Overseas activities of United States Coast Guard in World War II. U.S. Landing Craft Infantry,LCI(L) 617,part of LCI Flotilla 22 in World War 2. She is seen underway in rough waters of the Pacific ocean during 1945.Coast Guardsman ordered to Battle stations. A Coast Guardsman observes approaching enemy aircraft through binoculars. Coast guard gunner fires Antiaircraft guns using foot trigger. Enemy plane crashes in ocean. A Coast Guardsman signals using semaphore flags. Beachhead supply operations. Coast Guard Picket Boat, CG-42022, seen patrolling around U.S. transport ships in a Persian port, while they carry lend lease supplies to the Soviet Union.Coast Guard combat patrol in jungle using canines. The Cactus (A) Class 180 foot buoy tender, USCGC Tupelo placing a buoy at sea. Releasing a weather balloon. A Coast Guard wooden 83 foot cutter ("83 footer"). Loading a Coast Guard B-24 aircraft on Guam. The plane takes off. Invasion task force of U.S. warships underway. Coast Guard crews at various duty stations aboard their ships during the war.. The former luxury liner, SS Manhattan,underway, her decks crowded with troops, following her conversion into the U.S. Coast Guard-manned USS Wakefield (AP-21). U.S. Navy attack transport,USS Arthur Middleton (APA-25) at sea in the Pacific. Coast Guard operating transport ships unloading cargo for Allied invasion forces and running inter-island shipping service in the Pacific, during World War II.Landing Ship Tank (LST-788) arriving at the beach next to Landing Ship Medium, LSM-242, on Iwo Jima. A Landing Vehicle Tracked (LVT) being driven off LST-760. USS LCI(L)-87, Flagship of LCI Flotilla 10. Her Captain, M. E. Imlay, USCG, is seen on her bridge, before departing from England for the Normandy invasion. U.S. Landing Craft Infantry, LCI(L)-668 at beach and troops wading ashore.
USS Intrepid (CV-11) aircraft carrier underway in the Pacific Ocean during World War II, near the Ryuku Islands, in support of operations on Okinawa. U.S. Navy sailors on the deck of the aircraft carrier with fire hoses. Sailors work to extinguish fire after a Japanese kamikaze aircraft crashed into the ship. Smoke rises from the carrier. Men clear wreckage of the aircraft. Intrepid's 20 mm guns fire at enemy planes.
Mass funeral aboard the USS Hancock (CV-19) in the Pacific Ocean. Bodies committed to ocean in Mass Funeral Ceremony. Multiple crews of six men each carry dead sailors, wrap each in the U.S. flag, place them on a board and tip them into the ocean. Marines fire rifle salute. View of sheet covered bodies on lower deck awaiting burial at sea. The 50 men were killed in a January 21, 1945 accident when a TBF Avenger returned from a sortie in the area of Formosa (Taiwan). It landed on the deck and taxied near the island, and then exploded killing 50 men and injuring 75.
The Battle of Leyte Gulf in the Pacific Ocean during World War II. Aerial view of the Pacific Ocean. A U.S. aircraft takes off from a carrier. The aircraft in flight. Naval guns being fired from ships underway in the Pacific. Animation depicts lack of communication between American forces. Ships underway. Animation depicts the cause of surprise enemy attack on American forces. Men look on monitors tracking enemy forces. Japanese ships underway in the Pacific. U.S. 7th Fleet ships underway. Animation depicts positions of U.S. Task Forces. Commander of U.S. 7th Fleet Admiral Thomas Cassin Kinkaid receives a dispatch from Commander of U.S. 3rd Fleet. Battleships underway in the Pacific Ocean. Animation depicts organized Task Force 34 and Task Force 38 pushing on. Animation depicts the various possibilities of American Task Force attack over the Japanese forces.
U.S. sea power in the Pacific Theater during World War II. U.S. ships in the Pacific Ocean. Animations depict U.S. campaigns on different islands. U.S. aircraft on an aircraft carrier. An aircraft takes off. Animation depicts U.S. advance in the Pacific Ocean. Soldiers walk in a line. They board a war ship. Field artillery including tanks and trucks loaded on the ship. Ships underway in the Pacific Ocean.
Japanese international activities during 1931-1945. Opening scene shows Japanese troops embarking on ships bound for an invasion of Manchuria, in 1931. Officers walking on the dock, amongst the departing troops. Scenes of explosions and destruction. Views of Shanghai during Japanese attacks in 1937. Destroyed buildings. Civilian dead lying in the streets. Japanese soldiers racing along a street in a three wheeled motorcycle vehicle. Change of scene shows Japanese diplomat Yosuke Matsuoka addressing a League of Nations meeting in 1933, after that body adopted a report blaming Japan for events in Manchuria. He objects to that action and then leads his delegation in walking out of the meeting. View of Japanese delegates in top hats and bowler hats exiting the building. Scene shifts to Japanese forces firing artillery and machine guns in Manchuria.They wave large Japanese flag victoriously after a battle. The next scene shows Italian forces occupying Ethiopia and raising the flag of the Kingdom of Italy, as Italian troops salute, presenting arms of rifles with fixed bayonets. Axis leaders celebrate the 1940 Tripartite Pact between German, Italy and Japan. The festivities take place in a hall displaying the three nation's flags on the walls. A large number of persons attend including Japan's Prime Minister, General Hideki Tojo, seen with two celebrants. Scene reverts to Chinese people trying to escape from invading Japanese forces. The refugees carry their belongings as they flee. Occasional shell burst is seen among advancing Japanese troops as Chinese soldiers put up resistance. Chinese soldiers firing artillery. In the U.S., Japanese envoys Kichisaburō Nomura and Saburō Kurusu are seen walking together into a building and entering a room inside. Next, are views of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, with huge plumes of smoke obscuring the bombed U.S. battleships in the harbor. U.S. battleships in line formation in the Pacific during World War 2. Aerial view of U.S. warships moving in parallel. British ships augmenting the U.S. warships. Naval guns firing. U.S. amphibious assaults on Japanese held islands in the Pacific. Prisoners of the Japanese who suffered in the Philippines. General Douglas MacArthur mingling with former prisoners and internees upon his return to Manila in 1944. Aerial views of Iwo Jima. Naval bombardment and amphibious assault of Iwo Jima. Numerous fallen Japanese soldiers. The iconic flag raising by U.S. Marines on Iwo Jima. View of Lieutenant General Simon Bolivar Buckner Jr. during the campaign on Okinawa, where he was killed in action. A Soldier being carried on a stretcher. Another throwing a hand grenade. U.S. soldier firing at a Japanese defender who falls out of his bunker. Large numbers of japanese prisoners of war assembled in a field. Japanese Kamikaze attacking U.S. warships off Okinawa. The sky filled with antiaircraft flak clouds. View of 40mm Bofors antiaircraft cannon firing and a Japanese plane falling and exploding on impact in the ocean.