Shows the Battle off Samar which was the central action of the Battle of Leyte Gulf. It took place in the Philippine Sea off Samar Island near the island of Leyte in the Philippines on 25th October 1944. Animated map shows advancement of U.S. armed forces on Leyte Island. An Allied fleet of destroyers and escorts shown on map. USS Fanshaw Bay is their flagship. Signal-man intercepts Japanese communication relays in a Combat information center. Shows naval battle between Allied and the Japanese armed forces.
Documentary titled 'Battle for Leyte Gulf' depicts the battle fought between the Allied naval-air forces and the Japanese naval-air forces in Pacific waters off the Philippines, in World War 2..
Montage of views chronicling the battle, opens with aerial views of pacific islands seen through clouds followed by glimpse of numerous ships maneuvering far below. Port bow views of U.S. New Mexico class battle ship, followed by the USS Pennsylvania (BB-38) of the 7th Fleet. Glimpse of troops on landing craft and charging across an island. Transport ships underway. Cruisers and battleships firing their guns. An Essex class aircraft carrier silhouetted against the horizon. An F6F aircraft comes up on elevator to flight deck next to the island on the USS Enterprise (CV-6). It has white triangle on tail containing its number. An F6F taking off from the Enterprise. Formation of U.S. aircraft in flight overhead. Gun crew firing twin bofors 40mm anti-aircft cannon.Flak bursts and tracer bullets seen in the sky as a Japanese warplane falls. Gun camera footage of American aircraft strafing Japanese aircraft on ground at an airfield. View, from an aircraft carrier, of a Mahan class destroyer traveling to her port side. Glimpse of two ships close together during refueling operation at sea. Animated map dominates remainder of the film. It illustrates movement of Task Force 38 to Okinawa on 10 October 1944 and launching of aerial attacks. the map shows further manuevers and activities of the task force. During these activities, Narrator notes that the cruisers USS Canberra and USS Houston are torpedoed and taken in tow. Cartoon shows Japanese propaganda broadcast about Japanese naval prowess. Glimpse of Japanese sailors cheering. Animated map continues showing maneuvers of U.S. task forces. Narrator notes the Houston is again torpedoed. Animated map continues to illustrate movements and attacks against Luzon and amphibious landings on outpost islands in Leyte Gulf.
The role and contribution of the U.S. Army Signal Corps in the Pacific Theater of Operations during World War 2. A beach on the Philippine island of Mindanao. U.S. aircraft in flight over the coastline. Signal Officer Lieutenant Leon Tinnell works at the Signal Headquarters. He talks on the radio receiver. He radios a message to U.S. Army General Douglas MacArthur's headquarters reporting on movement of Japanese troops. U.S. aircraft take off for a mission against the Japanese troops. They drop bombs on Japanese ships. Smoke from fire due to the explosions. A U.S. submarine near a battleship at sea. U.S. Navy sailors aboard the ship and the submarine. Wounded and sick officers and soldiers including Lt. Tinnell are transferred from the submarine onto the ship. Soldiers carry a comrade on a stretcher. Landing crafts approach an island in the Philippines. General MacArthur and Allied troops land at Leyte Island on October 20, 1944. They leave the crafts off shore and wade through the water towards the beach. Signal Corps officers record the event as General MacArthur and the others make their way inland.
Shows the Battle off Samar which was the central action of the Battle of Leyte Gulf. It took place in the Philippine Sea off Samar Island near the island of Leyte in the Philippines on 25 October 1944. Animated map shows battle between Allied naval-air forces and Japanese naval-air forces. Japanese kamikaze suicidal dive bomber strike on Allied fleet and inflict heavy damage to a few Allied ships.
Shows the Battle off Samar which was the central action of the Battle of Leyte Gulf. It took place in the Philippine Sea off Samar Island near the island of Leyte in the Philippines on October 25th 1944. U.S. air forces launch a counterattack on the enemy's ground forces. Animated map shows heavy battle between Allied naval-air forces and Japanese naval-air forces. Allied AA guns fire at Japanese kamikaze suicide dive bombers. One of the dive bombers strikes an Allied destroyer and sinks it. The results of the battle shows heavy damage inflicted to the Allied naval fleet.
Shows the Battle off Samar which was the central action of the Battle of Leyte Gulf. It took place in the Philippine Sea off Samar Island near the island of Leyte in the Philippines on October 25 1944 Animated map shows Allied naval fleet under heavy fire from the advancing Japanese fleet. Naval battle between enemy destroyers and allied destroyers such as USS Johnston, Hoel and Roberts.