Main battery Battleship fire is directed against Japanese fortified towns of Shuri and Naha in Okinawa, Japan. They are pounded by 14 inch and 16 inch naval guns for two days. U.S. troops find a mass of rubble when they enter the city of Shuri. The city of Naha is pounded by U.S. naval heavy guns for 40 days and nights. Low level aerial views of destroyed buildings in Naha. U.S. assault on the Naha airfield includes fire from U.S. navy rocket and mortar craft, seen in operation. Views of U.S. ground forces maneuvering to capture the Naha airfield, using grenades, and flamethrowers.
Aspects of army,navy,marine and air force life. Shows the people their culture,sightseeing and recreational activities. View of Naha city on Okinawa Island. View of 'Nitsukoshi' department store. 'Nortake' Naha China Store. Sign on a shop reads 'Johnny's Gift Shop'. People walk on street. Cars on street. Farmers work in farms. A clerk types in his office.
View of traffic on a highway in Okinawa. Cars and transport trucks on street. Street signs '50','Stop','Drive Safely The Life You Save May Be Your Own'.
6th Marine Division of the United States Marine Corps in Naha, Okinawa, Japan during World War II. Marines enter the city and patrol on streets. A damaged bridge in the background. An M4A3 Sherman tank with Marines along the road. Tanks fire at Japanese trenches. The wounded Marines on stretchers being put on an ambulance jeep.
An animated graphic shows Japanese gunfire near Naha Okinawa pounding U.S. 420th Group artillery positions located on the small island of Keise Jima, near Okinawa. Also animation of the U.S. Navy Cruiser, USS Tuscaloosa, moving in to provide counterfire against the Japanese batteries near Naha. Actual views of U.S. warships provide a floating mobile artillery to support the ground troops. U.S. warships firing on Japanese artillery positions near Naha Airfield. Details seen include: At time 00:36, the battleship USS New Mexico, BB-40, firing a starboard mounted 5in/25cal gun. Time 00:40 is the battleship USS Tennessee, BB-43 in camouflage Measure 32v1, Design 1D earlier in the war. Time 00:52 is the battleship USS Colorado, BB-45, in camouflage Measure 32, Design 3D and in the background is the battleship USS West Virginia in camouflage Measure 32, Design 7D.
U.S. 6th Division Marines battling Japanese on front lines in Naha, Okinawa. Marine with a 30 cal water cooled machine gun on hill in the foreground. Smoke and explosions at edge of Naha in the background. Complete city of Naha in the far background. Marines begin to enter the city, advancing on the double, cautiously. Marines advance towards hut on edge of village. Some advancing as others are covering them and circling house. Tanks advance towards other houses in the background.