animated map highlights Munda Point location to be attacked by the U.S. forces. The map depicts landing of the U.S. forces on Zanana from Rendova. The troops advance on the island. U.S. Army Air Forces fighter aircraft take off to cover U.S. amphibious forces underway to New Georgia from Gudalcanal. The aircraft in flight over water. A submerged U.S. ship after being hit. U.S. reinforcements and equipment continues to arrive in New Georgia. A map depicts the invasion of Enogai Inlet by the U.S. forces and advance through Zanana. A bulldozer levels a muddy land in a jungle. A U.S. Army jeep drives along a muddy road in the jungle. Transport aircraft of U.S. Troop Carrier Command in the sky. The aircraft drop parachute supplies for the troops.
A U.S. Naval Task Force takes Munda in the Solomon Islands during World War II. The naval task force underway at sea. Soldiers with guns on landing crafts. The soldiers move towards Munda island. They disembark from the landing crafts. Crates, shells, food, ammunition and fuel drums are unloaded from the landing crafts and are arranged. Big guns and artillery are moved into position on the island. Coconuts trees are fell by using dynamite. Artillery is fired, explosions occur and smoke rises. The material needed for war - iron, rubber, medical supplies and ammunition. Dead lying on the ground. Wounded are evacuated and carried on stretchers to battalion aid stations. The wounded are treated.
American Army's 828th Engineer Aviation Battalion (African American) reconstructs airfield, at Munda Point, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, in World War 2. Originally constructed by the Japanese and captured by U.S. Forces, the airfield is unusable and requires rebuilding. African American bugler blows reveille and the Battalion begins a day of work reconstructing the field. Battalion engineers pile into trucks, as their names are called, and head from their bivouac area to the airfield work area. They climb aboard and begin to operate heavy construction equipment, such as graders, tractors, steam shovels, and dump trucks. Surveyers seen using a level in the midst of the field. A machinist steps into a shop contained in a truck, and begins turning a part on a lathe. One engineer steps into a shed containing heavy equipment. Team of men in an excavation pouring concrete. Grading equipment seen smoothing the field surface, and steam rollers packing down the surface. A plane takes off in background. View from above, of Douglas Dauntless SBD aircraft all over the field. A C-47 transport plane in foreground. A B-24 Liberator bomber taking off. Engineers climb aboard a truck at end of work shift. Back at their encampment, the men gather around as mail call is in progress. They enter a mess tent, go through a chow line and eat together at tables. Another tent is seen with sign outside reading: "Munda Cotton Club." Inside, the men relax, playing cards, smoking, playing checkers, and writing letters. Change of scene shows Chaplain leading singing during church service. As a day ends, the bugler blows taps. A sentry stands at ease with rifle. (Note: Sound is very poor and undiscernible in much of the clip.)