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United States aircraft carrier USS Independence (CVL-22) damaged in Operation Crossroad "Test Able."

'Radioactive contamination' about the hazards posed by the sinking of a United States aircraft carrier and the methods to control radioactivity. United States Navy F6F-3 aircraft land aboard United States aircraft carrier USS Independence (CVL-22) in the Pacific Ocean during World War II. The torn down carrier Independence being towed away after it was used as a target for an atomic bomb test in 1946 as part of Operation Crossroads. Men at a construction site talk about contamination caused in sea water due to sinking of Independence containing radioactive waste. Two women in a car also discuss the issue. An atomic explosion occurs underwater during a test. Damaged Independence ship after TEST ABLE. A mushroom cloud formation as a result of atom bomb explosion. Parts of the carrier being tested for radio active contamination at a defense laboratory in the United States. Independence being sunk in 1951. Civilians encounter several dangers in their occupations and narrator points out everyday risks in day to day lives as scenes show firemen fighting fire, a house wife working in a kitchen and responding to a pot boiling over on the stove, a man slips on a bar of soap in the shower; and scene of reckless driving on highways. View of test nuclear explosion underwater in the Pacific.

Date: 1952
Duration: 8 min 20 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
United States nuclear testing: Test "Dog" of Greenhouse series. This is a Mk 6 strategic bomb at Enewitak Atoll.

Cloud filled sky is golden as test bomb burst begins for test "dog" in the Greenhouse series of atomic tests in 1951, on the Enewitak Atoll in Pacific Ocean.Test of Mk 6 strategic bomb. Emitted light obscures vision for several seconds. Shock wave, fireball, and plume follow.

Date: 1951, April 7
Duration: 1 min 17 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
U.S. Navy air and sea forces battle the Japanese fleet during the Battle of Midway in June of 1942, during World War 2

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.

Date: 1942, June
Duration: 4 min 7 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Activities aboard USS Missouri (BB-63) battleship underway in the Pacific Ocean during the Korean War.

A United States Navy documentary about U.S. 7th Fleet and 1st Marine Division in Korea during the Korean War. USS Missouri (BB-63) battleship underway in the Pacific Ocean. Guns mounted on the battleship. Vice Admiral Arthur D. Struble, 7th Fleet Commander,looks through binoculars. U.S. aircraft on the flight deck of a U.S. aircraft carrier. Pilots are briefed. Napalm bombs are attached to an aircraft. The aircraft taxis on the flight deck and takes off. A patrol helicopter hovers in the sky in the background. It rescues a man. The aircraft in flight. The admiral watches the flight. A pilot in the cockpit of the aircraft.

Date: 1951
Duration: 2 min 36 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. Task Forces attack Japanese forces and commanders of U.S. fleets communicate with each other in the Pacific Ocean.

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.

Date: 1945
Duration: 6 min 5 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Japanese Kamikaze airplanes attack USS Saratoga (Feb 21) and USS Bunker Hill (May 11) in the Pacific Ocean.

From German newsreel Welt Im Film: Shows Kamikaze airplanes in operation over the Pacific Ocean near Japan during World War II. Kamikaze airplanes are shot down and crash into the ocean. Aircraft carrier USS Saratoga (CV-3) in the Pacific Ocean near Iwo Jima. A Japanese kamikaze suicide airplane hits USS Saratoga. Smoke rises from the ship. Crewmen try to extinguish the fire with water hoses. USS Bunker Hill (CV-17) underway in the Pacific Ocean on May 11. View from Bunker Hill as a Kamikaze airplane hits USS Bunker Hill. The aircraft carrier bursts into flames. Crewmen fight fire on USS Bunker Hill. Smoke rises from the aircraft carriers after being hit by Kamikaze airplanes. Crewmen at work on the carrier ships with large hose pipes. U.S. Navy crew cling to floating debris and swim in water after the attacks toward rescue ships. They are pulled aboard a ship.

Date: 1945, February 21
Duration: 3 min 5 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
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