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.
Bishop John Andrew Gregg visits Negro troops in Port Moresby,New Guinea during World War II. Bishop John Andrew Gregg ,leader of the African Methodist Church arrives in Port Moresby. He gets out of his car. Soldiers greet and welcome him. Bishop tours the area. Mountains seen in the background. Bishop looks at men as they work. He waves at men and leaves the area. He meets wounded soldiers. Buildings in the background. He then interacts with the working men. Man shows a gas mask to the Bishop. Bishop wears gas mask. Bishop meets men loaded onto a tractor in a field.
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.
Bishop John Andrew Gregg conducts outdoor church service in Port Moresby, New Guinea during World War II. Large crowd of civilians walk on streets. They gather on a field for the outdoor church service. Carol group performs and plays piano on a stage. Bishop John Andrew Gregg, leader of the African Methodist Church conducts an outdoor church service. Bishop addresses a large crowd gathered during the service. Gathering disperses as the service gets over. Men get loaded in trucks and move away. Bishop gets in his car.
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.
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.]