On January 31, 1945, during World War 2, elements of the 11th Airborne Division attached to the U.S. Eighth Army, are seen in landing craft approaching the shore of Nasugbu, Batangas. They hit the beach in an unopposed landing, but one of their vehicles stalls near the shoreline. A DUKW Military Amphibious Vehicle moves along the shore as soldiers board the stalled vehicle and head toward the beach pulled by a bulldozer using a towline. Another vehicle is also seen, being pulled by a bulldozer.
The U.S. Army in Manila, Philippine Islands during World War 2. A group of officers of airborne infantry having a discussion at a sand table on a beach. The sand table depicts Tagaytay Ridge. Airborne troopers parachutes and equipment. Soldiers in a group being briefed. Potable water in cans. Rations and ammunition boxes stacked in piles. (Note: The sand table image is Tagaytay Ridge, located south of Manila where a road links it further south to where the U.S. Navy ferried a contingent of troops at Nasugbu beach in Batangas.)
United States military forces on Nasugbu beach, Philippines Islands. Soldiers of the 6th ranger Battalion with artillery piece. Smoke rises from artillery striking shore across body of water. U.S. soldiers moving along dirt road as some pick up their packs and gear from under a tree and moving out with the rest. U.S. intelligence officer interviews Mrs Betty Santa Maria, a Spanish Citizen who had been permitted by Japanese to leave Manila and come to Nasugbu, several weeks earlier. Partly disassembled Piper L-4 Grasshopper Liaison airplane on truck crosses small bridge. Soldiers inspect wreckage of a Japanese Zero airplane in a grassy field. Another Piper L-4 being transported on a truck. A landing ship in the background.
A bulldozer levels a road near ravine in Sulac in Batangas province of Philippines. Soldiers of 187th Glider Infantry of United States 11th Airborne Division bypass unleveled ground. They use a narrow ledge to advance.
Two planes tow two gliders and lift them off the ground in Lipa in Batangas province of Philippines. General Walter Kruger exits from a plane to visit the United States11th Airborne Division and Major General Joseph Swing greets him. The two officers talk to each other.
United States 11th Airborne Division jump school at Lipa strip in Batangas province of Philippines. A parachute instructor addresses the students and shows how a parachute opens by pulling it from a man's back and drawing it along a table. Students listen to the instructor.