Air raids and battle in Japan in the Pacific Theater of World War II. A cemetery of United States military soldiers in the Japanese island of Okinawa. Memorial at the tombstone of Ernie Pyle built by the 77th Infantry Division of the U.S. Army. General Doolittle, General Arnold and other officers during a discussion standing before planes at the 48th Air Force base. B-29 advances towards Tokyo. Dropping of a number of guided bombs towards their targets. Targets include Japanese airplane factories, shipping industry, military supply chains in the cities of Tokyo, Nagasaki, Nagoya, Okinawa and Yokohama of Japan. Explosion and smoke arises from bombed targets. On 05 August 1945, Enola Gay, a B-29 carries the atomic bomb and flies towards Hiroshima. Atomic explosion seen signifying the one in Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, but narrator indicates the image seen is that of the first atomic explosion (the Trinity test) during on July 16, 1945 in New Mexico. Immense cloud of smoke and light. This atomic explosion, the first of two, was pivotal in compelling Japan to surrender unconditionally.
B-29 bombers of the United States Army Air Force flying for Nagoya mission at the Japanese city of Nagoya during World War II. Nagoya as seen from a plane flying high. The railway tracks, roads and rivers of Nagoya as seen from the plane.
B-29 bombers of the United States Army Air Force flying for Nagoya mission at the Japanese city of Nagoya during World War II. A B-29 bomber flying low over the ocean as seen from another plane. Other planes flying at high altitudes. Formation of B-29 bombers of the 469th Bomber Group in sky. Nagoya as seen from a plane.
B-29 bombers of the United States Army Air Force flying for Nagoya mission at the Japanese city of Nagoya during World War II. Formation of B-29 bombers of the 469th Bomber Group in sky flying over ocean. A bomber drops number of guided bombs over its targets. Bombs glide towards ground.
U.S. Army Air Forces bombardment group bombs Nagoya, Japan during World War II. U.S. 58th Bomb Wing, 468th Bombardment Group B-29 Superfortress bombers fly in formation en route to target on Nagoya, release bombs. Aerial views of smoke rising from targets.
Map shows Nagoya, Yokohama and Tokyo. Narrator in Spanish discussing Nagoya as a great industrial city. View of buildings and temples in Nagoya and a family walking toward a temple. The making of fine china is shown: Workers work at machine. China plates and jars are displayed for drying process. Potter shapes pottery on a potter's wheel. Delicate pottery is made. China plates, cups, saucer and jars displayed. The making of locomotives is shown: Workers work at machines in the train factory. Interior of the factory. Steam locomotive is prepared. Main cab of locomotive is lowered from cables onto a waiting wheel chassis for final assembly. View of a newly completed steam locomotive rolling off of the production line in Nagoya.