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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
 
 
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
 
 
Members of SAC B-52 crew engaged in preflight activities at their crew stations

U.S. Strategic Air Command B-52 crew members performing preflight checks at their stations aboard the aircraft, on the ground at Kadena Airbase, Okinawa, Japan. Navigator uses an E6-B circular slide rule computer to calculate flight parameters and checks his mission chart using a pair of compasses. Flight engineer goes through preflight checks at his panel.

Date: 1969, November 7
Duration: 1 min 28 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Coordinating naval gunfire during U.S. invasion of Okinawa in World War II. Destroying enemy caves and hideouts

Animation graphic describing how land sea and air information was coordinated to enable precise targeting of enemy positions by naval gunfire during the U.S. invasion of Okinawa, Japan in World War 2. U.S. minesweepers enable capital ships with heavy guns to safely operate close to enemy targets. Views of heavy naval gunfire. Advance of the Marine 3rd Amphibious Corps. U.S. troops, advancing slowly, routing out Japanese defenders dug in to caves and holes throughout Okinawa. Naval heavy guns were called upon to destroy these caves. Detailed live images include: Mine sweepers off Okinawa, sweeping for mines; heavy cruiser USS San Francisco, CA-38, under a head of steam and using signal lights; battleships fire at Okinawa; A bow view of a Tennessee Class battleship; battleship USS Nevada, BB-36, fires its main battery; closeup of a Cleveland Class light cruiser's main aft battery firing at Okinawa; stern view of the heavy cruiser USS Pensacola, CA-24, fires her aft main 8-inch/55 main battery; U.S. Marines on the march and blowing up caves; battleship USS New York, BB-34, fires her main battery; time 03:36 shows a Cleveland Class light cruiser firing its forward main 6-inch battery; time 03:30 shows the USS New York, BB-34, again; various naval guns fire and explosions on Okinawa are shown; time 04:08 shows the forward main deck, looking aft, of the USS Nevada, BB-36, with a Tennessee Class battleship in the background.

Date: 1945, April
Duration: 4 min 12 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. 10th Army troops on their way to Okinawa for capturing the Japanese positions on the Island during World War II.

Invasion of Okinawa, Japan during World War II. Conferences at Guam come to an end. Officers walk. U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander in Chief, Admiral Chester W. Nimitz sends an armada of 1400 vessels to Okinawa in the Ryukyu Islands. Fleet underway to Okinawa. Troops of the U.S. 10th Army division play cards, play music and dance on the deck to entertain themselves. Officer distributes money to the soldiers aboard the ship. Troops stand with money. Guns of the fleet fire at land. Rockets being fired at shore. Landing crafts reach the shore. Troops walk on the shore in Okinawa. Japanese dugouts and pillboxes being destroyed with grenades. Soldiers talk and share food with civilians at the island.

Date: 1945, April 9
Duration: 2 min 28 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Explosions and smoke columns during bombardment on Okinawa, Japan.

Aerial views of LVT (A) or Landing Vehicles Tracked (Armored), on a beach in Okinawa, Japan. Explosions and smoke columns during bombardment on Okinawa. Open terrain on Okinawa showing roads and fields. Scenes of city of Shuri, Okinawa, as bombs burst. Smoke columns rise.

Date: 1945, May 10
Duration: 3 min 33 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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