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.
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.
Mr Hajdukiewiez, a former member of a Neutral Nation Inspection Team, enters the office of U.S. Consul, Thomas H. Murfin, in Naha, Okinawa, where Murfin best informs him that the U.S. Government has approved his entry into the United States. Murfin extends his wishes for a pleasant trip and the start a new life. American flag is displayed on the wall and picture of President Dwight D. Eisenhower beside it.
Activities of the U.S. 1st and the 6th Marine Divisions on the island of Okinawa, Japan during World War II. Naval guns, mortar fire and low level bombing blast Naha. The Naha airfield is captured. Pack charges being used to detonate buildings during house-to-house fighting. An unopposed landing being made below Naha. Wrecked planes on the ground.
Mr.Jan Hajdukiewiez, former member of Neutral Nation Inspection Team, enters the office of U.S. Consul, Thomas H. Murfin, at Naha, Okinawa. Mr. Murfin informs him that he has received, from the U.S. Government, a letter approving his entry into the United States to start a new life. Murfin extends his best wishes for a pleasant trip.
United States 6th Tank Battalion of 24th Infantry Division at Naha in Okinawa, Japan during World War II. Japanese airbase in Naha. Wrecked Japanese aircraft on ground. Marine walks with a rifle in hand. United States M4A3 Sherman tanks drive past damaged Japanese aircraft. Marines walk along the tanks.