A large number of casualties as a result of World War II. War continues with artillery fired in Belgium, a ship underway in Atlantic, a wounded in Pacific Theater and a graveyard.
Street level view near the southeast corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street in Los Angeles, California. View facing north on Vine Street. A car towing a three-wheel motorcycle turns east onto Hollywood Blvd. Late 1940s and early 1950s automobiles driving on the street. Camera pans westward and other buildings are seen looking north on Vine, including the El Capitan Theatre at 1735 North Vine Street (now the Avalon Hollywood nightclub), the Ontra Cafeteria at 1719 North Vine Street (now the Redbury Hotel at 1717 North Vine), the Melody Lane cafe at the northwest corner of Hollywood and Vine, and the Harris & Frank store on Hollywood Boulevard. Brief view of a streetcar or trolley going west on Hollywood Boulevard. Street level camera view then shifts to the southeast corner of Ivar Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard, looking west on Hollywood Blvd. Theater marquee of the Admiral Theatre (later the Vine Theatre) is seen across the street at 6321 Hollywood Boulevard. Beyond it, looking west, is the Security Pacific Bank building at 6381 Hollywood Boulevard, and beyond that are the Warners Radio Towers for station KFWB atop the Warner Bros Theatre. Pedestrians walking on sidewalks, and cars and trucks on the street. Scene shifts to various elevated views of Los Angeles with a heavy smog layer settled over the city.
U.S. bombings on islands in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Several aircraft in flight. A map showing a flight path from Volcano Island in the Philippines to Iwo Jima in Japan. On 10th August, 1944 : A United States Army air Force B-24 Liberator bomber aircraft in flight. Several B-24s in flight. The aircraft drop bombs over target areas and explosions occur. Smoke rises from the bombed areas. A map showing the flight path to Yap island. On 20th August, 1944 : A B-24 in flight drops bombs over target areas on Yap island. Smoke rises from the resultant explosions.
U.S. Marines climb up a hill between trees and throw grenades at an enemy Japanese position. Wounded soldier lying on ground. Soldiers looking at fire on the hill. Helmet covered with camouflage netting lying on ground. U.S. Marine operating a flamethrower directing flame at Japanese position. Japanese equipment scattered around dead Japanese soldier. A U.S. soldier talks over telex phone. Remains of Japanese men and artillery captured in dug out. Japanese on hilltop, soldier view pill box, another soldier discovers a mine and removes it. Shells lying on ground. Soldiers walk down the road.
A U.S. Navy training film about controlling and curing malaria among United States soldiers in the Pacific Theater during World War II. U.S. Navy officers confer about fighting malaria in the Pacific Theater. Officers at a map as they discuss the areas most affected by malaria. Officer points at such areas on the map. Water ponds and dense jungle in Pacific Theater. A malaria casualty being carried on litters. U.S. soldiers advance and walk through the jungle. Soldiers roll down their shirt sleeves. One of them applies repellent on his neck to keep of mosquitoes. A mosquito net and insect spray being used to prevent malaria. A soldier sleeps in bed in an open area without taking any precautions against the malaria causing mosquitoes. Soldiers in a mess line as they take Atabrin pills to save themselves from from malaria. A poster about Atabrin pills. Military vehicles on a beach. A sign on a building reads 'Headquarters of Malaria control' U.S. military personnel conduct census of mosquito population. Men take samples of water to detect the presence of malaria causing anopheles. Seabees detonate dynamite to blast off pools of water to kill mosquitoes. Oil being sprayed on water surface to kill mosquitoes. Scientific combat team works to control malaria. Men work on a dam to flush out mosquito breeding streams.
USS Yorktown CV-10 in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Early 1944: Animated map shows the Caroline Islands, Mariana Islands, Gilbert Islands and the Marshall Islands in the Pacific. The U.S. Naval fleet advances from Truk Islands towards an advanced naval base in the Marshall Islands, taken from the Japanese. U.S. ships underway around the fleet anchorage. U.S. Navy Aircraft Carriers, battleships, cruisers, fleet auxiliaries and support ships. Crew and aircraft on the flight deck of the 'Fighting Lady' CV-10. The crew members relax and enjoy themselves in the water. They dive and jump off a contraption into the sea. Sailors sort letters in the ship's post office. Some write letters back home. The crew assembled on the ship deck. Commander of the ship Rear Admiral Joseph James 'Jacko' Clark briefs the crew about their mission, designation to Task Force 58, and advance towards Tokyo. The USS Yorktown and other carriers of the Task Force underway. Sign boards for various Ready Rooms on the ship. Air Group Commanders and pilots ready on call. Rear seat gunners and radio men on call in another Ready Room nearby. They talk, relax, drink Coca-Cola and have ice cream. Flags on board. Commander of the TF 58 Admiral Marc Andrew 'Pete' Mitscher and Skipper Clark on the flight deck. A poster for the ship board movie 'Home in Indiana'. Sailors watch the movie. Planes in flight through clouds, the Task Force underway seeking the Imperial Japanese Naval fleet. New cruisers, Coast Guard cutters and Navy Transports in the Task Force. The patrol spots a Imperial Japanese Navy search plane, a Kawanishi H8K flying boat called 'Emily' by the Allies. The plane fires at the Task Force ships before being hit and sinking in the water. U.S. officers and sailors in a discussion. An animated map depicts the objective to move towards and free the Mariana Islands.