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United States 1st Marine Division troops bomb Peleliu Island, Palau.

U.S. 1st Marine Division operations on Peleliu, during World War 2. U.S. F4U Corsair aircraft, flying low and slow, with gear down, drop napalm bombs on Japanese troops dug in on a ridge. Huge explosions seen. A C-47 transport airplane taxis on airfield. F4U Corsairs are seen parked and tents are pitched nearby.Several C-47s are parked on a ramp. Three F4Us taxi past them headed to the runway. F4Us take off and one is seen bombing Japanese positions on the ridge. Slate notes 1st Marine Division and D+24. Major General William Henry Rupertus,kneels on one knee, in sand, as another officer (shirtless) briefs him. They briefly discuss tactics and then walk away. Marine rifleman firing into burning wreckage of a Japanese position. Marine firing grenade from his rifle. Two Marines stand on beach with LVT (landing vehicle tracked) on the sand, nearby. They point at large ship offshore. Views of the Peleliu beachhead, with numerous ships and landing craft beached, including the second USS Seaward (LST 278) that collided with LST-129 and suffered considerable damage, On October 2, 1944. (LST-129 may be the LST seen next to LST-278.)

Date: 1944, October 9
Duration: 3 min 53 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
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
 
 
United States Marines attack Japanese enemy at Peleliu Island, Palau.

During U.S. Marines invasion of Peleliu. Sign board 'Save Fresh Water' aboard ship. United States Marines bathe and eat. Marines work on and inside the ship. Soldier with headphones speaks over mouthpiece. Landing Crafts loaded with Marines moves towards Peleliu Island, Palau. Troops and tanks advance towards Japanese held positions on the Island. Marines fire rifles, Machine guns, rocket launchers, Howitzers and Mortars. Explosions on Peleliu Island.

Date: 1944
Duration: 2 min 35 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. Navy task force attacks Japanese-held Peleliu, Palau Islands, during World War II

Scenes from U.S. Office of War Information film called, "Fury in the Pacific." Clouds silhouetted at sunset or sunrise, over Peleliu Island, as seen from a ship during World War 2. View of Japanese airfield at Peleliu, from U.S. reconnaissance airplane flying overhead. U.S. Navy ordnance crewman wheels a 500 lb bomb, on a dolley, across the flight deck of an aircraft carrier. Other "red shirts" load a 500 pound bombs on an F6F aircraft. Marines loading machine gun belt ammunition into an airplane. Pilots scrambling across the flight deck to their aircraft. Engines starting on a large group of Navy F6F aircraft on the carrier deck. F6Fs taking off from carrier. SB2C Hellcat taking off. View back from tail of aircraft showing Essex-class carrier behind. Formations of SB2Cs and F6Fs in flight headed toward Peleliu. View from air of the Japanese airfield. Smoke rising from the ground. Formation of U.S. Army Air Force B-24 Liberator bombers of the Far Eastern Air Force, in flight overhead. Pilot and copilot in cockpit of a B-24. Navigator at his station. Aerial view of B-24 formation. Waist gunner manning gun in B-24. Bombardier in nose. Bombs falling away and striking all over the Japanese airfield. Anchors being weighed on warship. Sailors in control room of a U.S. warship. View of two New Mexico class battleships, one in camouflage. Three U.S. battleships in single file. the closest carries two Curtiss SOC Seagull scout planes. Sailors cleaning barrel of a war ship's gun. Glimpses of warships and transport ships of the invasion convoy.

Date: 1944
Duration: 3 min 31 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. task force underway for Peleliu (Palau) Invasion during World War II.

Opening slate reads LST 554, and date 8-13. Views of U.S. invasion task force vessels underway toward Peleliu Island (Palau), during World War 2. A 110 foot wooden Subchaser, number SC 633 is seen close, to starboard of camera boat (LST-554) and refueling lines are stretched between the LST and the Subchaser. Ensign Maynard K. Ross of Philadelphia, PA, directs the take-up of slack in the refueling lines while a Navy Commander on the LST bridge oversees the operation. (Note: SC 633 ended up running aground during the invasion.) Break in sequence and scene shifts to glimpse of slate reading August 20, 1944, and then view aft on LST 554. On the bridge, 21-year-old Ensign Charles Kahler, of Schenectady New York, uses a sextant to shoot sun lines. Another officer is seen taking relative bearings with a pelorus. Sailors are resting on deck. A series of splashes are created in the water by gunners testing their weapons. LST 557 is cruising to starboard. Puffs of black FLAK smoke appear overhead as antiaircraft weapons are tested.

Date: 1944, August 20
Duration: 2 min 5 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
 
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