People gathered by their radios listening to President Roosevelt. An Allied International Conference in Cairo, Egypt during World War II. Excerpts from U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Christmas message of 1943 are heard. Vyacheslav Molotov, Anthony Eden and Hull at the fourth Moscow Conference. A pyramid in Egypt. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Chinese leader Chiang Kai-shek discuss plans for the prosecution of the Normandy Invasion at the Cairo Conference. Other dignitaries stand behind them. An animated map of the world. A sign reads 'The Tanaka Memorial'. Attack on Japan by U.S. soldiers. Guns are fired. U.S. soldiers and sailors attack an island in Japan. A flag of the United States. U.S. soldiers fire at a Japanese boat. Smoke due to explosion. A U.S. ship underway at the Pacific Ocean. Soldiers get down from a boat at an the island. Soldiers walk with guns on their back. U.S. planes in flight and drop bombs on the island. U.S. soldiers fire a field gun. Soldiers on a deck. U.S. planes in flight. U.S. General Marshall with Allied officers. He visits U.S. General Douglas MacArthur and U.S. Admiral Chester Nimitz in the Pacific.
U.S. Army Air Forces operations in the Pacific during World War 2. Animated map of world shows U.S. Army Air Forces locations. Formation of Us Army Air Forces B-17s in flight. Animation shows expansion of Japanese holdings in the Pacific Ocean. Animation shows location of U.S. 5th Air Force. Mechanics work on early model of B-17s of 5th Air Force. Japanese convoy underway in the Pacific. Action at sea by U.S. Navy. B-17 in flight drop bombs. Vessels in water being bombed. U.S. Army Air Forces B-24 Liberator bomber in flight. U.S. Army Air Forces pilots board P-38 Lightening fighter aircraft. U.S. Army Air Forces B-25 Mitchell bombers' engines starting. B-17 in flight. Formation of RAF (Royal Air Force) Beaufort bombers in flight. Interiors of aircraft shows Australian pilots at controls. Japanese convoy at sea. Interiors of aircraft shows gunners strafing ships. Bombing of Japanese ships.
U.S. 8th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron in the South Pacific during World War II. Prints on Rabaul negative being washed. A soldier puts the negatives in containers. A personnel dries the prints as he places them on machine. Machine gives out dried prints A sign on a door reads 'Printing'. Negatives brought to a dryer from the developing room. Men dry negative roll. A man rubs on either side of the negatives. June 4th, 1943: A soldier sleeps as others chat.
German troops land in Japan during World War II. German cruiser Thor in the Pacific Ocean. Sailors on rail. The sailors stand at attention. Seaplanes are catapulted from the ship. A seaplane taxis on water. An Allied freighter underway in the Pacific Ocean. The cruiser captures the freighter and later docks in a Japanese port. Japanese naval officers come aboard. German and Japanese flags. German crew visits military graves near Mount Fuji.
The U.S. Navy attacks Wake Island during World War II. A United States Navy (USN) aircraft in flight. USN aircraft parked at an airfield. Crew at work. A tug tows a USN aircraft. The crew carries bombs in a small elevator. A naval ship underway in the Pacific Ocean. Bombers in flight. Aerial view of ships underway. The aircraft in formation flight. A map of the Pacific Ocean. The aircraft in flight above the clouds. The bomber aircraft carry out low level bombing attacks on Wake Island. A Japanese ship is set on fire. United States Navy F6F Hellcat fighter aircraft drop bombs. Another Hellcat aircraft drops bombs. A F6F Hellcat aircraft lands safely at an airfield. Men at the airfield. Smoke rises due to bombardment. Smoking Wake Island. The aircraft in flight. Barrels of guns in the foreground.
Crew activities aboard 'The Fighting Lady', the USS Yorktown, CV-10, in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Sailors on board the day before attacking Japanese forces on Marcus Island. USS Yorktown underway in the Pacific Ocean. U.S. navy sailors drink coffee and play cards. They lie on bunk beds while listening to a crewman play an accordian. Men with tattoos on their legs and hands. Men play cards. A tanker comes to refuel the ship. Fuel lines between ships with rough seas. A weather balloon is released by a crewman. The skipper talks to the air group commander and view maps of Marcus Island. An animated map with large Japanese logo on it shows the path the USS Yorktown will take through the Marshall Islands to Marcus Island. The air group commander explains about the attack and shows with his hands some fine points in air dog fighting. The crewmen play games and write letters home before the strike. The radio plotting room. A lieutenant named E.T. Stocker plays cards with other officers. Sunset wide shot of USS Yorktown underway.