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American and Australian troops fight the Japanese in Papua New Guinea.

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.

Date: 1944
Duration: 4 min 39 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Japanese bombing of the harbor of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea during World War II.

Bombing and defense of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea during World War II. Allied ships in the harbor. Sailors offload supplies from Allied shipos. An Allied aircraft circles over the ships at low height. Sailors with rifles standing on the deck of a ship firing at Japanese aircraft as they attack the port. The harbor of Port Moresby. Japanese aircraft bomb the ships and harbor. Dramatic scenes of bombs exploding all around an Allied ship as seen from a high ridge above the port.

Date: 1942
Duration: 1 min 4 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
GIs are weighed on freight scales outside air terminals in Port Moresby, New Guinea during World War II.

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.

Date: 1942
Duration: 2 min 53 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
World War II Japanese attack on troop convoy at Port Moresby New Guinea; also Battle of Midway scenes aboard USS Yorktown.

American and Australian troop convoy underway at sea, and then arriving at Port Moresby, New Guinea. A Hudson bomber of the Royal Australian Air Force flys by the troop ship escorting them into the harbor. U.S. and Australian troops unloading men and supplies at Port Moresby. Japanese planes attack the dock area and troop convoy. Elevated land-based views of the harbor with explosions and smoke during the bombing. Anti aircraft guns fired at enemy planes. Soldiers and sailors on ships at harbor open fire on the Japanese aircraft overhead. Planes drop bombs and explosions occur. Complete change of scene to the USS Yorktown (CV-5) during the Battle of Midway on June 4, 1942. United States Navy sailors fighting fires aboard the USS Yorktown. Japanese airplanes overhead during the Battle of Midway attacking the Yorktown. Patterns of tracer bullets seen fired from the Yorktown. Japanese torpedo bomber aircraft is hit by gunners on the USS Yorktown.

Date: 1942
Duration: 2 min 23 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Footage of the Japanese South Seas Force on New Guinea following the dual invasions of Lae and Salamaua, in World War II.

Scenes from the Japanese South Seas Force invasion of coastal New Guinea in March 1942, during World War 2. Stern of a ship. Smoke rising from a ship in the far background. Japanese warships underway at sea, mountains in the background. A Japanese man on deck of warship, paints picture of historic naval victory. Animated map showing Northern Australia and New Guinea, with animated bombs falling on Port Moresby and flags showing Japanese-held positions at Lae and Salamaua on the coast of the Solomon Sea, to the North. A view of the coastline on the Solomon Sea. Japanese troops are seen in a column making their way through the jungles.They stand with the rising sun battle flag and proceed further, pulling field pieces and carrying other war materiel. View from inside a dwelling, as the Japanese troops enter town of Lae. Destroyed hangars and aircraft at the Lae airfield, which the Japanese bombed on January 21, 1942. The Japanese rising sun flag flying on a tall flag pole. Japanese ships in harbor.

Date: 1942, March
Duration: 2 min 52 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: Japanese
 
 
Mechanics repair and refuel Curtiss P-40 aircraft on New Guinea during World War II.

Mechanics servicing P-40 fighter aircraft on what is most likely 4-mile Strip on New Guinea. Date is probably late 1942. "Scatterbrain" was the name painted a P-40 flown by Captain George Manning of the 7th Fighter Squadron, which was based at Rogers Airfield, Port Moresby, New Guinea, during 1942-43, during World War Two.

Date: 1942, December
Duration: 1 min 53 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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