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U.S. Marines in an LCVP (Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel) during amphibious exercises at White Beach, Okinawa, Japan

U.S. Marines in landing crafts head for White Beach in amphibious exercises at White Beach, Okinawa, japan, on 18 November 1961. Marines on LCVP (Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel) underway towards the beach area. The marines look out over the water from the landing craft. A cruiser ship in the far background. A wave of landing craft from the USS Bayfield (APA-33) head in for a beach assault. One of the marines crouches down on the landing craft. The marines wade ashore through the surf after disembarking from the landing craft. An LCM (Landing Craft, Mechanized) moves onto the beach. A Kaman HUK-1 helicopter flies over the beach to land for picking up the wounded. A large explosion occurrs inland on the beach area. Two HR2S1 Marine assault helicopters in flight over water from the beach area. Simulated atomic explosion occur over the assault beach. A landing craft on the beach area. An LCVP moves in from right.

Date: 1961, November 18
Duration: 1 min 58 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
U.S. war effort is concentrated against Japan after the fall of Nazi Germany in World War II

Overlaid on scenes of fervently patriotic Japanese people waving flags and cheering, is slate reading: "Japan is firmly determined to fight a hundred years war to crush the United States." A huge explosion. Glimpse of U.S. Marine Flame Thrower Tank M67 directing flame on a Japanese bunker. U.S. marines charging in an amphibious assault on a Japanese held Pacific Island. U.S. troops wading through surf from their landing craft, during amphibious assault. Marines fighting Japanese in Pacific Island jungle. Landing craft at beach in background. American flag being raised on a palm tree. Soldier saluting the colors. General Douglas MacArthur wading ashore the Philippines followed by staff officers and soldiers, including Filipinos. U.S. aircraft bombing Japanese held Corregidor in the Philippines. U.S. Navy ships bombarding the Philippine coast. American paratroopers of the 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment, jumping at low altitude, from C-47 aircraft onto a critical hill known as "Topside" on Corregidor. Views from ground of paratroopers descending. and landing at the hilltop. U.S. troops in an amphibious assault, under fire. The American flag being formally raised as General MacArthur and other officers salute the colors. Marines in amphibious assault on Iwo Jima. A U.S. battleship firing at the coast. Explosions along the coast from Naval bombardment. Marines charging across the black sands of Iwo Jima. Marines firing a 75mm Pack Howitzer M1. Shells exploding at the base of Mount Suribachi. The famous flag raising by Marines on Iwo Jima. American forces attacking the Japanese Island of Okinawa. A Landing Ship Medium (R) firing rockets at Okinawa. Numerous explosions ashore. The USS LSM(R)-198 firing rockets. U.S. troops using a flame thrower to attack Japanese troops in a bunker. A Japanese defender is shot and tumbles down a hill from a fortification. American flag raising on Okinawa. Army officers salute the colors. A U.S. Navy destroyer firing its stern 8-inch guns. A Japanese warship struck by a bomb or shell, with flash of fire and explosion. More views of U.S. Navy warships bombarding Okinawa. A torpedo seen below the water as it is launched A Japanese ship exploding with fireball and huge cloud of smoke. Glimpse of helmsmen inside U.S. submarine. A formation of Douglas SBD Dauntless Dive Bombers peels off, and dives. A Japanese ship being strafed and bombed. It explodes. U.S. Army Air Forces B-29 bomber aircraft taking off from captured islands to attack Japan. A formation of B-29s in flight. B-29s flying over Japan. Mount Fuji is visible. B-29 raining bombs on Japan. View from aircraft as bombs strike, exploding on ground. Closeup of falling bomb. Huge clouds of smoke rising from struck targets. More views of B-29 aircraft in flight. Some leaving contrails at high altitude.View from bridge of U.S. battleship bow plunging into heavy seas that cover it. (Ship's forward triple gun turrets are visible.) Aerial view of landing craft speeding toward a beach, leaving white wakes in water. Glimpse of U.S. battleship, in camouflage paint, bombarding a shore. Closeup of twin 40mm Bofors anti aircraft guns being fired from U.S. Navy ship. A Japanese Kamikaze airplane aflame, falling through flak clouds. A Japanese Mitsubishi G4M bomber aircraft flying low past a U.S. Aircraft Carrier.. Sailors on a ship's deck firing a twin 40mm bofors gun. A Japanese Kamikaze airplane hit and flaming as it falls. A squadron of U.S. aircraft in formation. Gun camera film of Japanese airplane bursting into flames while being shot at by U.S. aircraft. Flaming aircraft falling straight down towards the water and splashing on contact. U.S. troops wade through surf as they leave Landing Ship Infantry Large USS LCI(L)-337. Troops rush past a beached Landing Vehicle Tracked (LVT) on sand beach. Troops in tracked landing vehicles approaching the shore from a cove. white White smoke in the area. A banner erected at shore reading: "CIC." Explosions nearby. Soldiers using a flame thrower. Scene shifts to U.S. Secretary of War, Henry Lewis Stimson, speaking from his office in Washington, DC. He speaks of destroying Japan's armed forces and war fighting capability. A soldier shouting with a beached LVT behind him. American soldiers firing small arms from sheltered positions. An artilleryman closing the breech of a heavy gun after loading it. Montage of scenes similar to all seen already. A liberty bell and V for victory is shown.

