Air raids and battle in Japan in the Pacific Theater of World War II. A cemetery of United States military soldiers in the Japanese island of Okinawa. Memorial at the tombstone of Ernie Pyle built by the 77th Infantry Division of the U.S. Army. General Doolittle, General Arnold and other officers during a discussion standing before planes at the 48th Air Force base. B-29 advances towards Tokyo. Dropping of a number of guided bombs towards their targets. Targets include Japanese airplane factories, shipping industry, military supply chains in the cities of Tokyo, Nagasaki, Nagoya, Okinawa and Yokohama of Japan. Explosion and smoke arises from bombed targets. On 05 August 1945, Enola Gay, a B-29 carries the atomic bomb and flies towards Hiroshima. Atomic explosion seen signifying the one in Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, but narrator indicates the image seen is that of the first atomic explosion (the Trinity test) during on July 16, 1945 in New Mexico. Immense cloud of smoke and light. This atomic explosion, the first of two, was pivotal in compelling Japan to surrender unconditionally.
Overseas activities of United States Coast Guard in World War 2. February 19, 1945, U.S. Marines invade Iwo Jima in Pacific Theater. Naval guns and aircraft bombard Iwo Jima. Mountain in the background. Aircraft in flight. Marines and Coast Guardsmen aboard landing craft. Marines landing on Iwo Jima under heavy Japanese fire. Destroyed landing ships litter water's edge. Marines hunkered down and treating wounded, under fire. LSTs and other ships at established beachhead. Vehicles drive onto beach. April 1, 1945, Marines attack Okinawa. Navy warships bombard Okinawa with heavy guns and continuous rocket fire. Beachhead is established against light resistance.
Japanese kamikaze aircraft attack American invasion ships. Several ships are hit and sunk. Surviving sailors are helped aboard rescue boats. Antiaircraft fire from American ships fills sky with smoke and flak. A kamikaze aircraft crashes in the sea. Sky filled with American bombers. Atomic bomb explosion. Raising American Flag on Japan homeland.
Air evacuation of wounded United States Marines on Okinawa during June 1945 by U.S. Army Air Forces Stinson and Marine Corps L-5B. Various shots of wounded Marines on stretchers being unloaded from the aircraft. Medics carrying the wounded to a medical hut. More L-5B's land. A wounded Marine on a stretcher in L-5B talks with men standing outside the aircraft. Marine on a stretcher being released from harness. Stretcher being carried to a medical tent. L-5B aircraft lands and a litter case being loaded aboard Red Cross ambulance. Ambulance pulls away from the area with tents in the background. A shark-mouthed Marine Corps OY-1 (Stinson L-5) with the name "Bupie" painted on nose taxis in front of camera. Identifiable aircraft in this clip: 44-16952 and 44-17164, both of the 163rd Liaison Squadron.
Air evacuation of wounded United States Marines in Okinawa, Japan during World War II. Marines unload a litter patient from an ambulance and load it aboard U.S. Army Air Forces L-5B aircraft of the 163rd Liaison Squadron. Aircraft taxis for take off. A signalman with flags with numerous Marine and Air Force L-5 aircraft in the background. Marines unload a wounded marine on a stretcher from the ambulance and load it aboard L-5B aircraft. Another litter patient being loaded aboard the L-5B aircraft. Identifiable aircraft serial numbers: 44-16995, 163rd Liaison Squadron
USS Intrepid (CV-11) aircraft carrier underway in the Pacific Ocean during World War II, near the Ryuku Islands, in support of operations on Okinawa. U.S. Navy sailors on the deck of the aircraft carrier with fire hoses. Sailors work to extinguish fire after a Japanese kamikaze aircraft crashed into the ship. Smoke rises from the carrier. Men clear wreckage of the aircraft. Intrepid's 20 mm guns fire at enemy planes.
U.S. Naval Task Force of warships bombarding Okinawa in World War 2. Light cruiser USS St. Louis, CL-49, in foreground in the background is the battleship USS Texas, BB-35 shelling Okinawa. Heavy cruiser USS Wichita, CA-45, using signal light communications. Foreground the stern of the USS St. Louis, USS Texas in background. LCI 370 (Landing Craft Infantry) approaches from the right with the USS Texas in the background. On right, the USS St. Louis has turned to port and is shelling Okinawa, a destroyer in the middle, and the USS Texas on left. Close up of the USS St. Louis's stern as she shells Okinawa. Close up of three gun turrent firing. USS Texas in close shelling a hillside Japanese strong point on Okinawa. Shell hits the top of a hill and beach. Explosions due to the shelling. Smoke rises from coastline of Okinawa. Smoke rises from hill on Okinawa and shells hit around base of hill.