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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. (World War II period).

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. 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
 
 
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
 
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