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Japanese delegates reach Le Shima, Ryukyu Islands and then advance towards Manila, Philippine Islands in the South East Asia.

The Japanese surrender in the South East Asia during World War II. Airplanes in formation flight. Two Japanese Mitsubishi G4M-1 'Betty' twin-engine bombers painted white with green crosses on their wings, fuselage and tail land at Ie Shima Ryukyu Islands near Okinawa carrying Japanese delegates. The planes land at Nichols Field at 1813 hours. The planes are dubbed 'Bataan number 1' and 'Bataan number 2.' Lt. Gen. Torasirou Kawabe, the vice chief of the Japanese Army's General Staff and his surrender party disembark from the airplanes. Members of the surrender party include: Rear Admiral Ichiro Yokoyama Representative, Imperial Japanese Navy Staff., Colonel Yashima Terai General Staff, Colonel Orato Yamoto General Staff, Mr. Morio Yakawa Secretary, Japanese foreign office. Kawabe leads the surrender party. Army C-54 transport airplanes parked. Japanese surrender delegates board the airplanes which take off for Manila, Philippine Islands. In Manila, U.S. Army General Douglas MacArthur speaks to his troops from a balcony at the war damaged Manila City Hall on 20 August. He notes that he is hopeful that they will all be able to return home soon.

Date: 1945, August 19
Duration: 1 min 52 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
 
 
Jeeps carrying African American soldiers pass through a muddy area in Ryukyu Islands, Japan during World War II.

Operations of the U.S. troops at the Shuri Line in Ryukyu Islands during the Battle of Okinawa, World War 2. A jeep carrying three African American soldiers pass through heavy mud. Wheel of the jeep spins in mud. Jeep being pushed through mud by a bulldozer.

Date: 1945, May 26
Duration: 1 min 9 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Command vehicles and 3/4 ton Dodge weapons carriers move through mud in Ryukyu Islands during World War II.

U.S. troops at the Shuri Line in Ryukyu Islands during the Battle of Okinawa, in World War 2. Several Dodge weapons carriers move through mud on highway. Some trucks bog down. Other vehicles with water up to wheel hubs as they drive. Shacks in the area.

Date: 1945, June 5
Duration: 1 min 8 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
White smoke arises from exploding artillery shells on hillside in Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands.

United States 7th Infantry Division soldiers advance on Okinawa Island. Artillery shells explode on hillside. White smoke arises from exploding shells.

Date: 1945, April 19
Duration: 1 min 1 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
United States 7th Infantry Division soldiers advance under artillery fire in Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands.

United States 7th Infantry Division soldiers advance on Okinawa Island. Artillery shells explode on hillside. White smoke arises from exploding shells. Helmet of a soldier and a hill in the background.

Date: 1945, April 19
Duration: 1 min 10 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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