The Allied campaign across New Guinea and onward to the Philippines during World War 2. U.S. warships firing their guns at night. Flashes illuminate the blackness. Bombs dropping from an aircraft bomb bay. Bombs exploding on stretch of jungle near water. A U.S. Army Air Forces B-26 bomber in flight View rearward from very low flying USAAF bomber as it bombs it drops explode behind. U.S. troops making amphibious assault on New Guinea. Map showing path of Allied attacks from Australia, across New Guinea from Port Moresby to Buna and on to the Admiralty Islands, cutting off Japanese-held Rabaul, New Britain. Map shows Allied forces moving towards Japanese strongholds at Wewak and along the North shore of New Guinea and bypassing Wewak to strike at Hollandia. General Douglas MacArthur is seen aboard a U.S. warship conferring with American and Philippine officers. Annimated map shows Allied assaults on Japanese positions along the coast from Hollandia, to Warde, Biak, and beyond, stepping along towards the Philippines. Views of numerous fallen Japanese soldiers numbering more than 150 thousand dead. Crosses in battlefield cemetery at graves of some of the more than 13 thousand Allied military who lost their lives during the campaign. A soldier paying respects at one of the gravesites. Admiral Chester Nimitz with members of his staff at his headquarters in Hawaii. U.S. Navy F4F aircraft launching from an American aircraft carrier. American aircraft bombing Japanese positions on an atoll. U.S. warships bombarding Japanese positions with their heavy guns. Admiral Nimitz standing with Admiral William Halsey. More Navy gunfire and amphibious assault scenes. Map showing places where Allied forces had to battle the Japanese, including, Tarawa in the Gilbert Islands, Kwajalein, in the Marshals, Saipan, and Guam in the Marianas, and Palau to complete the "bridging" of the Pacific to the doorstep of the Philippines.
Allied campaign in New Guinea under General Douglas MacArthur during World War 2. A U.S. Army Air Force B-17 Flying Fortress lands and Supreme Allied Commander Pacific General Douglas MacArthur gets off the airplane. General MacArthur is greeted by General Thomas Blamey (Head of the Australian Army). General MacArthur and General Blamey are driven to a war front by an Australian Soldier (See footnote below). Native bearers carry equipment to the front on jungle trails. General MacArthur meets officers at an air base. A U.S. Army Air Force B-24 Liberator aircraft prepares to take off. Bombs near the airplane. Crew members before taking off. The aircraft takes off and in flight. A Japanese ship underway. Gunners fire at the ship and bombs being dropped. Smoke rises from the sinking ship.
[Note: Reportedly, the Aussie soldier driving the jeep is Patrick Mulholland (QF56463) a "driver / mechanic", allocated from 25th Battalion AIF to Australian Army HQ NGF (New Guinea Force) in Port Moresby and Milne Bay 1943 1944. He was disciplined and jailed by Camp Commandant for 7 days from 3rd Sept 43 to 10th Sept 43 for "defacing the King's uniform" by ripping sleeves and fatigue pant legs off his uniform to get some relief from the weather. Observe appearance of the driver's uniform.]
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.
Allied Supreme Commander for the Pacific General Douglas MacArthur in Port Moresby, New guinea during World War II. General MacArthur get off the plane and talks to Australian Commander-in-Chief Sir Thomas Blamey. Officers gt into a jeep and leave. Jeep drives past a local village. General Macarthur drives past rows of native men and women. General MacArthur arrives at a camp and drinks coffee.
United States 5th Air Force transport service in Port Moresby, New Guinea during World War II. Aerial view of ships harbored near Port Moresby. A sign board reads "Air Transport Enquiries Here, Refreight and Passage on Flying Boat". GIs get off a truck ambulance and are weighed on freight scales outside air terminals. A GI on a stretcher is transfered into a small boat at Port Moresby then moved out to a British Short S 23 Empire "C" Class flying boat. Passengers and baggage loaded into the aircraft. Mountains in the background.
P-38 Lightning aircraft of the 9th Fighter Squadron, 49th Fighter Group, at Schwimmer Field near Port Moresby, New Guinea, during World War 2. Crew chiefs attend to P-38 aircraft, some with engines running. Ground crewmen manually maneuver nose wheel using towbar. Crew chief cleans the aircraft of American Ace, Captain Richard I. Bong. His P-38, named "Marge," displays large picture of woman and 27 Japanese victory flags ( Bong having just broken Eddie Rickenbacker's World War I record of 26 victories). Staff in control tower use light signals. Aerial view from airplane flying among cumulus clouds.