The Japanese Navy and U.S. Navy in combat in the Pacific Ocean during the Battle of Midway in World War II. On June 3rd 1942 : U.S. amphibious aircraft take off from a catapult. A sailor observes through binoculars from a ship deck. A convoy of Japanese ships in the Pacific ocean. A pilot in the cockpit of the U.S. Navy aircraft in flight. A man beside the control panel. The Pacific Fleet Admiral Chester William Nimitz on a ship. The United States sailors work on the ship deck. The sailors inside a cabin on the ship. Men walk out of the cabin to the deck. The men load a bomb in bomb bay of an aircraft. The ammunition on the deck. The aircraft takes off from the carrier deck. U.S. Navy ships attacked by Japanese aircraft. Smoke rising from an aircraft carrier in the Pacific ocean. U.S. ships fire at Japanese planes. A Japanese plane crashes into the ocean. A parked U.S. plane bounces to side of aircraft carrier after explosions and turbulence and nearly falls off edge. Dramatic close view of a Japanese aircraft hit while closing in on a U.S. Navy carrier. A wing tears off and the Japanese plane crashes into the ocean right beside the U.S. Navy carrier. Gun camera footage of U.S. Navy aircraft attacking the Japanese naval fleet. Japanese ships burning and smoking. Views of disabled Japanese ships off the Midway atoll. U.S. soldiers on deck of ship after the battle.
A summary report purporting to reflect phases of Japanese so-called "Tanaka Plan" beginning with Conquest of Manchuria, followed by Conquest of China; establishment of bases in South Pacific; and Conquest of the United States. Animated map shows pressure by German forces in offensive against Soviet Union and illustrates German air war against Britain. Scenes of bombing destruction in Britain, including overturned double-decker bus in ruins of buildings. A Nelson Class British battleship viewed from dead ahead. She is followed by the aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious. The U.S. Capitol building in Washington, DC. American newspaper headline reads:"Navy Bill Passes House." and "Huge Sum Voted for Two Ocean Navy." A line of U.S. Navy battleships underway, led by the USS Mississippi (BB-41). A field full of U.S. M3 Lee tanks moving in formation, as they are overflown by several Douglas B-18 bombers. Assembled Japanese leaders in a forum. Japanese Naval officers in a planning conference. Closeup shows Admirals Shigeyoshi Inoue and Raizō Tanaka pointing at a chart and conversing as other officers look on. Next, bomb bursts and black smoke rises as the attack on Pearl Harbor is underway. The USS West Virginia, USS Tennessee, and the USS Arizona, burning on Battleship row, during the attack. Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek with staff officers walks to a waiting car. Forces allied with China, including American troops marching; British troops marching; and Dutch Colonial troops marching (in Batavia, the Capital of the Dutch East Indies). Japanese troops continuing their conquest of China, firing a field piece, and infantry charging. Newspapers announce Japanese advances into Malay Peninsula and Hong Kong. Others cite fall of Singapore fortress and of Corregidor (6 May, 1942). Animated map shows Japanese occupation encompassing Indo-china, Thailand,and Burma (with loss of the Burma road) all of which compounded China's war efforts.
Fleet of U.S. ships underway in the Pacific Ocean to launch the Doolittle bombing raid on Tokyo, Japan, early in World War 2. Most of the film is of the Fleet Oiler, USS Sabine, AO-25 fueling aircraft carrier USS Enterprise, CV-6. At times 01:38 to 01:44, the destroyer USS Benham, DD-397, is seen on the starboard side of the USS Sabine. heavy At times 02:15 to 02:20, the fleet oiler USS Cimarron, AO-22, fueling the heavy cruiser USS Northampton, CA-26 with a destroyer and aircraft carrier USS Hornet, CV-8 in background. At times 02:22 to 02:45 fleet oiler USS Cimarron, AO-22, coming along side the USS Enterprise.
A film titled 'Torpedo Squadron 8' on aviators and crewmen of Torpedo Squadron 8 who gave their lives on June 4, 1942 near Midway Island in the Pacific Ocean during the Battle of Midway of World War II . Ships underway in the Pacific Ocean. Aircraft parked on an aircraft carrier. The airplanes warm up. Pilots pose on the deck. U.S. Navy SBD Dauntless aircraft take off from the flight deck.
Task Force 8, on Mission Number VI, the first U.S. offensive naval action of World War 2,against Japanese forces in the Pacific, conducted during January and February, 1942. This film was taken from the heavy cruiser, USS Northhampton, CA-26, of the Task Force en route to attack Japanese positions in the Marshall Islands of Wotje, Taroa and Maloelap. It begins with close-in portside view of the aircraft carrier, USS Enterprise, Admiral Halsey's Flagship, underway, followed by a distant starboard view of the Enterprise. The USS Enterprise, CV-6, is seen preparing to launch air strikes. From time 00:27 to 00:43 the Enterprise's starboard side is shown with the heavy cruiser USS Salt Lake City, CA-25, in the background. Aircraft are launched and SBD Dauntless dive-bombers are forming up over the fleet in several flights of three aircraft.each. The port side of heavy destroyer USS Balch, DD-363, is shown. The starboard side of destroyer USS Dunlap, DD-384, is shown in heavy sea wave swells. Bomber formations fly overhead and a flight of three F4F Wildcat fighters joins in. A TBD Devastator torpedo bomber flies over a Craven Class destroyer as more aircraft form up overhead.
A film on aviators and crewmen of Torpedo Squadron 8 who gave their lives on June 4, 1942 near Midway Island in the Pacific Ocean during the Battle of Midway of World War II. Names of Lieutenant Commander John Charles Waldron and Horace Franklin Dobbs who was the chief radioman. They pose in front of an aircraft. Ensign Henry R. Kenyon Jr. and Airman 2nd Class Darwin L. Clarke pose near an aircraft and talk. Ensign E. L. Fayle and Seaman 2nd Class Aswell L. Picou pose seated on the wing of an aircraft. Lieutenant Raymond A Moore and Airman 1st Class Tom Hartsel Pettry seated near a bomb loaded in the aircraft. Ensign William Robinson Evans and Airman 3rd Class Ross Eugene Bibb pose. Lieutenant (jg) Jeff Davis Woodson and Airman 2nd Class Otway David Creasy Jr pose near an airplane. Ensign William W Creamer and Seaman 2nd Class Francis Samuel Polston draw a face on a bomb loaded in an airplane and pose. Other crewmen who pose are: Lieutenant James Charles Owens Jr. and Airman 1st Class Amelio Maffei, Ensign Ulvert Matthew Moore and Airman 3rd Class William F Sawhill, Lieutenant (jg) George Marvin Campbell and Airman 2nd Class Ronald Joseph Fisher, Ensign John Porter Gray and Airman 3rd Class Max Arthir Calkin. Ensign G. H. Gay who was rescued and Airman 3rd Class George Arthir Field pose. Ensign Grant W Teats and Airman 2nd Class Hollis Martin, Ensign John Ellison and Carneiro, Ensign William Abercrombie and Aviation Pilot Robert B Miles, Airman 3rd Class Robert K. Huntington and Airman 2nd Class Bernard P Phelps. A chaplain at funeral services on the deck of the carrier USS Hornet (CV-8). The volley squad fires guns and the bugler blows taps. Sunset at sea. U.S. Navy SBD Dauntless in flight overhead.