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Search for Michael Rockefeller in New Guinea forests.

Scenes of New Guinea forests. Pilot and copilot inside the plane. Boats and plane searching in water . Photograph of Michael Rockefeller, son of New York Governor. People searching in forest. New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller with Michael's twin sister Mary Strawbridge. Governor Rockefeller speaking.

Date: 1961, November 27
Duration: 1 min 10 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Highlights of the Allied New Guinea campaign against the Japanese in World War II

The Allied campaign across New Guinea and onward to the Philippines during World War 2. U.S. warships firing their guns at night. Flashes illuminate the blackness. Bombs dropping from an aircraft bomb bay. Bombs exploding on stretch of jungle near water. A U.S. Army Air Forces B-26 bomber in flight View rearward from very low flying USAAF bomber as it bombs it drops explode behind. U.S. troops making amphibious assault on New Guinea. Map showing path of Allied attacks from Australia, across New Guinea from Port Moresby to Buna and on to the Admiralty Islands, cutting off Japanese-held Rabaul, New Britain. Map shows Allied forces moving towards Japanese strongholds at Wewak and along the North shore of New Guinea and bypassing Wewak to strike at Hollandia. General Douglas MacArthur is seen aboard a U.S. warship conferring with American and Philippine officers. Annimated map shows Allied assaults on Japanese positions along the coast from Hollandia, to Warde, Biak, and beyond, stepping along towards the Philippines. Views of numerous fallen Japanese soldiers numbering more than 150 thousand dead. Crosses in battlefield cemetery at graves of some of the more than 13 thousand Allied military who lost their lives during the campaign. A soldier paying respects at one of the gravesites. Admiral Chester Nimitz with members of his staff at his headquarters in Hawaii. U.S. Navy F4F aircraft launching from an American aircraft carrier. American aircraft bombing Japanese positions on an atoll. U.S. warships bombarding Japanese positions with their heavy guns. Admiral Nimitz standing with Admiral William Halsey. More Navy gunfire and amphibious assault scenes. Map showing places where Allied forces had to battle the Japanese, including, Tarawa in the Gilbert Islands, Kwajalein, in the Marshals, Saipan, and Guam in the Marianas, and Palau to complete the "bridging" of the Pacific to the doorstep of the Philippines.

Date: 1944
Duration: 3 min 43 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin returns after his historic space walk and NASA launches Mercury spaceships for sub orbital flights.

Soviet and American achievements in space travel in the year 1961, during the so called "space race". Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin returns after his historic trip in space and NASA launches its Mercury Freedom 7 spaceship for sub orbital flight by Astronaut Alan Shepard. A news paper reports about the success of Russian space mission as the Yuri Gagarin returns after a space trip. A large crowd gathered cheers for Gagarin. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) workers work on Mercury-Redstone 3 spacecraft "Freedom 7" for carrying out sub-orbital flight, manned by Alan Shepard. Scene shows launch of the Mercury MR-3 mission on May 5, 1961. View of Commander Shepard in capsule during flight. Helicopter lifting Alan Shepard to safety after the successful flight. Commander Shephard shown beside the spaceship capsule on deck of aircraft carrier after recovery. View of flight preparations for Mercury-Redstone 4 (MR-4). Liftoff of MR-4 on July 21, 1961, commanded by Astronaut Captain Gus Grissom. NASA scientists in Mission control room. Helicopter rescues astronaut Grissom from sea after safe splashdown of MR-4. View of bridge of ship USS Randolph (USS-15) during recovery effort. Astronaut Grissom walking on the deck of the aircraft carrier after recovery.

Date: 1961, July
Duration: 1 min 18 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. P-38 crew of 80th Fighter Squadron interacts with native tribesmen in New Guinea, during World War II

U.S. Army Air Forces P-38 pilots of the 80th (Headhunters) Fighter Squadron in New Guinea, during World War 2. Three native tribesmen in regalia gather near a P-38. One U.S. pilot on a wing, waves his arms to indicate flying. Other pilot holds an illustration of a New Guinea warrior near the plane, indicating to a tribesman the intent to paint it on the fuselage. One of the three tribesmen poses for a picture inside the plane cockpit. (Note:The 80th Fighter Squadron was nicknamed the "Headhunters" by Squadron Commander Major Ed "Porky" Cragg in honor of these local New Guinea natives who hated the Japanese and helped American pilots return to their bases if they were shot down.)

Date: 1944
Duration: 40 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
U.S. troops advance through jungles and Japanese planes score direct bomb hit on U.S. supply craft in New Guinea.

U.S. troops fight Japanese Army in New Guinea. The troops advance from Kokoda through New Guinea jungles towards Japanese bases of Buna and Gona. A U.S. light field gun fired on Japanese positions. Japanese planes from Rabaul score direct bomb hit on a U.S. supply craft which blows up. New Guinea natives bring in wounded U.S. soldiers. A U.S. cruiser sinks two Japanese destroyers. Japanese prisoners on the deck of the cruiser.

Date: 1943
Duration: 1 min 23 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Japanese troops advance in New Guinea and bomb Port Darwin in Australia.

A map shows areas of conflict between the Allied and Japanese in the South Pacific. Japanese warships cruising in heavy seas off New Guinea. Japanese soldiers aboard the ship. Explosions in the water. New Guinea shoreline. Japanese troops with the Japanese flag advance through Salamaua in New Guinea. Destroyed Allied hangars and planes. Japanese planes take off. Pilots in the planes take refreshments. Japanese planes bomb Port Darwin on the north Australian coast.

Date: 1943
Duration: 2 min 50 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
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