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Launching of the USS Iowa (BB-61) in New York, and of her sister ship, USS New Jersey (BB-62),in Philadelphia, during World War II..

Camera pans vertically from top to bottom over the bow of the USS Iowa (BB-61) as she is ready for launching at the Brooklyn Navy yard in New York City, on August 22, 1942. Sponsor of the ship, Ilo Browne Wallace, wife of Vice President Henry A. Wallace, Christens the Iowa by breaking a bottle of champagne over her bow, and the ship moves down the ways toward the East River. The Williamsburg Bridge is seen dimly in the background, as the Iowa plunges into the water. Camera focuses, next, on the USS New Jersey (BB-62) ready for launching at the Philadelphia Navy Yard on December 7, 1942. Men knock supports from below the New Jersey, in preparation for her launching. Next, she is seen moving down the ways. Closeups of some shipyard workers smiling as the New Jersey is launched. The New Jersey is seen well out into the Delaware River, with some smoke rising from one of her funnels. (World War 2, WWII, WW2)

Date: 1942, August 27
Duration: 52 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. aircraft carriers USS Belleau Wood and USS Bunker Hill, and battleship USS New Jersey are launched in the United States.

Launch of two aircraft carriers and a battleship in the United States during World War II. People gathered at shipyards of New York Shipbuilding Corporation for the launch of the USS Belleau Wood (CVL-24). Sponsor Mrs. Thomas Holcomb seen with U.S. Marine Corps General Thomas Holcomb. Mrs. Holcomb christens the ship as it launches. Scene shifts to Fore River Shipyard in Massachusetts and launching of the USS Bunker Hill (CV-17). The aircraft carrier slides down skids into the water. Scene shifts to Philadelphia Naval Shipyard on the same day, December 7, 1942, as the launching ceremony for the Battleship USS New Jersey (BB-62). Carolyn Edison, wife of New Jersey Governor Charles Edison is seen christening the ship and it then slides into the water. Two boats underway in the background assist with positioning the Battleship.

Date: 1942, December 6
Duration: 1 min 36 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Rescue boats and crew survivors of torpedoed ship, at U.S. Coast Guard Station, Manasquan Inlet, New Jersey, during World War II

Views of oil-stained motor lifeboat and cabin picket boat used by U.S. Coast Guard in rescuing survivors from the tanker, R.P. Resor, after it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-578, on the night of 28 February, 1942, in World War 2. The Resor burned for hours afterwards with fire spread by leaking cargo oil. The only survivors, Seaman John Forsdal, and Coxwain Daniel Hey, are seen in the Coast Guard Station dining room following their rescue.

Date: 1942, February 28
Duration: 59 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
U.S. Army bomb test sinks USS New Jersey off Cape Hatteras in North Carolina, USA

Demonstration of the American Air Force against naval vessels of battleship class operate from temporary bases. American airmen prepare 1100 pound bombs. Men assemble tail section of a missile. Airmen check two 1100 pound bombs attached beneath an unidentified plane. Airmen attach a 2000 pound bomb to underside of an aircraft. General Mitchell and an airman crouched beneath the plane look at the 2000 pound bomb. Navy cutter type vessel, the San Mihiel, anchored in sea. Observers on the San Mihiel include General Pershing, Davis, Admiral Shoemaker Assistant Secretary of War and General Patrick Chief of Air Service. Four of them stand on the deck of the cutter vessel. Battleship USS New Jersey anchored. Bombs strike near ship. Bomber flying 175 miles from Langley Field score five direct hits with six 100 pound bombs from an altitude of 11,000 feet. Views of bomb strike on USS New Jersey. A smoke curtain is dropped by a bomber from an altitude of 1000 feet. An aircraft in flight in line with the New Jersey lays a smoke screen across the water. Smoke curtain obscures sight of the battleship. Bomb strikes near and upon the battleship USS Virginia. Direct hits scored by 1100 pound bombs on the deck of USS Virginia.

