A film titled 'Activities in Burma' shows Allied soldiers digging up a Japanese mine on Ramree Island in Burma during World War II. Discovered by a native, the mine consists of Japanese and British bombs. Soldiers remove the bomb.
A film titled 'Capture of Ramree.' Aboard ship, the Commander, 51st Punjab Regiment, 71st Brigade, briefs his officers about the mission using a map and pointer. U.S Air Force B-24 Liberator bombers drop fragmentation bombs over the island causing thick smoke to rise up. Royal Navy ships bombard the island. British assault troops go ashore from landing craft. Vehicles and artillery pieces are unloaded onto the beach. Out in the water, a British assault craft strikes a mine and blows up. British infantry move through mine clear areas marked with rope lines. They advance towards the war damaged interiors of Kyakpyu town. A wounded Indian soldier is given medical aid. Soldiers occupy the town. A U.S. C-47 aircraft lands bringing U.S. Lieutenant General Raymond A. Wheeler, Deputy Supreme Commander, Southeast Asia, who is met by British Major General Cyril E.N. Lomax, Commander of the 26th Indian Division. The Generals consult together.
Men carry injured U.S. Army Air Force Jungle Rescue Pilot Captain James Green from hospital tent to completed MEDEVAC landing zone in Shingbwiyang, Burma during World War II. Green had been injured in a crash of his helicopter. Dr. Underwood talks on hand radio as men sight an incoming Sikorsky YR-4 helicopter. Engineer sets off smoke flare. Helicopter lands and men hold it. Men carry Captain Green on litter to the helicopter and he shakes hands with Pilot Lieutenant Raymond Murdock. Dr. Underwood gives Green an injection in his arm. Men put Captain Green in the helicopter and it takes off. Men cheer and shake hands with Dr. Underwood. This is an early example of one of the first helicopter MEDEVAC (Medical Evacuation) flights in a combat zone. Prior to this MEDEVAC flight, this particular helicopter, a Sikorsky YR-4, had been dismantled at Wright Field in Dayton, Ohio on January 17, 1945, loaded on a C-54 transport, and flown to the North Burma theater of operations. It was reassembled and flown by Capt. Frank Peterson, USAAF, on January 26, 1945 to evacuate wounded weather observer Private Howard Ross from a 4,700 foot mountain ridge in the Naga hills of Burma.
The proposed Ledo road is surveyed . Jungle growth is cut and cleared by blasts. Bulldozers clear debris and level road. Men construct bridges. Man works on a crane. General D I Sultan gives official order to General Lewis A Pick. General Pick rides in the first truck convoy over the road to China on 12 January 1945. Truck convoy on road. Crowd cheers as convoy reaches Kunming,China. Ledo road was constructed between 16 December 1942 and 4 February1945.1944.
U.S. Army Air Force attack enemy positions of Burma in China-Burma-India Theater during World War II. The 7th Bomber Group (H) Squadron and the 4934 Bombardment Squadron of the U.S. Army Air Force during a mission on railroad bridges in Moulmein in Burma. Smoke rising from bombed places in farms and railroads.
U.S. Army Air Force attacks enemy positions in Burma in China-Burma-India Theater during the World War II. Agricultural farms, railway tracks, roads and river bridges as seen by the 7th Bombardment Group (H) Squadron and the 4934 Bombardment Squadron of the U.S. Army Air Force flying over Moulmein in Burma.