Sunset over the Pacific ocean. Train passes by along a ridge above the Pacific Ocean on the West Coast of the U.S. Scene of sun set. An airplane in the sky over the train.
The film titled 'Time of the West' shows the geography of the Western United States and includes accounts of the Lewis and Clark Expedition (1803–1806), headed by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, to the Pacific coast and back. Mountainous terrain and the Missouri River in Montana. View of surrounding terrain and cliffs from a moving boat on the Missouri River. Reflection of cliffs in river water. Cloud formations in the sky. Panoramic view of lightening and rain clouds over mountains. Submerged trees in water. A cloud formation around the mountains. Water of the Columbia River flowing and falling over cliffs. Waves crash over rocks on the Pacific coast. Houses made up of tree logs. Rocky shores in Oregon.
A high wing monoplane and a bi-wing float plane maneuver over warships of the U.S. Pacific fleet in a harbor. Several more airplanes join in the maneuvers. The aircraft circle over the anchored fleet. A high wing monoplane dives close to the water and climbs out again.Views of Destroyers, Battleships and other vessels.
Role of the United States Coast Guard. A map shows United States Coast Guard stations along the Atlantic coast near New Orleans. A map indicates the stations and the houses of refuge along the coast. A hurricane leads to destruction and the Coast Guard provides food to the homeless. The injured being treated in a dispensary. Coast Guard stations along the Pacific coast near San Francisco, Seattle and Los Angeles. Stations along Chicago and Cleveland coast. A special station at Louisville, Kentucky.
The American campaign against the Japanese in the South West Pacific during World War II. United States 6th Army troops assembled on a dock before the invasion of Los Negros in the South West Pacific. A convoy of United States ships underway in the Pacific Ocean. Soldiers aboard a ship as they clean weapons, sew and play a car game. A soldier shaves as another one eats his meal aboard a ship off the coast of Hollandia. Two soldiers read as other writes a letter. An aircraft lands on the deck of the ship.
Overseas activities of United States Coast Guard in World War II. November 20, 1943, U.S. Marine Corps invade Tarawa Atoll. Naval warships bombard Tarawa. Transport ship USS Arthur Middleton underway. Only 1 out of 5 U.S. troops reach the beach in first wave of attack. Firing and explosion. U.S. troops wade. Many U.S. Marines injured during the landing on Tarawa. The U.S. Coast Guard brings back the wounded to the transport ship. Wounded soldiers lifted on stretchers.