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.
U.S. bombings on islands in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Several aircraft in flight. A map showing a flight path from Volcano Island in the Philippines to Iwo Jima in Japan. On 10th August, 1944 : A United States Army air Force B-24 Liberator bomber aircraft in flight. Several B-24s in flight. The aircraft drop bombs over target areas and explosions occur. Smoke rises from the bombed areas. A map showing the flight path to Yap island. On 20th August, 1944 : A B-24 in flight drops bombs over target areas on Yap island. Smoke rises from the resultant explosions.
June 14, 1944. Naval guns of U.S. battleships and other warships bombard the island of Saipan, in the Marianas, in World War 2. U.S. aircraft fly low over the shore attacking Japanese military positions. A U.S. tank and marines moving on the beachhead. October 19, 1944, landing craft, manned by U.S Coast Guardsmen, from the Coast Guard operated Attack Transport USS Calloway (APA-35) are seen among others maneuvering in the water as they begin the assault on Luzon, the Philippines. U.S. troops wading ashore on Luzon.
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.
A documentary depicts combat activities of the U.S. 1st Cavalry Division during World War II. The Battle of Leyte in 1944. The troops in landing craft underway in the Philippines Sea. A close up of the U.S. troops on the landing craft. The U.S. ships underway and set on fire by the Japanese. A Japanese aircraft in flight. The troops get off from the landing craft on a shore. A tank being unloaded from the craft. The troops in prone position at the shore. An injured U.S. soldier. The troops in a jungle and a U.S. Sherman tank moves at the field. They advance in a jungle. Two troops carry supplies. The soldiers fire rifles, bazooka and rifle grenade. The dead Japanese troops. The soldiers on tanks enter Talcoban City in Philippines. The civilians greet the soldiers. Two soldiers and a civilian smoke.
U.S. Third Fleet underway at sea, heads for Leyte in October 1944. Sailor in ship's radio-telegraph room receives coded Top Secret message directing task force to change course and attack the Philippines. U.S. officer in room and men at typewriters. Officer marks positions on map. Marine Captain refers to map as he briefs about the planned assault at Leyte, Philippines. U.S. personnel aboard ship underway at sea. U.S. flag on aircraft carrier. U.S. personnel seated on flight deck pray. U.S. troops resting in staging areas. A soldier shaves, drinks beer, packs and writes letter. Waves crash on shores. Troops march. Troops aboard ships. Troops rest aboard ship. Aircraft lands on carrier's deck.