Date: 1923, September 1
Duration: 7 min 6 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
The United States mobilizes and joins Allies in World War II. A montage of numerous images

Film opens with goosestepping German and Japanese soldiers. Emperor Hirohito, on a white horse. American battleships burning in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. U.S. General Douglas MacArthur decorating a soldierin Manila, Philippines. Air raid sirens sounding in Manila and residents hurrying to take cover.Heavy black smoke rising from a bombed site and emergency vehicles and responders rushing to several bombed and burning locations. A burning rickshaw amidst other bombing rubble and bodies of victims. General MacArthur greeted by Australian officials at his headquarters in Brisbane, Australia. Sign reads: Headquarters UNITED STATES ARMY FORCES in Australia. American flag flying on tall flagpole. View from ship underway in supply convoy. A battleship seen on horizon and a destroyer passing the camera ship. U.S. President, Franklin D. Roosevelt signing the "Lend Lease Act" of 1941. A U.S. industrial plant with four tall stacks emitting smoke. A steam locomotive belching steam. A locomotive pulling an open car and some tank cars. New 1941 Plymouth automobiles coming off a production line. A new M3 Medium Tank in a U.S. factory. View of Liberty Ships, including the "Zebulon Pike" and the "Henry Knox" under construction at the California Shipbuilding Corporation yard, Terminal Island, California. U.S. Navy Destroyers constructed at Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company, Kearny, New Jersey. One is being launched, next to DD-446 (the USS Radford). A formation of U.S. Navy aircraft including Curtiss SBC Helldiver scout bombers and Douglas TBD Devastator torpedo bombers. A tight formation of U.S. Army Douglas B-18 Bolo medium bombers in flight. A formation of U.S. Army Curtiss P-36 Hawk aircraft in flight. Closeup of a U.S. Army Lockheed P-38 Lightning aircraft in flight. Several huge gun barrels for guns under construction at a U.S. war plant. Large artillery shells lined up in a manufacturing plant. U.S. Army M3 Medium tanks under construction at a factory. Steam and smoke rising from a U.S. industrial plant. Aerial view of open pit iron mine. Sparks shooting up inside a steel plant. A virtual "forest" of oil derricks in the Western U.S. Coal being transported by railway. View from stern of a warship in a convoy. An Atlanta-class light cruiser leading three destroyers at sea. Transport ships in convoys to places like Australia, Britain, and the Middle East. Troops on a pier near a large transport ship. A stack of wartime supplies on a pier next to a ship destined for Russia. Glimpse of wake from a U.S. warship having triple guns astern. Silhouette of a U.S. Navy Enterprise-class Aircraft carrier, with an aircraft taking off from her deck. The aircraft carrier, USS Saratoga. U.S. Army soldiers marching on parade, followed by numerous jeeps with machine guns mounted in their rears. Young men being drafted into the U.S. military. A draft lottery being conducted. New recruits doing calisthenics. Trucks pulling artillery pieces. B-18 Bolo bombers flying over U.S. tanks. Closeup of M3 tank. Cavalry fording a stream. Soldiers on motorcycles. Troops crossing a pontoon bridge. A loaded troop ship. A troop transport at Newfoundland. Sentry in Trinidad. Troops encamped in Bermuda.Troopship docked in Greenland. Troops disembarking in Iceland. Formations of Curtis P-36 Hawk aircraft. Douglas DC-2 aircraft factory. P-36s with engines running. M3 tank suspended on factory crane. Officials of Pan American nations siding with Allies. Allied troops including Dutch, Belgian, Yugoslav, Greek, Czech, Filipino, Polish, Norwegian, Free French, Australian, New Zealander, South African and Canadian. British warships. British Hawker Tempest aircraft. British comandoes.Russian troops on parade. Chinese troops on the Great Wall

Date: 1942
Duration: 6 min 37 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Scenes from the 1942 AAU championship championship track and field games in New York City

The AAU championships at Randall's Island. Hal Davis, fastest man in the world, wins 100 meters. Bill Cummins wins 110 meters hurdles from Joe Batiste. Al Blozis wins the Shot, and Cornelius Warmerdam wins the Pole Vault . The winners seen. Huge crowd gathered to watch the event.

Date: 1942, June 20
Duration: 1 min 7 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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