Date: 1944
Duration: 4 min 35 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. Marines disembark from USS Bayfield (APA-33) during amphibious training exercise at White Beach, Okinawa, Japan.

U.S. Marines disembark from USS Bayfield (APA-33) during amphibious exercises in Okinawa, Japan. A crewman tends to the winch on the deck of USS Bayfield (APA-33). A I-JV telephone talker and a BM (Boatswain's Mate) on the deck of the ship. A crewman at the controls lowers down an LCVP (Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel) from the ship. Members of the crew handle lines. The BM gives a signal. The marines disembark from the ship onto the LCVP. The marines climb down cargo nets and onto the LCVP. The marines in LCVP head for the beach. USS Bayfield in the background. A coxswain in one of the landing craft.

Date: 1961, November 16
Duration: 2 min 5 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
United States warships shell Okinawa, Japan, during World War II

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.

Date: 1945
Duration: 2 min 49 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
LCMs (Landing Crafts, Mechanized) lowered from USS Bayfield (APA-33) during amphibious exercises

U.S. Marines climb into landing crafts from USS Bayfield (APA-33) during amphibious exercises at White Beach, Okinawa, japan. Sailor using a sledge hammer knocks away a hook on an anchor chain on the deck of USS Bayfield (APA-33). The anchor chain is let out through the hawser pipe. BMC (Chief Boatswain's Mate) gives a signal up on the upper deck of the ship. An officer with a grey helmet gives orders to sailors on the weather deck. One sailor gives a signal for the lowering of boats. LCMs (Landing Crafts, Mechanized) lowered from USS Bayfield (APA-33). Sailors on the deck tend to lines during the lowering of the landing crafts. The deck crew puts over a cargo net so that the marines may disembark into the landing craft alongside. 1-JV telephone talker on the deck. The marines climb down cargo nets into landing crafts alongside USS Bayfield. A coxswain in one of the boats.

Date: 1961, November 18
Duration: 2 min 2 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
U.S. Marines get briefed by a Marine 2nd Lieutenant on the deck of USS Bayfield (APA-33) during amphibious exercises.

U.S. Marines on the deck of USS Bayfield (APA-33) during amphibious exercises at White Beach, Okinawa, Japan. A jeep hangs over the deck of USS Bayfield (APA-33). Several lines extend from the jeep. BM1 (Boatswain's Mate) gives directions for lowering the jeep into the hold. The jeep is set down into the hold. Marines and enlisted navy personnel lined up on the deck. Two ranks of enlisted navy personnel at attention on the deck of USS Bayfield. A Marine 2nd Lieutenant talks with some of the men on the deck. Three crewmen work on the deck of USS Bayfield. One crewman uses a hammer and a marlin spike to clean out the holes on the deck.

Date: 1961, November 17
Duration: 2 min 44 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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