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American and Australian troops fight the Japanese in Papua New Guinea.

Screen Magazine film 'Aussies and Yanks' about American and Australian troops in Papua New Guinea. 1942-43: U.S. 5th AAF B-24 Liberators flying over Port Moresby towards Salamaua. A destroyed ship in the water. Australian troops advance through the thick jungles. U.S. C-47 Skytrains drop supplies with parachutes over target areas. Native bearers collect the supplies and carry them to the front. Troops prepare and eat hot food at a camp in the jungle. Soldiers advance through the jungle amidst enemy fire. They capture Japanese machine gun nests. Load shells and fire anti aircraft guns and machine guns. Dead Japanese soldiers. The wounded Allied soldiers are taken to safety on stretchers across the Francisco River by the natives. A soldier leads another wounded soldier across a stream. Wounded soldiers are made to board a plane at an emergency air field to take them to a hospital. Soldiers read from a Bible at a grave for their comrades. Reinforcements and supplies are loaded into a plane at Moresby. An American pilot and an Australian co-pilot in the cockpit. The plane crashes, soldiers get off the plane. American and Australian soldiers in the jungle. (World War II period).

Date: 1944
Duration: 4 min 39 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Preparation of supplies and drops executed by soldiers from airplanes in Papua New Guinea.

Documentary titled 'The Biscuit Bomber - The Story of Dropping' about the development of aerial supply techniques by the Troop Carrier Command in New Guinea, 1942-43. A fighter formation of U.S. Douglas C-47 Skytrains and P-38 Lightning fighters of the 54th Troop Carrier Wing with fighter escorts in flight. Soldiers with supplies on the plane. U.S. and Australian troops fighting in the jungles of New Guinea. Soldiers amidst heavy firing and bombardment. Natives on foot carry heavy supplies on their shoulders and backs. Soldiers and natives make their way across the rough terrain. A village with huts and army vehicles. A map shows the area of conflict. Soldiers gather and wrap supplies in blankets and rags, load them into planes. Plane taxis and takes off from field. Soldiers on the ground give a smoke signal. Soldiers in the plane drop the supplies over the drop area. Inadequate wrapping and packing of supplies and the failure to use parachutes damages the supplies during the drops over Goodview. (World War II period).

Date: 1944
Duration: 7 min 25 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
American and Australian troops advance during the New Guinea Campaign.

1942-43: U.S. transport planes parked on an airstrip during the New Guinea Campaign in Papua New Guinea. Paratroopers board the planes and they take off. Supplies are parachuted from U.S. transport planes to Australian troops in the jungles. Australian troops advance amidst heavy fire in the jungles. Machine gun nests. Machine gunners and riflemen load and fire at the enemy. Natives carry wounded soldiers on stretchers. A soldier helps another wounded comrade across a stream. (World War II period).

Date: 1944
Duration: 1 min 48 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
Soldiers prepare and pack various material and supplies for delivery over Papua New Guinea.

1942: Troop carriers drop supplies for troops at war over a lake in Papua New Guinea. Various material and supplies being prepared for delivery. Wheel barrow parts dropped from planes. The parts are then reassembled for use. Barbed wire dropped with the supplies. Soldiers organize and pack mails for the troops in sacks. Soldiers wrap Gelignite between two sand bags for minimum damage during drops. Rations packed in neatly stacked cartons. Soldiers prepare and pack ammunition for machine guns and mortars, as well as grenades for delivery. A soldier packs medical supplies into boxes. Two soldiers wrap the packed supplies in cloth. Another soldier attaches a parachute to the medical supplies.

Date: 1944
Duration: 3 min 4 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Soldiers and natives pack and prepare to deliver biscuits to Australian and American troops during the Buna Campaign.

American and Australian soldiers during the Buna-Gona Campaign in Papua New Guinea. A map of the conflict area. Soldiers amidst firing in the fields and forests. A tank moves through the forest area. Planes in the sky. Soldiers under heavy camouflage among the bushes. A military storage facility. Soldiers and natives pack and prepare to deliver biscuits to troops. Papuan natives put a box into a sack. Soldiers at tables make requisitions for a supply of blankets. Blankets are transferred from a truck to a warehouse. A soldier calculates the supply of European and native ration supplies to the troops during the Buna Campaign in October - November 1942. A plane in the sky, and then lands. A U.S. Airman explains the process of, and dangers involved in the dropping of supplies from airplanes. Soldiers fight the enemy in the forest. Wounded Japanese soldiers are carried on stretchers. A dead soldier on the ground. Australian and American soldiers celebrate their victory. The soldiers sit and rest, smiling and smoking cigarettes. Soldiers pay their respects at graves of comrades in a makeshift cemetery. (World War II period).

Date: 1942, November
Duration: 5 min 12 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Battle of Papua New Guinea in World War II

Animated map shows New Guinea and Papau. Areas occupied by American and Australian Forces , seeking to dislodge Japanese Forces, at Buna and Gona, are shown. General Douglas MacArthur, arrives at Papua. He strolls through an American/Australian milltary camp in the jungle. He is dressed in a perfectly pressed uniform, smoking a cigar. (Narrator states he arrived to take personal charge of the offensive.) Closeup of MacArthur. American troops flown in from Australia, advance toward the Japanese positions at Buna. Another scene shows Australian troops making their way through jungles as they advance over the Owen-Stanley mountain range toward Gona. Australian troops fire mortars and one seen firing a Bren light machine gun. An American soldier firing an M1919 Browning machine gun. More views of Allied soldiers firing rifles and machine guns, including a water-cooled Browning M1917 gun. A bomb or shell explodes at a Japanese position. Scene shifts to Allied Military Headquarters in New Guinea, where staff plot information on large status maps about Japanese reinforcements arriving in the Bismark Sea, to bolster the enemy’s defenses. An Australian pilot runs to his Spitfire airplane, and American pilots rush to their B-25 Mitchell bomber, named “Dirty Dora.” An Australian Douglas A-26 invader airplane taking off. The B-25, Mitchell bomber (Dirty Dora) taking off. A USAAF B-17 Flying Fortress bomber taking off. More Allied aircraft taking off and in flight, including a formation of Australian A-26 invader airplanes. An Australian Airspeed Oxford training aircraft is seen diving . View from cockpit of an A-26 Invader airplane firing machine guns at Japanese ship. View of Allied warplane dropping bombto skip a Japanese ship. Bombs explode. Aircraft strafing Japanese ship. Various views of smoke rising from struck many Japanese ships. (World War II; WW II; World War 2; World War Two)

Date: 1942
Duration: 2 min 18 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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