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U.S. 1st Marine Division invades the Palau Islands during World War II.

Film opens with animated map showing places in the Pacific near the island of Palau. A formation of U.S. B-24 Liberator bombers is seen in flight. Glimpse from the air of the Palau archipelago. Aerial view from a B-24 of its bombs exploding on the center of a Japanese airfield below. Aerial view of a U.S. Independence-class Aircraft carrier of Task Force 58. Officers and sailors on carrier island watch as a Grumman F4F Wildcat aircraft takes off .from the aircraft displays geometric marking on its tail, known as a "G-symbol." In this case it is a large white diamond containing the airplane number inside another diamond. (The United States Navy Pacific Fleet, assigned G-Symbols to the CV and CVL class carriers of Task Force 58. These were assigned to each carrier and appeared on all aircraft operating from it. ) A formation of Grumman TBF Avenger aircraft flying above clouds. Closeup of one with diamond G-symbol and number on its tail. Broad view from the air of TBF Avenger aircraft in flight and Navy warships maneuvering in waters below. Sea level views of some warships in the Third Fleet. One is a Portland-class Cruiser. Wide aerial view of ships in the task force. Cruisers and battleships bombarding Palau and nearby targets. Closeup of heavy cruiser USS Louisville (CA 28) firing her port side 5 inch 25 caliber guns and 40 mm A/A guns from the stern.. A TBF Avenger dive bombs a shore target. More views of warships with shells bursting in background. Shells bursting at the shoreline. Closeup glimpse of marines in landing craft U.S. Marine Corps LVT(A)4 Amphibious Tanks heading toward the beach on September 15, 1944. An LCI(L) Landing Craft Infantry (Large) firing close to shore. Shells striking shoreline installations. View from aircraft of landing craft speeding toward the beach and many more maneuvering offshore. Closeup of marines moving about on the shore of Palau with smoke rising and sounds of gunfire. A marine running through foliage at the shore. Marines manning a command post and communications center in the jungle. Marines firing rifles from a tree line. One firing a Browning M1919 machine gun and another throwing a hand grenade. Marines firing rifle grenades. Marines move forward and encounter a dead Japanese soldier lying next to his flame thrower. They reach the edge of the airfield, where two Japanese aircraft are just barely seen. They walk past dead Japanese at a machine gun emplacement. More views of Marines fighting at the edge of the airfield, and entering into the open area of the field, where fires are burning. .Wrecked Japanese aircraft are seen on the field. Marine infantry cross the field behind an M4 Sherman tank. Barges are seen carrying construction cranes and equipment to the island. A tracked crane drives onto the airfield. Bulldozers work on the edge of the airfield. A power shovel fills trucks with coral deposit material for resurfacing the airfield. Trucks dumping their contents at the field. Bulldozers and earth scrapers level the airfield surface. A TBF Avenger aircraft is the first to land on the unpaved airfield.

Date: 1944
Duration: 5 min 17 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
The amphibious assault on Peleliu in World War II

The invasion of Peleliu, Palau Islands during World War 2. A Marine Major General is seen on the bridge of the Flagship USS Mount McKinley, off the coast of Peleliu during the amphibious assault by U.S. forces on September 15, 1944. He is observing the action through a set of binoculars.The island under bombardment. Task force ships firing their Naval guns include the heavy cruiser USS Louisville (CA 28) seen at TC: 01:29, 01:46, & 02:13. Other officers on the deck also watch the action through binoculars. Smoke columns rise from the island under bombardment.

Date: 1944, September 15
Duration: 3 min 16 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
U.S. amphibious assault on Peleliu, Palau Islands, during World War II

U.S. 1st Marine Division amphibious assault agaist Peleliu, Palau Islands, on September 15, 1944, in World War 2. Coordinated assault involving many landing craft, troop ships,supporting warships firing at Japanese positions and F4U Corsair fighter bombers attacking from overhead.The entire island is shrouded in smoke. A U.S. carrier-based TBF Avenger aircraft is seen clearly banking overhead. An F4U in flight overhead. Explosions and smoke from bombardment. Two Landing Craft infantry (large) race toward the beach. The Cruiser, USS Louisville (CA-28) in camouflage (Measure 32, pattern 6d). U.S. aircraft bombing near the beachhead. Numerous landing craft assembling offshore. U.S. warships and LCIs (Landing Craft Infantry) offshore. Sun breaking through clouds and smoke.

Date: 1944, September 15
Duration: 4 min 9 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
United States Army tanks support U.S. Marines, at Horseshoe Valley in Peleliu Island, Palau during World War 2

U.S. Army tanks of 1st. Platoon, A Company, 710th Tank Battalion operating in support of Marine Corps infantry at Horseshoe Valley in Peleliu Island, Palau on October 8th 1944. Tanks are receiving fire from hidden Japanese 37mm guns up on the hills. Damaged trees in the area. United States Marines with tanks patrol on the island. U.S. tanks equipped with flamethrowers fire at Japanese positions. Marines on alert positions watch from behind bushes.

Date: 1944, October 8
Duration: 2 min 50 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
United States capture various islands in the Pacific Theater after defeating the Japanese during World War II.

Allied campaign against the Axis in 1944 during World War II. Exteriors of a building in Tehran, Iran where the Tehran Conference took place in 1943. Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin, U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill seated outside the building after the conference. A map depicts United States campaign against the Japanese in the Pacific Theater. U.S. troops land at the Marshal Islands. Troops fire and advance in Palau islands. Soldiers wade through water. Flakes burst and explosions occur at sea near Saipan. U.S. troops advance inland in Guam. A blind soldier walks.

Date: 1945
Duration: 2 min 2 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. Navy and Marine Corps combat operations at Peleliu Island, Palau, during World War II.

U.S.LST-129 and the second USS Seaward (LST-278) next to each other, in rough surf at rock strewn Orange Beach III, Peleliu, in the Palau Island group, during World War 2. These two LSTs collided and suffered damage on October 2, 1944. View of airfield with U.S. F4U Corsair aircraft parked. An F4U landing on the runway. Another aircraft takes off. Construction equipment and tents seen on airfield. A PBY Catalina aircraft takes off. Change of sequence shows battlefield with bare trees. F4U aircraft flying low and slow, with landing gear extended, drop bombs, raising heavy smoke clouds, at Japanese positions just beyond a nearby ridge.

Date: 1944, October 9
Duration: 2 min 17 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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